Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Miss Amelia

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Apr 28, 2017 6:01 PM CST

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'Miss Amelia' is a semi-evergreen introduced in unregistered by .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Miss Amelia') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Miss Amelia')
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Apr 28, 2017 9:29 PM CST
I just got it this spring, so I can't really comment on it, other than the fact that on another forum, the question was raised as to whether or not "Miss Amelia" is really an unregistered seedling, or if she is really 'May May', renamed by Blooms of Bressingham.

I sent inquiries to both Oakes Daylilies (where I purchased "Miss Amelia" from) and to the Bressingham Gardens site (supposedly Robert J. Roberson of Bressingham Gardens is the originator of "Miss Amelia"), to try to get this sorted out.

No response from either of them. Glare

I have 'May May' (also as a new plant, only from last fall), presuming I didn't kill it off. Maybe when both bloom (or if not then, then maybe later, once both are established), I can figure out if they are the same plant or not.

Now blooming; I love this 'Hidden Gem'!
Name: Carol H. Sandt
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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csandt
Apr 29, 2017 6:49 AM CST
I have had several clumps of Miss Amelia for many years and love this cultivar! They are located in a challenging situation on the north side of a mature red maple with greedy roots, and they have held their own very well. I like the contrast of Miss Amelia's soft yellow flowers and pretty foliage with the foliage of nearby hostas and shrubs. Miss Amelia reblooms throughout the season and is a real workhorse in my garden.
Carol H. Sandt

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Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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mom2cjemma
Apr 30, 2017 7:45 AM CST
I added Miss Amelia to my garden in the fall of 2015 (from Oakes also). Last year, she gave me several blooms and increased her fans nicely. Most of my blooms were in early/mid July for zone 5B.

I also added May May to my gardens last fall. I will have to do a side by side comparison this year to see how similar they are.
Heidi
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Apr 30, 2017 1:44 PM CST
Good, two eyes on this are better than one! Thumbs up
Now blooming; I love this 'Hidden Gem'!
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Apr 30, 2017 3:11 PM CST
Since you have included my photo of our mass planting of Miss Amelia, it is natural that we think this is a wonderful daylily. In fact, Miss A. is the reason I really began to take an interest in daylilies. I saw it in the 90's in the Fort Worth Botanic garden and even with terrible hot weather, it always seemed to be blooming. Eventually I found out that it was sold by Oakes Daylilies, but still did nothing about it until we made the move here. It was the first daylily I ever purchased from Oakes and with each order we asked that Miss Amelia be the bonus plant. As time went by we found ourselves with the 24 plants you see in the picture. Miss Amelia will always be here with us, definitely worth the space we have given it. The flowers bloom up above the foliage and it never fails to put on a wonderful show, and I don't recall seeing much in the way of rust on it, if any. That may be sheer luck, and if so, hope the luck holds. For any one who likes small flowered daylilies this color, I can highly recommend this one.

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