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Apr 22, 2018 6:01 PM CST
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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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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') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Whooperee')
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Apr 22, 2018 9:55 PM CST
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
I have plants that trace back to Whooperee lines and they are good plants.
Quite rust-resistant.
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Apr 23, 2018 5:10 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
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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.
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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)
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And sometimes the sun/heat just fades it to a light pink:
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May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Apr 23, 2018 12:42 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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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.
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Here is a photo I just snapped of how it looks today.
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Apr 23, 2018 6:08 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (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
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.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Apr 23, 2018 6:45 PM CST
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
@blue23rose,
I'll check tomorrow and report back.
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Apr 24, 2018 9:49 AM CST
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
@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.
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Apr 24, 2018 12:04 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (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
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.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Apr 30, 2018 3:53 PM CST
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
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.
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Apr 30, 2018 5:59 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (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
Very nice, Larry! That first picture shows how clean looking Whooperee's blooms are. I don't remember ever seeing a blotchy bloom.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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Sep 14, 2019 5:29 AM CST
Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 4a)
Region: Canadian Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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
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Sep 7, 2021 4:05 PM CST
Name: Bob
Northeast Florida (Zone 9a)
I crossed it with one of my 2-year-old seedlings with tall scapes, which is also rust-resistant. Pretty amazed at how strong the 25 seedlings from this cross are. I didn't really focus on that cross but these young seedlings demand my respect. I was going to leave them in solo cups until Nov 1 when I move them to the bed. But I have to enlarge the containers because the roots are pretty aggressive.
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