Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Persian Market

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Persian Market' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1969 by Munson-R.W..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1971

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Persian Market') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Persian Market')
Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
Dec 31, 2015 6:26 PM CST
Persian Market was one of the first daylilies that I got when I did not know really that much about daylilies at the time, but I liked the colors of it ( still don't know that much about daylilies now lol ) this is one that I got lucky with, it's close to the house and it get afternoon shade depending on the time of the year, but it holds that color and those big bodacious blooms all through it's growing season for me. I will always have this daylily even with all the newer ones that I'm starting to get. right now I have Stokesia Klaus Jelitto planted next to it and it looks great next to each other. it's the oldest daylily that I have by far and the only Munson that I have. for me the specs for this daylily are right on.
Name: NancyB
Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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Dec 31, 2015 7:58 PM CST
'Persian Market' is a standout in a bed of pink daylilies in my backyard against the house (west-facing). It has been in the same spot for several years now, and has been a strong performer, with strong scapes, nice healthy leaves, and sturdy blooms with substance. I have moved other pinks away from the spot, because they just didn't measure up. In my photos, the color tends to be more muted, but I think it is because I tend to take the pictures when the sun is setting, and everything is a little hazy and different. (I love dirtdorphins' photo -- just exquisite.)
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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Jan 1, 2016 12:28 AM CST
I bought this one in June of 2013 and it has multiplied into a nice clump. The clear pink color does not always photograph well, but Persian Market is a very clear pink, not fleshy colored. It has also rebloomed the last two summers after becoming an established clump. This year, it had two scapes per fan on its maiden bloom (this happened with several of my cultivars this year, I have made a note to check for this again next year). I also love the creamy midrib; it adds a nice finishing touch to the blooms.

The scapes here tend to be slightly taller here than the registered height, usually 32 to 33 inches. I haven't counted buds, but it blooms almost continuously here from early June to late August with the rebloom. Blooms are very consistent with no splotches.

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Jan 1, 2016 6:29 AM CST
I just got Persian Market in 2014 because some folks on this sight were raving about it. It has not disappointed! I love the nice warm color it puts in the garden. And even though it is registered at 27 inches, I know it was taller than that at the place where I bought it, which I love.

It is a mid season bloomer for me in my zone 6b garden. I only have pictures from 2015, so it bloomed from June 21st to July 21st. Given that I had such a small clump, that's not bad.

I got a little more than a double fan, so it has not had a chance to show much increase. Here is a picture of it from 2015 with Roses in Snow to the right and Tuscawilla Tigress in the back.

Here is a picture showing branching and buds. Just 2 to 3-way branching and maybe 12-14 buds.

I haven't seen rust on it, so not sure about its susceptibility. It is definitely one that I hope does well because I love it.

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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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Jan 2, 2016 8:16 AM CST
I was given this daylily as a gift from a friend several years ago. It is an amazing daylily and always produces a multitude of beautiful flowers, even up here in south central WI.
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Jan 3, 2016 1:54 PM CST
I bought Persian Market about 18 years ago when I lived in Newberry, FL. I saw it in the open sunlit fields at a daylily open house in Alachua, FL and had to take it home. I planted it in full sun in a raised bed filled with potting soil for my daylilies and roses. It increased well, scapes were over the foliage at a little over 2 ft tall. The color is mesmerizing - one of the happiest color combinations in existence - a coralish pink. My daylily bloomed closest to Vic's photo of it.

It broke my heart to leave it behind when our house sold and it is absolutely on my list to get again. I think it is my favorite of the Munson's from that era. I never saw a bad flower on it nor any sign of disease - fungus, nothing untoward.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Jan 3, 2016 2:05 PM CST
I was really not interested in this plant when I saw "shows susceptibility" in the data base here on ATP, but now that I know that rating depends on the result from just one garden and after reading the above reviews 'Persian Market' may make it onto my want list.
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Jan 4, 2016 1:12 PM CST
I don't think you would regret it Larry. It is lovely.

“Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.”
― Dalai Lama
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Jan 4, 2016 2:59 PM CST
Adding this one to my Wish list. Omg it getting so long, need more yard.......
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Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Jan 4, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Persian Market was one of the first "named" daylilies that I got ( a Long time ago). I liked the color and size of the flower. As far as performance goes, it is one of those daylilies that one wishes all daylilies could be like. Even though it is an EVR---it grew quickly into a large clump that never failed to put on a great show.

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