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Hemerocallis fulva

This is probably the most familiar Daylily in the U.S.

The Hemerocallis fulva complex yields many variants of the species.  While some look similar at first, there are noticible differences that are easy to distinguish when one actually grows these fine plants, and can see them up close.  Shown here are several out of the many forms of Fulva.  All information and photos are about how the plants grow at my location immediately north of Dunnellon, Florida and how long I have had them here.  One thing to note on the Fulvas is that H. fulva CYPRIANI used to be very common in gardens in this area, and it was totally destroyed by the Daylily Rust. 

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Hemerocallis fulva EUROPA.  This plant is known as "Ditch Lily" in the north because it commonly grows wild there.  This plant is well suited to this part of Florida although it is not seen wild here.  It is seen in some gardens in the area.  The color of EUROPA is usually a bit different than in the north.  Also, in Florida, it can rebloom.  I have grown this for 15 years here.  It blooms reliably.  In some years, it has shown some Rust.  I give it a Rust Resistance Rating of B.

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Hemerocallis fulva PASTELROSE.   This is how the flower looks under humid conditions before the Florida sun hits the flower by later in the morning.  Check out the next photo to see how it looks in the sun. 

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Hemerocallis fulva PASTELROSE.   This was taken under drier conditions than the above photo.  Notice how the color of the bloom changed from the photo above?   Yet, both flowers are Hemerocallis fulva PASTELROSE. 

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This year was the first time I had seen H. fulva PASTELROSE rebloom.  When the nights remained above 80 F, the flowers took on an unusual form look like is shown.  The effect is like a ballerina doing her twirl.  I had one plant of it to rebloom in 2012 as well.  I have grown H. fulva PASTELROSE for 15 years here.  Rust Resistance Grade is A+.

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Hemerocallis fulva FLORE-PLENO.   This plant is often confused with KWANSO.  While similar, it is very different.  Unlike KWANSO, the flower on FLORE-PLENO is neat. 

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Above are two open blooms on Hemerocallis fulva FLORE-PLENO.  This has been a good dependable plant for the 15 years I have grown it here.  Rust Resistance Grade is A+.

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Darrell Apps KOREAN fulva.  It looks similar to EUROPA, but is a bit darker and starts blooming when EUROPA is half way finished.  This form of Hemerocallis fulva is also a Dormant, and can be stoloniferous. 

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The Korean Fulva is tall, which is a trait not that many Daylilies I can grow have.  These scapes were near four and a half feet tall.  I have grown the Korean Fulva here for 15 years, and have been very pleased with it.  Rust Resistance Grade is A+.

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This is Hemerocallis fulva MACULATA.  That flower is quite large.  It is a relative newcomer, as I have had it for one year.  So far, it has shown no sign of Rust, and I hope it stays that way.  Rust Resistance Grade so far is A+.

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Above is Hemerocallis fulva Hankow.  It is another tall one, a trait I hope continues.  In addition, it made many buds and scapes and had a long bloom season. 

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Shown are three open blooms on Hemerocallis fulva Hankow.  This has been here one year, and so far no sign of Rust.  So far, Rust Resistance Grade is A+.