Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Abby Davisson

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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Jan 18, 2017 6:01 PM CST

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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')
Name: Kathy
(Zone 5a)
Daylilies Seed Starter Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader
Jan 18, 2017 7:47 PM CST
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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Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Daylilies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Jan 18, 2017 10:26 PM CST
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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Name: Corey
Chicago (Zone 6a)
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Jan 18, 2017 10:29 PM CST
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.
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Jan 19, 2017 9:48 AM CST
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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