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Jan 9, 2016 6:01 PM CST
'Enchanting Esmerelda' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2000 by Jeff Salter. Jeff and Elizabeth Salter hybridize at Rollingwood Garden in Gainesville, Florida.
More information can be found on the Salter's Rollingwood Garden website:
Enchanting Esmerelda is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2003 AHS award. It is listed as shows rust susceptibility. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 30 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/4885/
This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Enchanting Esmerelda') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Enchanting Esmerelda')
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Jan 9, 2016 10:00 PM CST
|Enchanting Esmerelda is a pretty flower and grew well in my zone 8A garden, but it was a rust magnet. In fact, it was this plant and one other (Admirald's Braid) which introduced me and my garden to daylily rust in the summer of 2007.|
Jan 10, 2016 6:24 AM CST
|Good info to know, Larry! I was 'enchanted' by it when I first saw it. Too bad it is a rust magnet. The bloom is so pretty.
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Jan 10, 2016 10:33 AM CST
|New fall 2015. 2 small fans that settled in well. We will see how it does next year.
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Jan 10, 2016 10:46 PM CST
|It has a beautiful color and also grows and blooms well here in zone 6|
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Feb 9, 2016 1:30 PM CST
|Has grown quite well here in a few years, despite brutal winters. I do find the coloration quite distinctive. A friend of mine had success with it in Michigan as well. Bud count so far has not been great, but fairly typical (around 10) for a Southern plant in the North.
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