Daylilies forum: Your Five Favorite Reds?

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 8, 2011 11:34 AM CST
Pure reds are sadly lacking in my garden, but I have put together a collection of what I consider my favorite reds:

EMPEROR'S ROYAL RED - My favorite, sent to me by mistake, and I love the pure deep red velvety texture!


CARY GRANT - A gift plant


HELIX - More of a deep oxblood red with yellow-green, but it's a favorite!
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DOUBLY HOT - I'm not that fond of the doubles, but this one has a hot, deep velvety red color that turns a wonderful velvety orange-red by afternoon.


THIN MAN - Unfortunately, this one can look pretty strange sometimes.



Does anyone else have any reds you'd like to share?

Betty
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 8, 2011 1:37 PM CST
Fabulous reds in my garden are HEARTS OF FIRE and I have a row of it. It just bloomed and bloomed and bloomed this year. Great daylily!

An older red that is fairly new to me but I just fell in love with was CHICAGO APACHE.

Will return with more of my favorite reds.
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Sep 8, 2011 2:43 PM CST
I do not grow a lot of reds but will show a few I currently have.






Red Velvet Elvis
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One of my favorites
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Double Blue Blood
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 8, 2011 2:46 PM CST
Wow, what fantastic reds, Fred! They're all beautiful!
Betty
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 8, 2011 7:30 PM CST
I realized last year, that 90% of my daylilies were red. So I have been trying to broaden my palette a bit this year.

Some of my favorite reds are:

Chicago Apache. My first year with it, and it is awesome. I would recommend it to anyone

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Charles Johnson - I just loved this one, It got overtaken by my old cottage dip, so I transplanted it to the front a few weeks ago. It didn't always open as a bagel. The photo doesn't do it justice, it was truly a rich red.

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VT Maroon Branch. The color is kind of washed out. But it is a late bloomer and still has buds that are blooming. It is bud building this year, and I can't complain about the plant habit.

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I have a lot of other reds, including Flame of Freedom, Green Throated Robin, Ruby Throat, Holly Dancer, etc, etc, etc, but these are some of my (many) favorites. ~Jan
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Sep 9, 2011 6:06 AM CST
I don't have a lot of reds either but here are some of mine

The first 2 are burgandy, but still a red

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WILLIE MARKUS

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VIRGIL'S SUSPENDERS

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DOUBLE BLUE BLOOD


SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER

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BIG RED WINDMILL
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 9, 2011 6:46 AM CST
I don't have very many reds either. Here are a few.
CALYPSO DANCER

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 9, 2011 6:50 AM CST
MAXFIELD PARRISH

ROSES IN SNOW


SPACECOAST CRANBERRY KID



VELVET EYES


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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 9, 2011 8:29 AM CST
Beautiful reds! Two of you now have enthusiastically listed CHICAGO APACHE, so that's one I may have to check out at some point. And I just noticed that two of you also have listed DOUBLE BLUE BLOOD and VIRGIL'S SUSPENDERS too. I've been eyeballing ROSES IN SNOW for a couple of years now and may just have to get it at some point. I believe I do have a couple of its kids, though, and that's what has kept me from purchasing it so far. And I got WILLIE MARKUS this year, but it hasn't bloomed yet for me. I'm dying to see it!


Betty
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Sep 9, 2011 9:37 AM CST
I want to add more favorite reds around here that are,
FLAMENCO CHRISTMAS
BETTY FORD
FABULOUS FRIEDA

I am picky about red. I have many that are sort of red but not enough red that I would call them red. If they have orange in them or purple in them I don't list them with the reds.

I have Westbournes that are great reds, WESTBOURNER BIG AND REDD ALL OVER and a westboune seedling that is just truely red and lovely.
Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
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kimkats
Sep 9, 2011 10:41 AM CST
I love red! I seem to have a weakness for red UF's too.

My Absolute favorite has to be Sergeant Major


Change of heart


French Twist
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Miss Kitty


Small World Jazz Music



I also love Joey Langdon, Highland Lord, Cleopatra's Jewel, Firestorm, Spider Man, Helix & Moving All Over,
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Sep 9, 2011 3:33 PM CST
I just got Firestorm this year, and snagged Sergeant Major at a local daylily society sale last month. Calypso Dancer was a bonus earlier this summer also.

And just today, in the mail, I got Bobby Baxter's Moosa Pa Loosa (gotta LOVE that name) can't wait for that one to bloom next year.

Did I mention I love reds? Big Grin ~Jan
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Sep 9, 2011 10:20 PM CST

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Here are a few great ones from the past, some mine, some my Mom's.

POINT OF VIEW
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RED GRACE
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SAN JUAN SUNSET
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HUNTERS TORCH
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RUBY SPIDER
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Sep 9, 2011 10:56 PM CST
Count me in on Chicago Apache.
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Cherokee Star
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Dixie Land Band (is lighter and more brick red than the photo)
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James Clark (not as pretty as later blooms from the same plant, but I didn't get photos. Shows the gorgeous red, anyway.)
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When I Dream
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Young Planet
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And this one with no ID, but I like it. :-)

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 9, 2011 10:59 PM CST
Ooops, sorry. Too late to be posting and reading at same time. So ya got my favorite SEVEN. Sticking tongue out
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Sep 9, 2011 11:09 PM CST
All I can say is WOW! Love the bright reds on the last two batches!
Betty
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
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pixie62560
Sep 10, 2011 6:28 AM CST
May I jump in? I have a favorite red daylily that just blew my sox off this summer. I planted in the spring of 2010, last summer it wasn't much to look at....this summer was totally different. I couldn't seem to take a bad picture of it!

'Mississippi Red Dragon'

"A GARDEN IS A LITTLE PATCH OF HEAVEN ON EARTH"
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Sep 10, 2011 6:36 AM CST
All very nice reds!!!
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Name: kimbar rise
beaverton mi
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kimbar
Sep 10, 2011 8:38 AM CST
I ONLY HAVE A FEW
NIGHT EMBERS

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Sep 10, 2011 9:29 AM CST
Beauties all! That MISSISSIPPI RED DRAGON is a wowser! Stunning color!
Betty

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