Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Cameroons Twister

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Mar 23, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Cameroons Twister' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2000 by John Benz. John does his hybridizing at Benz Gardens near Cincinnati, Ohio. His website is:

Cameroons Twister is mid-season to late extended bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 17 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Cameroons Twister')
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Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Mar 23, 2016 9:18 PM CST
I have always liked CAMEROONS TWISTER, and have had it for many many years. It needs a better spot now....the tree by it gives it too much shade, but in its prime, CT would put on quite a show, tall and lots of buds. It has been planted next to PRIMAL SCREAM all these years, which made a lovely contrast.

I have one seedling from CT:

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Name: Sandi
Franklin, WI (Zone 5a)
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Mar 24, 2016 4:48 AM CST
This is one of my favorite daylilies, cuz I like 'em tall! It's always a standout in the garden and a strong bloomer.

No problems with hardiness here in zone 5 and multiplies better than most for my area.

This photo is from July 15th of last year, approaching peak bloom. Thumbs up
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Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Mar 24, 2016 3:20 PM CST
I purchased Cameroons Twister at the Wisconsin Daylily Society sale August 18, 2013. The first year it struggled to bloom. Last year it did better but was blotchy. This year I'm hoping for great things! I like it and am expecting it to prove itself.
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Mar 24, 2016 4:08 PM CST
I got it as a bonus from the Lily Auction last fall. I hope it blooms this spring.
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Mar 24, 2016 4:18 PM CST
I don't grow this one, but it is a parent of one of my favorites...WHITE EYES PINK DRAGON.
Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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Mar 24, 2016 4:27 PM CST
This one grew here since the early 2000's when John Benz sent it as a bonus plant. It made a nice clump and I loved the color and form. Last year, we finally parted ways when I eliminated the entire bed that grew in.

Here are a few pictures from when it grew here:
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Mar 25, 2016 9:12 PM CST
IT always blooms well.It is also an outstanding parent for U.F. seedlings

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