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aggiegrl
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
2:26 PM

Post #9104302

hey guys,
i know you all are daylily nuts like i am. so, you have "want" lists that never seem to end! lol well, Zahadoom has been high on my list since i first saw it. last year i saw it on the Lily Auction and paid a pretty penny for it. i also ordered a number of other dls from the same seller. i was so excited to see my division of zahadoom growing so well and turning into a small clump! then it had at least 5 scapes this year!! the excitement grew as the buds got bigger and bigger. that is, until today when it bloomed a big, bright orange! really my least favorite color. i felt kinda sick.

yes, i have contacted the seller. no response yet. hopefully, it will be replaced. but, it probably wont bloom this year. bummer!

tracie

first pic is my bloom from today. second is a pic of zahadoom i got from the net.

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poplarcreek
Baltimore, OH
(Zone 6a)

April 30, 2012
2:40 PM

Post #9104314

I presume you will name the seller if you get no satisfaction?
Lyle627
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9a)

April 30, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9104326

Zahadoom is a nice daylily. I hope you get satisfaction...

garden bloom

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aggiegrl
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
3:14 PM

Post #9104362

i dont think i would name the seller. all the other dls that i bought have bloomed true, so far.

Lyle, nice pic. i hope i get to see it in my garden soon!

tracie
aggiegrl
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
4:58 PM

Post #9104518

you know, i was thinking about something. i was wondering you guys opinion. ok, so you buy a daylily that is newer and a bit more expensive. if it is incorrect and you do not find out about it for one maybe two seasons (for our northern folks), you have lost more than just a pretty bloom. even if it is replaced, it is now a cheaper flower than what you bought (most likely). you have lost a year or more of growth and potential hybridizing opportunities. what do you guys think?

tracie
tink3472
(Michele) Cantonment, FL
(Zone 8b)

April 30, 2012
8:29 PM

Post #9104877

Make sure if you do not hear from the seller to contact the lily auction. They are really good at getting these issues resolved.
mcash70
Logan Lake, BC
(Zone 3a)

April 30, 2012
10:09 PM

Post #9104952

Tracie, I am sorry that you didn't get the correct plant, I would think that the seller that made the mistake should give you extra fans and a really good bonus of a newer daylily besides.
hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

May 1, 2012
4:56 AM

Post #9105121

That is so disappointing. Hope you get it resolved.
aggiegrl
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 1, 2012
5:47 AM

Post #9105184

i heard from the seller and as i expected he is going to make it right! i knew this was just a mistake. apparently, a worker accidentally mislabeled some clumps when it was moved and they discovered the mistake when it rebloomed in the late fall. our mystery daylily is Kaskels Orange Thrill.

tracie
Kydaylilylady
Waddy, KY

May 1, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #9105346

Mistakes do happen and until you grow daylilies and sell them you have no idea how easy it is for tags to fall off, plants to grow into another one, or maybe even a seed to fall in a clump and grow along with the named variety. I'm of the opinion that as long as the seller sends you the correct plant then they've done their part. And if they can tell you what it is you were sent in error then that's an extra treat as it's rare that they want you to send the plant back. I've only had one seller on the LA that didn't offer to replace a plant that I inquired as being in error. When two other plants in that shipment weren't right, I didn't even bother to tell them. I didn't have a digital camera at that time and three mistakes in one order? Well even I would have raised an eyebrow with that one. I've not bought from them since.
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9107037

Great too that you got a name for your mislabel. I really like the orange ones, they stand out and I can see them from the house. I have Tropical Heatwave and Solar Flare and Cinnamon Sunrise and Primal Scream and oh goodness I could go on LOL
I have some pinks but not that many, most of the pinks I have are darker colors, or bright, not too many soft pinks. I could probably use some lol (yeah, right!)

aggiegrl
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 2, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9107225

i do have some oranges. i love Primal Scream! just not my favorite color. i have a lot of various shades of pink and purple.

tracie
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9107249

I like the purples too and I plant the orange and purple together with purple coneflowers and orange cosmos and it looks really cool together
Pink and purple would look nice together too, I had a pink and purple iris bed. Very pretty when they bloomed out.
IRIS
Greenville, SC
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9107480

People make mistakes and it seems pretty easy to do when you sell alot of daylilys, It's nice to hear that the problem will be fixed.
FrillyLily
springfield area, MO
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9107829

One year I rowed out a whole lot of dl and let then sold them the following spring. Of course they were not in bloom when I rowed them out or when I sold them. I had quite a few mislabeled even though I was making a good effort of keeping them straight. I decided I would never do that again and only sell them right off of my labeled clumps straight out of my beds. Besides that the birds squirrels and other critters ran off w some of my tags and then I didn't know what they were!
DitchLily206
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 4, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9110352

Glad it was resolved.
BorderPatrol
Bryan, TX

May 8, 2012
2:53 PM

Post #9116104

My Eye-yi-yi bloomed today - I think that is what your orange is. Not my favorite color either but the butterflies and ladybugs seem to like it.
aggiegrl
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9116473

thanks for the guess! however, the seller confirmed the unknown as Orange Thrill. the tags had gotten mixed up with Zahadoom during some clump movement.

tracie
BorderPatrol
Bryan, TX

June 12, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9162632

Hi aggiegrl. I, too, am still daylily crazy. Today I have one Mini Pearl and twoYellow Pinwheels blooming.
gen2026
Camden, AR

June 13, 2012
7:44 AM

Post #9163404

Love that Orange Thrill although I am sure you were disappointed with it considering what you were expecting! Glad they got it resolved quickly. I have just recently added a couple of oranges because I think they will be more visible in the garden. Will be next year before I get to test that theory...



aggiegrl
Lufkin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 13, 2012
9:47 AM

Post #9163558

you are quite right, the orange is very visible! although it is still not my favorite color, it has grown on me. it is even sending up rebloom scapes. :)

tracie

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 14, 2012
10:18 PM

Post #9165783

Tracie, that Orange Thrill is really pretty, though it's disappointing when you get the wrong DL and you waited over a year to find out. Yes, mistakes do happen. I sell DL's myself through the LA, and through DG when the Marketplace was open. So far I have not made the mistake of sending the wrong one, or at least not that I know of, as it could happen that someone may contact me a year from now to tell me they got the wrong one. It could happen, and if it did, I would make sure to make it right (and hopefully it wouldn't be one that I have fazed out).

Karen

HazelCrestMikeB

HazelCrestMikeB
Hazel Crest, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 15, 2012
3:18 PM

Post #9166678

Karen, my Bela Lugosi that I got from you last year had a ffo today. I will post some pics this weekend. Trying to stay ahead of the drought right now. Mike

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 15, 2012
7:01 PM

Post #9166924

Nice, Mike! I look forward to seeing some pics. Hope you get some rain soon. A drought is no fun.

Karen

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