Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Helix

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jan 1, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Helix' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2002 by Grace Stamile. See Grace (and husband, Pat's) website for information about the daylilies they grow in Arroyo Grande, CA: http://www.distinctly.on.ca/st...

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

Helix is an extra-early bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is pod and pollen fertile with currently 7 registered children: https://garden.org/plants/pare...

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

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 'Helix')
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Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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GaNinFl
Jan 2, 2017 11:54 AM CST
Added in 2015 to my collection, and was potted until spring 2016.

Below is the FFE,


Not as tall a scape as what is listed on the site, coming in around 26-28". Bloom wasn't as large, but being the first year in its garden spot, I believe are the reasons the stats were off. Looking forward to the new season.

Photo taken this morning of new fans,
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Stan
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 4, 2017 9:02 PM CST
I love this daylily!

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Betty
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Jan 4, 2017 9:40 PM CST
Betty - Can you post some information about this cultivar? Love your photos of Helix! What a beauty!
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Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jan 6, 2017 9:28 PM CST
Helix is my favorite daylily! It blooms profusely, even as a young specimen. The infamous curl that gives this beautiful specimen it's namesake is what caught my eye.

Helix performs well in the Western exposure of my zone 6a garden. It's scapes are much shorter than what is described, but that characteristic does not deter from the beauty of this daylily!

Helix will always be tops on my list of favorite daylilies! I tip my hat to you.

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Dana
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Jan 7, 2017 10:22 AM CST


Attractive flower that blooms well above foliage. Often has multiple blooms open at once. Med/fast growth rate. Handles dividing/moving with little to no set back.
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