Daylilies forum: Hardiness Thread

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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jul 5, 2018 7:49 AM CST
I am thinking this would be a handy thread to have; we could question the hardiness of various cultivars we are considering ordering. By hardy I mean no special treatment.

My first questioned one:
Etched Eyes EV
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Jul 5, 2018 8:41 AM CST
It has been hardy for me here and did well with our harsh winter last year. It came up well in the spring, when many others were very slow. It also already has scapes on it, and should bloom soon.
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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jul 5, 2018 1:46 PM CST
I guess I forgot to mention that I am referring to hardy in zone 4 or so!
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Jul 5, 2018 5:47 PM CST
@caitlinsgarden you could put the zone info on your profile so we can always tell what zone you're in. Might make it easier for some of us to share info Smiling
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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Jul 5, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Caitlin

You can also go to the 'plant database' at the top of the homepage and enter the name of the daylily and you will get something like this;

Thumb of 2018-07-06/Charlemagne/89069d

Thumb of 2018-07-06/Charlemagne/91e50f

Click on each of these photos to see them large enough to read.

Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a in the middle of the bottom photo, not for you.

There are lots of photos usually, try it you will like it. You also can get answers on dozens of varieties in just a few minutes whereas a thread like this will become cumbersome in a short length of time. Smiling

Charley
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Jul 5, 2018 7:38 PM CST
Hardiness may depend on the depth of snow cover and its consistency. Temperatures under enough snow are higher than air temperatures.
Maurice
(Zone 6a)
Frillylily
Jul 5, 2018 9:52 PM CST
does a lot of snow cover cause the crowns to rot?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 6, 2018 4:03 AM CST
Frillylily said:does a lot of snow cover cause the crowns to rot?


Snow cover would more likely protect the plants from extreme cold because it is insulating, but cold temperatures below the individual plant's tolerance level that kills the crowns would result in rot (the same as anything else that dies).

Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
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Scatterbrain
Jul 8, 2018 2:12 PM CST
It was hardy in the UK zone 8 but refused to open properly despite its reputation as an early morning opener., always looked like a used tissue here so after several years was culled. Maybe it just didn't like the Yorkshire climate.
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jul 10, 2018 9:57 AM CST
I have noticed that some sellers now call this a dormant. And it just bloomed in my garden but it doesn't seem to be real prolific.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Jul 10, 2018 10:45 AM CST
caitlinsgarden said:I have noticed that some sellers now call this a dormant.


It was hybridized in Florida. Foliage habit is how it behaved in the registrant's garden and it may behave differently elsewhere.

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