Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: All American Chief

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dec 17, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'All American Chief' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1994 by Van Sellers. Van Sellers hybridizes and sells his cultivars at Iron Gate Gardens located in Kings Mountain, North Carolina:

Check out this thread by Char all about Van Sellers the hybridizer: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Van Sellers and Victor Santa Lucia" in Daylilies forum

All America Chief is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Stout Silver Medal: 2008, Award of Merit: 2004, Honorable Mention: 1999, and XLD: 2006. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 21 registered children:

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'All American Chief') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'All American Chief')
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Dec 17, 2015 10:13 PM CST
AAC is one of the best i have ever owned.It always puts on a show here in zone 6. It is just as it is registered, i have not had any luck with it as a parent.
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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Dec 18, 2015 4:39 AM CST
All American Chief was one of my first tets. I absolutely love it and have it growing both in England and in the South of France. It performs brilliantly in both locations and doesn't mind its position in full sun and sandy soil in the hot Mediterranean environment. In France it's visible from the road and several locals have introduced themselves in order to ask about it -- so it's also a great social facilitator! Hilarious!
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Dec 18, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Love this Daylily. It keeps getting better and bigger. It bloomed most of the summer.
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Name: Louise Alley
Central Maine, Waterville (Zone 5a)
Dec 18, 2015 6:59 PM CST
A favorite of mine and all my visitors. It is showy,multiplies well. I have not seen it rebellion. Have had it about 10 years.
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
Dec 19, 2015 5:19 AM CST
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I had to go to an Ontario grower to get this plant but, since almost every district has it in their top 5, I had to try it. I planted this last spring and this was my summer bloom from it. I am expecting great things from this one but I won't be able to really evaluate until next year. I am happy with the first year's growth for sure.,

2 years later, I am not particularly impressed with this CV. It is in full sun, a protected area but has reached only 27", not the 32" registered. Color and size is consistent but bud count is only 8 on two way branching. I am not sure this is a keeper for me
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Dec 28, 2015 1:43 PM CST
I may have to seriously consider adding this one to my list.... Drooling
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Jul 7, 2017 8:27 AM CST
I added two fans of 'All American Chief' back on April 27th 2016. This year it bloomed on 05-02-17 for the first time.
It is now 9 fans, I pulled three dead scapes this morning and they averaged only 5 buds per scape. It is the only plant I have checked so far that only had one single terminal branch. Hopefully that will change next year. With all the awards it has won I was expecting a lot more from it. No blooms left on it this morning, so the photo of the bloom is from earlier in the year.The scapes averaged 25 inches tall.
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This photo was taken this morning to show how the entire plant looks. You can see it has a scape getting ready to rebloom.Another scape in the photo looks like the buds aborted.
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