Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Gram's Dream

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

'Gram's Dream' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1994 by Emily Olson. More information about Emily Olson's introductions can be found on her website that was last updated in 2011: http://www.ctdaylily.com/Olson07_pg1.html

Gram's Dream is a mid-season bloomer. It earned the AHS Honorable Mention: 2000 award. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 24 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/26505/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gram's Dream')
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Dec 15, 2015 7:36 PM CST
Gram's Dream has preformed splendidly for me here in zone 5a. Multiples like crazy and flowers like crazy. I'm sure it meets the 30" height and I believe exceeds the 5.5 bloom size. I did get some seeds from it this year. It will be interesting to see if I get a toothy offspring.





Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Dec 16, 2015 5:50 AM CST
Love this daylily. I agree with Sue. Performs well, although I have never had it set a pod for me. The only one time I had trouble with this plant is when I divided it. It took awhile to bounce back from being divided. Other than that it seems to bloom a long time and doesn't seem to mind the heat or colder mornings.
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Dec 16, 2015 10:12 PM CST
It does very well here in zone 6,it also clumps up fast.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Sep 30, 2016 8:29 AM CST
I received a nice double fan and a small single fan of Gram's Dream in August 2015 which I potted up. They were transplanted into a new raised bed in October 2015.

From the 3 fans, it produced 1 scape. I failed to record the stats on it this year. No re-bloom. It does appear to be rust resistant. It forms thin, short leaves, and even though it has increased to 5 fans now, it is still very compact. It started blooming on June 8, 2016. If I remember correctly, the scape only produced 4 or 5 buds. The blooms were lovely and I really like it! I hope it continues to increase and improve with more scapes and more blooms.

Bloom (June 8, 2016):
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