Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Precious Candy

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jan 13, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Precious Candy' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2006 by Patrick Stamile. Patrick and Grace Stamile's Daylily Garden website:

More info about Patrick and Grace Stamile can be found on this thread by Char:
The thread "ATP Series: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

Precious Candy is an early EMO bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2011 AHS award. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 45 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Precious Candy')
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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Jan 14, 2016 1:29 PM CST

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I love this Daylily, It is one of my favorites, and I crossed it with almost every cultivar that I had last year. I didn't not measure the height and the bloom size, but I did notice that the scape was medium height, and that the bloom seemed about 4.5-5 inches wide.
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
Jan 14, 2016 3:03 PM CST
I purchased this plant from Maryott's last year, and it did not bloom. I am anxious to see it, and use it in hybridizing, as it looks to be a great parent.

Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Jan 14, 2016 8:30 PM CST
This is on my wish list.
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Name: Susiep
Wetumpka, AL (Zone 8a)
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Jan 15, 2016 12:26 PM CST
I too purchased this daylily last year. It has done very well in my garden however it did not bloom for me. Hopefully she will this year and I can use her for crossing as I understand that she is an excellent parent.
Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Jan 15, 2016 1:03 PM CST
This one has done well despite NOT being in the most ideal garden spot. It has been here since the year it was introduced ( 2006) and has made a nice clump. Last fall, I finally moved it to a better location and am looking forward to seeing it again next summer. Very photogenic - blooms never seem to have a bad hair day!

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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Jan 15, 2016 1:11 PM CST
This was introduced in 2007 and I bought all three of the candies that year. Still have them all. Precious Candy sets pods well every year for me.


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Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 8a)
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Jan 15, 2016 2:35 PM CST
Thank you for the info on it setting well. I too purchased it last year. I'm looking forward to working with it.

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Name: Ford Stinson
Bossier City, La (Zone 8b)
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Jan 15, 2016 8:50 PM CST
In my zone 8 garden, this flower grows like a weed! Extremely pod fertile. Great parents in its background and an great parent also. Bud count is in the twenties, scape height around 30".

I recommend this one, too.

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