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Jan 31, 2016 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Becky
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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: http://garden.org/plants/paren...

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Apple Tart') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Apple Tart')
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Feb 1, 2016 6:05 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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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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Feb 2, 2016 1:23 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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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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Jul 5, 2016 9:54 PM CST
Name: MaryJane
Sherwood, Arkansas (Zone 4a)
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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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Mar 28, 2023 3:09 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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In 2022, Apple Tart bloomed from July 3 until Sept 3. Maybe it put up a late scape, but it hadn't done that well since 2015 when it bloomed from June 30 until mid-August. Anything blooming after late July is what I consider late, so it is nice to see this one in bloom when most others are on their last leg. I've had it since 2008 and just love the height, color and form, the scapes are sturdy with well-spaced branching.

9/3/2022 - last scape of the season with buds to go.
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I have more than a few pictures of it. Smiling It started out in 2008 in the landscaping around the house. Here it is next to Emperor's Dragon with Megan's Love peeking in from the right. Love how it stands above the foliage.
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By 2015, I had moved it to its current spot and it had multiplied tremendously. The only downfall is that it wants to face west, so my neighbor gets a better view of it, lol. Rolling on the floor laughing


It will throw a poly now and again.
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Branching and bud count was very good in the early years, but it seems to have diminished some in its new spot. This picture is from August 2009 showing the nice branching and at least 15-20 buds.


Just getting stared at the end of June in 2020.
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A couple close-ups.

July 6, 2015 - taken at 6pm and still looking pretty good.


August 12, 2022 - it can get that waxy look in the hot August sun and the bloom in back doesn't look too good.
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Mar 28, 2023 8:22 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I got this back in July 2015 from Peace On Earth gardens over in Georgia as a double fan.
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It first bloomed on 6/18/2016
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By 2018 it had become a nice clump
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I show no notes mentioning having any problem with rust with this plant. It seems to be a strong plant and I think in my garden it comes pretty close to matching it's registered stats.
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