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Feb 9, 2017 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Background history:

'Paul Aucoin' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2009 by Agin.

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

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.



Also, please consider adding a "Local Report" to the NGA Plant Database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Paul Aucoin')
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Feb 10, 2017 8:06 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
I purchased this cultivar this fall, got it in the ground in mid-October, and I thought for sure I was chancing it. Lo and behold- it settled happily into its new home and the little darling threw up a scape.
Thumb of 2017-02-11/ShakespearesGarden/ad16c8

I dutifully contemplated snipping it off- then I pulled off all but one bud... The bud turned into a flower...


Thumb of 2017-02-11/ShakespearesGarden/de22a1

I think the cold temps prevented a clean open.

I also emailed the seller about its ID. I was assured that when it blooms next spring, that indeed, it will prove itself to be PAUL AUCOIN. We shall see...

I can tell you that PA has over-wintered well- planted on the south side and well protected from wind. The fans were of good substance and if memory serves (I've been peeking at them all)- this one still shows green down low. More tomorrow if I can get a picture

**Edited to add the other picture and additional details**
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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Feb 10, 2017 9:00 PM CST
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Raises cows Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Texas Plant Identifier
ShakespearesGarden said:I purchased this cultivar this fall, got it in the ground in mid-October, and I thought for sure I was chancing it. Lo and behold- it settled happily into its new home and the little darling threw up a scape. I dutifully contemplated snipping it off- then I pulled off all but one bud... The bud turned into a flower...


Thumb of 2017-02-11/ShakespearesGarden/de22a1

I also emailed the seller about its ID. I was assured that when it blooms next spring, that indeed, it will prove itself to be PAUL AUCOIN. We shall see...

from wind.

I hope to see the follow up on this post. I just can't see how what is depicted in your photo is going to change into a bloom resembling the database photos that Jon has in the original post. That dark center would have to change to a light watermark, wouldn't it?
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Feb 10, 2017 9:26 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
@needrain: I know! I thought the exact same thing! ... I emailed the seller who was pretty adamant that yes it is PA and that next spring it will bloom true. so, I shall wait and see. I do have a second fan that could be PA- so I'll have two to compare. I had posted this pic as an ID question back in November and that opinion was shared by a couple of people.

I do plan on photographing a great new many cultivars, and this one is high on my list of ones to watch. I'll keep the forum posted : )

If it isn't PA, then I have an idea of what it could be based what was on the seller's website... (I know I wrote it down somewhere...)
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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Feb 11, 2017 11:15 AM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
A photo of the fans this morning. The left hand one was the one that bloomed.
Thumb of 2017-02-11/ShakespearesGarden/9bdf56
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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