Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: High Water Mark

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Nov 15, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'High Water Mark' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2006 by Judy Davisson. Judy is also known as "Davi" here on ATP! Check out her website for more of her beautiful daylily creations:

A wonderful interview with Judy can be found here: http://hemaholicsanonymous.blo... as well as this short video:

Juli started a thread here about Judy Davisson: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Judy Davisson" in Daylilies forum

High Water Mark is mid-season bloomer. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 8 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'High Water Mark')
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Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Nov 15, 2015 9:22 PM CST
One of the great daylilies I grow, and I grow a lot. Beautifully formed and the mainstay of all things watermarked that I breed. The parent of VICTORIA JOSEPHINE. I will always have this plant.

Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Hummingbirder Salvias Bee Lover Bulbs
Pollen collector Hellebores Organic Gardener Seed Starter Composter Clematis
Nov 15, 2015 9:32 PM CST
One of my favorites. Started with a double fan in spring of 2014, and now I have a clump of at least 6 huge fans. Stayed in bloom almost 6 weeks this summer. Color is impeccable and the huge watermark can be seen from across the garden. I used it in a lot of crosses this summer.
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Nov 15, 2015 9:35 PM CST
High Water Mark has a wonderful watermark which reminds me of some of the Munson daylilies that are in my garden. HWM is one more keeper that will always be in my garden as it is truly beautiful. Lovey dubby
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Name: Rob Laffin
Mariaville, Maine (Zone 4b)
Nov 15, 2015 10:24 PM CST
HIGH WATER MARK is one of my favorite daylilies - does real well here solid Zone 4. I have made a lot of crosses with it (and its grandkids, through a couple of Steve's intros) and have some very nice seedlings coming along. Great genes!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Nov 15, 2015 11:34 PM CST
I've only had my plant for a few months now, and it bloomed for the first time in our intense summer heat so the blooms were quite pastel -- but then it cooled down for about a week, and I got a bloom with a little more color.

I really love the look of its blooms, even the very pastel ones!

Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Foliage Fan Bee Lover Dahlias Hummingbirder Bulbs
Annuals Hybridizer Hostas Butterflies Hibiscus Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Nov 16, 2015 12:05 AM CST
One of the very best I have owned and has been a great parent for me.
Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
Daylilies Seed Starter Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader
Nov 16, 2015 11:42 AM CST
This is a beautiful daylily that thrives in Z5a Michigan. More and more I like large watermarks, and "High Water Mark" has a big chalky white one that catches the attention of me and visitors alike. I've shared this one with family and friends, and divisions establish quickly. It's well worth the bargain price Judy now has it listed for.

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