Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Heavenly Dragon Fire

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jul 13, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Heavenly Dragon Fire' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2004 by James Gossard. He does his hybridizing at Heavenly Gardens in Columbus, Ohio: http://www.daylilynet.com/index.htm

Heavenly Dragon Fire is an early bloomer. It has earned the following AHS awards: Honorable Mention: 2008 and Award of Merit: 2013. It is pod and pollen fertile with currently 9 children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/34889/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Heavenly Dragon Fire') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Heavenly Dragon Fire')
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Polymerous
Jul 13, 2016 7:11 PM CST
While I have grown this plant for a few years, I cannot give a fair evaluation of its performance as it has been suffering in a 1.5 gallon pot all this time. Rolling my eyes.

It performs as a dormant, here in my Zone 9 garden.

I will say that while the color stands out and is attractive from a distance, up close the blooms (which have a yellow-to-gold underlay) appear to be somewhat muddy (at least to my eyes). That would make it a middle or back of the border daylily, in my book.
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Boyd Banks
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hillbilly
Jul 13, 2016 9:14 PM CST
It is a good one in every way here
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Cynthia59P
Jul 14, 2016 2:44 PM CST
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These two pictures were taken exactly one year apart of each other. I always find it interesting how a daylily can vary in color due to soil and weather conditions. I like that it is a taller daylily and that it holds its color in the heat of the day. It's nice to see the color even at the end of a hot day, as it does not fade out. It increases fairly well for me and makes a striking clump. It is a keeper in my book.

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