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Aug 7, 2016 7:23 AM CST
Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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I bought a new daylily yesterday "Apple Crisp." It was a rather large and well maintained plant (5-6 fans) which had 3 or 4 scapes on it, 2 which are still blooming.

Looking at the spent scapes as well as the 2 that are still blooming, this plant is a bud builder. It isn't registered as one though. This cultivar was registered in the early 1980's.

So my question is, was "Bud Builder" a term that was even used or recognized in the early 1980's??
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Aug 7, 2016 9:28 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
I'm not sure when the term was first used, I'll try and find out unless someone else knows. But having said that, bud building isn't a term used separately in registration. A few hybridizers have incorporated it into the colour description however but there's no requirement to mention it.
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Aug 7, 2016 9:54 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Yes it was a term used before the 1980s. There's an article in the Daylily Journal of Spring 1979 about bud builders mentioning it was not a new phenomenon. The article says 'Ollalie Gold Rim' was reputed to have produced 96 blooms on a single scape. The following are listed as bud builders in the article:

Ollalie All Summer
Texas All Summer
Angel Unawares
Charbonier
Red Siren
Song of Hiawatha
Lone Eagle
Exalted Ruler
Brave World
Carolidawn
Extra Special
Gloria Ritchie
Hudson Valley
Lusty Leland
Jewel of Hearts
Secret Lyric
Vestal Beauty
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Aug 7, 2016 10:53 AM CST
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Region: Louisiana Tropicals Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
sooby said:Yes it was a term used before the 1980s. There's an article in the Daylily Journal of Spring 1979 about bud builders mentioning it was not a new phenomenon. The article says 'Ollalie Gold Rim' was reputed to have produced 96 blooms on a single scape. The following are listed as bud builders in the article:

Ollalie All Summer
Texas All Summer
Angel Unawares
Charbonier
Red Siren
Song of Hiawatha
Lone Eagle
Exalted Ruler
Brave World
Carolidawn
Extra Special
Gloria Ritchie
Hudson Valley
Lusty Leland
Jewel of Hearts
Secret Lyric
Vestal Beauty


Thank you for the time you took to look it up. Thank You!
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Aug 7, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
I tip my hat to you. Having all the journals online going back for decades on the AHS members' Portal and indexed makes it a lot easier than searching through the printed ones, which I only have back to the mid-90s except for a few scattered ones before that!
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Aug 8, 2016 6:56 PM CST
Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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Thank you for your feedback.

So the take away is that the AHS database may or may not list a daylily as a budbuilder, but just because they don't doesn't mean that it isn't?????
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Aug 8, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Correct. The only way I know of to search for them in the AHS database is to type bud builder into the search box on the AHS home page. Doing that yields only six cultivars, where the hybridizer had volunteered "bud builder" in the flower description.
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Jul 12, 2020 6:49 PM CST
Name: Mary
Jersey City, NJ (Zone 7b)
What the heck is a bud builder?
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Jul 12, 2020 7:22 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
MaryMills1 said:What the heck is a bud builder?


See:
https://daylilies.org/daylily-...
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Jul 12, 2020 7:44 PM CST
Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
Always find the awesome in your day
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Hummingbirder Region: Northeast US Region: United States of America
Interesting that this thread came up today. I have a very very simple but pretty seedling that is a deep maroon and I think it is possibly going to be a bud builder. Drooling
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Jul 12, 2020 9:26 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
I love bud builders.

Here in the tundra, if we a plant to bloom a long time or late, we need to rely on a much smaller subset of reblooming daylilies or Very Late daylilies, which are nice, but tend to be simpler forms and colors.

In the south, I think a grower might prefer a pretty rebloomer. But up here... if I can get a plant to bloom hard for 4 weeks and bud build for another two or three weeks, I'm pretty excited about that. ...because those fancy Evergreen rebloomers don't do it here.
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