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Jul 12, 2016 6:01 PM CST
'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') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Erin Lea')
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.|
Jul 14, 2016 2:34 PM CST
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.
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.
I took the photos today in the bright hot sun, so this bloom photo is from an earlier date.
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. |