Nancy Gayle has been selected as a Mississippi
Medallion Plant for 2015. This is the first daylily to be selected
for the Mississippi Medallion program. Earl and Barbara Watts
have Suburban Daylilies in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Nancy Gayle, a hearty daylily plant, was registered with the American
Society (AHS) in 2004. The AHS is the national
of over 10,000 members. The Suburban Nancy Gayle is an evergreen standing
a height of 29” with a 6.0” bloom. It won the popularity Poll
for Region 14 (Mississippi and Alabama) of the American Hemerocallis Society
in 2012 and 2013.
Mississippi Medallion Program is a tool for promoting Mississippi
grown plants established by the Mississippi Nursery and Landscape
of the program is to identify plants that perform exceptionally well throughout
the state and to promote the proper use of these plants in landscapes within
Mississippi. Between three and five plants are selected as a medallion
being chosen, selections are evaluated at a research site by a committee
and then introduced to wholesale growers and Nursery
throughout the state through the association’s (MSLA’s) educational
programming effort. The promotional program benefits everyone involved
by offering “proven
winners” for public use and enjoyment. The program started in 1996
and has gained support, strength, and momentum each year of its existence.
a recent column, Gary Bachman, Associate Extension and Research Professor
of Horticulture at the Mississippi State University Coastal Research
and Extension Center in Biloxi, MS, referred to the Suburban Nancy
of the most outstanding new selections.” Bachman continued, “One
of the attributes of this daylily is its resistance to daylily rust.
has big, red flowers with yellow throats. I’ve grown it in my landscape
for the past three years, and the performance has been outstanding.”