Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Aztec Firebird

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Feb 4, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Aztec Firebird' is a semi-evergreen Bitone or Reverse Bitone diploid introduced in 2002 by Ned Roberts. Ned was nicknamed "Spiderman", because he had a passion for spider and unusual form daylilies. He passed away in 2006.

If you would like more information about this hybridizer, see Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Ned Roberts" in Daylilies forum

Aztec Firebird is a mid-season to late bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2007 AHS award.

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

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.





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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Aztec Firebird')
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Feb 5, 2016 7:36 PM CST
I planted this in fall of 2014, so there has only been bloom in 2015. It did pretty well, blooming for 3 weeks. It probably would have done better but it was located where the scapes got some hail damage and had buds knocked off. I think the container is located in too much shade and I'll probably set it out in a mostly sunny situation in a few weeks. I did like the bloom and it more or less reached the registered height. The early blooms were marred - by thrips, I guess - but the later ones were not. I think it's too early to really evaluate, but I looked today and there are nine fans showing green points. That means it more than doubled the number of fans. A bit more sun and lot less hail will probably benefit the plant and resulting performance.

Edited to add a couple of photos. I'd already put one in the database. It really did have a strong tendency to point that finger early in the a.m. :).
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Donald
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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 19, 2017 8:47 AM CST
I bought a nice clump of 12 fans of this daylily June 2016.

Not the best of times, but that's how things go sometimes Hilarious!
It was a warm Summer (for us) and I kept them in a tub of water for 2 weeks before I had the opportunity to plant them out.
It had 1 scape when I bought it, which is always nice because you than can see that you got the right cultivar Whistling

In the year that I've had it in my garden is has multiplied from 12 to 17 fans.
It has 12 scapes this year, first flower on 21th of June, last flower will be this week.
The scapes are between 36 and 40 inches, 13 flowers per scape.
Size of the flowers is around 7 inches.

I don't have much in this color as I always was the pink-lavender-purple-blue type of girl...
But Aztec Firebird gives a little 'zing' to my garden that I'm growing rather enthousiastic about Lovey dubby

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Mayo

Edited to add:
Scapes are not very thick, but strong enough to keep the flowers well above the foliage.
I only used some supporters to keep 2 scapes away from the path, because I kept brushing against the flowers.. (should have planted it more to the middle of the border! D'Oh! )

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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 19, 2017 9:25 AM CST
Good observation, Mayo. The scapes on mine lean, but never completely fall down. I really don't mind some flexibility in the scapes here because of the normal wind here. Very few days with little or no wind.
Donald
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 19, 2017 12:49 PM CST
Donald - How is your clump doing this year?
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Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
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needrain
Jul 19, 2017 2:15 PM CST
It's better in the 2nd year. I think tomorrow it will have it's last open bloom. I don't expect any rebloom because it's a late bloomer and the late ones haven't ever rebloomed. Probably too hot and by the time it cools off some, winter is eminent and there's no time. As a plant, it's still growing well. The bloom looks the same and there wasn't any thrip damage this year.
Donald

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