Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Mister Monopoly

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hybridizer Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Aug 31, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Mister Monopoly' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2012 by Davisson-J..

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mister Monopoly')
Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
Aug 31, 2016 7:00 PM CST
got mister monopoly early last year and planted it, the nursery who I got it from did not send me very good fans and so it did not bloom last year. in fact it disappeared before it really got cold outside making me wonder if I had lost it. I contacted Judy and told her what had happened and she said that it was a hard dormant and that it should come back. it did, but only grew about 2ft. or so and did not have that many buds, but the ones that bloomed were looking just like the pictures that I had seen, so I'm looking for better results next year.
Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
Daylilies Seed Starter Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader
Sep 1, 2016 6:17 AM CST
Chuck, you should have bought it from Judy .......... I always get bloom the year it's planted when I order from her in the Spring.

I love this daylily with it's large bright orange blooms and well branched scape. It has those northern genes that make it hardy in the north, but it doesn't increase as fast as some of Judy's other introductions, which is a plus for me.

Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Hummingbirder Salvias Bee Lover Bulbs
Pollen collector Hellebores Organic Gardener Seed Starter Composter Clematis
Sep 5, 2016 9:11 PM CST
I love HUGE orange daylilies and MISTER MONOPOLY definitely fits the bill. Like Kathy pointed out, it is very hardy in the north but not a fast multiplier. That being said, it never fails to put on a good show and the scapes are truly wonderful. The fact that it doesn't multiply rapidly makes it an ideal garden specimen for those that find digging and dividing huge clumps of daylilies every 2-3 years to be intimidating (like myself). Pollen is good but I have never been able to set a pod on it.
Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
Daylilies Seed Starter Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader
Sep 6, 2016 6:36 AM CST
I have set pods on Mister Monopoly, I would rate it as a difficult pod setter, but not impossible.

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