Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Thin Man

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

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Background history:

'Thin Man' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2002 by Trimmer.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2009
Honorable Mention: 2006
LAA:
L/W: 2008

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Thin Man')
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
Sep 6, 2016 6:09 PM CST
One of my very favorite daylilies! It stops me in my tracks because it is so amazing! The color holds really well in the heat that we get here, and the scapes are nice and strong so it has never flopped, even though we have almost non-stop wind here. I love the color too! It's just fantastic!
Natalie
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
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Gleni
Sep 6, 2016 6:12 PM CST

One of my favourite daylilies. It is so photogenic and draws visitor's eyes. It increases well and reblooms. Sometimes I have to stake the scapes in the sea breezes. It is pollen fertile but I have never managed to set pods on it. It is susceptible to rust but definitely not a rust bucket and quite manageable.
Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Sep 6, 2016 6:16 PM CST
I just added this one this past spring. It did surprise me with 2 very small blooms this season! I have moved it to its permanent spot so I can't wait to see what it does in the future! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer
Bedmaker
Sep 6, 2016 6:45 PM CST
THIN MAN does well for me in my Zone 5 garden. Even though it is an evergreen, it does thrive and increase. I can't speak about its fertility. It does not flop over even though it is reaching for the sun as it is in some shade.
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Sep 6, 2016 6:50 PM CST
This daylily is a keeper in my garden it does very well considering it is an evergreen and I live in the north in zone 4. The sturdy scapes produce large blooms that are stunning to view it holds the color throughout the day.
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
mantisOH
Sep 6, 2016 7:53 PM CST
Last year it was spectacular. This year, along with many others, not so good. As others have noted, it is sturdy and the color is durable.

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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
Sep 6, 2016 9:50 PM CST
Gleni said:One of my favourite daylilies. It is so photogenic and draws visitor's eyes. It increases well and reblooms. Sometimes I have to stake the scapes in the sea breezes.


Glen, I wonder why yours has to be staked sometimes? Mine is so strong that it shocks me! We get some really bad wind here, and each time it hits hard, I expect Thin Man to be laying on the ground, but it's standing straight up, demanding that I stare at it for a while. Hilarious! I know that you take excellent care of your plants, so I can't imagine why you would be having that problem. Seems like the scapes are strong for many of us. Has it just been added recently? That's the only thing I can think of.

Natalie
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
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Gleni
Sep 7, 2016 12:07 AM CST
Heaven knows Natalie. The clumps grow strong but I certainly wouldn't consider the scapes to be strong.
southern Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Sep 7, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Thin Man is new to my garden this spring. Not all new ones that come in the spring bloom the first year, but this one did, & did nicely except the scapes were shorter. It even increased a bit. I'm really looking forward to seeing it next year.
Name: Liz Quinn
Huntersville,NC (Zone 7a)
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Emquinn
Sep 7, 2016 8:32 AM CST
Thin Man for me is a tough Daylily. It was in the path of a tree when it fell. Took a couple of years but it came back strong. This summer it bloomed for several weeks.
Liz
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Name: Edith
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Edie34
Sep 16, 2016 9:25 PM CST
Oh yes, 'Thin Man' is brawny, it made a huge clump the second year in my clay soil and the flowers were huge and kept coming for a long time.

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