Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Rosy Spiketail

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hybridizer Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Feb 19, 2017 6:01 PM CST

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Background history:

'Rosy Spiketail' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2006 by Gossard.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Rosy Spiketail')
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Feb 19, 2017 7:12 PM CST
I have this daylily for only a year but it has already doubled in size. It maybe too soon to give an accurate assessment. For the time that I have it though, I like it very much. Sometimes the blooms are splotchy but the teeth on the blooms are distinct on this daylily.

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Name: Larry
Augusta, GA area (Zone 8a)
Daylilies Hybridizer Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Georgia
Feb 22, 2017 8:15 PM CST
I had this daylily for several years, but no longer have it. I got it when I first became interested in toothy daylily flowers and it gave me many of those each year. They were much like the first picture, but perhaps the red was somewhat less intense because of the extreme heat and humidity our late-spring and summer brings. While the flowers didn't stand up to our weather any better that most other red daylily flowers, neither was it any worse.
Rosy Spiketail gave me a lot of toothy seedlings, although most were narrow form and often failed to have strong color intensity. However, every now and then I would get a couple of round form flowers with good coloration, generally when using Rosy Spiketail as the pollen parent. I am still growing a couple of the seedlings and evaluating them for possible registration.

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For information, P E-12 was a seedling out of Bell's Depths of My Heart

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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Feb 23, 2017 8:26 AM CST
Those seedlings look very nice, Larry!
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Feb 24, 2017 6:46 AM CST
I agree I agree
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