Daylilies forum: Have you ever seen a daylily that made you gasp?

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mystlw
Apr 8, 2018 4:14 PM CST
Over the past few years -- and especially since I became a member of this site -- I've seen thousands of truly gorgeous daylilies. But this one literally took my breath away.


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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Purple Leopard')


I know that taste is subjective, but that hasn't happened to me since I saw Undefinable.

My "I'd-pawn-a-grandchild-for-a-single-fan" list: Absolutely Fantastic, Ambar Sun, Chief Bitesalot, I B Little, Of Olden Days, Sharyn Lianne.
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beenthere
Apr 8, 2018 4:28 PM CST
And that is the beauty of Daylilies!
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fwmosher
Apr 8, 2018 4:54 PM CST
It is beautiful!
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mystlw
Apr 8, 2018 8:07 PM CST
fwmosher said:It is beautiful!


It's also sold out until 2019! Sad
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Diggerofdirt
Apr 8, 2018 8:54 PM CST
Yes yes yes Smiling cobra
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Legalily
Apr 8, 2018 9:24 PM CST
Saw this seedling on Daylily Pictures on Facebook and hoping he registers it Drooling Drooling
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 8, 2018 9:45 PM CST
I agree They both are quite stunning! Smiling Smiling

Spiders and UF's sucked me in to the vortex that is this crazy world of daylilies. Smiling The first one that really took my breath away is this one.....



What drew me in to 'Helix', is the stark color contrast of the bloom itself, and what really brings it home, is a similar color contrast between the top and the underside of the sepals, that is revealed by it's UF twisting and curling! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

'Helix' will always be #1 on my favorites list! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Betja
Apr 8, 2018 10:48 PM CST
Yes, I confess that's how I responded the first time I saw a picture of SHARYN LIANNE!

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blue23rose
Apr 9, 2018 4:35 AM CST
The first one that took my breath away was 'Cat Ballou'. There may be many more out there similar, but I was new to daylilies at the time and this one really intrigued me.

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spunky1
Apr 9, 2018 5:12 AM CST
All really nice.
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csandt
Apr 9, 2018 5:59 AM CST
The one that took my breath away was Cabernet Caberet, hybridized by Margo Reed:


Actually, the black-red flower color became somewhat of an obsession for me so I made a new garden built mostly around this color, contrasted with yellow-green flowers. This will be the first summer for blooms in this garden.

You might think that a black-red flower would be drab, but Cabernet Cabaret just glows! Perhaps some of you daylily experts (which I am not!) could explain why it glows.
Carol H. Sandt

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mantisOH
Apr 9, 2018 8:59 AM CST
I've seen some that one day made me gasp and another day made me frown.
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Avedon
Apr 9, 2018 9:37 AM CST
There are probably a lot that have made me gasp--but right now I will list two-- Crintonic Painted Desert, and Blue Viper. Understand, I have only seen pictures, so if they were growing here, they might look very different.
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Apr 9, 2018 10:11 AM CST
Purple Leopard is very unusual for sure.
@Betja, Betty I procured multiple Sharyn Lianne seeds on the LA Hurray! . Love this one.
I agree with Fred. All are great looking daylilies.
Ram and my Faulkner seedling X Rose F. Kennedy seedling did it for me among others.

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Legalily
Apr 9, 2018 11:42 AM CST
This one is one I have coming in spring and made me drool as soon as Charlie on the Over the Porch Swing posted a picture:

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blue23rose
Apr 9, 2018 11:43 AM CST
Wow, that looks like velvet, Ginny. I just want to touch it, lol!
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Legalily
Apr 9, 2018 11:56 AM CST
That's why I fell in love with it! Absolutely stunning and it's perfect for my Prayer Garden. Karol Emmerich has another one, 2018 introduction, Power of Prayer, that I have on order from her (her picture) that I absolutely drooled over when I saw it Drooling Drooling

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Bonehead
Apr 9, 2018 12:01 PM CST
No.

This thread keeps popping up in my feed, and I just wanted to answer the question... No offense intended, and there have been some lovely photos posted.
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 9, 2018 12:23 PM CST
csandt said:The one that took my breath away was Cabernet Caberet, hybridized by Margo Reed:


Actually, the black-red flower color became somewhat of an obsession for me so I made a new garden built mostly around this color, contrasted with yellow-green flowers. This will be the first summer for blooms in this garden.

You might think that a black-red flower would be drab, but Cabernet Cabaret just glows! Perhaps some of you daylily experts (which I am not!) could explain why it glows.


I agree 'Cabernet Caberet' is simply stunning, and it's now on my want list! Hilarious! Hilarious! Solid, or near solid, black reds and purples are a true favorite of mine, as well! I have a couple coming this Spring! Hurray! They possess a luxurious velvety quality that casts a mesmerizing spell! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Apr 9, 2018 12:30 PM CST
blue23rose said:Wow, that looks like velvet, Ginny. I just want to touch it, lol!


I agree Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"The grass is only greener where it's watered and fertilized.".....Yours Truly
Dana

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