Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Wedding Band

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jan 15, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Wedding Band' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1987 by Patrick Stamile. Patrick and Grace Stamile's Daylily Garden website:
http://www.distinctly.on.ca/stamiledaylilies/

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

Wedding Band is a mid-season bloomer. It shows rust with a susceptibility rating of 3.0. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 1990, Award of Merit: 1993, and Stout Silver Medal: 1996. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 336 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/17719/

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wedding Band')
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
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judydu2
Jan 15, 2016 11:56 PM CST
THE worst rust-bucket I have ever encountered. It left my garden over 10 years ago because of that reason. I also composted its progeny 'Admiral's Braid' and 'Tennis Bracelet'.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 16, 2016 7:03 AM CST
Purchased in 2009, Wedding Band has done just 'okay' in my garden. I like the creamy white petals, but wish the bud count was better. Usually blooms late June to early July for about 2 weeks.

The scapes hold up the blooms pretty well and the blooms are nice and tall above the foliage. Probably 2-3 way branching and around 8-10 buds. Not very good in today's books.

This picture from July 10, 2011, shows the foliage looking pretty healthy and I don't recall ever seeing rust on it. Guess living in a zone (6b) where the rust gets killed has its benefits. The bloom at the very far left is H. Jean Swann trying to double, and the coloring in this pic makes it look very similar to WB.


Here's a picture I really like from July 6, 2014. Showing off that yellow edge and a blush of pink.


Vickie
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Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Jan 16, 2016 12:48 PM CST
I will not knowingly buy a cultivar with Wedding Band or Admiral's Braid in it's heritage. Both are well know for rust and plant weakness.
Name: Rob Duval
Mason, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
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robertduval14
Jan 16, 2016 2:03 PM CST

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florange said:I will not knowingly buy a cultivar with Wedding Band or Admiral's Braid in it's heritage. Both are well know for rust and plant weakness.


With over 300 'kids' that can't be easy to avoid...

Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Jan 16, 2016 2:49 PM CST
Wedding Band has done well in my garden. I have not experienced rust with it. It is not the quickest to increase. It is a Stout Medal recipient back when rust wasn't a consideration. With the crazy weather we have been experiencing will have to pay close attention this summer.
The soft color stands out among the Stout Medal during the 90's.
Liz
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Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Jan 16, 2016 8:57 PM CST
Very difficult to avoid!
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Jan 16, 2016 10:09 PM CST
It was the first near whites I bought and I have always liked it.It does well in zone 6
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Jan 17, 2016 5:31 AM CST
robertduval14 said:

With over 300 'kids' that can't be easy to avoid...



But it can be done.
There are plants with even more kids out there that I avoid (from experience)

(Something like 80,000 daylilies registered; plenty of choices still available).

Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Jan 17, 2016 5:35 AM CST

I was so excited when I started out and 'Wedding Band' was one of the first plants I selected.

But 'Wedding Band' has been one of the worst performers in my zone 9a garden.

Don't know if it needs constant care or whatever, but it is moving out this year.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 17, 2016 8:13 AM CST
Emquinn said:Wedding Band has done well in my garden. I have not experienced rust with it. It is not the quickest to increase. It is a Stout Medal recipient back when rust wasn't a consideration. With the crazy weather we have been experiencing will have to pay close attention this summer.
The soft color stands out among the Stout Medal during the 90's.


Liz, I am so glad that you mentioned that rust wasn't a problem back when Wedding Band was hybridized. I kept asking myself how a daylily would earn the Stout Medal if it was such a rust-bucket. I forget that it's been almost 30 years ago since it was hybridized!
Vickie
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Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Jan 18, 2016 3:37 AM CST

Is rust even a consideration now for Stout Medal or other awards?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Jan 18, 2016 6:18 AM CST
I don't think so, based on some cultivars that have been put forward for it in recent years. But if you look at a hardiness zone map and consider that for the most part anywhere colder than zone 7, and including some zone 7, and therefore the majority of North America (disregarding the population density of course) is unlikely to be having an ongoing rust problem it is hard for judges in those areas to assess for rust anyway.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jan 18, 2016 12:11 PM CST
Good point Sue.
Vickie
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