Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Hush Little Baby

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Apr 17, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Hush Little Baby' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1992 by Sikes.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1997

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Hush Little Baby') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Hush Little Baby')
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Name: Chuck
northern IL. (Zone 5a)
Apr 18, 2017 6:04 AM CST
Hush little baby is a nice front of the border daylily, I love the color for the late season garden. I do not have it planted in the best place but it still performs admirably
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Apr 18, 2017 7:42 AM CST
I agree with Chuck, Hush Little Baby makes a very nice front of the border daylily. The colour is very pretty and the blooms have always been perfect. It hasn't been a fast increaser, but it has formed a nice clump. I really like this daylily and always stop to admire it when passing. Definitely a keeper in my garden.
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Apr 18, 2017 7:56 AM CST
Yes, HUSH LITTLE BABY is a front of the border plant. It is a consistent bloomer and the color is more like the picture scflowers and julrich. Increase is moderate. If you have a small space, then this is a good one for that as you won't have to divide it too often. I love it and it will always have a spot in the garden.

Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Apr 18, 2017 3:07 PM CST
I lost my first 2 plants of Hush Little Baby, on my 3rd one now. Voles got to one of the earlier ones, not sure what happened to the other one, but I love the color and habit of Hush Little Baby. Definitely a shorter one that needs to be front and center, but just an amazing color. My previous ones always bloomed well & always looked opened nicely to perfect flowers. As others mentioned, not a fast increaser, but that is not a bad thing in my garden.
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Apr 18, 2017 3:54 PM CST
I have had this one for about five years. It increases at a steady rate, but makes small fans so it does not take up much space in a clump. I have divided twice since I've had it and still have a good clump. It always has a beautiful bloom with decent ruffling for a diploid. The color is consistent here, which is a lovely shade of pink as my photo above shows. This one will be in my garden for a long while.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Apr 18, 2017 8:15 PM CST
It's reliable. Haven't taken many pictures in recent years, but it has stayed in the garden. If it were only a few inches taller.

Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
Apr 19, 2017 7:22 AM CST
This is another one I purchased from Vesey's before I knew better. I've had it for 4 years now and if I'm lucky it might bloom this year. It was so small I didn't think it would live but it has. Judging from most others purchased from there, I'm sure it won't be Hush Little Baby!
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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Apr 19, 2017 11:18 PM CST
I still love it after many years of growing it. The color and form never go out of style.
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Apr 20, 2017 10:11 AM CST
I purchased Hush Little Baby in 2011 and divided it last year (should have been sooner). I love the form and color of HLB. It's one of my favorites. (I know...I have a lot of favorites, but really, how can we choose? Rolling my eyes. ) As I recall it did take a while for it to settle in but once it did it took off.

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