Comment concerning Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wedding Band'): Wedding Band in historical context

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As a comment about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wedding Band'), jrbales wrote:

While it really does have beautiful blooms, "Wedding Band" in my beds has proved to be a total "rust bucket" for two years in a row, far more susceptible to rust than the other cultivars around it. I have it in two different beds, one on the east side of the house, the other on the west side, and the plants are equally diseased. Right now the foliage is ugly and covered with heavy infestations of rust. I hate to even consider it, but it may have to be culled. The only good thing is that I'm finding which cultivars around them seem to be less susceptible!
Name: Julie
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Dec 31, 2017 8:17 AM CST
You realize,I'm sure, that this was hybridized long before we even knew about rust.and probably before rust even existed in daylilies. It won the Stout YEARS ago, and a big part of that was the edge.It looks quite insignificant by today's standards but for the time
It was quite revolutionary . Edges of today wouldn't be what they are today w/o Pat Stamiles pioneering in this area. I grew this plant back in the day( also had a complete SSM collection back then ) and it was a good garden plant, although a bit short. We can hopefully appreciate the historical significance w/o judging it and other historic daylilies too harshly by today's standards. That's why our gardens evolve. Almost all of the 1100 plants that grew here 25 years ago have long since been moved out and replaced many times over. It's always interesting to visit hybridizers home gardens and talk to them. Those who have been at it for a long time generally no longer grow most of their their early introductions either, and I've heard some of them mention certain ones that they say they'd never introduce today or certain ones they don't
Iike now as their tastes have changed. Sorry didn't mean to write a dissertation.

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