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Oct 13, 2015 6:01 PM CST
'Scatterbrain' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1988 by Joiner.
It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1992
Award of Merit: 1996
This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Scatterbrain') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Scatterbrain')
Oct 13, 2015 6:37 PM CST
|I've had 'Scatterbrain' here in Zone 4 for a number of years and it does well. I was actually inspired to do some pollen-dabbing this year with 'Texas Feathered Fancy', and 'Scatterbrain' is one of the recipients from which I have some seeds. |
Oct 13, 2015 7:01 PM CST
|Sue - I hope you are successful in growing some seedlings of Scatterbrain xTexas Feathered Fancy. If so, I hope when you finally get blooms that you will post photos of them here! |
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Oct 13, 2015 7:29 PM CST
|I grow Scatterbrain here in zone 8b and this year as usual it preformed exceptionality well. I have a good size clump and had lots of scapes and blooms. One of the first doubles I purchased years ago nd I have enjoyed sharing this beauty with friends. I really love ....love Scatterbrain!!!|
Oct 14, 2015 1:59 AM CST
|Sue and Suga, which percentage of the flowers is actually double?|
In the database it shows ONLY doubles, but I guess everybody is like me: only the best flowers are shared!
(edited to correct some typos...)
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Oct 14, 2015 5:15 AM CST
|I received Scatterbrain as a bonus in 2009. It got 2-3 way branching with about 8-10 buds per scape. I don't remember it multiplying very well, but to be fair, it was in an area where there was a tree about 20 feet away and it did not get full sun. I liked the height to bloom size ratio, 32" tall, 6" bloom. I think that is the perfect size.|
It has not shown evidence of rust according to the pictures I have of it since the summer of 2010.
I have been making room for newer daylilies, and since I have another double daylily that is similar to Scatterbrain (Savannah Debutante), it went to live with some of my co-workers. I may regret it, but I know where it is at!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Oct 14, 2015 5:48 AM CST
|When I first purchased Scatterbrain, I purchased it as Vanilla Fluff. I found out later that I actually had Scatterbrain. It is fertile and I have used it as well for hybridizing. It does not increase well in my zone but is planted fairly closely to several other daylilies. I also like the height and size of the flowers. It has always produced double blooms for me, never single. I do intend on hanging on to this one.|
Oct 14, 2015 5:49 AM CST
|Does very well in zone 9, never seen a single bloom.|
Oct 14, 2015 5:52 AM CST
Scatterbrain is a beautiful double and has performed well in Zone 6b southern Kentucky. It is hardy and multiplies quickly, I have never seen it have a single bloom, it always doubles. We had a really harsh below zero winter last year and Scatterbrain survived.
Oct 14, 2015 7:11 AM CST
|Even though 'Scatterbrain' looks more orange in my database photo, I remember it having more of a creamy orange (like Fred's photo) but I can't find a good photo showing the color I remember.|
It bloomed into July and it did have a good height to it also. As I recall, every bloom on it was a double. It was one of the later blooming daylilies at a vendor's garden I visited and the color and double bloom with the height made it stand out to me immediately.
Oct 14, 2015 1:25 PM CST
Mayo62 said:Sue and Suga, which percentage of the flowers is actually double?
Like others have mentioned, I don't recall its ever having a single bloom.
Oct 14, 2015 7:41 PM CST
|It has always doubled for me as well, never single bloom. One of the reasons I love this Daylily! You can count on it!!!|
Oct 26, 2015 1:44 PM CST
|The first year I grew Scatterbrain the deer got the buds and almost the whole plant. The plant recovered in 2014 and bloomed the end of June in 2015. I hope for better results in 2016. |
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Aug 2, 2017 7:44 AM CST
|I planted this plant back on June 18, 2014 so it is over three years old now. The past two years the plant has not been an outstanding performer. But this year it has really improved. It started blooming on May 14 this year, and has blooms most of the days since then. This morning one bloom was starting to open on a new rebloom scape and there were two more scapes with buds getting ready to bloom in a few days. 'Scatterbrain' always produces large beautiful blooms, the scapes averaged 38 inches tall and 10 buds per scape. I removed 15 dead scapes from the plant this morning. The plant had a lot of dead leaves so I pulled them along with the dead scapes, the plant seems to be like a lot of my other plants and the foliage experiences dieback at this time of year making the clump look a little bare. |
The one bloom on the plant was only halfway open this morning so these photos are from earlier in the year.
This is what the clump looked like this morning, you can see how much smaller the clump looks with the foliage thinned out.