Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Hemerocallis citrina

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Nov 23, 2016 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

Hemerocallis citrina is a dormant diploid introduced in 1897 by Baroni.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis citrina)
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Ispahan
Nov 23, 2016 8:31 PM CST
I grow the variant called Yao Ming which is sold by Plant Delights. It is a very robust plant with 5 foot scapes and produces masses of small, highly fragrant nocturnal blooms during the ML season. It is a rock hardy hard dormant with extremely attractive foliage. The distinct yellow shade of the blooms glows in the setting sun. If only it existed in a tetraploud version this plant would be perfect!!!
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 24, 2016 12:08 AM CST
I can look at my office window and see my H. CITRINA presently flowering. I just went out and took these photos for you.

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H. CITRINA is easy to grow. Here in the subtropics it dies back in the colder months but doesn't disappear below ground. It Is nocturnal, reblooms and produces proliferations. It is easily pod and pollen fertile and highly perfumed. It attracts hawk moths at night. Here it flowers in the first week of the third month of spring. Mine show resistance to rust.

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(A thunderstorm is looming in the background).


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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Nov 27, 2016 4:03 PM CST
I was given this daylily in 2014, it didn't bloom the following year, but bloomed very nicely this year. I really like the simple look of it, & the color just glows. It bloomed late season here
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Karen
Jan 19, 2017 1:45 PM CST
I started my H. Citrina from seed and have been growing it for at least seven years, has a very dependable bloom and brightens up any space.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 19, 2017 4:53 PM CST
@Karen,
Will H. Citrina be true from seed? I know most daylilies will not, but there are always exceptions to the rules. The data base here shows propagation only by division.
Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Jan 20, 2017 4:12 PM CST

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Larry,

To my understanding the species daylilies will come true from seed.
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Karen
Jan 24, 2017 11:17 AM CST
Hi Larry,
I bought the seeds from The Fragrant Path and they look just like the ones pictured.

Thank you Jon for posting!

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