Past Plants of the Day forum→Daylily of the Day: Whooperee

Views: 536, Replies: 10 » Jump to the end
Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Hybridizer Garden Photography Daylilies Region: Texas Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
jon
Apr 22, 2018 6:01 PM CST

Garden.org Admin

Background history:

'Whooperee' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 1986 by Gates-L..

It has earned the following AHS awards:
Honorable Mention: 1992

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

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more! I award an acorn for performance information posted to this thread.



Also, please consider adding a Plant Performance Report to the database! Thank you!

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Whooperee')
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
Image
Xenacrockett
Apr 22, 2018 9:55 PM CST
I have plants that trace back to Whooperee lines and they are good plants.
Quite rust-resistant.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Apr 23, 2018 5:10 AM CST
Whooperee has been in my garden for 14 years and is a nice landscape plant. It only gets 24 inches high and I have never seen rust on it.

It blooms here in southern Indiana around mid-June through the first week of July. The scapes are sturdy with 2-way branching, but only gets about 6-8 buds.

At one time I had two clumps of it (pay no mind to all the maple tree helicopters on the rocks, lol!). I like that Whooperee stands above the foliage, but I now prefer blooms a little more above the foliage than this.
Thumb of 2018-04-23/blue23rose/f94872

Sometimes the blooms take on a different look with the white on the outside. This is when I see some of Whooperee's children come through (Key to My Heart, Mama's Cherry Pie)
Thumb of 2018-04-23/blue23rose/37bbde

And sometimes the sun/heat just fades it to a light pink:
Thumb of 2018-04-23/blue23rose/f03f11

Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Apr 23, 2018 12:42 PM CST
I have had 'Whooperee' almost three years now, and it did very well here last year and looks like it should do very well this year. Beautiful blooms good rust resistance here in my garden.
Thumb of 2018-04-23/Seedfork/303973
Here is a photo I just snapped of how it looks today.
Thumb of 2018-04-23/Seedfork/e68f95

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Apr 23, 2018 6:08 PM CST
Great picture of your clump of Whooperee, Larry. What does your branching and bud count look like? I'm having a little trouble seeing that in the pic.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Apr 23, 2018 6:45 PM CST
@blue23rose,
I'll check tomorrow and report back.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Apr 24, 2018 9:49 AM CST
@blue23rose,
Well, after looking at my 'Whooperee' I think it is too early to give a bud count and branching on it, but it is already doing better than it did last year(I showed a weird branching of only two) with a low bud count under 10. The branching is at least three this year and with the bracts showing placed in three places on the scape it looks like it could possibly be much improved this year. Hope the bud count is also, but I will report back later in the year on it when I can tell better exactly how it performed. The scapes are also already taller than they were last year. So it is looking good.
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Apr 24, 2018 12:04 PM CST
Thanks for checking, Larry. I only have one clump now and I know it needs to be divided. When I actually looked at all of my pictures of it over the years and saw how low the bud count was, I was surprised.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: Alabama
Image
Seedfork
Apr 30, 2018 3:53 PM CST
I have been out of town for a few days. I took these photos before I left but did not have time to post them.
'Whooperee': First blooms of the season on this plant and I Love the how they look.
Thumb of 2018-04-30/Seedfork/960393
Thumb of 2018-04-30/Seedfork/52e469

Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
blue23rose
Apr 30, 2018 5:59 PM CST
Very nice, Larry! That first picture shows how clean looking Whooperee's blooms are. I don't remember ever seeing a blotchy bloom.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
Raven
Sep 14, 2019 5:29 AM CST
I have grown this one for three seasons. In this third season, it has fully settled in and been a fabulous plant for an evergreen in my area. It is at registered height and bud count is an amazing 18 on 2 way branching. Bloom is over a long period and always consistent in every way. I will keep this one

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Past Plants of the Day forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by lauriemorningglory and is called "Shamrock Leaves of Oxalis"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.