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Oct 23, 2015 6:01 PM CST Admin
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Cameroons' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1984 by Munson-R.W..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2000

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cameroons')
Oct 23, 2015 6:24 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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One of my favorite watermarked daylilies.
If you had me guess what year it is by only looking at the flower, I would never guess anywhere near 1984.
Doesn't have a lot of buds.
It does set pods.
Oct 23, 2015 7:05 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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Just got this cultivar this past season from Oakes. I got it after they had already bloomed so I can't report on it this year.
Oct 24, 2015 11:56 AM CST
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
I've grown Cameroons since the late '80s, and it has proved to be a strong, healthy grower. It's an early and reliable opener, and with low humidity and cool nights followed by bright, cloudless days, complete and early opening is a prerequisite for flower performance. Not too many daylilies in this color range look like much after 11:00 or so.

A trip through the ATP database will reveal that Cameroons has a long list of kids and grandkids, many of which are also well-known, top-notch garden subjects.

Oct 25, 2015 9:43 AM CST
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
I received Cameroons in 2012, and it has a velvety bloom with a nice watermark. My favorite thing about Cameroons is that many of the blooms have a funky look, like they have ears. It has multiplied at a medium rate here, has strong scapes, holds well in the heat, and blooms are above the foliage.

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Oct 25, 2015 9:31 PM CST
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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It is one of my favorite Munsons and is very fertile.You can get both unusual forms and bagel types from it.
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Oct 25, 2015 10:29 PM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
I love the Dark with watermark daylilies that Munson made. Cameroons is one of the better ones in that it readily produces seeds. My favorite of it's progeny is Cameroons Twister. CT has a longer scape and produces more flowers per scape, but does not have as good a color. I wonder if crossing it back to Cameroons would produce an improved Cameroons?
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Oct 25, 2015 10:31 PM CST
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Here is Cameroons Twister:

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As you can see, it has many faces---depending on the temperature at bloom-time, amount of water during development, fertilizer/soil, etc., etc..
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Oct 26, 2015 6:26 PM CST
Name: Liz Quinn
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
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Cameroons was the first watermarked Daylily I purchased, lots of buds and great color.
A keeper in my garden.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Oct 26, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Cameroons grew here for about 15 years, and only was sold completely out this fall. It was one of my favorite Munsons. Good plant, high susceptiblity to rust, I've heard but haven't seen it here. The color is rich and the watermark is good! Average bud count here.

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Oct 27, 2015 9:27 AM CST
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Floota, what is average bud count? It's old enough not to have bud counts listed.

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Oct 27, 2015 11:27 AM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Around 15-18.
Oct 9, 2018 8:47 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
I have had Cameroons for a couple of years, definitely improved this last year. Beautiful rich colors, I am very partial to the watermarked look. Not a high bud count in my garden, around 15 per scape. Good grower.
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