Many daylily aficionados grow historic daylilies, as well as the newer cultivars. My daylily collection is composed of 15% historic cultivars. My historics are daylilies I can't bear to part with. They are stellar performers that have proven themselves over the years and earned every inch of their garden space.
'Condilla' is one of my favorite historics, hybridized in 1977 (Grooms). The deep gold flowers reliably double 100% of the time. To this day, when it's in full bloom it still wows me! It is a dormant diploid daylily that grows 20-22" tall and has cute, ruffled 4.5" blooms. Last summer Condilla bloomed from July 17 through August 18 in my garden.
And look at the awards this beauty won!
- Award of Merit (1985) Signifies that a cultivar is not only distinctive and beautiful, but also performs well over a wide geographic area
- Honorable Mention (1982) The first official “stamp of approval” by the American Hemerocallis Society
- Lenington All-American Award (1991) Awarded to one daylily each year that is voted the best performer over a wide geographic area.
- Ida Munson Award (1984) An annual award given for the most outstanding double flower. Voted by Garden Judges.
- Georgia Doubles Appreciation Award (2001/2006)