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Feb 14, 2018 6:01 PM CST
'Willow Dean Smith' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 2007 by Rice-J..
It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 2011
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Willow Dean Smith') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Willow Dean Smith')
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Athens, Ohio (Zone 6a)
Feb 14, 2018 11:29 PM CST
|Consistently good. Not a rapid multiplier, but one is willing to wait for a bloom this ravishing. Well-spaced flowers and well budded. One of the best Rice intros to my mind.
Feb 15, 2018 9:16 AM CST
|I love this plant. The scapes are tall and blooms over a long period of time. It is a moderate increaser. Due to its height I have it planted in the middle of a bed and with it being a mid to late bloomer for me, it draws you attention away from the spent scapes of the early bloomers. The images posted are good representations of what it looks like in my garden. This is one that I plan on having for a long time.
Feb 15, 2018 11:23 AM CST
|Willow Dean Smith is lovely. It came in fall of 2015 and did wonderfully well in 2016, a real star. However, I did crosses with it, and last year it did not bloom as much, so possibly was affected that way. I hope to see many more blooms this year, for it's a beauty in the garden.|
Feb 17, 2018 3:23 PM CST
|I agree that Willow Dean Smith is a taller beauty, it has been in my garden a number of years. While it does not increase rapidly that is fine as it does not need to be divided as often. I have had very positive results with Rice introductions they prove hardy here as does their WDS, it will remain in my garden.
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