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Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 3, 2018 1:22 PM CST
New = I've never really paid much attention to them Whistling

That being said, I'm excited to start learning about them! This is one my neighbor said I could divide from her yard. It's probably a regular variety, but any clues to its name?

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 3, 2018 1:28 PM CST
@flukybloom,
Welcome!
Sorry I do not recognize you're daylily.
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Name: Ina Novodvorsky
Carleton Place, Ontario, Canad (Zone 5a)
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Ina
Jul 3, 2018 1:29 PM CST
Welcome Sara, you have joined a very informative, helpful group of enablers. Welcome!
I can't help you with Id but it is a very nice daylily and such a nice neighbor to let you divide it. Smiling Welcome! Smiling
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 3, 2018 1:35 PM CST
Thank You! Ina and Larry!

I've been spending a lot of time getting lost in the Iris forum Hilarious!

Didn't even know these daylilies were there (our 4th summer in this house) because there's a red peony in front of the plants and the blooms are quite similar in color. They'll be a nice addition to things.
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Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Jul 3, 2018 4:04 PM CST
Welcome!
Every home needs a daylily, and every daylily needs a home.
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 3, 2018 9:16 PM CST
Thank You! Roger and Karen! We're moving to zone 7a next week...I'm excited for a different growing season!
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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jul 3, 2018 9:20 PM CST
Welcome! and fair warning : )
This site is addictive, for the flowers and the good company and knowledgeable folks!
And I don't know what you daylily is either...She is pretty though Smiling
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 3, 2018 10:35 PM CST
Welcome! , Sara! I have no clue what the name could be, but it is a beauty! Good luck on your move Smiling
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 4, 2018 5:22 AM CST
Welcome! Sara!!!!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 4, 2018 8:50 AM CST
Welcome! Sara

I expect you already know this, but daylilies are actually not lilies, even though daylily people sometimes call them that as a kind of daylily "slang." Just thought I'd mention it since there's currently a thread related to the confusion over that on another NGA forum.
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 4, 2018 8:54 AM CST
sooby said:I expect you already know this, but daylilies are actually not lilies, even though daylily people sometimes call them that as a kind of daylily "slang." Just thought I'd mention it since there's currently a thread related to the confusion over that on another NGA forum.


I had no idea! Although, in my internet searches for "lilies" yesterday, no daylilies showed up. Now I know why! So interesting...this is what I love about flowers. You think you might have something figured out, then a curveball comes and reminds you that you don't know much at all Rolling on the floor laughing

So are daylilies their own "thing"? I'm going to start looking stuff up... Thank You!

Edited to add: I'll take a pic of this whole plant to make sure it's truly a daylily...but I'm cautiously optimistic it is.
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Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 4, 2018 9:00 AM CST
So...if daylilies have rhizomes...can they be dried and stored like iris?

My brain is kind of exploding with all this new info!
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 4, 2018 9:09 AM CST
"So are daylilies their own "thing"? I'm going to start looking stuff up..."

Taxonomists have been having fun moving them around from family to family of late. True lilies are in the genus Lilium, family Liliaceae. There are other plants also in the lily family but it was determined back in the 1980s that daylilies (genus Hemerocallis) should not have been included.

So first they were moved to their own family, the Hemerocallidaceae. Then some experts decided the family Xanthorrhoeaceae was more appropriate. Fortunately, since I can never spell the latter without looking it up (and I just had to edit the post because I missed out an e) the most recent family placement for daylilies is the Asphodelaceae.

The genus has not changed though, true lilies are still Lilium while daylilies are still Hemerocallis.

Hope this helps rather than making it seem even more complicated!

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Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 4, 2018 9:17 AM CST
Sue, you have quite literally MADE MY DAY! My sister stopped replying to all my texts of excitement Rolling on the floor laughing

I've heard about things getting moved around all over the plant world, so long as they're still the same genus I'll keep it straight. There are 3 varieties of daylilies between mine and the ones pictured above, being able to store them vs potting (which I know wold really be better) will make taking them with me so much easier! I've dug up BOTH lilies and daylilies and never even paid attention to rhizomes vs bulbs. It all makes sense now Hurray!
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Name: Dave
Fairfax County VA (Zone 7b)
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daverme
Jul 4, 2018 7:29 PM CST
Welcome!

I'm betting your daylily is Pardon Me.

If you find yourself addicted to daylilies, as most of us are who frequent this forum, don't look to us for help. As Ina said, we are all enablers - no interventions to be found here.
Name: Cheryl Miller
Myrtle Beach, SC (Zone 8b)
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troublesmom46
Jul 4, 2018 8:17 PM CST
Welcome! I am also kind of new here. I have had many daylilies over the years but am now in a new home with very few for now. I hope to keep expanding my selection again.
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 4, 2018 9:45 PM CST
daverme said:I'm betting your daylily is Pardon Me.

If you find yourself addicted to daylilies, as most of us are who frequent this forum, don't look to us for help. As Ina said, we are all enablers - no interventions to be found here.


That sure looks like it! Thanks!! I knew as soon as I began researching what was already in the garden I was done for...no intervention to be welcomed here Whistling Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

(floo-key-bloom) Fluky, adj., "obtained or achieved more by chance than skill"
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 4, 2018 9:51 PM CST
Well Cheryl, from what everyone has said you've come to the right place to fuel your addic...I mean...hobby too Hilarious!
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Jul 4, 2018 11:12 PM CST
Sara,
One thing about daylilies that almost nobody knows (except for daylily addicts) is the reason they are called daylilies is that every flower that blooms on a daylily will last just one day and then whither away. Every time I tell a family member or friend that, they are surprised. *Blush* I must admit...I was too the first time I heard that. Until I was bitten by the "daylily bug" and had to have more, more, more. Now I'm hybridizing them too (just for fun not for profit).

By the way... Welcome! Sara
Name: Sara
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Sedums Irises Cat Lover Region: Tennessee
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flukybloom
Jul 5, 2018 7:35 AM CST
Sue, I had read that...but didn't fully understand it until I started religiously deadheading my Stella de oro's this spring. Holy cow. First few days wasn't so bad then they kept coming! Do all daylilies do so well when they're deadheaded regularly?
Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.

(floo-key-bloom) Fluky, adj., "obtained or achieved more by chance than skill"

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