Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Erin Farmer

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Aug 3, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Erin Farmer' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1961 by Childs-F..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1962
JC: 1961

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Erin Farmer')
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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Aug 3, 2017 8:10 PM CST
I added Erin Farmer this spring and enjoyed seeing it bloom this year. The fans grew well and put on a lovely display of those pretty flowers. I also set seed on it and I am waiting for the pods to finish ripening.

Stats as of today: three double fans, three scapes, forgot to do a bud count tonight, scapes at 23", 26" and 26". Four seed pods set, a few pods aborted due to the heat in July. A good thing, I've since learned, to keep from draining the plants in their first year.

A couple of pix from this season. I really do like the blend of colors and EF is pleasantly fragrant.
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Name: NancyB
Minnesota (Zone 4b)
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Aug 7, 2017 8:43 AM CST
I'm a little late to this, but 'Erin Farmer' is lovely in my garden. My grandparents grew her in their front yard in Massachusetts when we were little, and my parents, who also added it to their garden, called it the "Nana and Gramps" daylily. A few years ago when it was in bloom there I did some research to find out the correct name and then planted a few in my garden in MN. It performs well here, with a nice size clump, several scapes and many blooms. The coloring really does make it stand out, even in a bed of other more deeply-hued daylilies. Always sad to see this one finish up for the season ...
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Aug 7, 2017 1:20 PM CST
I love this old daylily,It has a lovely color and performs well here in zone 6b.

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