Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Cameroons

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Oct 23, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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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')
Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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Oct 23, 2015 6:24 PM CST
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.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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Oct 23, 2015 7:05 PM CST

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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.
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
Oct 24, 2015 11:56 AM CST
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.

Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Oct 25, 2015 9:43 AM CST
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.

Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Oct 25, 2015 9:31 PM CST
It is one of my favorite Munsons and is very fertile.You can get both unusual forms and bagel types from it.
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Oct 25, 2015 10:29 PM CST
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?

Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Oct 25, 2015 10:31 PM CST
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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Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Oct 26, 2015 6:26 PM CST
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 .
Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Oct 26, 2015 6:59 PM CST
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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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Oct 27, 2015 9:27 AM CST
Floota, what is average bud count? It's old enough not to have bud counts listed.

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Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Oct 27, 2015 11:27 AM CST
Around 15-18.

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