Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Ginny Mitchell

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Name: Becky
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Background history:

'Ginny Mitchell' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2003 by Kelly Mitchell. Kelly does hybridizing at Rainbow Acres in North Highlands, CA:

Ginny Mitchell is an early to mid-season extended bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is listed as pod and pollen fertile with currently 13 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ginny Mitchell')
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Nov 12, 2016 1:16 PM CST
Ginny Mitchell has struggled for me here in the subtropics but It is just hitting its straps after 2.5 years. I have not been able to set pods on it.
It flowers in the last month of spring and is susceptible to rust. I find the substance to be a bit flimsy and it starts to melt by midday on very hot days.

Name: Amber
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May 27, 2017 8:44 AM CST
I planted a DF of Ginny Mitchell in June scapes that year. I planted it in front of my porch, facing east, where it gets sun until midday. In 2016, I had 3 scapes on 3 really big fans with 15-18 buds each. The buds take a while to open fully in the morning, but they all make it to where they open wide and flat, no hangups. Nice bubbly edge. It does change colors throughout the day.

Here it is early morning, on it's way to opening fully, but you can see the nice dark purple with a good washed eye...

By late afternoon it looks like this. More of a pink with a less pronounced wash...

It was a decent pod setter, not great, but average. But none of it's pollen took (thought that was a common theme in my garden last year...maybe most of my plants were too new to have the energy to set a lot of pods Shrug! ). I won't say that GM is one of my favorite daylilies, or that I will use her prolifically in hybridizing, but she can keep her spot for a while.
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