Daylilies forum: Variety ID

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 3, 2018 7:49 PM CST
I "inherited" these day lilies when I took over my parents garden. I have no idea what variety they may be but would like to find out. I'm new to these lilies but they have me enchanted.

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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
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ShakespearesGarden
Mar 4, 2018 12:51 AM CST
Welcome! to the forum and nice blooms!
I can't say for sure what any of your daylilies are. Do you have any stats on them? It'll help folks narrow down the possibilities.
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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 4, 2018 4:23 AM CST
Unfortunately not. I intend to gather what stats I can come bloom season. I obviously need to record height, bloom size, and # of scrapes but are there any other metrics I should take? What sort of statistics do I need to keep if I intend to develop seedlings?
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
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ShakespearesGarden
Mar 4, 2018 8:36 AM CST
When they bloom, the number of blooms, fragrance...

For breeding, it's helpful to know ploidy (chromosome count) and most daylilies are classified as diploid or tetraploid. From my understanding, they generally only accept pollen from a plant with the same ploidy. I know there are exceptions to both the ploidy count and the breeding rules it seems (Heavenly New Frontiers).

Some of our smarter and more experienced members would have better info on ploidy.

And we're all here to help enable all future daylily purchases... Cuz daylilies are like potato chips. Why have a handful when you have have a whole bagful?
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Mar 4, 2018 8:56 AM CST
Welcome! Will
Another thought is if you have any idea where your parents may have purchased the daylilies, you could go there and see if they are still for sale. Sometimes nurseries sell the same cultivars year after year.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 4, 2018 9:36 AM CST
Welcome! Uncle Will Welcome!
I don't have a clue either. The bottom one is very unusual. Could most likely be seedlings. Don't be disappointed if you don't get the names. They are all nice flowers. Just remember from whence they came.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 4, 2018 9:41 AM CST
Will as far as being "enchanted". Hold on to your seat ! That's all I have to say. Stick around here, you will know what I am talking about I'm all ears! I'm all ears!
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"Be your best you".
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 4, 2018 12:27 PM CST
Oh I already have the bug Mike! I'm keeping better records on the cultivars I've added myself, except for a large batch of seedlings I acquired from a local breeder. They weren't exactly what he was aiming for so their space was needed for the next trials. One man's trash will hopefully turn out to be my treasure!
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
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touchofsky
Mar 4, 2018 2:57 PM CST
Oh, oh, sounds like he is already been bitten by the daylily bug Hilarious! Hurray!
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
Daylilies Cat Lover Hummingbirder Region: Texas Salvias Bee Lover
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Avedon
Mar 5, 2018 7:04 PM CST
Welcome! Will, evidently you didn't get the anti-daylily vaccination and now it's too late. All of us who have been "bitten" are here to help you acquire more and more dayliles. Big Grin

How about an emoji for "Bitten By The Daylily Bug"? After all, it would be used all the time Smiling
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 5, 2018 10:23 PM CST
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As we say around here, we're "ate up with bugs"! But it's a wonderful bug so I don't mind one "bit". Green Grin!
I've already learned a ton from this forum and, best of all, everyone has been so welcoming. Its great to have a support group that encourages my addiction! Now if only my boss would give me a little time off to prep a few (or more) new beds.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Mar 6, 2018 7:46 AM CST
I should have known about the anti-daylily vaccination about 200 daylilies ago Whistling D'Oh! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Will we are definitely here to enable or encourage you Hurray! Hurray!
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Mar 6, 2018 7:47 AM CST
I finally gave up on naming my existing older ones and just bought new ones so I know the names Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Mar 6, 2018 8:50 AM CST
Ginny, you are too funny. That's a clever solution to that dilemma. Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Welcome! Will.
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Irises Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Legalily
Mar 6, 2018 8:54 AM CST
I forgot Welcome! Welcome! Will
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 6, 2018 9:06 AM CST
Avedon which part of our body should that emoji show us getting bitten ? I'm all ears!
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"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".
Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Plant Addict!!
Daylilies Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Irises Hibiscus Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers Lilies Garden Art Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Miniature Gardening
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Legalily
Mar 6, 2018 10:06 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
Daylilies Cat Lover Hummingbirder Region: Texas Salvias Bee Lover
Butterflies
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Avedon
Mar 6, 2018 1:13 PM CST
Mike, I don't know what you had in mind, but I was thinking of the hand Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
There's a place of quiet rest !
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Mar 6, 2018 2:22 PM CST
Avedon I can go with that Whistling
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it is, is amazing isn't it ?" Michael Burton
"Be your best you".
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Mar 6, 2018 4:21 PM CST
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Great solution Ginny! If I get one of everything I'll be able to figure out what I have now. Sounds like a plan!

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