Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Fiji

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Feb 18, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Fiji' is an evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2007 by Grace Stamile. See Grace (and husband, Pat's) website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA:

For more information about Grace (and Pat), read Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

Fiji is an early to mid-season EMO bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2013 AHS award. It is listed as both pod and pollen fertile. It currently has only 1 registered child:

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

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 'Fiji')
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Feb 18, 2016 6:50 PM CST
In my limited experience, this cultivar has had problems with not opening properly or having deformed flowers.
Name: Patricia
North Carolina (Triad) USA (Zone 7b)
Cat Lover Daylilies Frogs and Toads Region: North Carolina
Jun 8, 2017 9:14 AM CST
I've only had Fiji for a few years. I think it's a gorgeous daylily and I'll keep it but so far it hasn't been a strong performer.

The bud count has been low, total of 6 blooms on 2 scapes last year One bloom was great, Hurray! two were nice and the others were "flat" and very disapointing. This year there's 7 blooms total on 2 scapes. Hopefully these will have a higher percentage of great blooms.

I bought 2 fans that were big and very healthy but they haven't multiplied.

Update June 30, 2018:
Didn't perform well this year. Fans look good but not multiplying. Low bloom count and lackluster blooms.
Only had one awesome bloom in 3 years. I'll move it to another garden before I give up.
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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Jun 8, 2017 9:24 AM CST
I've had Fiji since 2013. The flowers can hang sometimes but it hasn't been a major issue for me. However, last year it did not bloom. I assumed it was because of the drought. But this year we've had more rain than is typical and Fiji just doesn't look good (small fans) and has no scapes. I'm beginning to think it just isn't a good fit for my climate.

It is pod fertile so I have two seedlings from Fiji with scapes that are much healthier looking.

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