Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Banned in Boston

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Background history:

'Banned in Boston' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1994 by Simpson-D.. No further information can be found on this hybridizer except that there currently 53 cultivars listed by this hybridizer.

Banned in Boston is a mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the Honorable Mention: 1998 AHS award. It has a rust resistance rating of 1.0.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Banned in Boston')
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Aug 7, 2016 5:33 AM CST
I love this plant but it grows rather slowly in my garden. I moved it last year and it did bloom this year but only one scape. I am hoping next year will be a better bloom season for it.

Edited to add: the plant is fertile both ways and a seed must have fallen from it several years ago and this nice little mini bloom plant grew from it. My garden name for this Banned in Boston seedling is Little Miss Melvindale, named after a pageant they have yearly at our annual Melvindale Days. Here is a pic of the seedling.

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Aug 7, 2016 8:28 AM CST
I have had the same experience as Cindy with H. Banned in Boston. I purchased it in April 2014. It now has three fans: The largest fan produced one scape with 5 buds. The scape was not even a foot tall. The second fan was skimpy and the third fan was barely noticeable. I didn't help the situation when I accidentally stepped on the plant yesterday.

I hope someone else has something better and more encouraging to report. It is such a pretty bloom (I love bi-colors!) that I will definitely give it a few more years before I take it out of the garden (unless I kill it by stepping on it again).

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Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Aug 7, 2016 9:35 AM CST
Banned in Boston has been in my garden since 2004. Love the colors it has not increased very well and only get a couple of scapes or blooms each year. I have clay soil and will continue to improve it in hopes that the flowers performance wifi improve.
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Aug 7, 2016 6:43 PM CST
I purchased Band In Boston in 2011. It is a slow increaser for me also (zone 5a). But I LOVE the bi-tones and this one is a beauty. This spring I mixed some alfalfa pellets into the soil around BIB and it did make a difference. Here is a picture from this year.

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Name: Karen Skedgell-Ghiban
Nashville, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Aug 7, 2016 7:27 PM CST
I forget how long I've had this plant for, but when I bought it I was living in Ohio at the time with heavy clay loam soil. It didn't do much down there but when I moved to Michigan and planted it in sandy loam soil, and a good deal more sun, it and many of my other plants took off and it has increased steadily and gave me several scapes of flowers this year despite the drought. I didn't pay attention to bud count, I haven't paid too close attention to that in recent years, but I do know most of my daylilies suffered from shorter scapes and less buds and bud drop overall this year due to the dry weather, whereas a few others didn't seem affected.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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Aug 7, 2016 8:42 PM CST
Nice picture, Sue Thumbs up The leaves on BIB look very healthy.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Aug 8, 2016 6:08 AM CST
aww, I was hoping for better reports on this one. My oldest daughter lived in Boston a few years and I just never got around to adding it yet. I may give it a try just because I love Boston and the bitone!
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Aug 8, 2016 8:12 AM CST
I did have this one in my garden for a number of years, once it was established it bloomed fairly well with a lovely flower although it increased slowly. Last year it was replaced with a different daylily because I wanted to try another cultivar.
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