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Historic or Heritage Daylilies
1945 to 1949

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CHALLENGER (Stout, 1949).  This is the Daylily that starts bloom the latest here.  It is quite tall too. 

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Shown are two open blooms on CHALLENGER.  Notice it has quite a few buds in this 2012 season photo.  I have grown it here for 10 years, and it gets a good B- to B Rust Resistance Rating so far.  

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PENELOPE (Taylor, 1949)  It is a pretty plant, but is fussy and does not increase.  I wonder if it has H fulva ROSEA in it?  It has a good bloom season, so here it stays. It was hybridized about 30 miles from here.  Notice in the above photo I have it growing in a pot of sand.  Read below for update...  

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Here is PENELOPE during the 2012 season.  Notice it is no longer in sand.  The tub is filled with Earthgro Potting Soil.  The plant loves it.  The plant, which had been two fans for 14 years doubled to four fans.  PENELOPE had instant rebloom too and the scapes were so loaded with buds I staked them to keep them upright.  Also, it produced two proliferations I used to start what appears to be another healthy young clump.  I have grown PENELOPE 15 years here now, and it gets a good solid Rust Resistance Grade of B+.  It can carry small amounts of Rust during the worst outbreaks, but not at harmful levels.