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

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

'Persian Ruby' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1998 by Trimmer.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2008
Honorable Mention: 2005
XLD: 2009

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Persian Ruby')
Name: Mary
Kitchener , Canada (Zone 5b)
" The love of gardening is a seed o
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Jan 31, 2016 11:35 AM CST
Persian Ruby is one of my favorite daylilies! In my zone 5b freeze/ thaw garden it preforms so well. It's one of the few daylilies I will not be without. I've never had a problem with it. The only negative I can say about it is that it does fade a bit towards afternoon in full sun, however many deep reds do. A little afternoon shade never hurts!

Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Feb 2, 2016 10:11 PM CST
One of the very best,It does well in zone 6
Name: Greg Bogard
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7a)
Feb 3, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Hey Jon,
This one deserves a place in the pantheon of Daylily All-Time Greats. Huge flowers of saturated color displayed well on strong scapes. It is an Excellent grower here in USDA Zone 7a. It makes seed---when crossed with something it likes. Fans are not closely bunched together to make a great clump display. I could go on and on about it!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Feb 3, 2016 8:28 AM CST
That is a good point about the fans of certain daylilies being bunched up very close together, I had never given any thought to that.
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Feb 3, 2016 9:43 AM CST
Persian Ruby is a great daylily, here in my zone 4 garden it is not planted in an ideal location and still does very well. Someone sent it to me as a gift plant, lucky me.
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Feb 9, 2016 2:11 PM CST
Stout runner up in 2010, 11, and 12, I believe. Alas, always a bridesmaid. Wonderful intense color. Not 30 inches here though. A fine, reliable daylily. Bud count not remarkable.

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