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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2011
11:08 AM

Post #8615612

I've been watching the posts from the warmer zones and eagerly waiting for the daylilies to begin in my garden. Well, we're close...

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2011
10:20 PM

Post #8616974

Yes, they are. I noticed my Purple Prince Lily Tree bulbs just today coming up thru the surface. Heres a photo of the big ditchlily plant from Happ and in the background is the Red Daylily from Pepper. It looks like they each have about 15 flowers coming on.

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FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2011
11:42 AM

Post #8625789

Some of mine are blooming, and a lot of them have buds... should be any day now.
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 12, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8626366

Since I have more shade mine will be later but my Asiatics and Orientals are starting to bloom. I have 3 so far blooming. Mambo, Blackout and a yellow.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 13, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8627819

Here's my first daylily of the season - it opened this morning.

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
4:11 PM

Post #8628264

How about this red one?

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
4:13 PM

Post #8628266

The Ditchlilies are putting on a show too!

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
4:15 PM

Post #8628274

Thats a nice Lily LG, heres my Purple Prince Lily Tree coming on!
Will

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 13, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8628361

Hey you really did get the red lily!! LOL!! I remember that we weren't 100% sure that that's what it was with everything that was going on but glad it is!!

Yellow Asiatic lily blooming.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 14, 2011
4:12 AM

Post #8629175

I love the red daylily - I have a couple reds, but nothing close to blooming this early.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2011
4:24 AM

Post #8631427

My second daylily variety to open - I am terrible about keeping the names of varieties I buy so this could be any one of a number of varieties I've added in the last 5 years. Every time I buy a new variety, I find I'm drawn towards the deep yellow colors.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2011
5:53 AM

Post #8631561

A miniature variety also opened this morning. I believe this was one in a collection of dwarf varieties given me last fall by a DG'er from Nebraska.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 15, 2011
5:54 AM

Post #8631565

White Asiatic lilies opened today too.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2011
5:50 PM

Post #8632971

Yellow Asiatic

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2011
5:53 PM

Post #8632978

Blackout

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2011
5:55 PM

Post #8632984

Mambo

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roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 6, 2011
10:19 PM

Post #8677449

My daylilies are starting to bloom. I was taking pics of the hostas and didn't even notice the daylily blooming at first.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2011
4:50 PM

Post #8679013

I have new pics of mine. Need to download them. They are finally starting their full glory.
shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

July 10, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8685043

Those are some pretty pics of Daylilies up there. I hope my Purple Prince Lily Tree flowers are as nice. I think any day now, they might have a few flowers, not bad for the first year I guess!
I hope they don't mind being in about 3 inches of soil for now in they're pots! I got a place all picked out for them, hopefully I'll get them planted there soon.
Will

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 11, 2011
4:22 AM

Post #8685317

A peach double opened this week.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2011
5:35 PM

Post #8686868

One of my daylilies

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 11, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8686873

Orange one

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 12, 2011
11:05 AM

Post #8688243

I have a similar red variety, Pepper - do you by any chance know the name? I bought mine from Lennington Gardens (off Gregory, in Raytown) several years ago.

It's a great variety with lots of blooms. Unfortunately, I'm terrible about keeping things labeled.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 12, 2011
5:24 PM

Post #8688992

I got mine from Powell Gardens a few years ago when they were thinning out their daylily beds. That whole bed is full of named ones but I don't have labels and don't remember the name.

Pink one

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 13, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8689580

Thank goodness! I'm not the only gardener who doesn't hang a tag on everything they plant! I used to put galvanized tin tags on things, but I couldn't find a marker that would last more than a few months and I kept tripping over the wires when I got into the beds to pull weeds so I tossed all of them. Here's a white variety that I love.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 13, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8690823

I have a white one that I think is called Sunday Morning. One of my favs. For some reason I've always remembered that name. lol

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8691836

This red variety has just started blooming. I love the bright yellow/chartreuse throat.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2011
8:51 AM

Post #8691837

Another red variety showing its first blooms of the season this morning.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8691839

A bright chrome yellow that opened its first blooms today.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 14, 2011
8:54 AM

Post #8691842

Double peach - a dependable, heavy-blooming variety that has been putting out blooms for the last two weeks.

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
1:51 PM

Post #8692336

You guys have some nice Daylilies, hopefully I can add a Brecks Purple Prince Lily Tree to the photos soon! Here it is today, getting more purple, but still closed up.
There is 3 Lily Trees in the photo, only one is turning noticeably purple.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
7:25 PM

Post #8692949

My white one. Has a heavy green tint to it sometimes.

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2011
7:27 PM

Post #8692955

Light pink with a fly on it. lol

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 15, 2011
5:25 PM

Post #8694686

Pink and gold together.

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roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2011
4:50 AM

Post #8695365

They are alll so beautiful. I love the red ones. I had an idea to put tall purple daylilies in a border but not sure what kind. Any recommendations?

JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2011
4:55 AM

Post #8695371

Red-brownish with yellow stripes...

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2011
4:57 AM

Post #8695372

Yellow...

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JuJu55

JuJu55
Jasper Co., MO
(Zone 6b)

July 16, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8695373

Light Peach...

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

July 16, 2011
1:32 PM

Post #8696154

Hi rose, I can only suggest one purple one, like mine, a Purple Prince Lily Tree. Mine is maybe halfway open and not as purple yet as I'd hoped, maybe it'll get more purple yet. I was thinking maybe Brecks had accidently sent me a different one, but I think that is the right one, just maybe premature yet. I got the 3 bulbs, (with shipping) for $2.94 with a "FREE" $25 coupon from them. Actually, they sent me and my housemate coupons at different times and said I could use them both at this address. In the Fall I have 3 different Lily Trees from them coming for $2.94 total. The 3 bulbs alone are $19.99 usually.
Brecks has a few Lily Trees, they have put down the claim on hybidizing them or something.- http://brecks.com/category.asp_Q_c_E_128_A_l_E_2_A_g_E_1
Lily Trees flowers are big, they say 8", I believe it, mine are big too. If its straight and tall that you want, these might work.

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roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 17, 2011
4:42 AM

Post #8697156

Shortleaf, I'll check out Brecks. I have ordered from them before. I have lilies all over the place - daylilies and the other kinds. I mixed them up everywhere and they look beautiful but now I'm thinking a border along the garage of just one kind might stand out more. The only problem is I might start out with one species and then I can't help by adding this or that. That's how I ended up with my crazy garden.

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2011
8:25 AM

Post #8699345

If you wanna try the $25 free coupon, rose, you might get a free catalog from Brecks, it might be on there. I'm wondering what Brecks sent me tho. These Purple Prince Lilies don't yet look like the photos they have. They're more like a White/Lavender right now, not the solid purple like I thought. They don't seem to be open all the way either. Maybe they'll do by the photos in a few days.
Brecks talks about "Carpet Border Lilies" - http://brecks.com/category.asp_Q_c_E_129_A_l_E_2_A_g_E_1 . Nice photo there, rose.
Will

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pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

July 18, 2011
6:58 PM

Post #8700696

Will, here are some PF pics of the lily. Not all of them are a true purple it appears.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/169090/
shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

July 21, 2011
11:15 PM

Post #8707787

Thanks Pepper, I'm glad to see mine aren't the only ones not purple. It's not really a terrible color, but I'm a dark sort and I wanted solid purple, but oh well, pretty blooms anyway!
Here they are recently. -
Will

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shortleaf
suburban K.C., MO
(Zone 6a)

July 22, 2011
8:59 PM

Post #8709880

I made a negative entry in Plantfiles for it and also uploaded a photo from today. I tell you, it's mostly White! Here they are today, 2 of the 3 plants have blooms. -
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/169090

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roserairie
Chicago, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 23, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8711637

Shortleaf, thanks for the link. I'll check it out. They're still very pretty though. I bought a bunch daylilies from someone and they turned out to be orange when I was expecting pink. I'm digging them up. They just look terrible next to red roses.

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