Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Erin Lea

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Jul 12, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Erin Lea' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1992 by Blaney.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1998

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

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Erin Lea')
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Region: South Carolina Dahlias Butterflies Cat Lover
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scflowers
Jul 14, 2016 12:50 AM CST
I love this daylily. In my garden, it grows a little taller at about 28 inches, with blooms being the registered 6 inches. It makes a beautiful clump with showy yellow, slightly golden blooms. It multiplies at a decent rate, and reliably reblooms every year in my garden. In addition, since the reblooms come when the weather is hot and humid, the reblooms tend to be quite toothy, as some of my database images show. It appears to produce toothy offspring as well. Pod and pollen fertile; holds its color and form even on hot days.
South Central Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Cynthia59P
Jul 14, 2016 2:34 PM CST
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In my opinion, Regina is spot on with her comments. I love how it holds its color on the hottest of days. I do wish that it would increase at a faster rate. However, it probably increases at an average rate. I'm just hoping for a large clump to showcase this golden beauty, sooner than later.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
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Seedfork
Jul 22, 2017 4:24 PM CST
Planted in Oct. 2015, so the plant is under 2 years old. It was two small fans when I first planted it, now it is 12 fans, but two of those are small recent ones. I pulled eight dead scapes from it today, and they averaged 27 inches tall, with three way branching and 12 buds per branch. This plant has done very well in my garden this year and I enjoy the large(6 inch) bright blooms a lot. The plant is currently reblooming and also has a seed pod on one of the scapes I left on it.
Only two small fans when planted.
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Reblooming today:
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I took the photos today in the bright hot sun, so this bloom photo is from an earlier date.
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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
Bedmaker
Aug 1, 2017 8:19 AM CST
I have grown ERIN LEA for many many years and traveled with me from MD to NY. Consistent performer and comes through zone 5 winters unscathed. Glows in the garden and I love the edge. Moderate increaser.

David

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