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Jul 9, 2017 5:43 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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I am always on the lookout for a good performing daylily. Old or new. Please list some that you love and will always grow.

Web of Intrigue ..patterned eye
Wilson Spider.. a later blooming Uf that is a good performer
Highland Lord.. a nice red double
Inca Prince love the bright ones!
S. June Bug ..it just makes me smile
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Jul 9, 2017 9:28 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
I haven't done daylilies for long so I've only had five or six years experience with any cultivar. There are new ones that, if they make it, I will enjoy forever. For oldies, I'm including cultivars that I've owned for 5 years.

I don't think I'll ever get rid of Sallie Farley (1980). Listed as "pink" but that doesn't really describe it that well... It reads as orange from a distance. It's eye catching and interesting to look at up close. (Maybe it's just me Hilarious! )
These clumps were planted as double fans in 2011 or 12. Thumb of 2017-07-10/ShakespearesGarden/ca0cc0

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I need to divide these clumps...

I'm also fond of Chosen Love (1970). Planted this in 11 or 12. Love the open form, long bloom time- 5 weeks last summer. Bloomed today 2 FFO's. I was out of town yesterday through today and wasn't risking skeeter bites this evening to get a pic. Last year, I think its FFO was July 1. Pretty and fragrant. Holds its color well, and was still fragrant (lightly) at the end of the day.
Last summer...
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Jul 9, 2017 11:24 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Nice choices Diana. For me it is:
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Panic In Detroit - 2002

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Ram
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Mia Bella Of Gascone



Hint Of Blue

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Magic Of Oz

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Forsyth White Buds
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Just Like Candy
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Clear Mountain Morning

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Janet Benz

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Seedling



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Lavender Stardust

Roman Cohort - pic on PC none on phone D'Oh!
And a host of others.
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is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton

"Be your best you".
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Jul 10, 2017 1:31 AM CST
Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Dragonflies Composter Organic Gardener Daylilies
Irises Hibiscus Hybridizer Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
I love Tetrina's Daughter, Gussie Harris, Prairie Wildfire and Grandfather Time for their height and even though they have no pattern they stand out in the back of the garden.
Tetrina's Daughter



Gussie Harris


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Prairie Wildfire


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Grandfather Time


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Jul 10, 2017 6:47 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Bee Lover Ponds Peonies Irises Garden Art Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Canadian Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I still have all my older daylilies, and with 50 acres, if I move them from a prime garden spot, they go along a fence or our long laneway. I do divide and give away some to my garden group members and friends.

Some older cultivars I have in my garden are

Cara Mia, 1955 ... this one is tall for me and grows taller than the 14" in the listing. The flowers flutter above the foliage. I have it next to a grass, and the rose colour of the blooms pick up the colour of the seed heads on the grass


Ah Youth, 1987 ... I love the soft pink colour on this one and the blooms are always perfect. A prolific bloomer, even in a shady spot.


Carolyn Chriswell, 1977 ... This yellow is my longest blooming daylily. It starts early and just seems to keep on going.


Chicago Picotee Queen, 1976 ... I bought this one on sale from a big box store for a few dollars and didn't expect much. It got a rather poor location in the garden. It didn't seem to mind, though. It is so pretty, and bloomed well in quite deep shade. I enjoyed it so much last year.


I am only at the c's in my list, but I will stop Hilarious!
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Jul 10, 2017 7:29 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Well, when I first got into daylilies I did not think I would ever intentionally get rid of any of them. Now except for a few with sentimental value, there are none that I feel can't or won't be replaced when the right new plant comes along. It seems my favorites are the best performers: 'Carlotta', 'Jay Turman', 'Gypsy Rose Lee', 'Irish Envy', 'Royal Eventide', etc. but what that means is that when better performers come along room will have to be made. When the foliage gets greener, the blooms brighter, the scapes stronger...the list goes on, then I will make room for the new plants.
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Jul 10, 2017 4:01 PM CST
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
Daylilies Hellebores Cat Lover Region: Maryland Garden Photography Butterflies
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I've got a lot of oldies but I would hate to part with Red Volunteer and Hyperion Elite. Classic beauties and great performers. I would also add South Seas for color and performance.
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Jul 10, 2017 11:07 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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Jill, I have heard of South Seas before. Do you have a pic to share of yours?
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Jul 10, 2017 11:51 PM CST
Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Region: Oklahoma Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Ina: What is the daylily you use for your avatar. It's a beautiful picture .......Mike: I got Mia Bella of Gascone this year and so far it's not growing well at all. Mine is in a pot and I recently separated one small fan off of the other two fans because it was still not growing roots well. It's now sitting in a 4 inch pot! I sure hope mine pulls through and becomes as gorgeous as yours.........Maryl
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Jul 11, 2017 2:05 AM CST
Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Dragonflies Composter Organic Gardener Daylilies
Irises Hibiscus Hybridizer Pollen collector Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Photography
Maryl that is Seagulls Heaven.
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Jul 11, 2017 4:20 AM CST
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
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For me it would be 'Novelty Number'-a cute, small flowered daylily (it is registered as 5 inch flower but is quite a bit smaller in my garden) in peachy orangy colours. it isn't flowering just yet so can't post a pic but it always makes me smile.

Plus it was registered in the same year that I was born (1965).
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Jul 11, 2017 4:31 AM CST
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
Daylilies Hellebores Cat Lover Region: Maryland Garden Photography Butterflies
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bluegrassmom said:Jill, I have heard of South Seas before. Do you have a pic to share of yours?






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The color is hard to capture in a photo but these are close.
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Jul 11, 2017 4:39 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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That is a different shade. I don't have anything like it.
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Jul 12, 2017 1:34 PM CST
Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
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I have had all of these for 10 years or so... I love them all. Many other daylilies have left my garden (or I moved and didn't take others with me) in those 10 years. These will always have a place in my garden:
Cameroons
Indian Giver
Rock Solid
T-Bone Walker
Wispy Rays
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Jul 12, 2017 5:24 PM CST
(Zone 6a)
Here's a few of my favorites, that will always stay with me.




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Have a Blessed Day!
Karen
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Jul 14, 2017 7:12 AM CST
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Cat Lover Container Gardener Dog Lover Rabbit Keeper
twixanddud said:I have had all of these for 10 years or so... I love them all. Many other daylilies have left my garden (or I moved and didn't take others with me) in those 10 years. These will always have a place in my garden:
Cameroons
Indian Giver
Rock Solid
T-Bone Walker
Wispy Rays


@Laura

I've just planted INDIAN GIVER -I've wanted it for a long time but couldn't find it anywhere in Britain, thanks to MAYO I found it in Germany and it is now in my garden. @Mayo-thank you!🙌
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Jul 14, 2017 8:53 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
I have lots, but going to list the ones I've had the longest & I think people pass over, maybe because they aren't as fancy & frilly. But these are in the area that gets the least attention & carry on no matter how bad the weather. Bahama Butterscotch, My Melinda, Evening Enchantment, Hint of Blue, Jersey spider, Little Audrey. I haven't had it that long, but I can say now that Rock Solid will not leave my garden. Last year it had 5 fans, one only a small one that did not bloom. Three put out 3 scapes each, the other one had 2 scapes. This year the plant has multiplied, and done very similar. For a very brief time, all 3 scapes from a fan are blooming at the same time, so it is covered in bloom.
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Jul 14, 2017 9:08 AM CST
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Cat Lover Container Gardener Dog Lover Rabbit Keeper
I was sent an oldie as a bonus this week, it is called Buzz Bomb. I've looked it up on the database and it isn't one I would go for judging by the pics. but can't decide whether to keep it.

Does anyone here grow it and if so is it any good?
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Jul 14, 2017 12:58 PM CST
Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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twixanddud said:I have had all of these for 10 years or so... I love them all. Many other daylilies have left my garden (or I moved and didn't take others with me) in those 10 years. These will always have a place in my garden:
Cameroons
Indian Giver
Rock Solid
T-Bone Walker
Wispy Rays


I love all of these!
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Jul 14, 2017 3:23 PM CST
Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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alilyfan I have My Melinda and have had it for many years. It hasn't done well for me at all. I can't remember the last time it bloomed. I transplanted it to the ground from a large container so hopefully it will do better. But now I'm beginning to think it may just need a warmer climate if yours does so well with no extra care.

Scatterbrain, I don't grow Buzz Bomb but why not try it? It may look better in person or it may be a nice spot of color that requires little to no care fairly early in the season. If you don't like it you could easily gift it to someone or sell it.

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