Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Apple Tart

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jan 31, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Apple Tart' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1974 by Tom Hughes. No additional information found for this hybridizer.

Apple Tart is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has a rust resistance rating of 1.0. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 1977, Award of Merit: 1980 and RCP: 1981. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 17 registered children:

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Apple Tart') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Apple Tart')
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Feb 1, 2016 6:05 AM CST
I no longer have this daylily but I can tell you that Tom Hughes was here in my state, Michigan, and that I had been to his daylily garden many years ago. He no longer sells or hybridizes daylilies and his daylily garden no longer exists. It was sad to see them leave the daylily business.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Feb 2, 2016 1:23 PM CST
Well, I just got 'Appart Tart' last year and it has not had a chance to bloom for me yet. It is listed as a dormant but here is what it looks like in my garden right now. A lot of browning leaves but as you can see still a long way from actually being dormant.
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Name: MaryJane
Sherwood, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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Jul 5, 2016 9:54 PM CST
My Apple Tart came from a friend in Louisiana who told me it was given to her by someone who hybridizes daylilies. I moved mine to Arkansas in 2009 and it has flourished here. I have several other deep red daylilies but none as rich looking as this one does. It blooms a bit later than most of my others - mid to late June - but it is worth waiting for. Our weather gets hot and dry in the summer but right now - July 5th - it is still blooming. I have divided it several times so I have clumps growing in several places. I find it does best in partial shade since it is a dark red and the full sun here seems to make it fade. My camera is old so the photos never seem to show the reds just right.

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