Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Electric Mist

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Jul 22, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Electric Mist' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2001 by Salter.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2008

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Electric Mist')
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jul 22, 2016 6:07 PM CST
Not the best year for Electric Mist (but had a lot of company in that regard). This one grows well here--good bud count and holds quite well. A color that captures your attention without being gaudy.

Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
Jul 23, 2016 4:54 AM CST
I would agree with mantisOH - it grows well and color holds well throughout the day. For me, it has been slow to increase.

Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Jul 23, 2016 7:45 AM CST
Been too busy to post much, but saw this and wanted to lend a voice. I have had it for years, and bought it for it's green throat. It has never disappointed. Easy pod setter. I have never tried the pollen.

It makes pretty babies, nothing earth shattering, but simple and pretty.


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South Central Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Jul 24, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Electric Mist is one of my favorites in my garden. I love its striking color combination and especially how vibrant the colors can be. At times, I am disappointed with the change I see from the seller's photograph to the actual color in my garden, but not with Electric Mist. My only complaint is that I wish it increased at a faster rate.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Region: Alabama
Jul 24, 2016 3:20 PM CST
Am I correct that this plant was hybridized in Florida? I don't see it being grown very far down south? Anyone down around zone 8 growing this?
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Jul 24, 2016 9:25 PM CST
I am your Zone 8a grower, and perhaps people in the warmer zones will do a report. Electric Mist has been here two years and I love it. The color combination is a real favorite of mine--really love that big green throat and the purple color of the flower. It certainly stands out for me. This plant began blooming May 12 and it is just now finishing up because after the initial scapes, it produced two new scapes--not bad, I say, over two and a half months of flowers. One thing, it will rust, but in our garden, it has not been decimated by the rust like some of our other DLS have. I will tolerate the rust because I love those flowers.

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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Jul 25, 2016 7:13 AM CST
Mine is planted where it gets some afternoon shade from taller plants, the bloom is beautiful. Mine has been slow to increase likely due to our colder climate which on the other hand keeps rust at bay.
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