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