Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Peacock Maiden

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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'Peacock Maiden' is a evergreen diploid introduced in 1982 by Carpenter-K..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1987

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Peacock Maiden') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Peacock Maiden')
Name: Ann
northcentral OK (Zone 6b)
Dec 4, 2017 7:32 PM CST
In Sept. 2011 I purchased Peacock Maiden at the Tulsa Area Daylily Society sale. I was disappointed when it didn't bloom in 2012. In 2013 it looked sickly and sparsely bloomed. Since 2014 it's been healthy with many blooms and rebloom scapes. The scapes are tall with a big beautiful flowers. I like it a lot.

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Dec 4, 2017 7:52 PM CST
We have had this Daylily since 2013 and it has performed well in South Australia.
We moved house a while ago and took some of the Peacock Maidens with us and in spite of an early heatwave this year they are again in full flower.

Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
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Dec 4, 2017 9:03 PM CST
I grew PEACOCK MAIDEN for many years, but I decided that it needed to go for some more modern looking UFOs. It is a wonderful plant and performed very well for me in my ZONE 5 garden. Harsh winters never bothered it. It took being divided rather well. It was tall and bloomed for a long period of time. I would still grow it if space was not an issue for me.

Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Dec 5, 2017 8:29 AM CST
Peacock Maiden has done well her despite its location in the garden.
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Name: Boyd Banks
Creston N.C. (Zone 6b)
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Dec 5, 2017 9:22 AM CST
It always performs well here in zone 6b.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Dec 5, 2017 1:49 PM CST
Peacock Maiden bloomed in late May, it re bloomed for me and provided blooms as late as the middle of September. I made no written notes except for the fact that the plant was sitting very low in my bog garden and I raised it up in October. Even though the crown was very low and it was sitting in a very wet spot, the plant performed very well and I remember thinking how well it had performed under such conditions. It multiplied quite well and showed decent rust resistance.
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For some reason I had the hardest time recalling the name of 'Peacock Maiden', I would see it and think how well it was performing but always have to go look at the label for the name.
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Dec 5, 2017 7:56 PM CST
Oh, I guess it grew all right, but I lost interest in it. Had its fair share of splotchy blooms and, like many dips, took a long time to re-establish after division. A few harsh winters (one with virtually no snow cover) also were unfriendly to this evergreen. Never had the bud count I wanted, but didn't have prime location. It is now eliminated.

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Dec 8, 2017 12:11 PM CST
This had thin flimsy scapes for me that fell over and needed tied up.

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Jan 18, 2018 10:55 AM CST
I've only has this one for one season, so I can't fully evaluate the performance, but its doing well so far and the blooms are really showy with the white striping and I really like the shade of medium purple. I feel it has better coloring then any of my other purple varieties so far.

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