Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Betty Warren Woods

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
May 18, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Betty Warren Woods' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1987 by R.W. Munson (known as "Bill"). You can view a photo of Bill by clicking on this link: http://www.daylilydiary.com/Me...

A tribute to Bill is listed on this web page: http://www.daylilydiary.com/Me...

Betty Warren Woods is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has a rust resistance of 1.0. It has earned the following AHS awards: JC: 1987, Honorable Mention: 1997, and Award of Merit: 2000. It is pod and pollen fertile with 272 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/paren...

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Betty Warren Woods') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Betty Warren Woods')
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
May 18, 2016 7:43 PM CST
I acquired a double fan of Betty Warren Woods on July 15, 2015 from Peace on Earth Nursery. It produces large fans. I have seen a small amount of rust on it and it seems to be a thrip magnet in my garden. I hope eventually that ceases to be a problem. The blooms are outstanding. It opens beautifully for me even on cooler mornings (50's), has a lovely bright yellow color, and it probably has the best bud count of any of my current registered daylilies (23 per scape). I have been using it often in my hybridizing. If I can clean up the leaf issues, then I would find this cultivar quite superior in comparison to many of my other daylilies! It currently has 3 scapes, so apparently it has increased by 1 fan. The scapes are 25" tall which is just slightly taller than the registration stat of 24". And the flowers are 5.5" which is bigger than the 4.5" registered size. I've had at least one bloom (or more) on it every day since May 12, when it first started blooming. I am curious to find out if it will re-bloom for me this year.

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Polymerous
May 19, 2016 1:41 AM CST
Interesting report, Becky. I just acquired 'Betty Warren Woods' this year and have yet to see it bloom, so I very much hope that you are correct about it being a good opener, and the flowers being larger than the registered size. (Normally I would not buy a plant with such a relatively short scape, but rust resistance... and I am wondering if it will help in the poly "program" (putting on airs, I am... talking about a "program"... Rolling my eyes. ).)

One thing that I have noticed here is that 'Magical Indeed', which has 'Betty Warren Woods' in the background, has very much been a thrip magnet. I almost want to spray it with something... (which is saying a lot). I wonder if this thrip magnet trait comes from the BWW... Confused 'Magical Indeed' is not a great opener here; perhaps it gets that trait from other plants in its parentage.

May I ask how the bud count and branching are? ('Magical Indeed' has been disappointing on that score; I hope it is not due to BWW.)
Daylily season is almost done, barring scattered rebloom. This was the LFO on a new diploid seedling; image from 8-17-17.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
May 19, 2016 7:08 PM CST
The bud count on mine was 23 buds (though a small few dropped off) on what appears to be 5 branches (not including the "V" branching at the very top). I am curious to see if it re-blooms for me. The blooms are really pretty.

I do think some cultivars may be more prone to thrips. I have other plants near it not showing any or very little thrip damage. Something about that plant seems to attract thrips. I may have to use the Spinosa insecticidal soap again. Here are some tips about treating for thrips: http://www.planetnatural.com/p...
The Spinosa insecticidal soap seems to work well against the thrips on that plant. Thumbs up
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Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
May 19, 2016 9:21 PM CST
It is one of the best yellows here in zone 6.it is also a great breeder,a good percentage of the best yellows trace back to it.
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Polymerous
May 19, 2016 10:20 PM CST
Thanks for that link, Becky. Given that they are organic (and that, hopefully, I won't have to fear for the bee population), I think I may have to try some of those remedies.

I noticed today that 'Polly Wolly Doodle' is also a thrip magnet, with some pretty distorted buds. It's in the same raised bed as 'Magical Indeed' (which has BWW in its background), but separated by a rose and 'Osterized'. (I don't recall 'Osterized', which sits cheek-by-jowl with 'Magical Indeed', having major thrip problems, but it is too early for scapes yet, to make any kind of comparison right now.) It would be interesting to know if BWW were in 'Polly...''s background, but there is no way to tell. The dual thrip magnets may just be a matter of relative proximity... Glare

Thanks for the comments, Boyd. I like yellow and rust resistant daylilies... I just wish that it had a taller scape.
Daylily season is almost done, barring scattered rebloom. This was the LFO on a new diploid seedling; image from 8-17-17.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 17, 2017 10:46 AM CST
Just read this comment by Bron, and thought I would post it here being I saw no response to it.
Posted by bron (NSW-Qld border Australia) on Mar 9, 2017 10:37 PM
A grand parent of BWW, 'Indiahouse' is shown as a Dip. Wonder if that is correct as BWW and the other 2 ancestors are Tets.
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 16, 2017 9:23 AM CST
Larry - I don't know about that dip gene, but I have seen others that also are questionable in the Plant database and the AHS. I do know that BWW is a tet and she breeds with other tets. I've never tried breeding her with a dip. So, who knows?

Betty Warren Woods bloomed for me again this year in May. The exact date I do not know because my computer was infected with a virus and I lost some photos including the stats photo.

I do have a bloom photo taken on May 17, 2017:
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She re-bloomed on June 17, 2017:
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And then re-bloomed again on July 13, 2017:
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Bloom:
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July 16, 2017 Re-bloom stats:
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Wet bloom:
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I acquired 2 fans two years ago (almost to the day) of this cultivar. It has increased to 5 fans. Not as many buds on this new (2nd rebloom) scape. Short scape. The blooms always open perfectly. A very attractive ruffled yellow bloom.
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Name: bron
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bron
Sep 8, 2017 7:01 AM CST
I agree BWW is a very nice Hem, great substance. I acquired it in mid May this year and put it in a large pot. It bloomed 3 months later.
We had av max temps in Jun, Jul, Aug that were 4 deg F above the long term average. Australia wide it was the warmest winter on record. We had wind and sun and very little rain, so in the last month I watered the pot early every day. But I wonder if it, like some others I acquired this year, bloomed early because it came from places where they probably had a few frosts before they were sent to me. They were also probably fertilised correctly.

My first bloom Thumb of 2017-09-08/bron/4e0e02
Last bloom Thumb of 2017-09-08/bron/0e44b6
this one is closest to true colour

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