Daylilies forum: Best Apricots and peaches

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Dec 2, 2018 11:49 AM CST
I really like DLs in the apricot/peach color range, preferably with heavy dusting and a classic form. It seems others do also because there are so so many varieties in this spectrum! I'm looking to add more DLs of this type but I've gotten so confused trying to sort them out that I've no idea which variety to go with.

What are your best performers/ favorites in this color range?
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Dec 2, 2018 8:13 PM CST
I don't have many in this category. THe few I have that are favorites are Madge Cayse, Divine Comfort, Summa Cum Laude. Fairy Tale Pink and Elizabeth Salter are described as pink but they mostly bloom peach color for me.

Madge Cayse
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Divine Comfort -peach self with very nice ruffles and very vigorous!
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Summa Cum Laude (peach yellow color)
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Fairy Tale Pink
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Elizabeth Salter
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Another one that I really like is Fringed Blessing. Though not vigorous and have few flowers, all the flowers that open are a gorgeous polychrome of peach, apricot, pink blend.

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Dec 2, 2018 10:08 PM CST
@kousa All are lovely blooms! Thank you for sharing!
Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Dec 3, 2018 9:11 AM CST
These aren't registered as peach, other than Sand Witch, and are all Diploids. Maybe a bit lighter than most would call peach? But that's how they read to me.

Sand Witch, first year here and first bloom. Very unique.


Sweet Charlotte. Remains one of my favorite UF's


Commands Attention. Gorgeous, huge blooms with major substance. My Husband's garden favorite.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Dec 3, 2018 9:30 AM CST
I am glad to see I am not the only one with a problem trying to decide exactly which blooms fall into the color of peach or apricot. I have quite a few daylilies that sometimes look peach apricot or melon to me, but they vary more to the pink side just as often, and sometimes even into the orange classification to me. I am not very good with assigning colors to names I guess. I googled a color chart for peach apricot and melon, and just became more confused.
Elizabeth Salter is a beautiful bloom, in my garden it is often more pink looking.
I have one NOID that performs very well and I refer to it as my Melon NOID.
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Dec 3, 2018 9:40 AM CST
I think 'Seventy Times Seven' is a very good one. Solid performer in my garden and I think the blooms are quite nice.


Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Dec 3, 2018 11:47 AM CST
All are exceptional blooms.

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Apricot Sparkles - appropriately named.

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FairyTale Pink is a fav here also

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Elizabeth Salter does vary here also.
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Stella's Sparky X 2. A personal long blooming fav here. Consistent rebloomer
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Forestlake Ragamuffin
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Melon Balls
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Breath Of Fresh Air
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Name: Mary Anne Jay
Wentworth, NS, Canada (Zone 5a)
Region: Canadian
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Raven
Dec 3, 2018 2:22 PM CST
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These all look peach/apricot to me in my gardens

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Dec 3, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Wow! Gorgeous blooms everyone!

Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Dec 3, 2018 9:32 PM CST
Nice representation Raven. Hurray!
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Dec 4, 2018 8:34 AM CST
Will, I just realized I forgot your criteria of "classic form". I suspect that you mean like the species. If so, then to select a peach/apricot that is more of classic form, and is a best performer for me or favorite of mine, I'd have to select 'Tower Power'.



For me it definitely has a melon/peach coloration that you may or may not consider to be in your desired spectrum-- sorry if not...
I wouldn't consider it to have heavy dusting; that could be quite a limiting characteristic...
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Dec 4, 2018 8:48 AM CST
The description of 'Selma Longlegs' doesn't use apricot, but if you've ever pulled a ripe apricot directly off the tree and looked at it before eating it, that's how it usually looks here. It's got the same orange based dusted lightly with paprika. It matches the skin more than the flesh. In my mind, I think of it as apricot in color. I'm not knowledgeable enough about accepted daylily descriptions to cover the other descriptors.
Donald
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 4, 2018 3:00 PM CST
I have been enjoying everyone's photo of apricots and peaches. Here are a few from my garden.

Bordello Queen, a strong grower that clumps up quickly.
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Lake Norman Sunset is a beautiful blend of pink and apricot.

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Doll House has been in my garden for around 25 years and is still going strong. The colour reminds me of orange sherbet.

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Minted Halo is another very strong grower.

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and here is a seedling, Minted Halo x Tennyson, first year bloom
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and another seedling from the same cross, first year bloom that looks quite different
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and lastly, a toothy one, Forestlake Ragamuffin

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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Dec 4, 2018 4:46 PM CST
Nice ones Dennis, Larry and Kousa.
Valerie love those two seedlings. You have posted a LOT of beautiful seedlings this summer/fall
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Dec 4, 2018 4:58 PM CST
Thank you, Mike. Your saying that means a lot!
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Dec 4, 2018 6:55 PM CST
Hazelcrestmikeb said:Nice ones Dennis, Larry and Kousa.
Valerie love those two seedlings. You have posted a LOT of beautiful seedlings this summer/fall


I agree
I didn't intend to imply a strict color code when I started this thread, just wanted to give a general range. Also wish I'd said good form instead of classic, I'd hate to have my loose use of terminology keep me from finding a good plant. I'm fairly new to the DL game and often forget that with the jargon words can have a much more specific meaning than when generally used. One word that is quite clear however is "beautiful" and I applies to all the submissions I've seen so far. Lovey dubby
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jillz
Dec 4, 2018 8:24 PM CST
Here is one somewhat in the apricot to cinnamon range that I really love — THE FOOD CHANNEL. It is a beauty but might not be strictly the color you are requesting. The color is rather unique.

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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Dec 4, 2018 8:31 PM CST
@jillz Very nice. Is color difference in the two photos due to sun fading? Both versions are lovely.
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jillz
Dec 4, 2018 8:38 PM CST
No sun fading — it is just hard for me to adequately capture the color in a photo. The first photo is more accurate but the second photo shows the stippling.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Dec 5, 2018 7:04 AM CST
Jill I am now hungry after seeing that Looker I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
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