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As a comment about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Orange Vols'), DogsNDaylilies wrote:

According to the 2016 Oakes daylily catalog, this cultivar was "named in honor of [their] local University of Tennessee volunteers." (...the name being short for "orange volunteers," presumably.) Their listing states that Orange Vols has "superb dark blue green foliage." I hope others find this as interesting as I do; I really enjoy learning the inspiration behind daylily names, particularly if it is an unusual name without a clear meaning.

Note: I do not have this daylily in my garden (not yet, anyway), so these comments are not verified by me but, instead, listed to help potential buyers.
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Amazindirt
May 26, 2017 2:50 PM CST
That is correct, pretty much. UT's teams are named Volunteers -- Vols. And our school colors are orange and white. The sports program is also referred to as Big Orange -- so, sometimes it's all strung together as Big Orange Vols. Go Vols! :-)

Oakes Daylilies, which bred this variety, is located just outside of Knoxville, where the main UT campus is located. So it's natural for them to have team spirit. :-)
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