Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Swallow Tail Kite

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 19, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Swallow Tail Kite' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1998 by Curt Hanson. Curt does his hybridizing at Crintonic Gardens in Gates Mills, Ohio: http://crintonic.com/ .

Swallow Tail Kite is an early to mid-season bloomer. It has earned the following AHS awards: Award of Merit: 2006 and Honorable Mention: 2001. It is pod and pollen fertile with 48 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/29358/

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Swallow Tail Kite') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Swallow Tail Kite')
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Jul 19, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Long blooming and a fairly vigorous grower. But the scapes do not reach registered height here. More like 34 inches here.



Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
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Mayo62
Jul 20, 2016 5:51 AM CST
2 weeks ago I went to the Open Garden Days of an amateur hybridizer in the north of the country Whistling
Came home with as many DL's as my car could handle Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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Swallow Tail Kite is one of them and yesterday it was blooming it's heart out Lovey dubby
Will check height etc this afternoon when I go watering (it's on my allotment).


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Jul 20, 2016 6:56 AM CST
I love it when my car looks like that! Good job, Mayo Hilarious!
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Dog Lover Hellebores
Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener Organic Gardener
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Mayo62
Jul 20, 2016 4:02 PM CST
Yeah, I like it too Hilarious!

I took some photo's of my newly acquired Swallow Tail Kite
It is still flowering, even though I planted it only ten days ago and it has been hot yesterday and today Lovey dubby

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The leaves look a bit puny, but the scapes are a proud 45" high Lovey dubby


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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touchofsky
Jul 20, 2016 6:13 PM CST
I bought Swallow Tail Kite last year and it bloomed the first season in the garden. This year it has scapes that are approx. 40" tall and the clump has expanded to 8 fans in one year. I can't remember how many fans I started with, but not 8, probably more like 3 or 4. It is doing very well and has just started blooming in the garden. I am very happy with its vigor. The foliage is very healthy looking.

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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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hillbilly
Jul 21, 2016 9:17 AM CST
It is one of my favorites, always performs well in every way and is outstanding parent.

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