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Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

Posted by prairiemoon2 zone 6a/MA (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 9:21

I have Hyperion and that gets pretty tall, but it's in front of a golden foliage shrub and is just disappearing. Nepeta is growing in front of Hyperion so it needs to be tall. Is there something that is about 4ft tall and colorful?


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

The only ones I'm aware of that grow to 48" are Hansons: Sky Captain, Ohio Sky, High Plains Drifter, Up on the Roof and perhaps some others. Four feet is very tall for a daylily. You can check out Curt Hanson's website at Crintonic Gardens.

I'm guessing there are others from hybridizers with whom I'm not as familiar.

Chris


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

James Gossard also has some very tall ones too


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

Shooter's Island Time Is 67", and a lovely pink bloom:

Island Time photo IMG_0356_zps8b402fdf.jpg

...and I'm sure there are others.

kay


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

If you go to the AHS database and click on Advanced Search (near the upper right), you'll be able to search for dayliies with the height characteristic you want. I entered for scape height between 48" and 50", and the result was 20 pages of daylilies. Between 47" and 50" and you have 49 pages of possibilities. You can choose other height combos, of course, depending on what you're looking for. Happy shopping. :)


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

Thanks for all those ideas, everyone, I'll check those out. Love that 'Shooter's Island', Kay!


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

Charles Trommer is a very tall yellow that put on a show for me this year as did Dark Monkey. Google their images. I highly recommend them. Cheap and dependable.


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If these are at the back of the border facing sun. I have a couple that are close and bright enough that they easily show up. If you had room for two you could even get continuous bloom.
Early Shirley(Davisson)- 45 inch scape and easily seen from a distance. Very long blooming purple on a very nice plant with dependable rebloom.
Hakuna(Schaben)- One seriously beautiful purple. Lots of buds. Starts up as Early Shirley is finishing up. Scape 50" but some are taller some shorter. Will show well from a distance.
One More Bud(Murphy)- Spidery but strong color. 50" scape Plants new for me last year. I'm liking it.
Most blooms on these plants will be visible even with a slightly smaller plant in front. Can't take photo right now sun to bright. Will later if you wish.


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

As someone already mentioned, Jamie Gossard's daylilies are the tallest ones in my daylily beds. Blackberry Dragon (picture below) is usually between 41 and 43 inches. Heavenly Tiger Tails is another one I grow and it's usually 41+ inches, Heavenly Pink Twister is 40".

Blackberry Dragon (Gossard) photo 013_zpsd9da19fe.jpg


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

Njmomma - Thanks, I have Hyperion which is a yellow in front of a yellow foliaged shrub, that’s why I need something other than yellow, but the ‘Dark Monkey’ looks good - Thanks!

Thanks Patty, that’s a few more choices. Nice and tall too. I’m getting photos on Google images.

Opnjmprs, thanks….Blackberry Dragon is nice and dark. The other two are a little on the pale side for this application but pretty blossoms.

I was just wondering -- will these tall scopes stand up without support?


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RE: Recommendation for a daylily with tall scopes?

Most of my Daylilies are generally shorter that what they are officially labeled to be. However, I have a few that are usually quite tall, even though they are still shorter that the claim. The three in the picture are Carolicollisial [40], Sears Tower [57]. Sears Tower is supposed to be 6 ft. Also Rob Cobb is generally 40" I have others that are supposed to be 40 or so but never are, such as Do the Twist and Red Skeletons.
Brad


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