Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lee Pickles')

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Oct 10, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Lee Pickles' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2001 by Salter. Jeff and Elizabeth Salter hybridize at Rollingwood Garden in Gainesville, Florida.

More information can be found on the Salter's Rollingwood Garden website:

Lee Pickles is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It earned the Honor Mention: 2004 AHS award. It is pod and pollen fertile with 31 registered children:

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lee Pickles') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lee Pickles')
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Oct 10, 2015 6:12 PM CST
When I first got Lee Pickles it was 2 very small fans. It took two years to bloom- the plant or the condition of the fans I got? Blooms very short for me. Pretty bloom. No stats on fertility.

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Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Oct 13, 2015 8:34 PM CST
I received three fans of Lee Pickles in late spring of 2013, and had no blooms that year. In 2014, the fans had atleast tripled, but only had one ten inch scape with one bloom, the one in the picture from the first post. I was very disappointed, but this year it went to work, with multiple tall scapes, and blooms that looked fantastic. I didn't check the stats, but I was very happy, finally, this year with LP. I set several pods this year on it, but they all aborted, many plants did this or didn't set pods at all due to an early heat wave, with temps as high as 114, so I will wait and see how it does as a mom.

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