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Jan 18, 2017 6:01 PM CST Admin
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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'Abby Davisson' is a semi-evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2011 by Davisson-J..

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Abby Davisson') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Abby Davisson')
Jan 18, 2017 7:47 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Garden Art Region: Michigan Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
I just got this daylily last year, and it was from a source other than Judy Davisson, since she was sold out. I have to say it is a hardy thing .... it arrived with no foliage and sparse roots, but wow did it start growing fast and put out several fans. I really wasn't concerned when I saw it because I knew the source was dependable, but I didn't expect the kind of growth that it produced.

I took the photo below in Judy's garden, it puts on a spectacular show. Highly recommended.

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Jan 18, 2017 10:26 PM CST
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
A fabulous daylily, and a fabulous parent! I am a watermark lover (shock) and this one is perfect!

Interesting enough, when I crossed it with VICTORIA JOSEPHINE, I expected watermarks galore, but got this seedling instead. I checked the plant marker Maybe the watermark is so big it covered the entire Makes me want to use ABBY all the more!

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Jan 18, 2017 10:29 PM CST
Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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This is another of Judy's beautiful daylilies. I agree with Kathy that it is hardy and vigorous. It has an unusual quirk of needing to settle in for a season or two before showing its true colors. Mine looked washed out for first two seasons and then suddenly morphed into the gorgeous flower you see in the photos above.
Jan 19, 2017 9:48 AM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
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Roses Garden Ideas: Level 1 Region: United States of America Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
Added this one to my garden I think it was last year, so it sounds like it will need some time to settle in to my growing conditions. Looking forward to it putting on a show in my garden. Lovey dubby
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Jan 2, 2023 11:04 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
Butterflies Birds Bird Bath, Fountain and Waterfall Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I planted AD in May of 2022. I got no flowers this summer and in October, it was at 3 fans.
Mar 21, 2023 6:45 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Somehow I have missed giving a report on Abby Davisson. Very hardy, and I get bud count in the range of the hybridizer. I don't think I have ever had rebloom on it though, I wish I did. With bud count usually above 20 though, I don't complain too much.
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