An ffo, some rebloom and clumps on Friday

shive(6b TN)June 22, 2012

My newer lates are starting to bloom, and several cultivars are beginning to rebloom today. I'm getting tired of the sweltering tempertures, but they're not going away for awhile.

ALWAYS APPLIQUE - I joked in the two previous years that this one should have been named "Never Applique," but this year it has shown the applique pattern on nearly every bloom in the large clump. Also, in the past this daylily refused to set a pod. This time, I have a dozen pods maturing.

ANNETTE'S MAGIC, a new one I got last fall, is just beginning to bloom.

GLITTER GAL, a Jerry Mix late bloomer, had its ffo today.

BLAZING SADDLE's last bloom

ABSOLUTE TREASURE from last night. This is one of my heat busters.

BLUETHROAT just started reblooming today. This one has never rebloomed before.

MEET JOE BLACK started its rebloom today also. He has not rebloomed in previous years.

RUBY LIPSTICK made a pretty clump today. This is the first time in several years this one hasn't had instant rebloom scapes.

SKULLDUGGERY had five big, bright blooms this morning.

Seedling Karelia X Palace Garden Beauty


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I really like your seedling! Other ones I like are Blazing Saddles, the Ruby Lipstick clump - always a beauty, and the eyecatching Skullduggery. Marg

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 1:49PM
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shive(6b TN)

Marg - Thanks for the nice compliment on the seedling! I'll really miss Blazing Saddles. I'm hoping it will rebloom as it has in the past.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:09PM
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BLAZING SADDLES really jumped out at me today. And then ABSOLUTE TREASURE was noteworthy because heat-busting is nothing to sneeze at. And the clump of RUBY LIPSTICK is gorgeous. It looks like it is just a great garden plant.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:26PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Well, they are all super pretty as usual. But the two clump shots get my vote for favorite. RUBY LIPSTICK is outstanding and SKULLDUGGERY is putting on quite the show with all those blooms.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:32PM
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Nancy zone 6

GLITTER GAL is the one that really caught my eye with that wonderful color. It looks like a really large flower. I like Bluethroat too. Ruby Lipstick would be my favorite though, but I'm trying to take into consideration that it has an unfair advantage in being a clump :)

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:49PM
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How glittery is Glitter Gal? Is she pretty color-fast since she's a late bloomer when it's really hot?

Just beautiful!


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    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 3:23PM
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shive(6b TN)

Christine and Rita - I've been holding off on photographing Skullduggery until I could get a nice group shot. It had six flowers open yesterday, but I didn't have time to take pictures because I was gone to a daylong work trainng. Ruby Lipstick is a treasure. It's a great garden plant, as well as a hybridizer's delight.

Nancy - Glitter Gal is in the 6-inch range. It bloomed for the first time last year, but the color was not as intense and the edge was not this good.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 3:30PM
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I'm looking forward to your annual evaluations--best bud count, color, etc. Bud count here is not good this year. For some, it's a challenge just to keep buds from shriveling up. I suppose some cultivars have more scapes, making up for lower bud count. Is Skullduggery one of those?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 3:52PM
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Julia NY(6)

SKULLDUGGERY is wonderful and my favorite. Very nice pic of it.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 4:50PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

WOW!! Some more beauties today.I love GLITTER GAL. and the clump shot of RUBY LIPSTICK is very pretty, too
SKULLDUGGERY is really a looker, too.Very pretty.and my favorite one is GLITTER GAL


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 4:52PM
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shive(6b TN)

Mantis and Julia - I think Skullduggery is only registered as having 15-16 buds. Mine, still in a pot, only has 6-8 buds per scape this year. I don't think I've ever had more than 15 buds per scape, and that was probably in the first year I had it. In the past, it's been a very reliable rebloomer. Being in a pot for several years, it has not multiplied very quickly.

I have a lot - especially early bloomers - with very poor bud counts this year. We got NO rain to speak of in April, which is the opposite of what usually happens. I started watering my seedlings and the two beds by my seedling regularly in early May. The daylilies in those have much better bud counts than those I only watered a couple of times in May.

Jean and Anika - Glitter Gal is a nice one. It is not diamond dusted. Where it glitters is the edge. It has a double edge - gold wire - that does glitter - and a fluffy white and gold edge with some tendrils and knobs. It can melt on a 95-degree day unless it's kept well-watered. It does fade somewhat, but still has a pleasant lavender color at the end of the day. It multiplies very quickly.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 5:56PM
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I can never resist your wonderful Ruby Lipstick, just gorgeous. The sepals look darker to me in this picture, and I see a seedpod, right?
The other beautiful one I love is Glitter Gal, and it's late, how nice! Is it the same hybridizer of Sweet Prairie Wind?
"Never Applique" LOL
It's nice to have rebloom on those that haven't rebloomed before. Hope your RL will rebloom as well!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 6:00PM
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mizellie(z7 Al)

Debra, i love that Always Applique. Looks as though it was worth the wait. Also Blazing Saddles and Skull Duggery. Love your seedling. Thewire edge is just enough to emphasize the beautiful eye... Ellie

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 6:12PM
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deangreen(7b OK)

blue throat gets my vote. really like the applique one too. that effect always seems so interesting and new to me..

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 8:42PM
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My picks are your seedling, Glitter Gal and Bluethroat. Have you posted Bluethroat before? I don't remember it.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:29PM
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shive(6b TN)

Nat - Ruby Lipstick's sepals are darker today. I think it's because of the bug spray I applied last night to thwart the latest outbreak of thrips. You do see a seed pod. I have several on it, having crossed it with Lady Betty Fretz, Annabelle's Blush, Purify My Heart and Crazy Ivan. Glittler Gal is by the same hybridizer as Sweet Prairie Wind, but it was an earlier intro and is more commercially available.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:53PM
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OMG. Always Applique is the most beautiful daylily i have ever seen. I must have it.
And your seedling ------ Oh!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 9:54PM
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shive(6b TN)

Chris and Pat - Thanks for the comments about my seedling!

Chris - I've had Bluethroat for 3 or 4 years and have posted photos before. It's very pretty in the morning, but it's eye fades by mid-afternoon.


    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 11:13PM
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