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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 17, 2017 3:26 PM CST
Are there any really tall daylilies that you would recommend?
Name: Karen
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kousa
Jul 17, 2017 3:28 PM CST
Hi Frank. Some tall daylilies for me are Oringin Stories, Carl's Folly, Creature of the Night.
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 18, 2017 3:05 AM CST
hi Frank,

my tallest DL's are:

DANCES WITH GIRAFFES  60"
BOITZER OCEAN TOWER 59"
CHESAPEAKE LIGHT 57"
HOW'S THE WEATHER UP THERE 56"
ORIONS BAND 54"
SCANDINAVIA 54"
NOORLAND 54"
PUERTO RICAN FENCE CLIMBERS 52"
SLIPPED MY DISCO 52"


Mayo
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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Jul 18, 2017 7:02 AM CST
Autumn Minaret is another tall one. I don't grow it but here is a pic from the database.

Pat236
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Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Jul 18, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Planet Max is very tall in my garden, but the scapes bowed down to the ground after a heavy rain because there are so many buds on each one. I had to stake them back up. If you get some tall ones, be sure they have heavy scapes to support the flowers and buds if you don't want to stake them.
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Name: James
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JWWC
Jul 18, 2017 7:24 AM CST
Olaf the Conqueror and Angrboda are both very tall. I am 6'4" and Angrboda is taller than I am.
Name: Diana
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ShakespearesGarden
Jul 18, 2017 7:38 AM CST
Wow, a daylily over six feet?
I'd never be able to pollinate it. I can't see myself carrying around a step ladder Hilarious!
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Name: James
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JWWC
Jul 18, 2017 7:46 AM CST
ShakespearesGarden said:Wow, a daylily over six feet?
I'd never be able to pollinate it. I can't see myself carrying around a step ladder Hilarious!


Rolling on the floor laughing It's a refreshing change from all the bending for me!
Name: Diana
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Jul 18, 2017 8:47 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing never thought of it that way...
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Name: Susan
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stilldew
Jul 18, 2017 8:55 AM CST
Lime Peel is registered at 38", but is my height 5'4" in my garden. The first year the stems were a little weak, but the last 2 years they have held up the blooms with no problem. Scandinavia and Autumn Minaret are my 2 other tall ones.


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Polymerous
Jul 18, 2017 11:03 AM CST
'Sears Tower' is a dormant daylily registered at 72". It doesn't get that tall here, but it does get to a bit over 5' tall, so I can enjoy the blooms face-to-face.

It does not rebloom, the budcount is at best about 15 or so, but it has lovely yellow polychrome flowers which always open well and the bloom habit is extended, and the blooms are fragrant! It won an H.M. in 2007.

A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
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taylordaylily
Jul 18, 2017 4:15 PM CST
Margo Reed has several tall cultivars. Here's a link to her website
http://www.woodhengegardens.co...

Jamie Gossard has some nice tall cultivars also.
http://www.heavenlygardens.com...

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Name: Julie
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floota
Jul 19, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Margo Reed, Jim Murphy, Dan Bachman and Bret Clement all have websites. All of them have a number of TALL daylilies. Jim specializes in tall daylilies that have blooms which extend the season. I grow a number of their cultivars that are all over 40."
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 19, 2017 3:05 PM CST
@floota

Julie, thanks for the info on the daylily websites.

Any cultivars that you would recommend?

Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Jul 19, 2017 4:29 PM CST
Three I really enjoy;

The aforementioned Sears Tower just wants to be tall. Even in a container, it still shoots up pretty high, unlike a lot of others which seem to require bed planting in order to get up there. It's been great here.

Fire Fountain is a large, husky plant, tall, and a nice shade of red which holds up very well under my clear skies with low humidity. Impressive.
www.solarisfarms.com

Notify Ground Crew is an outstanding plant, and while its a tetraploid, it's bred from older cultivars, (1967 x 1949) which means it's pretty tough, being not too far removed from Hemerocallis species. It's nocturnal and has an old-fashioned trumpet shape. It colors up nicely as it opens in the mid-afternoon, and the overnight blooms persist until late morning, so there's plenty of daytime interest. There is a nice landscape shot of it in the database here, and I really like the look of a sheet of blooms hovering over a mound of foliage below. It's inexpensive now and widely available.

Paul Owen of Slightly Different Nursery has several tall ones. He also has a nice clump shot of Panic in Detroit in his general listing.
www.slightlydifferentnursery.com
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taylordaylily
Jul 19, 2017 5:23 PM CST
Catapult Sam is a outstanding cultivar here, sunfast color, and strong scapes that can handle strong winds without breaking.

Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 24, 2017 5:14 AM CST
Went to Ogden station daylilies yesterday. They are located here in Michigan and are about a 30 minute drive for me.

http://ogdenstationdaylilies.c...

My plans were to buy 'Sears Tower' and 'Panic in Detroit'

Here's what I ended up with: Hemerocallis 'Sears Tower', Hemerocallis 'Panic in Detroit', Hemerocallis 'Getting Airborn', Hemerocallis 'Towering Robin Hood', Hemerocallis 'High Falootin Floozy', Hemerocallis 'Stargate Portal'

'Towering Robin Hood' was bred by Jerry Marlatt, owner of Ogden Station Daylilies.

Thanks for all of the recommendations. Planting today:)
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 26, 2017 4:49 AM CST
Found 2 more tall daylilies online from Oak Hill Daylilies in Illinois.

https://oakhill.plantfans.com

'Scandinavia' and 'Notify Ground Crew'
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 26, 2017 5:15 AM CST
I got Mascara Snake in 2015 because I loved the bloom and it is registered as 57" tall. However, this is the first year it bloomed for me and if it weren't for the fence it is leaning on, it would fall over. Maybe when it gets a bigger clump it will be different, but I am disappointed that the scapes aren't holding up the blooms.

Mascara Snake


Omega Red is a nice one that is registered at 53" tall and it holds itself up great. Although this is the first year blooming in my garden, so I know it didn't get that tall this year, but I am looking forward to seeing it get a little taller next year.

Omega Red


Vickie
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Name: Char
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Jul 26, 2017 5:14 PM CST

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Vickie, I had trouble with Mascara Snake too. Loved the huge blooms in the late garden but the scapes were always flopped over. finally tossed it to the compost. Crossing Fingers! you have better luck with it.

Two more talls to add...

The Levitating Ananuki registered at 64", late, nocturnal. This one will lean if planted in part shade.


Chew Mailpouch Tobacco, registered at 73", early-mid, with red blooms. I've seen this one multiple times at Curt's and it is fantastic. Super nice branching and oh so tall. Finally added it to the garden this spring...scaping, waiting for bloom.

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