Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Jan's Twister

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 2, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Jan's Twister' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1991 by Jan Joiner. Joiner Gardens is located in Savannah, Georgia and was established in 1962. For more information about their Daylily Gardens:

Additional info about Joiner Gardens can be found on this thread:
The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Royce, Jan and Aaron Joiner" in Daylilies forum

Jan's Twister is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible rebloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Award of Merit: 1997, Honorable Mention: 1994, LAA: 2003, and L/W: 2000. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 56 registered children currently:

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Jan's Twister') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Jan's Twister')
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Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Aug 2, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Jan's Twister was a gift and hasn't done well for me. Always hopefully for next year. Love the color and form.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Aug 3, 2016 5:35 AM CST
I love Jan's Twister. I have had it for many years. It is very hardy in the north and forms a nice clump rather quickly. It's stunning when several flowers bloom at once. Only downside is that it won't set pods for me but its pollen is dynamite. It does well in hot weather and blooms never melt here.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Aug 6, 2016 4:11 PM CST
Jan's Twister has a bloom I like to photograph. It quite lends itself to framing and each bloom can be idiosyncratic. It looks very good when there are multiple blooms and, if you have it, think of setting it as a feature plant in your garden.
I selected it for my subtropical garden because it had multiple awards and did well in the popularity vote. It flowers here late in the second month of spring or early third month and reblooms. It is a good parent, fertile both ways.
For some reason, I have not written down a rust score for it. Hopefully this means it is resistant. I will add this later as spring hits.

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