Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Oktoberfest

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Aug 19, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Oktoberfest' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2005 by Maryott.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2013

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Oktoberfest')
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Aug 19, 2016 6:25 PM CST
I have this one and it is a wonderful early bloomer for me. The flowers always open perfect and the colors are so bright and cheerful. I look forward to its blooms every year. Once in awhile it will send up a reblooming scape.

In cooler weather
Thumb of 2016-08-20/kousa/388df4

In warmer weather
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
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Aug 20, 2016 2:19 AM CST
Interesting that the petal base color is more saturated in cool weather - I would have expected the opposite.

It does look like it opens fairly well in cool weather - or am I wrong?
It's daylily season!
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Aug 20, 2016 6:20 AM CST
It does well here too, multiplies quite well & blooms a long time. I don't think I've ever seen a splotched flower, or bloom that fails to open on it.
Name: Louise Alley
Central Maine, Waterville (Zone 5a)
Aug 20, 2016 8:19 AM CST
The plant is reliable here too; the flower always looks good. To critique: the flower is smaller 5" vs 5.75", branching is really poor - 2 way; my bud count is way below the 30 listed; I don't get a long season bloom. I would say one looking for a bright orange flower could make a better choice.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
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Aug 20, 2016 12:45 PM CST
I love, love Oktoberfest! It blooms early here in my zone 3 garden, opens beautifully even on cold days and is never blotchy even on a very cool day with lots of dew, unlike many of my other daylilies. It has been a heavy bloomer in my garden and for the first time this year has one scape reblooming. It has increased well and is one of the most complimented and commented on daylilies in my garden.

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