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Apr 12, 2018 6:01 PM CST Admin
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Background history:

'Smith Brothers' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1992 by Carr.

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1996

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Smith Brothers')
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Apr 13, 2018 3:55 AM CST
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Hostas Hybridizer Region: New York Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I grew this one for many years. It was one of the darkest ones that I grew. I reached its registered height. It increased well. The only reason that I got rid of it was that it would be splotchy at times. Mine always looked like the first picture (more of a black red).
It had no problems in my zone.

David (Zone 5)
Apr 13, 2018 6:04 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography
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Not much I can say about this one.
It's hasn't performed to well here, but it's still fairly new to my garden and it needs to be moved to a new spot. Crossing Fingers! that it kicks into to high gear soon.
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Apr 13, 2018 7:41 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
I bought this one last summer, planted in the fall. It settled in and survived the winter. Hope it continues to survive the spring! And I'm glad to see the green popping up. This is one of only a couple really dark daylilies that I have.
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
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Aug 18, 2018 3:37 PM CST
Name: Tina Hartman
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Smith Brothers was my very first named daylily Smiling It has grown very well for me in the three years I have owned it. It is a beautiful near black in my zone 5b and never disappoints. I have not noticed any splotchy patches and it sets pods well.
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Nov 30, 2023 11:58 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6b)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
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I received Smith Brothers from Carl Harmon of Harmon Hill in June of 2023. I got 4 fans and that is what it still was in October. Looking forward to seeing this one next season. As Carl lives an hour north of me, there shouldn't be any climate issues for this cv.
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