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May 8, 2018 12:37 PM CST
Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
I ordered this daylily last year but it didn't survive the winter although it is rated down to zone 4a on several gardening websites. I mulched it heavily and it is in a very protected area in my garden bed where I've been able to grow other plants not usually rated for my zone. Fortunately, the vendor has agreed to replace it but he said it was rated for no lower than zone 5a.

Has anybody been successful growing Malachite Prism in a colder climate? Are there any special considerations or tips you can offer? I had searched all over for this variety and as it was a rare (and expensive) find, I don't want to lose another one.
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May 8, 2018 3:34 PM CST
Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 4a)
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Canadian Dragonflies Composter Organic Gardener Daylilies
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I bought it last year and I did a check Sat. past. It is poking thru so I can't tell you much more except I have it in a fairly open area with mulch for the winter. Zone 5 in Canada.
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May 10, 2018 6:27 PM CST
Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
Thanks, Ina. Hoping my new plant will survive this time around. I thought I had purchased it 2 years ago but it had been mislabeled and turned out to be Pretty in Pink. Looked all over last year, determined to find it, so I was very disappointed when it was the only daylily not to come up this year. Keeping my fingers crossed. Crossing Fingers!
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May 10, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Daylilies Region: Louisiana Tropicals Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
I can't address your question about MP growing in cold climates because I live in the suburbs of Hades. (Louisiana gulf coast). I just wanted to say that I bought this cultivar - twice - and lost it both times. I so wanted to use it in my diploid breeding program, but since it seemed to be rather persnickety, I sure wasn't going to try a third time. I get the feeling that 'Malachite Prism' is just difficult to grow, but that may just be me.
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May 10, 2018 10:24 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
Judy it is not you it is me Rolling on the floor laughing
We had the same experience. I am done with miss " persnickety". Thumbs down
There are newer more exciting similar looking plants that I would rather take a chance with.
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May 12, 2018 2:24 PM CST
Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
Hazelcrestmikeb said:Judy it is not you it is me Rolling on the floor laughing
We had the same experience. I am done with miss " persnickety". Thumbs down
There are newer more exciting similar looking plants that I would rather take a chance with.


Aaaarrrggghhhhh. That's not what I wanted to hear, especially for a $20 plus $13 postage plant. Sad

What similar looking daylilies have you found, if I may be so bold to ask? Thinking I should stay away from evergreen daylilies as they may not thrive in my climate.
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May 14, 2018 9:28 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
@Comgoddess check out Tim's intros for a few. http://herringtondaylilygarden...
robinseeds.com
"Life as short as it

























is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton

"Be your best you".
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May 15, 2018 8:44 AM CST
Name: Joe Hawkins
Ontario , Canada (Zone 5b)
Region: Canadian Daylilies Pollen collector
I grew MP for a long time and it grew really well for me but I do know that a lot of people have had problems with it. I had a big clump and sold double fans to 15 people. The bud count was about 8 for me but it puts up lots of scapes. I tip my hat to you.
Joe Hawkins
Ontario , Canada
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May 15, 2018 5:20 PM CST
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
"Have no patience for bare ground"
There is a lot of pictures in the database from over ten different gardens. Didn't look up the zones. It obviously has done well in other gardens including yours Joe.
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is, is amazing, isn't it. MichaelBurton

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May 16, 2018 6:14 AM CST
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
I have grown 'Malachite Prism' for a few years. It grows okay. I would not describe it as a fast increaser in my zone 4 conditions but average. It is hardy under my conditions. Here, its flower is not for me.
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May 22, 2018 6:06 PM CST
Name: Nancy
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
Hazelcrestmikeb said:@Comgoddess check out Tim's intros for a few. http://herringtondaylilygarden...


Some beautiful plants - that Carnival of Oz is spectacular.
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