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Dec 17, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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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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Dec 17, 2015 10:13 PM CST
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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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.
Dec 18, 2015 4:39 AM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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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!
Dec 18, 2015 5:47 PM CST
Name: Liz Quinn
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
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Love this Daylily. It keeps getting better and bigger. It bloomed most of the summer.
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Dec 18, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Name: Louise Alley
Central Maine, Waterville (Zone 5a)
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.
Dec 19, 2015 5:19 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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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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Dec 28, 2015 1:43 PM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography
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I may have to seriously consider adding this one to my list.... Drooling
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Jul 7, 2017 8:27 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
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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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Jan 8, 2020 7:40 PM CST
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
AAC is a standout here with it's large, dramatic bloom. Holds its color well in the heat. I have it in light shade but it doesn't seem to mind. Has never set a pod (its infertility is my biggest complaint with this plant). Increase is slow but steady. Thrip damage doesn't effect the bloom terribly much. A keeper as a garden plant.
Jan 17, 2020 5:57 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Northeast Ohio (Zone 6a)
It's now on my shopping list for this year. Gorgeous!
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Nov 14, 2020 9:29 AM CST
Decatur GA
I ordered 2 the first year and both bloomed well. Neither plant was in full sun. My front yard is very deep, and AA Chief shows up even from the street. It even rebloomed. Think I would rather have AAC even with fewer blossoms than another cultivar that kind of dies visually. I'm outside Atlanta.
Nov 29, 2022 11:01 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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This hasn't done amazingly for me. It's in a tough spot, a lot of shade. Last year, 2021, was the first year in my garden, AAC bloomed from July 5 to July 12, with 3 flowers on 2 fans
This year, 2022, started with 3 fans but was down to 2 by October. The plant bloomed from June 27-July 10, with 12 blooms.
There was no rust on it
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