Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sings the Blues') in the Daylilies Database
Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
||AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
|Year of Registration or Introduction:
|Rust Resistance Decimal Score:
||Eye or Band
||lavender with variegated violet blue eyezone and emerald throat
||Honorable Mention: 1994
General Plant Information (Edit)
||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:
||Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
||Will not come true from seed
|Propagation: Other methods:
||Surf x Ruffled Ivory
||13 child plants
|Posted by chalyse (Where the desert meets the sea. - Zone 9b) on Jul 1, 2013 3:57 AM
In Zone 9b (Local Temps = 25 Min/108 Max)
Vigor and Flower: Sings the Blues does very well in a 9b garden, as well as in a pot. It overwinters here like an evergreen in the garden (with six weeks of overnight lows around 28 degrees) but closer to a dormant in the pot (getting my score of "10" for garden and "3" for pot). Both garden and potted fans rebound well in spring (scored "8"). It is a very fast multiplier in my garden, more than doubling its fans over each winter. It blooms well even during heat waves, with just a bit of fading on an FFO the opened on a 105 degree day. Not a lot of blooms, but they quickly stabilize and looked true to form. It was ranked in the best performing group of rust resistant cultivars by researchers at University of Arkansas in 2002, meaning that very little or none of the plant's surface exhibited disease when it was exposed to rust.
Scape and Foliage: The scape is very straight and strong, holding blooms nicely just above the foliage. Foliage is wide-leafed and has only had some difficulty on occasion with aphids (compared to my other cultivars).
Fertility: I was not able to get seed from pod or pollen in its first summer, but have seedlings from pods set its second summer. I've not used its pollen much with other cultivars yet, only because I am cautious about crossing with fast increasing cultivars (I prefer slower increases).
Overall an excellent choice for garden, pot, and hybridizing.
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