Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Mean Green

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Nov 27, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Mean Green' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2008 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 viewed 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

Mean Green is a mid to late season bloomer. It pod and pollen fertile with 3 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mean Green')
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Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Nov 27, 2015 6:17 PM CST
Nothing mean about this one. A real showstopper, great bud count and stunning in a clump.

My image is a little too close, it must be the

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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Nov 27, 2015 7:34 PM CST
I am totally in love with Mean Green, it has excellent bud count, makes a beautiful clump and the bloom wows me. I will have to check out my camera as I just might have another photo of MG. Here is one of my pictures.

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Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nov 27, 2015 7:53 PM CST
This has been a garden favorite here since it first came out! Garden visitors want to buy a piece of it on the spot. Given that this garden is in approximately the same climate as Judy's ( only 3 hours away) this plant is an excellent performer here as well as a vigorous grower. It has been divided twice and didn't even skip a beat.
I have gazillions of picture of it, here are only a couple. OK, 32 pictures of this cultivar saved in the files, will have to go through these files this winter. My camera apparently snaps pictures automatically when I walk by it < LOL> A huge CONGRATULATIONS goes to Judy for winning an HM for this cultivar in 2015 - well deserved! It got my vote.

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Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
Daylilies Seed Starter Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader
Nov 28, 2015 7:46 AM CST
"Mean Green" does great in Z5a too, it has some Michigan breeding in it's background, so that's not a surprise. Judy has been very successful at keeping northern hardiness in her program. Hurray!

MG really catches the eye of everyone and is one of our favorites.

Pod and Pollen Fertile.

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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Nov 28, 2015 9:01 AM CST
It is new for me but I have seen it in other gardens and it is beautiful with lots of blooms.
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Nov 28, 2015 12:56 PM CST
Wow..... That is a really nice looking daylily! Need to keep this one mind.
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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 28, 2015 1:04 PM CST
And I'm thrilled that I found a nursery that isn't sold out of it and have one on order for spring!

Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Hummingbirder Salvias Bee Lover Bulbs
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Jan 5, 2016 8:29 PM CST
One of my favorites. A huge, gorgeous plant with impeccable foliage and nearly perfect scapes. Flowers are clear sparkling apricot orange and open perfectly every time, and it looks both showy and elegant in the garden. It seems to stay in bloom forever (nearly two full months this past summer) and multiplies rapidly in my zone 6a garden. Another one of Judy's many masterpieces!!!

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