Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Darius

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dec 17, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Darius' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1974 by Harris-H..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1978
JC: 1974

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Darius')
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Dec 18, 2017 7:26 AM CST
I have had Darius for several years, 10 or more. I don't think it is the prettiest flower of this look in my garden, but it grows better than average. I've given lots of it away and still have 3 large clumps of it. It never fails to bloom & blooms for a long time. I've never done a bud count & I do have very large clumps, but as long as it blooms, it must be pretty good.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Dec 18, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Darius was one of my first daylilies purchased shortly after we built our current home. It was planted in my first perennial bed along the south side of our house. It thrived there, being divided and maintained for almost 25 years. It is obviously rock solid hardy for anything our cold winters can throw at it. It also bloomed every year without fail. It is sunfast, and a good bloomer with lots of bloom and as alilyfan mentioned above, it blooms for a long time. I recently revamped my long south border, and moved Darius to a slightly shady location. It never missed a beat.

So, to sum up, Darius is not a fancy bloom, but a pretty one that is hardy, and a reliable, long bloomer. It never has a splotchy bloom, and as a bonus, the foliage always looks great, so in my books a good all round garden plant and a nice addition to a mixed perennial border.

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