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Addicted to the whoppers

Posted by shive 6b TN (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 23, 08 at 10:56

As I've been acquiring more of the huge 7-inch full forms, I find myself not even paying attention to daylilies in the 4 and 5-inch range anymore. Those whoppers have such impact! Has anyone else acquired this addiction? Here are my favorite 7-inchers.

NATALIE ANTOINETTE was the first giant to bloom last season.

Here's NATALIE with some friends that I used to think were large, GREEN MYSTIQUE on the left and DENA MARIE'S SISTER on the right.

With instant rebloom, NATALIE ANTOINETTE bloomed for 8.5 weeks.

Debra


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ROMAN COHORT is another of my 7-inch whoppers that blooms for a long time. Here are a couple of different looks. Being a rose lavender, it sometimes looks pink rose and sometimes a purply rose.

ROMAN COHORT duo

WINTER SPRINGS was very large and lovely and a good neighbor for ROMAN COHORT.

WINTER SPRINGS duo

On the other side of the yard, two older 7-inchers made their presence known.

ABSOLUTE TREASURE

EARTH MUSIC

Debra


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Then LAST SNOWFLAKE got into the act as king of the daylily ball. You've all heard me rave about this one before. LAST SNOWFLAKE bloomed for 6.5 weeks on its original scapes. It didn't rebloom this year because of drought that lasted from July-October. The first year I had it, it did rebloom in September. I can't wait to see this one again next year.

Here are my favorite photos of LAST SNOWFLAKE

One of the first photos, when blooms were at their largest

LAST SNOWFLAKE with its prettiest edge

A duo on the last day of bloom.

Debra


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SYMPHONY OF PRAISE bloomed later for some reason and set pods like crazy for the first time in three years.

SYMPHONY OF PRAISE with pinched petals one day.

One of the later July blooms on SOP

Debra


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BAFFIN BAY BEAUTY, another 7-inch giant, wowed me when I saw at Foxhaven Gardens last summer. I have it ordered for spring.

VICTORIAN LACE, a 6.75 inches, is nearing whopper status. Some of the very first blooms are 7 inches in my garden.

VICTORIAN LACE usually polys at least a couple of time each season.

Debra


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Are there any other very large flowered daylilies (not spiders or UFOs) that I need to add to my collection?

Debra


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Debra all those "whoppers" are beauties, and I have quite a few of them too, but here's a few more that you might like if you don't already grow them.
Cimmaron Rose new this past season for me, but I already love it!

Love this huge yellow

A gorgeous huge pink that really shows out for me.

Gotta include this beauty...

Lake Effect also new this past season, I love the bloom but not sure how it will perform yet, for me.

And then theres this huge glowing beauty...

One of the largest pinks I grow...

And of course theres Arctic Lace...not listed as quite as large as some of the others, but apparently it doesn't know that cause it's huge in my garden. :)

Hope you find a few more you can't live without Debra! :)
Jan


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The biggest sluggers I have in my garden are PINEBELT PERFECTION...took this picture at a display garden this summer and immediately picked it out at her sale table. It is registered at 6.5 but these were for sure larger. Didn't pull out my tape measure :) but guessed they were closer to 7". I was intrigued to learn that it is a dip- plan to use it in hybridizing. We had a very cool evening (low 50s) the night before and I notice one petal had trouble opening all the way so that is something I'll watch.

Pine Belt Perfection

And this one, PINK PEPPERMINT, which I also brought home from the same display garden. A double, is registered at 7". This picture is first flower open in my garden and it had only been in the ground for 2 wks (potted sometime before that) so was smaller than typical and the form is not as round as typical.

Pink Peppermint


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RAM is a biggie in my garden. It's just a yellow, but the flowers are held on the scape on a horizontal axis, like sunflowers, instead of like plates (does that make sense?).

I like big flowers on tall scapes.

I'm really enjoying all the pictures.


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I love the whoppers too!!! I also highly recommend Cimarron Rose. It was new to our garden this year and bloomed very late, but WOW what a show it put on. I have Wren's Song, and Victorian Lace too (both are fabulous). Here are a few I have that haven't been posted so far.

Linda

JUDY FARQUHAR
JUDY FARQUHAR

APRIL LAQUINTA
APRIL LAQUINTA

TO GOD BE THE GLORY (MY FAVORITE OF WHOPPERS AT 7.5")
To God Be The Glory

TIMELESS MAJESTY
TIMELESS MAJESTY


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Glad to see some other like the big ones.

Jan and Linda - Thanks for the photos of your whoppers. Cimarron Rose is one I have been considering, and since both of you recommend it, I'll put it on my wish list.

Uroboros -I do have Ram, but didn't realize it was 7 inches. I don't think it's been that big in my garden. I also have Whatley's Solar Music, which is registered at 8 inches. It's only been about 6.5 in my garden. They are both growing in too much shade and have been affected a lot by our drought.

I have Arctic Lace. It only had a few buds its first year, and its only scape last season turned brown and died. I don't know why. But the first-year blooms were in the 5.5-6 inch range. I hope it bulks up next year.

Rose Masterpiece and Judy Farquarh are both very impressive looking.

Debra


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  • Posted by maryl Z7 Okla. (My Page) on
    Mon, Nov 24, 08 at 15:55

Y'all need to stop this now because I'm supposed to be saving my money for Christmas presents for others-LOL. Rose Masterpiece grabbed me and I found it at Marietta where a new intro by them grabbed me even harder "A Friend To ALL" (except my pocketbook). What do you think of that one???

Here is a link that might be useful: A friend to all


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Are their any real dark whoppers ?
Olga,


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Maryl, I can see why that new intro from the Shooters grabbed you. That's one big beauty!! :)
I'm loving all these big old "in your face" dl's. Come on folks post some more!!
Olga, I can't think of any really dark ones in this size range. Maybe someone else can.
Thanks for starting this thread Debra.
Jan


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WOW, WOW.That is some beautiful daylilies.Love that LAST SNOWFLAKE and VICTORIAN LACE. Just gorgeous.

Jean


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I have loved big DL's from the beginning of my addiction. Out of over 400 cultivars, I think I have maybe 10 that are under 5", and like Debra, something would really have to knock my socks off to get me to look at something under 6" these days.

Debra-- I just love Natalie Antoinette and Earth Music! Both just made "the list"! Last Snowflake has been there for a year... it is wonderful and WILL be in my garden by fall of next year.

All the others are wonderful as well! It is wonderful and awful at the same time to see such beauties out there that I wasn't familiar with. Out of the other pics, MMM, Rose Masterpiece, Pinebelt Perfection, and To God be the Glory all ditto with "the list"!

Some of my favorite Whoppers that I already grow include:

YAZOO ELSIE HINTSON--- my biggest of the big...I think it tops the 8" that it is listed as in my garden.

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GIFT FROM HEAVEN... I just love this one and it isn't quite full form, but it is huge and wonderful.

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OVER THE TOP...Which was in a bad spot to start with, so has not made it to the listed 8", but was definitely an eye-popping 7 at least by the end of this last season.

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Julie


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Julie I have Gift From Heaven and Over the Top also. They are both huge in my garden too. OTT doubles most of the time for me and is the largest double I have. Do you get double blooms on it up there in your Washington garden?

Here's a photo of my GFH too. :)

Here's a couple more whoppers in my garden that I haven't seen here yet.




Jan


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Debra - One of my favorites is Victorian Lace.

All of the others are beautys!

Here is a few of the large ones not listed that i grow.

MOMENT IN THE SUN - 6 1/2 - 7 inch massive bloom,up to 3/4 inch ruffle.

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SPECTRAL ELEGANCE - 6 1/2 Inch bloom.

spectral elegance

EVELYN KLOERIS - 6 1/2 inch bloom. This daylily is a bit short in the scape, but it is the most beautiful daylily i grow.

evelyn kloeris

CROWND HEADS - This one will produce up to and 1" edge.

crowned heads

KAY DAY - This is the largest double i grow.

kay day


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ONLY BELEIVE - Shown here with Midnight In Marrakesh, 7 inch bloom!

Only Believe


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Lyle,
Sure do wish my MOMENT IN THE SUN blooms got as big as yours. I planted it in the fall of last year and it bloomed some this summer, but the flower size was not even close that of the one in your pic. Maybe next year....when the plant is a little more established I'll be lucky enough to see some really big flowers.

Linda


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A nice dark whopper is Joan Derifield. Sorry but I don't have a picture to add. Time Drifter was only listed as 6 inches but it seemed much larger in my garden. It dwarfed Belle Cook, which is also listed at 6 inches.


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I too am addicted to the huge daylilies, although I don't have many. South Seas Serinade's first flowers this year were huge & I didn't really think it was SSS. The last few curved back & looked like its pictures. I really prefer it better like this, you can really see the edging better.
[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b108/NGraham/Daylilies/May08076.jpg[/IMG]


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Linda - I noticed with MITS the heat did effect the size of the bloom, that pic was taken with temps in the 100's.
I'm sure as yours matures you will see larger blooms.

Lyle


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Jan.. OTT has not doubled for me yet, but next year is another year. I rarely get doubles until later in the season when we get some days in the 80's.. and this year although I moved OTT into a better spot than it had been living in, it's scapes fell victims to errant doggie feet after only a few blooms. :( When you share your garden with animals, you have to be able to deal with some collateral damage! I am also truly amazed in seeing you photo (and Rita's) of GFH. I can't believe how different mine is.... but i wouldn't trade it! I love your Flames Over Africa! That is a real eye grabber.

Lyle... You have some nice pics, but the edge on Crowend Heads is unbelievable! WOW! I have Only Believe as well, but it was a new kid for me this year and although the flowers were lovely, they weren't the largest. Again, there is always next year! :)

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RE: For ngraham

To get your photo to show up in your message useing Photobucket, just copy the 3rd line down. It says HTML code in front of it. I noticed in another thread you had used the last tag line which says IMG tag...don't use it. Use the HTML one instead, then just paste it into your message.
Hope this helps you out, cause I love seeing everyones photos. :)
Jan


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These get better and better. I like RUSSIAN RHAPSODY, it
measured 9 inches for me. I light and dark purple and has
oodles of flowers.

YELLOW MAMMOTH is just that, a charming mammoth, also lots
of blooms.

IGOR - oh my heavens! you want me to describe this, I can't
and my list of DL pictures is confusing for me right now so
I can't send pics.

MATCHLESS FIRE - terrific. LAURA HARWOOD -WHAT A BEAUTY.

NORMAN S. TRACK - another gorgeous one, a blooming fool.

SPARKLING ORANGE is a nice, big one. Lights up the whole
yard.

ANGEL RODGERS is a beauty also.

After listing all of those, how can I wait till bloom season?

Kay-phal


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Oh, you guys are killing me here with eye candy...repeat to self "I have no more room....I have no more room" LOL

What a bunch of beauties!
I have a whole bunch of seedlings coming out of 'Over The Top'. Was interesting to see yours bloom single, Julie. That's the first time I've ever seen a picture of it w/single bloom. Still beautiful in that form too.

Also have some April LaQuinta babies coming along. Really nice to see their mamma is so gorgeous.

Here's another I have registered at 6.5". Again 1st yr in my garden so though I didn't measure it I don't think it was at its full potential yet but it was getting there by end of season. I'm told it throws patterened eyes.

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Wow! I love the big one too. De and Jan, y'all need to stop this or I'll never have money for anything but daylilies. I did order a couple from the Shooters, but not a Friend for All, though it's lovely, isn't it?
I ordered Island Time and Wise Woman. Island Time was such a tall one, I couldn't resist, and I like the color of Wise Woman.
kay


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Please tell me where to buy these,

1. Natalie Antoinette

2. Arctic Lace

3. Pink Pepperming

4. Symphony of Praise

5. Lake Effect

6. Gift from Heaven

7. Moment in the Sun

8. Kay Day

9. Russian Rhapsody

I can't find them.

Jim


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Jim did you try the Daylily Search site? If not, click the link below then type the name of the dl you're looking or in the search box and you should get the names of vendors selling that dl.
Good luck.
Jan

Here is a link that might be useful: Daylily Search


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RE: Jim check Marietta's also....

They have several of the ones you listed. I don't imagine you're going to find them all at one vendors. :)
Jan

Here is a link that might be useful: Marrietta's pricelist


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Jim,
I bought most of the big ones I have on the Lily Auction. But I would recommend Floyd Boatwright's Sassafras Garden and Farm for Natalie Antoinette, Lake Effect and Moment In The Sun. He has some of the best prices around on newer cultivars, and the plants he sends are healthy and large. Tim Bell of Bell's Daylily Garden has Symphony of Praise and Arctic Lace.

Debra


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Julie - ONLY BELIEVE is a very nice daylily and has a huge bloom.Nice to see you at DG.

Some more large ones.

LARRY ALLEN MILLER 7" bloom.

Larry Allen Miller

DARLA ANITA: 7" bloom , lots of chicken fat.

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MILDRED MITCHELL: 6 1/2" bloom.

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RUBY SUNDAY: 6 1/2" bloom. This is the pod parent to (Gaskins) Dove In Flight.

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Jim-- I got Gift From Heaven from Maryotts, as I know that several others did. Didn't see it listed there this year.

Lyle-- Thanks! I am enjoying the DG forum as well. It wasn't enough to have all the wonderful enablers here.. I had to find more! Your pic of Mildred Mitchell is fantastic. It has done nothing for me here for the last three years... if next year is a dud I will move it, and after that I may give up, no matter how wonderful it is for others.

Julie


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Phaltime, Tinker's doesn't have a photo of mammoth yellow or norman's track. Do you know of a site where I can see a photo?

Jim


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  • Posted by lynxe z6B/PA (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 27, 08 at 12:10

Jim, you can find an image of NORMAN S. TRACK online. (Note the name isn't "Norman's Track".) It was hybridized by Lorrain/Lycett, who are Canadians, of We're in the Hayfield Now Daylily Gardens. (The place is now owned by Henry Lorrain, as Doug Lycett passed away a couple of years ago.) Interestingly, they list as NORMAN TRACK, while the AHS database shows NORMAN S. TRACK:

http://www.hayfield.ca/

http://www.daylilydatabase.org/

As an aside, once again, I remind people that the AHS database is not a bad tool. It's true that they need more images, but they're working on it. At any rate, a search on "Track" and "End of the Cultivar Name" brought up the correct name according to AHS.

Back to the daylily: if you do an online search for additional images, best bet is "Norman S. Track" and "Lorrain" and/or "Lycett." You might also search on a combo of the daylily name and one or more of its attributes, say ploidy, color, etc. Searching on "Norman S. Track" and "daylily" will bring up far too many hits on a book about daylilies by Norman S. Track. NB: I had that book. Kept it for less than a day or two, then stuck it in my give-away box. 'Nuff said about that lol.

MAMMOTH YELLOW -- Ain't no such daylily to be found online. Possibilities are (1) it's a 2009 or maybe 2008 and hasn't made it into the databases; (2) it's unregistered; (3) the name is wrong and it's GREAT BIG MAMMOTH YELLOW MONSTER or MAMMOTH DAYLILY or something; (4) phaltyme was describing attributes, ie it's really big and really yellow lolol.

If you search the AHS database on "mammoth" as first word, you get MAMMOTH BEAUTY, an 8" pale yellow by Loletta Powell (Loretta, something like that). It's dormant, it's fragrant, it's tall AND huge, it reblooms....hmmmm. I think I "need" that one!


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Lynxe - It's YELLOW MAMMOTH - not MAMMOTH YELLOW. It's an older spidery looking daylily by Powell. I used to have it, but gave it away because it was not fertile for me.

Debra


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  • Posted by lynxe z6B/PA (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 27, 08 at 14:22

Oops !

Well, interesting that I got the hybridizer right, and all by accident. But then maybe not so odd, as she did lots of big yellows, like CAROLICOLOSSAL.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


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Shive, shame on you! Your picture of Natalie Antoinette and Rita's picture of Citrix sent me over the edge. I've eliminated a lot of cultivars this year and now have extra space for a couple more--think of that! Never happens! Anyway, saw your pictures and went to the Lily Auction. Kept looking and then came to my senses and called Floyd Cove. I'm going over there on Monday to pick up: Dream Candy, Lonesome Heart, Lacy All Over, Orange Grove (Christmas present for my husband), Natalie Antoinette, and Citrix.

Thanks to everyone who posts pictures!!


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Beachlily - You are getting some wonderful new daylilies! I'm glad I don't live within driving distance of Floyd Cove because I find those Stamiles hard enough to resist as it is. Enjoy your new acquisitions!

Debra


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  • Posted by maryl Z7 Okla. (My Page) on
    Mon, Dec 1, 08 at 1:09

these are all so lovely. Kay Day is on my short list from Marietta if their price ever comes down, and the diamonds on that Moment in the sun are enough to make Marilyn Monroe sing her song about a girl's best friend again.


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OH my goodness, What beauties you all have.Makes my heart skip a few beats.I have to stop scrolling up and down looking before I have to replace a mouse.:)They are all so beautiful.

Jean


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This is something I have noticed a lack of in my garden, I just do not seem to have any large flowered daylilies. I tried fixing that by getting some from Jim Murphy and Margo Reed but they bloomed really small flowers this past bloom season, the first.

Even my listed larger flowers like SEDONA which is listed at 7 inches are average size in my garden, nothing size wise to get excited about. Then also because I bought my 2008 new intros almost all from northern hybridizers, I just did not get large flowers. Truthfullly, I was not looking for them.

This fall however, I did decide I needed some for the size. I know some of the ones I ordered from Mary Jane Meadows for spring are listed as larger flowers in the 7 inch range. The biggest though is BIGG AND REDD ALL OVER, listed if I remember correctly, at 8 inches. We will see next year.


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Jim,
Your #3 should be "Pink Peppermint". It is readily available. If you do an internet search like: daylily "Pink Peppermint"

It will turn up several vendors who carry it.


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Thanks, Berry. Anyone know where can get Natalie Antoinette?

Jim


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Jim, Marietta has it on their price list for 09. I saw it at Champion Daylilies for a better price however but the best price I've seen it for was at the Stamiles website, Floyd Cove for $50.00. You might try them first to see if it's available, if you haven't already. :)
Jan


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This has been a really interesting posting, loving the pictures,

Jim /// Natalie Antoinette can be purchased with Marietta, Champion Daylilies and Water Mill Gardens. Water Mill seems to be the best buy right now, although Champion has free shipping if you place an order before Jan 31, Good luck in your search.

Cindy


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I purchased Natalie Antoniette from Floyd Cove yesterday for $50. That is the price on their website.


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I really love my huge dip GLENN FLETCHER MEMORIAL - 7.5"
Glenn Fletcher Memorial

JUDY RUTH - 7"
Judy Ruth

MISS JESSIE - 7"
Miss Jessie

CLOTHED IN GLORY - 7"
Clothed In Glory

CRYSTAL SEA - 6.75", but I just love the true pink of this one
Crystal Sea

Muscial Medley 6.5"
Musical Medley

Mildred Mitchell 6.5"
Mildred Mitchell

Levi Davis 6.5"
Levi Davis
And I have a bunch that I just put in and have not bloomed yet... so next year I should have photos of:

Laughing Skies -10"
Wren's Song 7" (beautiful photo Jan)
Riders of The Storm (only one bloom this year, but UGLY) 7"
Henry Boykin 7"
Visual Arrest 6.5"
Flamboyant Diva 6.5"
Love Spills Over 6.5"

So I guess I have the addiction too!!


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Poo, I didn't even know I'm addicted! Just went through my records and found that 33% of my named cultivars are 6.5 inches or above. In fact, 25% of my daylilies are 7" or more. Guess I need to apologize to Grace Stamile that I'm remiss in purchasing more of her miniatures!

Amazing, simply amazing!!


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BeachLily, surely you're planning to give us a list, aren't you?

I just got Shores of Time, but it hasn't bloomed for me yet. I thought it was huge when I saw it once, but no one has listed it. Perhaps it is only a 6" flower?


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Oh, Shores of Time sure is a lovely... but registered as a 5.5", and it is about that in my garden. Just imagine two more inches on that puppy, and that is how big GFM is!


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Well, will you settle for part of a list?

Altamonte Springs and Stranger than Paradise (Morss); Apache Bandana, Cricket Call, Licorice Twist, Laughing Feather-- all Ned Roberts; Back Scratcher (D. Hansen); Crossfire Hurricane, Magnificent Hummingbird, Blueberry Cream Swirls, On the Web, Orchid Octopus, Stellar Star, Tall Tower--all by Lambertson; French Twist, Helix, Inky Fingers, Lacy All Over, Laughing Skies, Lonesome Heart, Midnight Raider, Natalie Antoinette, Orange Grove, Pink Duality, Rhubarb Pie, Song Writer--all by Pat Stamile; Ledgewood Irish Spirit, Ledgewood Stolen Dreams (both by Abajian); Lemonberry Truffle, Linda Dubitz, Shangri La Truffle--all by Kirchhoff; Peacock Maiden (K. Carpenter); Spacecoast Jimbo Saddler (Kinnebrew). There are others, but this is most of them!


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beachlily,

Have you seen Orange Grove in person? According to Stamile's description, the size is 6.5". I've ordered it for the spring delivery, so I am really curious.


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alina, I saw it in their gardens last year before it was named. Pat told me, and I agree, the picture doesn't do it justice.

One of the big perks of growing daylilies in Florida is that we plant from November to about February. I was there last week and all the plants were big and bold in their pots and I got to choose from all the stock. Usually, I go there in May and then everything is picked over and looks ratty. Boy, Guy Pierce made sure I got at least 4 fans per pot. Those plants really look good!


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Great, I hope it will perform well in my zone 6/7. I am looking forward to seeing new Stamile's intros blooming in my garden... Was the color as bold as on Floyd Cove's pictures? Did you see Talladega in bloom?


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It should be fine in 6/7. I used to live in the Atlanta area (7) and most evergreens and dormants did just fine.

Yes, Orange Grove's color was somewhat bolder than the picture. I just don't remember if I saw Talladega or not, didn't make much of an impression, I guess.


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I got Absolute Treasure last Fall, so I hope to see it in bloom this year; but I haven't seen any scapes on it yet. Only three of my daylilies (besides Stella and Happy Returns) have begun blooming so far; so it's not too late in the season, yet. But hopefully, it's a late bloomer.

I got Clothed in Glory this year, and I should be getting Crystal Sea this Fall; so one of these days, I should get to see a real whopper in my yard. Do America the Beautiful or Blue Pink Beauty count as whoppers? They were awfully big.


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I'm glad this post came back around. I had Newberry Festival bloom this year and it is a huge 7" bloom. Had 4 blooming at once and it was impressive next to my newly planted Wedding Band and Lone Wolf.

Newberry Festival with Wedding Band and Lone Wolf

NEWBERRY FESTIVAL
Newberry Festival

Vickie


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This is a NOID, it was give to us by a teacher up at my daughter's school, nine years ago. She didn't know the name. In our horrible La. clay this one measures 9". I love it's size, but can never get a really good picture of it:

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It would probably be good for hybridizing if you could figure out the ploidity. (sp)

Sharon


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Ooh ooh, I bought Baffin Bay Beauty not knowing it was a whopper! Hasn't bloomed yet. I did not realize that daylilies bloomed this big.


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Oops, sorry, I didn't rotate the pic.

sharon


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I have a huge yellow spider called Monster that is very nice.
Kathy


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Well, since this floated back to the top, I can add photos of those I listed last year, that bloomed this year! :o)

FLAMBOYANT DIVA 6.5"

HEAVENLY MANSIONS (new this year) 6.5"

HILL STREET BLUES (new this year) 6.5"
Hill Street Blues

JAZZ AFTER FIVE 6.5"
Jazz After Five

VISUAL ARREST 6.5" with buddy HENRY BOYKIN 7"

RIDERS OF THE STORM 7"

ROMAN COHORT 7"

WREN'S SONG 7"

KATHERINE CALDWELL 8"

LAUGHING SKIES 10"
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KING GEORGE >9"

GABRIEL DES NUANCES >8" >>>> on a spectacular >42" scape!


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Wow, I LOVED this thread, I slowly read thru this all night!
Thanks Debra, again!

Rena'


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Most of my bigger ones are UF's. Lavender Rainbow gets a 7.5" bloom.


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  • Posted by signet z6 S.W. Ont (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 7, 12 at 21:33

A few big bodacious yellows I grow here are older but real beauties . One ,Big Yellow Taxi is a newer one that comes in at 7 inches ,Hildred West is 10 inches and Look Here Mary tips the scales at 11 inches across .

Signet


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RE: Addicted to the whoppers

Rena' - How do you get to these older messages? I can't get anything posted more than a year ago to come up. That didn't used to be the case for me.

Debra


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RE: Addicted to the whoppers

Hi Debra!

#1 GW's search bar even forum specific search bar doesn't work very well. So I use Google, I look up a specific cultivar ex. Citrix. I type in (Google) Daylily Citrix 1st and see what comes up. Then I type in Daylily Citrix gardenweb and it will pull up tons of stuff. It will then give the option 'show all gardenweb' and I hit that and then sometimes depending on the cultivar it will pull up tons of GW threads. But even with all of this sometimes you still may pull up zero (on a particular cultivar) and I search up images. I then hover my mouse over the image and it will show me the source of the pic without actually having to click on the pic and be directed to the source of it And a lot of times I may go thru pages of images hovering my mouse to try and find a gardenweb thread in hopes that maybe someone will have more in depth info. such as strong grower/weak grower, hates the south/loves the south etc.

I find so many super cool threads. I soooo want to comment on many more however I didn't want to get on everyones nerves commenting on thus bringing to the top old threads. So I try and reserve my commenting on ones that I find as precious as gold. You seem to have lots that fit that category Debra! I love these threads! And I am a new daylily grower/collector so these are so enlightening. There are soooo many cultivars available I try to find good opinions on the ones that I want before I bid/buy them.

I can't ever just seem to be a 'regular' gardener I obsess over and collect whatever plant I am into for that year or two. Buy books on it, spend tons of time reading up on it and of course buying too. lol

It's not my only hobby but by far my favorite and I've shelved my other hobbies for the time being. But I do get burn out and (usually in the winter) swear off all my major gardening but then Spring rolls around and I'm back at it full force again. lol

Rena'


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Rena' - Thanks for sharing how you found and resurrected these older threads. I totally understand your obsessiveness over the gardening hobby. I wish I were a little less obsessessed, now that I don't have as much time or the knees to maintain my gardens as well as I used to.

Debra


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RE: Addicted to the whoppers

I have a lot of trouble getting good pictures of my daylilies. The colors sometimes don't even turn out remotely close, and I have an 8-mp digital camera with various settings. I have several 7-inch daylilies too, and I'm starting to auction some of them off, and I have to write a disclaimer that the color isn't right. I've attached "Priceless" to show how washed-out the color is.


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