Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Chicken on the Run

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

'Chicken on the Run' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2001 by Dan Bachman. Dan and Jackie Bachman hybridize at Valley of the Daylilies in Lebanon, Ohio. You can read more about Dan and Jackie's daylilies on their website:

Be sure to check out Char's thread on this hybridizer: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Dan Bachman" in Daylilies forum

Chicken on the Run is a tall, mid-season bloomer. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2006 AHS award. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 18 registered children:

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chicken on the Run') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chicken on the Run')
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Dec 27, 2015 8:47 PM CST
I love Chicken on the Run! I got it from Dan himself at his home in Lebanon, OH in 2002 when he introduced it. Great grower!

Beautiful flowers every time, every year. Dan uses this one a lot in his hybridizing and is sold out of it most of the time.

One of my favorites of his.
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Dec 28, 2015 3:47 PM CST
Very distinctive rich colored blooms. Does extremely well here in Northern KY. Relatively fast increaser with nice tall scapes that are well branched. Looking forward to seedlings from COTR that I started.

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Name: Susan Ridder
Bellevue,Ky (Zone 6b)
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Jan 7, 2016 9:57 PM CST
I love the color of COTR. Another tall big bloomer with many blooms over a long time period. Great performer here in my small Northern Ky garden.
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