Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: God Save the Queen

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hybridizer Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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jon
Dec 2, 2015 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'God Save the Queen' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2005 by Morss.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2010
PC: 2008
Award of Merit: 2013

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

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the ATP Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'God Save the Queen')
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
Daylilies Greenhouse Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Keeper of Poultry Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Dog Lover Region: Kentucky Hummingbirder Herbs
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tgarden711
Dec 2, 2015 11:40 PM CST
God Save the Queen is one of the best performing daylilies I have. It is very consistent , big blooms hold their color all day, even in the rain. Extremely pod fertile and pollen fertile, very hardy in Zone 6b. I personally feel that this is the very best one Mort Morss has hybridized. I grow around 250 different cultivars and I put this one in the top 10, just outstanding in every way.



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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
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judydu2
Dec 3, 2015 6:38 AM CST
It's a star in my garden, too. Pod and pollen fertile, a rapid increaser, never a bad bloom.

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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dragonflies Ponds Cut Flowers Dahlias Birds
Orchids Butterflies Garden Photography Houseplants Hummingbirder Daylilies
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Pat236
Dec 3, 2015 7:04 AM CST
Glad to hear the positive reports as I added three fans this summer....two from Marietta Daylily Gardens and one from a great seller on ebay. I'm hoping for a good show this spring.
Pat236
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Daylilies Irises Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Ladylovingdove
Dec 4, 2015 1:38 PM CST
It is a good performer for me as well, but a difficult pod setter. It only likes certain pollens.

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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
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Betja
Dec 7, 2015 10:44 AM CST
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN is very vigorous here, although I haven't seen much in the way of teeth and I haven't really used it in making crosses. It is a reliable bloomer each year, which I certainly can't say for so many of my daylilies.



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Name: Ford Stinson
Bossier City, La (Zone 8b)
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fstins1
Dec 13, 2015 7:10 PM CST
Great Plant!!! Easily pod and pollen fertile. I have numerous keeper seedlings out of this flower. You often hear that you should buy the "best". This is a great one, that is a little older, so the price is not bad.
Thanks
Ford
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jul 16, 2017 7:51 AM CST
I pulled 8 dead scapes from 'God Save The Queen' this morning. They averaged 32 inches in height, they averaged 3 way branching and averaged 13 buds per scape. No blooms left on her this morning. There were three rebloom scapes that have just bloomed out, and two just getting ready to bloom left on the clump. The clump has grown to 11 fans now and I have had the plant for just over a year, so it has multiplied very well.
Bloom photo from earlier in the year:
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How the plant looked this morning:
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The stake is not to support the plant but to hold the cage in place to keep the critters from knocking the cage over and digging up the plant.
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 16, 2017 9:27 AM CST
Seedfork said:.............., they averaged 3 way branching and averaged 13 buds per branch.........


13 buds per branch? Or 13 buds per scape? At 3 branches with 13 buds each that would be 39 buds and I'm not sure the terminal buds are represented as a branch or are treated separately. I'm a dullard and need clarification. With 3 branches average, 13 buds sounds low even if terminal buds are added on to it. On the other hand 39 buds plus the terminal buds is ranging way up there.

Donald
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jul 16, 2017 9:53 AM CST
Thanks, I'll correct that.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 16, 2017 10:12 AM CST
Okay. I see it was scape. I really didn't know. I don't see really high bud counts on scapes here. I think the most I've ever had occurred this year on 'Navajo Narrative' and it's not registered with a high bud count :). I'm pretty sure my growing conditions will never be such that I will see optimum performance from a plant.
Donald

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