Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Apple Swirl

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Aug 14, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Apple Swirl' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 2002 by Harris-JN.. This hybridizer has 3 registered cultivars.

Apple Swirl is a mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is pollen fertile with 3 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/paren...

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Apple Swirl')
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Aug 14, 2016 9:45 PM CST
I'll add my evaluation:

Apple Swirl was a bonus plant which I knew nothing about. A single fan. It was planted and pretty much forgotten among all the double and triple fans in the same bed .... until it bloomed ..... what a lovely cultivar! This one wowed me when I saw the very first bloom. Large bloom at 10". Love the lime green throat and the dark lavender pattern on the petals. The scape seemed to handle holding the bloom up even though it was not a thick scape. It multipled to 3 fans within it's first year. Definitely a keeper in my garden! If I remember correctly it produced 5 blooms on that one scape.

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Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Aug 16, 2016 3:14 AM CST
I received Apple Swirl this Summer as a bonus as well Thumbs up

It didn't bloom for me this season, but has been making new fans so it seems to be settling in nicely Lovey dubby


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Mayo
The Netherlands, Europe (Zone 9a)
Region: Europe Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Organic Gardener Container Gardener
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Mayo62
Jul 19, 2017 2:00 AM CST
one year later Big Grin
Apple Swirl has increased from 3 to 6 fans.
The original 3 fans each produced a scape this Summer, scapes were 28!! inches high, 11 flowers per scape Thumbs up
Big flowers! (but I forgot to measure them... D'Oh! )


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No rebloom so far, but a keeper nonetheless Thumbs up


Mayo
a DL flower a day keeps the doctor away
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jul 19, 2017 7:06 AM CST
This is my 1 year later post, too.

Mine is still 1 fan. It did not bloom this year for me. It's just sitting there in a bed with many others that did not bloom this year. Those cultivars in the bed that did actually bloom, also re-bloomed. Go figure!

At least I didn't lose this one. But no increase at all. Still is a good looking fan. No rust. So ..... maybe next year it will bloom for me. I like to think that when daylilies are doing that, the root system is growing and will burst forth into multiple fans and lots of blooms the following year. But that is only wishful thinking. Sighing!
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