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Jul 13, 2016 6:01 PM CST
'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/
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Heavenly Dragon Fire') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Heavenly Dragon Fire')
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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.
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.
Jul 13, 2016 9:14 PM CST
|It is a good one in every way here|
Jul 14, 2016 2:44 PM CST
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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