Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Chesapeake Crablegs

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Name: Becky
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Jun 7, 2016 6:01 PM CST
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'Chesapeake Crablegs' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1994 by Margo Reed. She does her hybridizing at Woodhendge Gardens in North Garden, Virginia:

Chesapeake Crablegs is an early to mid-season extended bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 2002 AHS Award. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 16 registered children:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chesapeake Crablegs') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Chesapeake Crablegs')
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Jun 7, 2016 9:24 PM CST
Chesapeake Crablegs has not done "great" in my zone 5a garden. However, it's only been in my garden for two summers. This will be its third summer. Usually the third year things get going stronger. Especially with all the nice rain we have had here. I'm expecting better things from CC. If I recall correctly, last year I tried pollenating CC and it did not form pods for me.
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Jun 8, 2016 8:05 PM CST
This will be the fourth season with Chesapeake Crablegs. It has not increased all that fast, but I do like its pretty face. With its varied warm hues, it is a keeper in my book.
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Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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Jun 11, 2016 9:05 AM CST
This is year two for 'Chesapeake Crablegs', in my zone 6 gardens. It's located in more shade, so the colors aren't as vibrant, but the form of the blooms is what actually attracted me to CC! It reminds me of a lazy Summer day with the laid-back downward spiral of its petals and sepals, and the color really is the icing on the cake!! It's a medium increase, but I'm looking forward to a few more scapes during the second year of this beauty! Hurray!

Definitely in my top 5!! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Debby
Gulf Coast Texas (Zone 8b)
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Aug 16, 2016 4:19 AM CST
This was gifted to me, and not being a fan of of orange, dips, nor spider-types, I stuck this plant in an isolated part of my yard, and neglected it. It has survived well on its own, and does re bloom here in gulf coast Texas.

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