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Your Favorite Purples Please

Posted by maximus7116 MI (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 9, 14 at 14:50

It's time for everyone's favorite purples. Please list your top three purples. There will be separate categories for lavenders and for burgundy/wines.

Here goes -- my favorites:

CLAUDINE'S CHARM: I suppose this could be in the wine category, but I'm calling it purple. This plant is always among the top daylilies here with the most buds and has excellent branching. Flowers are almost always perfect.

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SELF DETERMINATION is always loaded with blooms:

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My final daylily is INTEGRATED LOGISTICS: Very prolific and has a pinching throat once it gets blooming.

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Please share your top purples -- Chris

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RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

This was harder than I though it would be.

Russian Ragtime
Linda Beck
Another Night

I'm thinking, are Bela Lugosi and Bella Sera purples? If so they needs to be on my list.

This post was edited by jkayd_il5 on Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 8:32

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

Chris they are all beautiful and great plants! Love watermarks :)
Jkayd, I wish my Linda Beck survived, everybody seems to like it.

Ok, purple is my mostest favoritest color in daylilies. Love them all even if they are not really purple purple in my yard, still call them purple. I even love SIASL that tangles :) It would be easier for me to name 3 purple that I am not that crazy about ;) ;) Well one of them doesn't bloom - that helps. Anyway..
The first was very easy to pick
Forty Days and Forty Nights - 1st flower on rebloom from yesterday
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2nd place this year I'll give to Berry Delicious

No.3 this year will be Quiet Reflections for good performance

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

Wow--so hard to narrow down. I got it to 4. Bali Water Color is really bright and gigantic. Makes a beautiful display. Peacock Maiden is similar, not quite so big and flashy. Swirling Waters has become a new favorite; such nice flowers & colors. And last but not least, Vintage Wine. I've had it a long time [25+ years?] and it is totally reliable in every way. I left out the next tier down: Belle Isle Sentry, Brooklyn Twist and Indian Giver

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

Brad, I was very pleased with my Swirling Water this year. I also like that it's a big flower.

Can we do favorite 5 for the next categories? ;) Will we have fave eyed?

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

oh my these purples are gorgeous. I don't have that many purples, well, not what I call purple.most of mine are a reddish purple I guess. but. oh well,

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

more of a purple

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one of my favorites.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

was looking for this one earlier and couldn't find it, my favorite purple that looks redish purple most of the time.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

Thieving Magpie is my favourite purple but I can't get the colour correct in pictures of blooms. Here is a landscape picture with the right shade of purple.

A - Front Yard photo FrontBed_zps87cfe361.jpg

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

I find that purples are generally the hardest ones to catch the right color on film. My guess is that since there is no blue gene in daylilies, the red in them is strong and shows through.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

The problem with purple is that I have more purple daylilies than any other color and to narrow my favorites to just three is impossible. Except for my very favorite, Stargate Portal, I really can't decide who are my other top 2 because there are so many great ones. So I'm breaking the rules, but here are more than three that captured my heart.

Stargate Portal photo 457_zps625c88e4.jpg

Frank's Star of Bethlehem photo 021_zpse121be0e.jpg

Photos don't do it justice at all. It is bigger than it looks at nearly 8 inches and is a deeper color than photos show.
Royal Trophy photo 173_zpsbedeca51.jpg

Jay Farquhar photo 113_zpsa0c09484.jpg

Claudine's Charm photo 275_zps1b8acbc3.jpg

Indian Giver photo 379_zpsed4add18.jpg

Nordic Night photo 261_zps000eb00a.jpg

Watusi Warrior photo 118_zps0e378a71.jpg

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 10, 14 at 0:22

Wow, all so beautiful--the 40 days and nights, the stargate, berry delicious, all so beautiful. I don't have many daylilys, but this is a favorite:
'Bella Sera'
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RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

gosh celeste, they are all so gorgeous,I want every one of them. I need some more purples, but,I just have to have that CLAUDINE"S CHARM, that is so beautiful,
CHRIS; your INTEGRATED LOGISTICS is almost as gorgeous as CLAUDINE'S CHARM, notice I did say (almost) :). I just got to have that daylily..I hope by next year I can have it.when you live on a fixed income, you cant have extra's that you want.


RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

CHRIS: I put the wrong one as the one almost as beautiful as CLAUDINE"S cCHARM. I meant to put

SELF DETERMINATION as my next favorite.


RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

I always want to post different ones than are posted, and, like Celeste, I love purples, I will keep it down as much as I can by not duplicating others.

Blueberry Popsicle:

Blueberry Popsicle photo IMG_0032_zps087d6ab7.jpg

Mean As a Snake:

Mean As A Snake photo IMG_6191_zpsa2a44c4c.jpg

Ranger Bob:

Ranger Bob photo IMG_8819_zps9accd036.jpg

Mulberry Marvel:

Mulberry Marvel photo IMG_8800_zps0a7bec8f.jpg

Purple Tarantula:

Purple turantula photo IMG_7965_zps86a4d992.jpg

Louisiana Jones:

Louisiana Jones photo IMG_7174_zpsee28cd90.jpg

And that left off the beautiful huge purple eyed ones...they need separate category, and many others that I will snak into lavender and wine...


RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

Thanks for posting all these beautiful purples. I know limiting it to three is difficult, since I could easily have posted another 10 myself.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

I love all my purples more than most other colors, so it's hard to narrow it down to my favorite three. I finally decided to pick these.

I REMEMBER YOU was the best performing purple this season.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS because it's still blooming, and has put on a nice, long show.

BELLA SERA because it's the only one reblooming.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

What a wonderful collection of purples you all have! I've been purposefully seeking out purples over the last couple of years, but I am SO far behind this group. I can look at that as a good thing, right? Time to go shopping!

My favorite purples here:

First place, without a doubt, is PASTOR Z (Polston 11). Here's what I said about it on the thread about top three favs:

"it is PURPLE, and what an edge! [...] I have to add something about PASTOR Z. I'd commented on its color and edge, but I left out some other great attributes, which I double checked on this morning.

It's listed as an ML, but it's August 7 and mine is just getting going now. Of course, this whole season had been slow to start so its behavior may change next year.

Also, it's listed as a rebloomer, and yes, I have a rebloom scape.

Finally, it's registered as having 5 branches and 25 buds. The placement of the five branches one of the scapes here is so good - three very well spaced ones and two top ones forming a nice, wide V.

I don't have 25 buds - I have 35! Of the 35, I have, as of today, one bloom and four bud scars. So that tells you how late it is."

It was slow to get going and, in fact, is only a DF still. But it's still one of my very favorites this year.

DESIRE OF NATIONS (Emmerich 08). It's a "grape cranberry blend" that sure looks very purple here. The background color-eye color combo is gorgeous.


OCTOPUS'S GARDEN (Apps 2010) The magenta purple is almost electric at times. Tall, full of buds, midlate (blooming now), and supposed to be a rebloomer.


I would have figured out a way to list EMERALD PINWHEEL (Salieris 2010), but it was very bad this year. It might have hated this past winter or it might have been mostly due to thrips. Whatever, I had very few good blooms; also, it could not set a single pod. Such a shame - last year and earlier, it was stunning.


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Emerald Pinwheel is gorgeous! I Remember You is always stunning.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

First I want to thank those of you who posted pics of Bella Sera. Mine didn't bloom this year even though the plant looks fine and seems to be thriving. It was nice to be reminded of just how pretty that one is.

Picasso's Intrigue blew me away even though it's sepals are a bit blotchy. Wish I had got this shot before I took the pollen.....oh well.
Picasso's Intrique after I took it's pollen photo 004_zps1d920e10.jpg

Larry's Obsession
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Third would be my toothy seedling. Color is kind of a red-purple.
Red Friday sdl photo 007_zps77342479.jpg


RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

Thieving Magpie - the colour is more like the landscape picture.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

Purple is my absolute favorite, there is no way I could pick just 3 or 5 or even 10. I won't list some of my favorites that have already been mentioned, so here's a few others...

Jamie Dockery
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Michael Bennett
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Black Falcon Ritual
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Mount Ararat
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Mary's Baby
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RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

So many beautiful purples! Linda love your 3 choices - gorgeous!

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

So many great purples here! I especially like yours Chris and Jamie.

RE: Your Favorite Purples Please

My favorites from this season in my garden were: STRUTTERS BALL, PLUM PERFECT, RUSSIAN RHAPSODY. My list is subject to change next season based upon what I find next!

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