Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Swedish Girl

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Jul 8, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Swedish Girl' is a semi-evergreen diploid introduced in 1987 by Sims-L..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2001

This plant can be found in our Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Swedish Girl') .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.

Also, please consider adding a Plant Performance Report to the database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Swedish Girl')
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Jul 8, 2017 7:00 PM CST
A reliable performer. The edge is prominent, but not bright. But this one is very hardy here.


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Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Jul 8, 2017 7:39 PM CST
I have had SWEDISH GIRL for about 18 years. I first acquired it when I lived in MD and it performed well. It came with me to NY and continues to perform well. I love it.
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Name: Di
Suffolk Virginia (Zone 7b)
Jul 8, 2017 8:34 PM CST
I first saw this plant at the Tidewater Daylily Society Plant sale in 2015. It was displayed as an offscape and I and many others decided we had to have it. Luckily, Sterretts Garden on the eastern shore had it in stock and I picked it up shortly after. It looks good in my garden, 'Swedish Girl' calls people over to it. The pink perfectly outlines this near white daylily.
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Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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Jul 8, 2017 8:36 PM CST
I enjoy this one it does well here and the bloom appeals to me with it's darker edge a good northern grower.
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Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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Jul 9, 2017 2:28 PM CST
There is also a Tet conversion of Swedish Girl that passes on similar traits to it's offspring. Both the dip and tet version are still being used in modern day breeding. This is a plant I don't own but need to add to my garden. I have a few seedlings that would look great crossed with it. I'm glad to hear so many people are pleased with it.
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