Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Brocaded Gown

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Name: Becky
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Jan 17, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Brocaded Gown' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1979 by Millikan-B.. No further information on this hybridizer other than there is 303 registered cultivars under this hybridizer's name.

Brocaded Gown is an early to mid-season extended bloomer with possible re-bloom. It has earned the following AHS awards: Stout Silver Medal: 1989, Award of Merit: 1986, Honorable Mention: 1983, and JC: 1980. It has a rust resistant rating of 1.0. It is listed as pod and pollen fertile with currently 118 registered children:

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Brocaded Gown')
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Southern Indiana
Jan 18, 2017 1:43 PM CST
I love Brocaded Gown! I have had this one for many years always a reliable bloomer and such a lovely bloom!
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Jan 19, 2017 6:25 AM CST
I am partial to a crepe and Brocaded Gown is one of the best. Here in the subtropics it flowers in early spring. It is a consistent rebloomer and is also easily fertile both ways. It is fairly resistant to rust which makes it a fun plant to have. It deserves its Stout Silver Medal.

These pictures are from today and are reblooms. I think there has only been a couple of days without a bloom since early October last year.
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Jan 19, 2017 8:32 AM CST
Brocaded gown has done well here also, but I have only had it since July 2015. It bloomed for about two months here. I think it pretty well met the stats of 26x6 in my garden. Just went down to the garden, and Brocaded Gown only has four fans, not sure but I think I started with two, so not a rapid multiplier, but at least not decreasing.
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This is a photo of Brocaded Gown I just took, it was loaded with aphids when I pulled off most of the dead foliage, by the time I got back two Ladybugs were feeding on them. Only one shows in the photo.
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Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jan 19, 2017 9:51 AM CST
As I recall, this one bloomed later here in the North. Lovely soft yellow, but not a heavy bloomer here. When does yours bloom, Karen? (You are a bit warmer, though.)
Southern Indiana
Jan 19, 2017 1:54 PM CST
I believe I had blooms starting in June and had re-blooms after that.
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
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Jan 19, 2017 9:42 PM CST
I have had this daylily for a long time (decades, really) but with deer predation and also a bad (too much shade) location, I haven't seen regular bloom on it, and I don't recall ever seeing rebloom.

That said, when it has been in (unmolested) bloom, I have to say that the blooms are lovely - and I am not one, generally speaking, who is a fan of creped daylilies. But on this flower, it works - and the name very much reflects the beauty of the bloom; the color and texture of the bloom are evocative of a fairy tale ball gown.

My only problem with the daylily is that the scapes are a bit shorter than I like (26", but at the time, that's more or less the height they all seemed to be). So this daylily needs to be positioned such that you can enjoy the flowers even though those scapes are short; mine is at the bottom of a hillside, right behind the (2 ft high or so) retaining wall.

A bonus for those who care about such things (and one reason why this daylily stays in this garden, and will go with me if ever we leave) - it has excellent rust resistance (a rating of 1.0). Thumbs up

It's daylily season!
Name: SmokeysGardens
Jan 20, 2017 5:27 PM CST
Gleni said: These pictures are from today and are reblooms. I think there has only been a couple of days without a bloom since early October last year.

Luckyyyyy! Here in Michigan, we won't see these big Guys till July :(

Thank you for sharing your lovely day lilies!

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