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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
May 6, 2017 10:15 AM CST
How many did you get at Maryott's sale? Any that you are particularly excited about? I'm hoping you're wrong about the evergreens and that they stick with you for the long term, but I hear you on trying to get as many crosses out of them as possible. I have a couple like that, too, that I'm worried won't survive in my garden in the long run, so I need to get some pollen from them.
Name: Elena
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bxncbx
May 6, 2017 10:38 AM CST
I believe I got 8 including bonus plants. I was just weeding and have to say most of my daylilies are getting huge! We just had 3" of rain yesterday with more expected today & later next week. I guess water really is a huge factor in how they thrive. Even ones that looked really bad before (Buzz Saw) show no sign of it now.

I bought evergreen and semi-evergreen plants from Maryott in 2013 and most have steadily dwindled and only bloom sporadically now. I'm hoping they'll all bloom this year and maybe even add a fan or two. Crossing Fingers!

Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
May 6, 2017 3:35 PM CST
Great choices by everyone. I added a lot of new Daylilies last year, most bloomed but I expect much improvement this year, so this is likely to change before the end of bloom season. If we can include seedlings, then I guess I get five favorites.

Highland Pinched Fingers- Super bright, glowing orange, that can be seen from a distance. This plant produces lots of blooms here, has multiplied well, has good foliage, and blooms well above it.
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Joan Derifield- Deep velvety red, lots of thick scapes, and blooms. Blooms are held above foliage, and are large, produces plenty of pods.


Cameroons- Another deep velvety bloom, beautiful purple/red color, good branching and scape height. Multiplies well, and has nice foliage, sets plenty of pods in hot weather.
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Yellowstone Canyon- A bright yellow, with a darker yellow eye, these blooms look great late on a hot day. Blooms will have teeth when it gets warm, scapes are well branched and lift blooms well above foliage.
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Seedling 16-15: This was a three-year-old last year, had three well branched scapes, that held blooms above foliage, bud count in mid 20's. I loved the consistent bagel form, nice color, eye, and edge, but most of all, that all three scapes had instant rebloom. This seedling had two prolifs, and several poly blooms. I moved it from the seedling bed, and am anxious to see how it performs this year.
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Name: Regina
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scflowers
May 6, 2017 3:46 PM CST
Great picks, Gale. I especially like the seedling you included! Beautiful!
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
May 6, 2017 10:32 PM CST
Gale - Looks like you have some real winners! I love your seedling. Do you know the cross that created it?
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Name: Heidi
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mom2cjemma
May 9, 2017 6:12 PM CST
I have overe 200 named Daylilies. Such hard decisions to make

ARTIST ETCHING
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Long bloomer with classically beautiful color


CAT DANCER
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I love this happy face

KANAI SENSEi
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This one is just so adorable!
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Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
May 9, 2017 6:54 PM CST
Becky, No I don't know the cross, it is from my first batch of seedlings, and my process of keeping track was not a good one. I direct sowed out side in a line 3" apart, wrote down the number of seeds of each on paper. Not all the seeds germinated so it was hard to be sure what was what, plus they all started to grow together because they were so close, so I moved them at a year old. Now I use plastic knives at the start of each cross, and spread them 6" apart, but still get many of them broken by my children or animals, but seems better. Its for fun anyways, if I get anything half way pretty with instant rebloom, I'm happy.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
May 9, 2017 7:44 PM CST
scflowers said:Great picks, Gale. I especially like the seedling you included! Beautiful!


I agree Thumbs up
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
May 9, 2017 7:47 PM CST
Gale...One thing someone suggested to me for daylilies in general that I do for my seedlings is to plant them with a label using a china marker. I planted mine with that stretchy, green, plant tape and just wrote the seedling code on each and wrapped it around the base of the tiny seedling when I transplanted them outdoors--I grew my first batch inside. As the dirt settled, I did have to add more dirt on top because I didn't dig deep enough and many of my labels were exposed after the spring thaw, but you might not have to if you dig yours in deeper.
Name: Gale
CentralWa (Zone 6a)
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GDJCB
May 10, 2017 7:36 PM CST
DND, thanks for the idea, that may be the way to go, the plastic knifes have a habit of getting broke off at ground level.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
May 10, 2017 7:48 PM CST
Sure thing! I hope it works well for you. The plastic breaking is something I had concerns with, too. I never tried it because I already knew it would get broken, whether from the high winds that we get here (crazy strong, sometimes) or from one of my dogs knocking it over, from spring thaw pushing it out, or from something else. (I also don't find the white plastic as aesthetically pleasing in my garden, but it's just a matter of personal preference.) Just make sure to bury the labels enough so that they don't pop up. I haven't had the problem yet, but I did wonder if the local birds would try to make off with my labels as they emerged from the ground at the beginning of spring! (To give you an idea, I only buried the labels about 1/2" in the dirt...I'm sure if you buried them more like 1"-2" down, you would be fine.)
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
May 23, 2017 3:13 PM CST
Since I just went to 204 I think the rules mean I get to list 3 Smiling As of end of season last year, my favorites would be:

This produced big beautiful blooms and just made me happy!


Even though it was also new, it just kept producing and the blooms just kept getting better and better color


I've had this one for many years now and from the first time I introduced it to my garden to last year it has been outstanding for me. I love the softness of the colors but it grabs my attention every time it blooms!

Something tells me after all of the new ones start blooming I could change my favorites Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
May 26, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Legalily said:Since I just went to 204 I think the rules mean I get to list 3 Smiling


Yep! Did you just purchase all of those extra daylilies just so you could get over the 200 mark and list one more favorite? Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
May 26, 2017 8:50 PM CST
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Name: Mike
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Hazelcrestmikeb
May 27, 2017 6:57 AM CST
DND, I thought I was the only one that noticed that Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
In all honesty Ginny has a lot of acreage to fill in. Cut her some slack will ya Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Stan
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May 27, 2017 7:36 AM CST
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
May 27, 2017 7:42 AM CST
You'll like those 200 when I start posting pictures providing they bloom Whistling Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
May 27, 2017 7:46 AM CST
Yes, we will. I will be Drooling , for sure Hilarious!
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Name: Stan
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May 27, 2017 9:04 AM CST
I know we will Ginny, I'm about as anxious as you! Group hug
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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
May 27, 2017 10:55 AM CST
I looked and I joined NGA in June last year so I didn't see everyone else's blooms like I am this year. Anticipation is greater now and I owe it all to NGA Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious! Group hug
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