Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Willow

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Name: Jonathan Whitinger
Jacksonville, TX (Zone 8a)
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jon
Apr 26, 2018 6:01 PM CST

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'Willow' is a dormant diploid introduced in 1960 by Russell.

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

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Willow')
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Daylilies Tropicals Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
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judydu2
Apr 27, 2018 12:34 PM CST
I've grown 'Willow' for over a decade and it is one dormant that does very well in my heat and humidity. Being it was registered as dormant, I was sure I would lose it after a season or two and I pretty much wrote it off as a loss when the foliage would die to the ground. But it would reappear every year, multiplied, and seemed happy just doing its own thing. (A real anomaly for a dormant on the gulf coast.) It's a pretty, open-faced narrow bloom that's fertile both ways and will always have a spot here.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 27, 2018 12:53 PM CST
A good plant here in Kentucky too. I have had mine 7 years now, and it is a nice clump, despite being in an area that dies not get much weeding or watering during droughts.
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
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ShakespearesGarden
Apr 27, 2018 4:47 PM CST
@judydu2 @alilyfan I bought this in Januaryand am waiting for it. Excited to see good reports as this is a cultivar that I "lucked" out with as I love the name (DD#2) and the flower.

How's bud count and branching for you?
Bravery is not being unafraid. Bravery is being afraid and living life anyways.
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Daylilies Tropicals Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
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judydu2
Apr 27, 2018 5:56 PM CST
ShakespearesGarden said:
How's bud count and branching for you?


I've never taken actual counts but I can say that bud count and branching must be more than adequate (for me) or it would have been long gone.
I know you will be pleased with this cultivar. Thumbs up


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