Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: December Wedding

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Sep 4, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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'December Wedding' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2009 by Petit.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'December Wedding')
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
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Polymerous
Sep 4, 2016 10:06 PM CST
This is still a relatively new plant for me. I got it in the fall of 2013, but I didn't record exactly what happened thereafter (autumns are busy for me, then there are the holidays, and then nothing much is done in the garden until mid February). It may have been temporarily potted up into a 1 gal pot (in the shade), it may have actually been fall planted into the ground, or it may have overwintered in a tub of water! *Blush* Most likely it was planted out into the ground sometime in the spring of 2014, but I can't recall if it had any bloom in 2014 (no bloom was recorded for that plant).

Last year (2015) we were still having deer invasions, so the deer got the early scapes (which started bloom in the second half of May). I must have had rebloom, because I noted that the clump was in bloom roughly from mid July to mid August.

The plant has been great this year. FFO was 5-21; LFO was 8-24, and that included rebloom. I am lazy so I track my bloom periods by the quarter month (1-7, 8-15, 16-23, 24-end), and during that period of time there was at least one bloom in each quarter month, except for 5-24 to 6-1. Some days the clump had 3-4 blooms open, and this was not a large, old clump, plus we are (and have been) on water restrictions here.

We have difficulties with cool nights here, but for the most part the blooms opened well (though iirc there were some less than stellar blooms early in its season). (Sorry, but for some odd reason my few single-bloom images were not well focused, and I forgot to take more. Sad )

The flowers are large (I never measured them) and generally opened slightly recurved (which is my preference). The blooms have a subtle edge on them; if you look closely, it is not only a pale lemon, but there are hints of metallic silver on the edge. Very nice! Lovey dubby

It hasn't been here long enough to judge rust resistance, and there are no rusty plants immediately (within a few feet) nearby, so I can't say yet if it is resistant to rust, or not (nor am I about to deliberately try to infect it! Rolling on the floor laughing ). I can say that it has not had rust here, and it is subject to irrigation spray.

This season I tried making crosses with it. The pollen is fertile, but it is a pod difficult plant.

Right now, it is one of my favorite daylilies in the garden. Thumbs up I love it! Lovey dubby (And even better, and partly why I bought the plant, it has a meaningful name to me, because my wedding was in December!)
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Sep 5, 2016 9:47 PM CST
I went out and counted bud scars on DW, and it averaged out to about 13 buds per (rebloom) scape. That doesn't sound like much, but the reality here is that we never get high bud counts, ever. Given our climate, our latitude, the drought and water restrictions, and the fact that this is a large-flowered daylily, I think that 13 buds is okay, especially as most scapes on the clump rebloomed. Just giving this information to fill out last night's report...
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.

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