Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Smith Brothers

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Name: Jon Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Apr 12, 2018 6:01 PM CST

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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')
Name: David McCausland
Horseheads, NY (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Region: New York Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant and/or Seed Trader Hybridizer Hostas
Bedmaker
Apr 13, 2018 3:55 AM CST
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)
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Daylilies Lilies Keeps Horses
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GaNinFl
Apr 13, 2018 6:04 AM CST
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.
Stan
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
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ShakespearesGarden
Apr 13, 2018 7:41 PM CST
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.
Scout's motto: Be Prepared...
Name: Tina Hartman
Illinois (Zone 5b)
tinahartman64
Aug 18, 2018 3:37 PM CST
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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