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Purple Daylilies of 2022

shive
2 months ago

Post your photos of purple daylilies here. From grape to plum to violet, show off your purples. The next color will be red on Wednesday.


"I don't have a purple problem, I have a purple passion!"

- Jackie Harmon Sweeney


Here are some of the best purples from my garden last summer:


Absolute Ripper


Applique


Black Falcon Ritual


Blood of the Martyrs


Born to Reign


Confessions of a Hemaholic



Henrietta MacIntire

Violet Victory


Mister Mayor


Star Lord


Debra

Comments (31)

  • Maryl (Okla. Zone 7a)
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Seems appropriate to follow up Mary's Baby's baby "Star Lord" with a picture of....

    Mary's Baby:



    A new one this year that at times wasn't as much maroon as most of my purple's are in my climate, but was indeed on the purple side:

    Zac Attack:



    This one veered between the usual maroon to more purple on rebloom. It is a remarkably good grower here so far:

    Roman Steel:



    I think I'll leave my more maroon colored but called purple for Sherry's Alphabet list in January (hopefully Sherry will be up for it next year)................Maryl

  • hoosier_nan (IN z5b/6a)
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Nice purples! I believe my picks are Star Lord and Confessions of a Hemaholic.


    I didn't take many photos of purples this year. Here is what I have to show.


    Here's our Absolute Ripper.


    Fantasy and Dreams is a late bloomer.


    Here is Soul Sister with her dark face.


    Vision Seeker looks like it will be a great grower.


    Since I don't have many purples to share, I thought I'd post some of my favorite purple seedlings.


    Dental Delight X Happy Teeth is our daughter's seedling. She hopes to register it in a few years.


    Painted on Jeans X Purple Goliath is another of our daughter's. It's got a killer scape and the flowers are deeply colored and velvety.


    We are hoping Chomp X Mitch Lynd will show us a bud count good enough for registration.


    We are waiting for this one to increase enough for registration. It is Forestlake Laura Lee Harding X Bass Gibson. I don't know where the purple came from.


    I hope this little diploid seedling continues to show this color. This is Little Donny Darko X Night Dreams.


    That's all for me.

    Nancy

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  • sherrygirl zone5 N il
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    A few purplesfrom my garden.


    Bela Lugosi, wish I had a better photo. I didnt take as many photos this past season, I think the weather played a part in that.


    Cameroon Night was a pleasant surprise. it was new to the garden and did quite well.


    Getting Airborne did reallt well, lots of buds.


    Joan Derifield


    Indian Giver had an off season for the first time.


    Laura Harwood, so dependable, got divided.


    Lovely Miss Laucious got moved and did much better this season.

    Mary’s Baby

    Mulberry Truffle, a new double here.

    Night Moves is a velvety purple.

    Through Dark Waters was a bonus, the blooms are 7” here here, love it.

    Upgrade has spotted blooms most days.

    Sherry


  • Brad KY 6b
    2 months ago

    Lots of nice purples. Debra, Mr. Mayor and Starlord are the standouts. Maryl, Roman Steel is my favorite of yours. Nancy, your daughter's seedling Painted on Jeans x Purple Goliath is wonderful!

    Sherry, My favorites of yours are Indian Giver, Bela Lugosi and Joan Derifield [as usual], and I really love Through Dark Waters!!

    Bombay Silk x Vintage Wine was my best blooming purple this year. Tall and perfect.

    Seedling First Light x Indian Giver also did well.

    Seedlng Bali Watercolor x Sugar Magnolia had a very good year, first year.


    Solomon's Robe


    Vintage Wine, great as usual

    Applique had a great year.

    Stealth Bomber bloomed and bloomed


    Royal Occasion

    Strutter's Ball



  • Brad KY 6b
    2 months ago

    Liberty Banner

    Lord Chamberlain

    Labyrinth

    Woodside Amethyst

    Brad

  • shive
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Maryl - Roman Steel is lovely. I'm glad to see it's a good grower for you.


    Sherry - Your Upgrade always attracts my attention. I'm surprised to see Joan Derifield with the purples. It's very much a red here.


    Brad - Applique looks so lavender in your photo. I've never seen it that light in my garden. Your seedlings are wonderful!


    Nan - Fantasy and Dreams has gorgeous shades of purple and wonderful ruffling. How nice that it's a late bloomer. I love your daughter's Dental Delight seedling!


    Debra









  • shive
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Here are some more purples from my garden:


    Steven Scott Derrow - This Derrow multiplies well, but has far fewer buds than my other Derrow purple, Star Lord.


    Rapture of Love is a new one, and I love its look!


    No Tomorrow was a first-time bloomer.



    Jewel of Tavares - This one can look more of a rose purple at times.


    Here are some of the best purple seedlings from last season:


    Perseus' Sandals X Jumping Jack Flash was sunfast to 98 degrees and rebloomed for the first time.


    Pink Extraordinaire X S. Samantha rebloomed well in its first season of bloom.


    Razor Sharp X Spacecoast Night Vision #1 rebloomed well too.


    Seedling "Leonard" with a near white seedling.


    Skin of My Teeth X Midnight Castle


    Debra

  • Maryl (Okla. Zone 7a)
    2 months ago

    Debra: My favorite is not a surprise to you. Star Lord. I also like the seedlings Skin of my Teeth x Midnight Castle and Razor Sharp x Spacecoast Night Vision....Nan: Your daughters seedling of Painted on Jeans is certainly promising. I like the mauvey gray color on Fantasy and Dreams too.......Sherry: Of course I'm drawn to your Mary's Baby, and that double, Mulberry Truffle, is a pretty color. I grew Through Dark Waters but it found a new home this year. It wasn't as pretty as yours in my climate. Uprgrade is one of yours that intrigues me, but I'm not a fan of the spots.........Brad: I particularly like the white mid rib on your seedling First Light x Indian Giver as well as the color. Woodside Amethyst is also a pretty one................Maryl

  • sherrygirl zone5 N il
    2 months ago

    Brad, i am a fan of your Indian Giver seedling, like Maryl.

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  • daylilybedmaker
    2 months ago

    I don;t have a favorite as I love them all. I love all the different shades of purple. Here are the ones that I grow:


    ABSOLUTE RIPPER: My most photographed daylily this past season. Large and tall. It was consistant in performance all summer long,



    KANSAS KITTEN: Great performer


    VATICAN CITY: Love the saturation of this one.


    More in the comments.


    David

  • daylilybedmaker
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    BELA LUGOSI: The best it has looked in years.


    MICHAEL BENNETT: Great plant.


    SCOTT FOX: Love the silver/white edge.


    PRINCE OF MIDNIGHT


    MYSTERY OF THE AGES: Attention getter in the garden.


    RAVEN LORE: A very black purple.


    BLACK FALCON RITUAL: A nice dark one.


    DESIRE OF NATIONS


    PLANET MAX: You can see that it is well budded.


    ULTIMATE ILLUSION


    That is all from me.


    David

  • shive
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    David - Bela Lugosi only rarely looks that dark and that purple here. That's a gorgeous shot of it. I love the looks of Desire of Nations but haven't added it because of its short stature and the reports that it multiplies slowly. Michael Bennett appeals to me too.


    Debra

  • Brad KY 6b
    2 months ago

    Pretty bad when a response with no pictures doesn't go through.

    David,

    Raven Lore and Black Falcon Ritual are such nice dark ones! I have nothing so dark.

    I also like Kansas Kitten, Planet Max, and Prince of Midnight.

    Brad

  • mantis__oh
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    The Purple Goliath seedling is exciting; hope it is vigorous. The ruffling and white midrib on the Indian Giver seedling are also interesting. $exy Samantha seems to produce a lot of promising seedlings. I picked up Soul Sister and liked the color, but the bud count here this year was a bummer (6). A friend in Kentucky said that Roman Steel was a very slow grower for him.

    There are lots of purples here, and this series has motivated me to sort through more pics from this year.

    Tonight's the Night --rich color reminiscent of The Dream Society


    Native Reflection --afternoon sun unfriendly, as with many purples


    Sputnik --fairly new


    Carl Sagan --shorter than I would like so far


    Song of the Sea --would prefer a larger flower


    Psycho Circus --would prefer more substance in this rich purple dip, but it's a dip


    Dave --modest bud count


    Arnette Zapel --good applique


    Vision Seeker --surely deserves an award


    Marian Cavanaugh -- stands out, but better in 2021


    Royal Girls --rich color. As with most purples, not for afternoon sun.


    Guard Your Heart --too new to evaluate


    Sleepy Hollow --older Hanson


    Wine in the Gazebo --colorful and decent height


    Mystery of the Ages--looks like a good recommendation from David


    Deep Dark Secret --wonderful this year and nearly all blooms clean. For some reason, that was typical--few splotches this year on all cultivars.


    Spunky Girls --a great beginning to the season


    Bachelor Party --nice clump on a bad day for pictures


    Existential Avatar --high bud count


    Purple Tarantula


    Deep Waters --about 5 inches


    The Dream Society --hasn't been a fast multiplier and a bit too late for me


    Mister Mayor --good year here and in TN


    Natty Man --good height and spacing


    Soli Deo Gloria --almost all clean this year


    Jackie Canner --reliable rich bloom


    Faith That Moves Mountains --not a fast multiplier


    Teeth of Iron --rather short and slow growing


    Broken Chains --not proving to be a fast multiplier so far


    Elizabeth Peacock --very rich color


    Changed in a Moment


    Desire of Nations --good year after a bad year prior


    Ruler of Nations --we shall see


    Tattered Heart --a favorite, rescued from Steve Todd's burnt garage


  • daylilybedmaker
    2 months ago

    MANTIS,


    Gorgeous photos! I love ELIZABETH PEACOCK, BROKEN CHAINS, and FAITH THAT MOVES MOUNTAINS.


    I agree that VISION SEEKER deserves an award. It is a great grower and plant.


    Glad that MYSTERY OF THE AGES has done well for you.


    How is CHANGED IN A MOMENT as a plant? I have been considering adding that one to my collection.


    Thanks,


    David

  • mantis__oh
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Changed in a Moment seems vigorous. Startling bluish eye in morning.

    Nelson Mandela --smaller than I like


    One for Steve --its best year; blooms just above foliage


  • shive
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Mantis - What a lot of gorgeous purples! I love all the Hansons and Emmerichs. Bachelor Party seems quite prolific. Arnette Zapel and Tattered Heart are impressive appliques. Thanks for sharing your photos!


    Debra

  • Brad KY 6b
    2 months ago

    Wonderful purples, Mantis. It was hard to pick favorites, but here they are based on color and style:

    Top Three: Deep Dark Secret, Bachelor Party & Nelson Mandella.

    Next: Wine in the Gazebo. Spunky Girls, Sleepy Hollow.

    Last, Tonight's the Night, Royal girls.


    Brad

  • Maryl (Okla. Zone 7a)
    2 months ago

    So many pretty purples. I looked up many of yours, but I'm trying to stay away from anything other then dormants. 2 that stood out to me were Teeth of Iron and Desire of Nations, one a sev and the other an ev. It figures-lol.......... Roman steel has rebloomed since the first year and for me with my pot system that's pretty good. Vigor is also fine considering its restraints. But we will see about the future................Maryl

  • Maryl (Okla. Zone 7a)
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Raven's Song is a beauty. Another deep purple with white pencil edge. Also an evergreen-rats!........Jeanne Deaver's Dream is a pretty darker grayed lavender. I like the color as shown in your picture in particular.........Maryl

  • shive
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Maryl - Jeanne Deaver's Dream is usually much darker in color. It was lighter last year because of the long stretch of hundred-degree temps and no rain.


    Debra

  • mantis__oh
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Jean Deaver's Dream was very disappointing here (smallish blooms, slow growth and bud count)--just something to consider for anyone from the North yearning for it. Of course, sometimes cultivars do better farther north with snow cover. (Or they might perform in 6B--substantial difference between here and North Carolina or Kentucky.) Moonlight Sail also tenderish weak here, but it's still out there. Silver Sword is nice, but slow to multiply here. Lydia's Regal Robe looked good this year, though bud count still modest.

    Free the Captives has purplish tones early in the morning, moves to reddish tones, and gradually becomes lighter. Vigorous and tall.




    The X Files is striking, but plant habit is a bit sprawling.


    Ashwood Dark Side may fit better as a deep red.


    Lost in Translation is quite short but a vibrant color. Definitely front row.


    Sultry Girls looked good this year.


  • shive
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Mantis - It's too bad Jeanne Deaver's Dream was so disappointing for you. It's multiplied well here, but only has a moderate amount of buds. It rebloomed when I grew it in a pot, but has never rebloomed in the ground. Silver Sword is a very slow multiplier here too. This was the first year, it had much height to it.


    Your photos of The X-Files and Sultry Girls are beautiful!


    Debra

  • organic_kitten
    2 months ago

    Look at all the beautiful purple blooms! I suspect most of us really like the purple ones, and I will post some of mine:




    Cup of Cols Water




    White WEyes Pink Dragon



    Purple Tarantula

    Confessions of a Hemaholic


    Exotic Bluebird


    Flight of Orchids


    Early Morning showoff


    Thais


    NOID



    There are more, but that is enough for now

    kay

  • shive
    Original Author
    2 months ago

    Kay - Thanks for posting some of your purples. Confessions of a Hemaholic seems to multiply faster for you than me. I think my favorites are Flight of Orchids and your NOID.


    Debra

  • organic_kitten
    2 months ago

    Thank you, Debra. That NOID is my fault since I fooled around and lost the label. It was a bonus, not an order but it is so pretty and blooms a lot. Confessions of a Hemaholic is in the rock bed and gets shade earlier than the other beds, so maybe it likes that.

    kay

  • Brad KY 6b
    2 months ago

    More purple! Debra, I love the color and shape of Jeane Deaver's Dream; Mantis, Sultry Girls looks great as usual. Kay, I really love Cups of Cold Water, also WEPD.

    Brad

  • organic_kitten
    2 months ago

    Thank you, Brad. I too love purple ones. Cup of Cold Water did the best ever this year. It is amazing what removing even a small tree does for the plants and especially for the blooms.


  • mantis__oh
    2 months ago
    last modified: 2 months ago

    Early Morning Showoff is not in the Database. Exotic Bluebird looks interesting. I am wondering how these Ridder cultivars do farther north.

    Crying in the Wilderness. If only it weren't so short


    Stargirl --impressive so far


    Viagra Falls --good year, as for many


    Dirty Bastard --named for a beer. I picked this one up this year.


    Raspberry Grin --I wish afternoon color were better.


  • daylilybedmaker
    2 months ago

    I would second Mantis' comment regarding CRYING IN THE WILDERNESS. All the blooms I had this year were great, but it is definitely a front of the border plant.


    David

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