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Aug 29, 2018 8:29 PM CST
|I just want to tell you Daylily people that the flowers you contribute to the site's database are AMAZING! You guys post frequent and the flowers are spectacular, so please keep posting.
I live in the North West and have never seen such amazing varieties. I just had to tell you guys that you rock!
Aug 30, 2018 10:35 AM CST
| I love seeing what others have posted - unfortunately when they post their pictures it increases my "want" list
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Aug 30, 2018 1:16 PM CST
|Angie, I want to say I love Victoria, B.C. Been there only once, but it was great, wish I could go again.|
Aug 31, 2018 3:43 PM CST
|Legalily- I can totally relate. I think I'm going to try daylilies again... I've had a couple in the past that looked nothing like the tag picture.
Avedon- that's so cool that you've been here. I've always wanted to check out Texas!
Aug 31, 2018 5:22 PM CST
|I agree with you about the daylily people. Not only are the blooms awesome, a lot of the photography is top notch, also.
When I found some of the seller's sites, and then I found this site, it was like there was this secret underground daylily cult that were discretely working together on advancing daylilies for their own kind. And now it seems like big box stores and even most garden centers are like a couple decades behind.
Be careful, though. The Daylily People are very good at adding people to their cult. "Just one 'Carolina Cool Down'. It won't hurt you!" Next thing you know, you're digging seedling beds in your back yard and by 10am you have yellow spots all over your favorite shirt from leaning over one plant to pollinate another.
If you are going to buy daylilies on-line, I encourage you to continue to look at the pictures here and also in this site's plant database. That way you can see how they look in average gardens, or gardens from people in your area. Sometimes the sellers' pictures are of the absolute perfect bloom on the absolute perfect day in the perfect climate, and a typical bloom looks a lot more "normal".
Aug 31, 2018 5:51 PM CST
| We do what we can to enable (oops - I meant encourage) daylily lovers
I agree Tim on coming here to verify how they look in real life. The one thing I have found out through trial and ERROR, is that if that the posted picture of a daylily looks REALLY good, check here before ordering because a lot of the sites have enhanced pictures. I learned the hard way and what bloomed was nothing like the picture. Now that I see the pictures others have posted, I know ahead of time what it really looks like and have learned to spot the enhanced pictures much quicker. Also, sometimes it takes a couple years to settle in to what the ultimate flower will look like.
Be a person that makes others feel special.
Aug 31, 2018 5:57 PM CST
Legalily said: Also, sometimes it takes a couple years to settle in to what the ultimate flower will look like.
This is a great point. For me, especially dark ones or the ones with intricate eyes can take a while to settle in and show you their true colors. I almost always give a plant three years before I give up on it.
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
Live your Dreams!
Aug 31, 2018 6:58 PM CST
|Been to Victoria, went to a fabulous First Peoples museum. Stayed in a nice B&B on the west side of the water. Loved it all.
If you see a bloom that you like and the photo looks like this (and that includes the inside black rectangle);
That means it has been entered into the data base and if you click on the link, in this case "(Hemerocalis 'Jean Swann') you will go directly to a link to its entry which will look something like this;
Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1993
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 32 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason-Late
Plant Traits: Rebloom
Rust Resistance: Shows Susceptibility
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Double
Color description: yellow self with green throat
AHS Awards: Honorable Mention: 1996
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: Frances Joiner x Vanilla Fluff
Child plants: 20 child plants
Followed by, in this case, 20 photos of Jean Swann taken by members of the forum usually in their own gardens.
Don't try this on the link in the photo above because it is only a picture of a link and it won't work.
If you go back to the daylily home page, click on July 2018 blooms or August 2018 blooms. Hundreds of photos posted by members. If the bloom you like doesn't have a link, just go to the top of the page and click on "Plants Database" and choose "Search by name," type in the name and it should give you a link to the page for your daylily.
And remember, have fun.
Oh and welcome!
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
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