Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Thomas Tew

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Oct 3, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Thomas Tew' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2008 by Grace Stamile. See Grace (and husband, Pat's) website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA:

For more information about Grace (and Pat), read Char's thread: The thread "ATP Series: The Daylilies of Patrick and Grace Stamile" in Daylilies forum

Thomas Tew is a mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is pollen fertile with currently 4 registered children:

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

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the NGA Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Thomas Tew')
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Oct 3, 2016 6:46 PM CST
Thomas Tew was my very best bloomer this year in zone 7A. All of my DLs are first year. I got two fans from Maryott's on 7/11 and planted them in two very different beds. Both shot up scapes and began blooming in August. The blooms were stunning! I'm really looking forward to next year when they have had a chance to really settle in. It's a definite winner in 7A.
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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Oct 4, 2016 5:48 AM CST
Wow, once again I have to contribute a non-characteristics post about another wonderful CV.

Reason for doing so is that I just received a nice two fan piece of Thomas Tew from my mother, a couple weeks ago. Thank You!

I will post however that the cream and violet face has me craving a blueberry cream cheese danish. Drooling Ok so I haven’t had my breakfast yet and I hungry. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I will add that I also love the white midrib that looks like a star bursting outward from that chartreuse throat. Can you tell, I am anxiously waiting to see this pretty face in my garden.
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Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
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Oct 4, 2016 5:52 AM CST
I just received Thomas Tew from Maryott's a week ago. I'm hoping for great things this spring. No report just yet.
South Central Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Oct 5, 2016 4:22 PM CST
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I first saw a picture of Thomas Tew from a post by Teresa....aka Bluegrassmom....and I knew I had to have it. I love its pretty face and especially the larger size of the bloom. It is an evergreen and I am a bit hesitant to add them to my Kentucky garden. I have lost evergreens in the past, but not this one! It is a very nice addition to the garden.
Name: Pat Strong
Stone Mountain (Zone 8a)
Region: Georgia Dragonflies Ponds Cut Flowers Dahlias Birds
Orchids Butterflies Garden Photography Houseplants Hummingbirder Daylilies
Oct 7, 2016 5:58 AM CST
After seeing these pics, I think I should have ordered a double from Maryott's.

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