Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Autumn Minaret

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

'Autumn Minaret' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1951 by Stout.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2006

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Autumn Minaret')
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Jan 26, 2016 6:10 PM CST
I think Autumn Minaret, Stout, AB was the first Daylily I purchased. It has been in my garden since 2004. It is tall with delicate blooms. The bees love it. It has increased nicely and blooms for 2-3 weeks usually in August. I know when it blooms the majority of the others flowers are spent. Working on get more lates.

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Jan 27, 2016 7:09 AM CST
I only had this plant one season and it died over winter. Probably was my fault as I had it planted too near my bird feeder and I feed the birds all winter. I think it got stomped to death from all of the birds feeding on the ground.
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Name: Mary
Kitchener , Canada (Zone 5b)
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Jan 27, 2016 9:48 AM CST
I've had Autumn Minaret for years and love it! I have it planted in a bad location in my zone 5b freeze / thaw garden. It's performed very well each year and stays blooming when the other daylilies have finished. I find it to be a difficult pod parent but the pollen is fine. For me it's a keeper!
Hemlady, l know what you mean about the bird feeder location: I lost Jersey Spider and Starman Quest last winter due to the birds and squirrels. Won't stop me feeding them though! Smiling
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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Jan 27, 2016 5:02 PM CST
I've grown Autumn Minaret for 6 or 7 years now and it performs beautifully. The height of the scapes always amazes me- most years taller than me, and I'm 6' tall. The strong stems never lean or blow over.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
SW Michigan (Zone 5b)
Jan 28, 2016 6:46 AM CST
I too have had Autumn Minaret for over 10 years. Each year the impressive height towers above my head. Like gemini_sage said the stems never blow over. I have Autumn Minaret planted in a full sun open space and it isn't protected from any winds. A plus for me, I suppose due to its height, is that the deer have never ate this daylily. I have used it hybridizing, it is harder to set pods on but I feel I should keep trying as I really enjoy the late blooms and the overall hardiness of the plant. This one will be one that will never leave my garden.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Jan 28, 2016 6:49 AM CST
Same here, I've had it for years and it doesn't blow over even though it's tall and flowers well.

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