Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Awesome Candy

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dec 8, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Awesome Candy' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2000 by Stamile.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Award of Merit: 2008
Honorable Mention: 2004
ATG: 2008

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

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.

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Awesome Candy')
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Dec 9, 2016 3:36 AM CST
Awesome pics. I too have my daylilies in a garden shed nearby my home
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Dec 9, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Welcome, Jonathina! Welcome! Welcome! You'll find a lot of like minded folks here! How is Awesome Candy growing for you?
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Dec 9, 2016 3:06 PM CST
Typical growth, nothing exceptional. It was a gift from a friend. We always have lower bud counts than reported on sites.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Dec 11, 2016 5:19 AM CST
I have had AWESOME CANDY for five years and I think it does not like the subtropics and the heat. Last year I moved it (my magical solution to the problem of struggling cultivars) but it performed worse. Sadly, it is also susceptible to rust. However, when all is going well with it, the blooms together are trim and fetching and limn against the green foliage.

Here, it flowers usually in the second month of spring but in two of the years it was two months early or late. It is both pollen and pod fertile and reblooms.
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Name: Mary
NW, KS (Zone 5b)
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Jul 23, 2017 11:15 AM CST
I have to say, Awesome Candy is now one of my favorites in the garden. It holds it's shape all day and is rock solid. AC, was really one of the first fancy daylilies I purchased last fall (2016). I got some nice fans of it and it has steadily bloomed for the past 2 months (though intermittently) though it is not mature enough in my garden to be an actual clump. I have been very impressed by it's performance in my zone 6A garden.
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