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Jul 7, 2016 6:01 PM CST
'Smuggler's Gold' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1991 by Branch. No info on hybridizer.
Smuggler's Gold is a mid-season extended bloomer. It has earned the following AHS awards: Award of Merit: 2002 and Honorable Mention: 1997. It is moderately difficult as a pod parent but an excellent pollen parent. It currently has 41 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/paren...
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Smuggler's Gold') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Smuggler's Gold')
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jul 7, 2016 6:27 PM CST
|A vigorous plant. Can be slow to open in the morning. A bit of a space hog, given its vigor. I believe too that it blooms just above the foliage. This pic was taken with an old camera. Just saw it today in the hospital garden and it looked good.|
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
Jul 8, 2016 8:26 AM CST
|I find it very slow to open often taking two days and not opening completely. It is also a very difficult pod parent here.|
southern Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Jul 8, 2016 11:31 AM CST
|Very vigorous plant here too. This year when many daylilies are shorter than usual, Smugglers Gold was taller than usual. Perhaps because it is at the back of the bed, backed up by a fence, & having to reach for sunlight.|
Jul 9, 2016 6:40 PM CST
|I own this beautiful daylily and I really love it ! it's a flower's machine!
Jul 10, 2016 9:33 AM CST
|Smuggler's Gold has the sultie color that seam to change on each time it blooms. A dependable plant and true to the AHS description.
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Jul 10, 2016 2:55 PM CST
I just added this one. I do know that it is a rapid grower and you can see if from the road in a drift!!
I am looking forward to having a big clump in a yr or two.
Jul 11, 2016 9:45 PM CST
|Smugglers Gold is indeed a beautiful Daylily but I agree it is a slow grower for me
As well in my garden. It does prove to be pollen fertile for me but difficult to set a pod on. I have had this one for 6-7 years now.
Jul 14, 2016 5:56 PM CST
|Just added Smugglers Gold to my garden last year so I can't give an in depth report but looks like it could be a hardy and dependable Daylily based on its increase from its initial planting. Just gave me its first bloom today.
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