Monday, April 30, 2007

Lambert Genetics

I am incredibly taken with Dr. John Lambert's introductions. I think that the gene pool he has left us is incredibly rich and many more interesting seedlings are there to find. As well as the more popular 'proven' parents, such as 'Prague Spring' or 'Asterisk' I am trying some of the lesser known ones to explore their gene pools. I'm particularly interested in 'Maude Peacock' and 'Patterns'.

'Maude Peacock' is the parent of Brian Mahieu's 'Jungle Expedition'. 'Patterns' is parent to two Brian Mahieu 2003 introductions: 'Lilywood Orchid Tones' and the stunning 'Vincent Van Gogh' as well as another Lambert intro 'Luckenbooth'.

Persiflage x Summer Wind

PERSIFLAGE (Lambert) 1989 DOR DIP (Aquamarine X Patricia Wheeler) Lovely flowers in a dark pinky lavender with an overcast of blue with a blue-lavender eyezone. Cream throat that extends far out onto the petals and sepals. Early midseason, 6.25” bloom, 36” scape. Pod parent of Chanson De Pan.

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SUMMER WIND (Bryant) 1982 DOR DIP (Amy Stewart X Sdlg) Rose pink blends to pale creamy yellow and into a triangular creamy chartreuse throat that deepens in color as it goes to the heart. Gorgeous gentle ruffling. Reblooms with extended bloom. Midseason, 7” blooms, 30 inch scapes.

Satin Bird x Family Portrait

SATIN BIRD Childs 1982 dip 28" Mre 6" Violet and blue purple bitone. The hard to find sib to TRAHLYTA!! Beautiful REVERSE bitone!

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FAMILY POTRAIT Lambert 1944 26" M Dor 6" Lilac blue self. Lambert's parent to CERULEAN STAR. Just a lovely plant that gives great babies.

Maude Peacock x Mama Cuna

Maude Peacock x Mama Cuna

Maude Peacock x Prismatic

Maude Peacock x Prismatic

Patterns x Prague Spring

PATTERNS (Lambert ) Dor, Dip, E/Re , 4.5" on 26" violet with deep belladonna eye-zone, large citronella throat. Fast increase and tons of blooms. Parent of Brian Mahieu intros.

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PRAGUE SPRING (Lambert ) DIP, Dor, Mid. Spatulate, spider variant, ruffled 7” lavender and cream-green blend, with cream watermark and midribs, large pistachio green throat,great branching on strong 30" scapes. Pod parent of Amethyst Squid and Purple Corn Dancer, pollen of Coyote Laughs.

Prague Spring x Blueberry Breakfast

PRAGUE SPRING (Lambert) 1986 DOR DIP (Patricia Wheeler x Cerulean Star) Pale greenish fleshy pink to almond colored unusual form. Reflexed and quilled greenish yellow sepals. Pistachio green throat. Midseason, 7” blooms, 30” scapes. Legendary parent that often gives up it's color to pastel and pure colors in pink, near white, lavender, grey-lavender blends. Throws crispate forms.

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BLUEBERRY BREAKFAST (Rose) 1988 DOR DIP Stunning slate lavender with triangular shaped magenta purple eye. Triangular chartreuse green throat. Midseason, 5” bloom, 22” scape.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Super Special Seeds

Sometimes you meet the greatest people through shared interests. I have met a number of really great people through daylilies. None - absolutely none! - has been as wonderful as the person these seeds came from...




We share so many similar goals. Getting to grow out seed from her seedlings will be a great boost to my hybridising!


Grey Witch x Little Witching Hour

GREY WITCH (Margo Reed) 1999 DOR DIP (Trahlyta x Unknown) Spider variant. 4.22:1 ratio. Grayed reddish lavender with a purple long chevron eye. Creamy yellow star shaped throat fading into a chartreuse green heart that appears on sepals as well. 15 buds on 2 way branching. Spectacular northern performer. Early mid-season 6” blooms - smaller for me, about 4.5” blooms, 30” scapes.

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LITTLE WITCHING HOUR (Salter EH) 1988 SEV DIP (Enchanters Spell x Seedling) Small flowered, rose lavender recurved petals. Deep violet defines and outlines the triangular washed light lavender rose eyezone which appears on sepals and petals. Apple green heart. Midseason. 3.25” blooms, 18 inch scapes.



Unknown (ST-not) x Seedling (#53)

ST-not (unknown) EM 36" DOR received from Clayton Burkey as SILVER THREADS, who got it from Curt Hanson as SILVER THREADS, it has finally been determined that this narrowish 7" near white is not SILVER THREADS. No one knows what it is, but it has excellent rigid scapes with 2 laterals and 19 buds. Just a tad less white than JOAN SENIOR.

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SEEDLING #53 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Pure rose color with a big white eye and green throat. Average height, 7 inch blooms, 15 buds.

















Unknown (ST-not) x Ledgewoods Calico Blues

ST-not (unknown) EM 36" DOR received from Clayton Burkey as SILVER THREADS, who got it from Curt Hanson as SILVER THREADS, it has finally been determined that this narrowish 7" near white is not SILVER THREADS. No one knows what it is, but it has excellent rigid scapes with 2 laterals and 19 buds. Just a tad less white than JOAN SENIOR.

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LEDGEWOODS CALICO BLUES (Abajian, G) 2006), SEV DIP (Crystal Blue Persuasion x Wildest Dreams) This exquisite bloom is a pale vanilla cream with an explosive layered blue violet eye, outlined in magenta with a large lacquered citron-green throat. Early. 3 3/4 bloom, bud count of 25. 4 way branching.








What's What x Ledgewoods Calico Blues

WHAT'S WHAT (Lambert) DOR DIP [Uwharries X (Laura Lambert X Lippinzaner X Sdlg)] Great color purple with prominent darker purple veining. Gently ruffled petals and a blue-purple brushed chevron eyezone. Cream sepals are brushed with blue. Green throat. Mid to late midseason, 4” bloom, 28 inch scape.

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LEDGEWOODS CALICO BLUES (Abajian, G) 2006), SEV DIP (Crystal Blue Persuasion x Wildest Dreams) This exquisite bloom is a pale vanilla cream with an explosive layered blue violet eye, outlined in magenta with a large lacquered citron-green throat. Early. 3 3/4 bloom, bud count of 25. 4 way branching.


















Flutterbye x Greywoods Toothache Purple

FLUTTERBYE (Childs F) 1981 DOR DIP Petals are deep lavender with a wide, lighter lavender edge - can almost appear near-white - and slight ruffling. Creamy yellow throat fading to lettuce green heart. Sometime the sepals actually recurve into themselves and appear paler in color than the petals. Early to midseason. 6” blooms, 26” scapes. Sorry! No picture of Greywoods Toothache Purple, but take my word for it, it's a beauty.

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GREYWOODS TOOTHACHE PURPLE (Wilkinson 01) Dor. 30” late midseason - late bloomer. Hybridizer Darlyn Wilkinson writes: a spidery 7 1/2”+ UF that twists and rolls - a hot lavender violet that turns iridescent by evening. A big yellow center blends into a cream applique halo and joins the whitish midribs. Vivid green throat. Moderate bud count, but lots of scapes and it blooms into mid August here. Fertile and a most unusual color.




Seedling (#102) x Seedling (#20)

SEEDLING #102 (PSTR)

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SEEDLING #20 (Indian Giver x Pink Super Spider) Great performer. Lots of buds, lots of scapes, lots of saturated color blooms with darker rays of color coming out from a big green throat. Fast to increase.


















Seedling (#21) x Seedling (#53)

SEEDLING #21 (Yazoo Wild Violet x Ya Ya Girl)

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SEEDLING #53 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Pure rose color with a big white eye and green throat. Average height, 7 inch blooms, 15 buds.
















Seedling (#20) x Seedling (#53)

SEEDLING #20 (Indian Giver x Pink Super Spider) Great performer. Lots of buds, lots of scapes, lots of saturated color blooms with darker rays of color coming out from a big green throat. Fast to increase.

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SEEDLING #53 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Pure rose color with a big white eye and green throat. Average height, 7 inch blooms, 15 buds.




















Indian Giver x Seedling (#53)

INDIAN GIVER (Ferguson) 1991 SEV (DOR zone 4 and 5) DIP A true purple and a terrific parent. Ruffly, palest lavender-white edge on all segments and pale watermarked eye. Darker veining lines radiate from throat. Small green heart. Prolific bloomer and reblooms with extended bloom. Early to midseason bloomer, 4.5” blooms, but seems a bit smaller here, 20” scape.

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SEEDLING #53 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Pure rose color with a big white eye and green throat. Average height, 7 inch blooms, 15 buds.




















Indian Giver x Seedling (#59)

INDIAN GIVER (Ferguson) 1991 SEV (DOR zone 4 and 5) DIP A true purple and a terrific parent. Ruffly, palest lavender-white edge on all segments and pale watermarked eye. Darker veining lines radiate from throat. Small green heart. Prolific bloomer and reblooms with extended bloom. Early to midseason bloomer, 4.5” blooms, but seems a bit smaller here, 20” scape.

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SEEDLING #59 2005 (Holly Dancer X Helga Bjornerud Burkey) A reverse bitone open form. Creamy pale pink blooms with darker raspberry stippling on the outside of the sepals. The stippling varies in intensity from bloom to bloom appearing on the petals as well as the sepals. Grass green throat outlined by a small halo of yellow. Slightly ruffled petals. Early midseason. 5-6” blooms, 28” tall.


























Miss Jessie x Seedling (#53)

MISS JESSIE (Hardy) 1956 DOR DIP [(Dorothea x Su-Lin) x Seedling] Legendary parent including parent of bitones Orchid Visitation and Orchid Hunter. Ratio: 4.0:1 - 5.0:1. Cream and orchid-mauve bicolor with hints of a blue halo in a chevron pattern. Butter yellow throat. Excellent growth and increase. Rebloomer. Midseason 5-6” flowers. Really tall 40” scapes.

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SEEDLING #53 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Pure rose color with a big white eye and green throat. Average height, 7 inch blooms, 15 buds.


Seedling (#128) x Stargate Portal

SEEDLING #128 (Dallas Star seedling x Orchid Corsage) Late-midseason blooming. A pale icy lavender blending out to dark lavender edges. Gives the appearance of a whitish eye. Green throat. 3-way branching and so-so bud count will no doubt be improved by...

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STARGATE PORTAL (E. Shooter) 2000 DOR DIP Reddish-Violet with blue-lavender watermark outlined in magenta and a large light cream and chartreuse throat. Deeper purple veins. Excellent substance. Three-way branching with 22-25 buds. Mid - midlate season, 5.5” bloom, 40” scapes.

















Seedling (#105) x Stargate Portal

SEEDLING #105 (Dallas Star seedling x Wilson Spider) Pale creamy pink petals and sepals with a rose brushing on the petals. Super substance. Hint of a chevron eye. Mid-late bloomer. Green throat surrounded by a paler cream... although my camera does not seem to register green very well.

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STARGATE PORTAL (E. Shooter) 2000 DOR DIP Reddish-Violet with blue-lavender watermark outlined in magenta and a large light cream and chartreuse throat. Deeper purple veins. Excellent substance. Three-way branching with 22-25 buds. Mid - midlate season, 5.5” bloom, 40” scapes.
















Spirit Of Sapelo x Seedling (#53)

SPIRIT OF SAPELO (Roberts) 2003 DOR DIP Amazing plant. The first year I had it it rebloomed twice. Lavender, Yellow halo surrounds a big green throat that goes way out into the petals and sepals. Sepals curl and twist up and under. Early midseason. 9” blooms, bud count 14. 32” scape, Four way branching.

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SEEDLING #53 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Pure rose color with a big white eye and green throat. Average height, 7 inch blooms, 15 buds.
















Laura Harwood x Seedling (#138)

LAURA HARWOOD (B. Harwood) 1998 SEV DIP [(Blue Lustre X Really Lizzie) X Regal Finale)] Wonderfully flat faced and reflexed, saturated deep burgundy purple, nearly black. Large green throat with a cream halo. Midseason to late season bloomer. 7” bloom, 22” - 23” scape.

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SEEDLING 138 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Nice 7" wide seedling with rich deep red saturated color, nice white eye and big green throat. Average height. Candelabra branching and 15 budcount.
















Laura Harwood x Pink Super Spider

LAURA HARWOOD (B. Harwood) 1998 SEV DIP [(Blue Lustre X Really Lizzie) X Regal Finale)] Wonderfully flat faced and reflexed, saturated deep burgundy purple, nearly black. Large green throat with a cream halo. Midseason to late season bloomer. 7” bloom, 22” - 23” scape.

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PINK SUPER SPIDER (K. Carpenter) 1982 SEV DIP Clear rose with a creamy throat brushed with green. Very showy, ruffled and wide. Well branched and remarkably strong scapes. Good northern hardiness. Midseason. 10” bloom and 32” scapes.


Julia's Choice x Seedling (#138)

JULIA’S CHOICE (Wall) 1986 EV DIP (Iron Gate Iceberg X Snowfall) Near white self with pointed sepals and gentle, open ruffling. Excellent substance. Chartreusey brushstroky throat. Opens with a perfect bloom nearly every day and stays open late. Does well in part shade. Midseason, 6.5” - 7” blooms, 28” scapes.

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SEEDLING 138 (Pink Super Spider x North Wind Dancer) Nice 7" wide seedling with rich deep red saturated color, nice white eye and big green throat. Average height. Candelabra branching and 15 budcount.


Julia's Choice x Seedling (#59)

JULIA’S CHOICE (Wall) 1986 EV DIP (Iron Gate Iceberg X Snowfall) Near white self with pointed sepals and gentle, open ruffling. Excellent substance. Chartreusey brushstroky throat. Opens with a perfect bloom nearly every day and stays open late. Does well in part shade. Midseason, 6.5” - 7” blooms, 28” scapes.

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SEEDLING #59 2005 (Holly Dancer X Helga Bjornerud Burkey) A reverse bitone open form. Creamy pale pink blooms with darker raspberry stippling on the outside of the sepals. The stippling varies in intensity from bloom to bloom appearing on the petals as well as the sepals. Grass green throat outlined by a small halo of yellow. Slightly ruffled petals. Early midseason. 5-6” blooms, 28” tall.


SEEDLING #86 (Wilson Spider seedling x Orchid Corsage) 26-28" tall, average buds (14 with 3 way branching) Warm pale flesh pink with a dusting of rose on the sepals and a brushstroked rose eye.

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JULIA’S CHOICE (Wall) 1986 EV DIP (Iron Gate Iceberg X Snowfall) Near white self with pointed sepals and gentle, open ruffling. Excellent substance. Chartreusey brushstroky throat. Opens with a perfect bloom nearly every day and stays open late. Does well in part shade. Midseason, 6.5” - 7” blooms, 28” scapes.




Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Its amazing - the wonderful people that you meet through daylilies, and especially those that share their daylily seeds! Another wonderful lady has provided the following crosses, which fit with my plans for incorporating and exploring more Lambert genetics. It is also thanks to her that I now have a piece of 'Family Portrait' - a great Lambert parent - growing in my garden!




Satin Bird x Family Portrait (and the reciprocal cross) for a total of over 50 seeds to be able to explore a wonderful cross of Childs x Lambert genetics.




Persiflage x Satin Bird




Indian Giver x Satin Bird




Indian Giver x Northwind Dancer - NWD throws some really lovely, unique kids. I just can't get enough of them!!




Chateau La Fite x Northwind Dancer




Cup of Sugar x Northwind Dancer




Cup of Sugar x Viewpoint




Cup of Sugar x Skinwalker




Cup of Sugar x Starsearch




Trahlyta x Starsearch


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Seed from Linda Michaels



The following listing information and photos are copied from the Lily Auction listings with permission from Linda Michaels. Thanks Linda!



Linda has some great introductions, and really makes inspired crosses. To see her intros and seedlings, visit her website:

Daredevil Daylily


White Stripe x Lavender Curls

WHITE STRIPE (Mullison 1984) M 25" DOR 5" near white that’s skinnier than its pollen parent, ICE CARNIVAL; Pod parent of WELCOME TO XENON. Often sports white and green striped leaves and scapes.

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LAVENDER CURLS (Gossard 2004) M 46" SEV 9" (11" wingspan) 4:1 spider in raspberry lavender with a slate blue watermark over an orange band above an intense green throat, 3 branches and 18 buds. This was Jamie's favorite '04 diploid intro and he considers it an important parent for "northerners seeking the patterns of the south." Pollen parent of TIME STOPPER (YABBA DABBA DOO X LAVENDER HANDLEBARS).










Projected Results: Hoping for clear lavender Unusual Forms with interesting eyes; DOR.

Unknown (ST-not) x Pink Stripes

ST-not (unknown) EM 36" DOR received from Clayton Burkey as SILVER THREADS, who got it from Curt Hanson as SILVER THREADS, it has finally been determined that this narrowish 7" near white is not SILVER THREADS. No one knows what it is, but it has excellent rigid scapes with 2 laterals and 19 buds. Just a tad less white than JOAN SENIOR.

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PINK STRIPES (Derrow 2006) EM 32" DOR unique 7" rose red emblazoned with cream and yellow stripes, 4 way branching with 22-24+ buds. Mike has shown that it passes stripes to its kids.











Projected Results: Hoping for striped blooms with clearer cream base colors; DOR.


Unknown (ST-not) x Tomorrow's Song

ST-not (unknown) EM 36" DOR received from Clayton Burkey as SILVER THREADS, who got it from Curt Hanson as SILVER THREADS, it has finally been determined that this narrowish 7" near white is not SILVER THREADS. No one knows what it is, but it has excellent rigid scapes with 2 laterals and 19 buds. Just a tad less white than JOAN SENIOR.

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TOMORROW'S SONG (J. Reinke 1998) M 32" DOR glorious light rose 5.4:1 spider with deeper veins and wine eye over chartreuse throat, 9" across, 3 branches, 17 buds (MORNING BREAKING X LAURENA). Pollen parent of AMBER CURLS, COMFORT & JOY, LOVE EVERLASTING, SILVER EDGINGS, TENNESSEE WILLIAMS and WHATEVER LOLA WANTS, it is recommended by Jamie Gossard. Rebloomed in Niagara Falls in 2004 and here in Burt in 2006.












Projected Results: Hoping for clearer pink and lavender, green throated UFos, perhaps some with interesting eyes; DOR.


Moon Ladder x Skin And Bones

MOON LADDER (Bill Oakes 1995) M 56" SEV (DOR here) this 8½" lavender with chartreuse throat has been used by Ned Roberts to impart high bud counts, and I've seen slides of his seedlings where he indicated bud counts in the high forties. Ned reported the parentage as being SNICKERDOODLE X ASTERISK.

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SKIN AND BONES (J.P. Murphy 2005) VL 46" DOR handsome 6½" red 6.5:1 spider that Jim says is an "excellent parent for VL narrow spiders with midribs and good branching" (Benzinger sdlg X RED RAIN).










Projected Results: Hopping for super well budded tall narrow UFos, and perhaps a spider or two, with green throats and perhaps whitish eyes; DOR.


John's Heritage x Skin And Bones

JOHN’S HERITAGE (Ned Roberts 1994) M 34" DOR this 7" deep purple UFo has curled sepals and wiggly petals, a green yellow throat and a bud count of 38. Praised by Bob Schwarz for its unusual branching. Pollen parent of WINGED BEING (DAMSEL IN DISTRESS X CERULEAN STAR).

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SKIN AND BONES (J.P. Murphy 2005) VL 46" DOR handsome 6½" red 6.5:1 spider that Jim says is an "excellent parent for VL narrow spiders with midribs and good branching" (Benzinger sdlg X RED RAIN).









Projected Results: Looking for really dark green throated UFos, DOR.


Trahlyta x Skin And Bones

TRAHLYTA (Childs 82) EM 30" DOR celebrated 6½" grayed violet with large purple chevron eye, pod parent of BRADLEY BARNARD, GREY WITCH, STARMAN'S QUEST, TROPICAL DEPRESSION, VELOCIRAPTOR, and countless others. Received an Award of Merit in 2004.

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SKIN AND BONES (J.P. Murphy 2005) VL 46" DOR handsome 6½" red 6.5:1 spider that Jim says is an "excellent parent for VL narrow spiders with midribs and good branching" (Benzinger sdlg X RED RAIN).










Projected Results: Looking for dark UFos with some of TRAHLYTA's nifty traits such as mottling, appliqu├ęd eyes or reverse bitones; DOR.


Pink Satin x Orchid Corsage

PINK SATIN (Bach 1947) ML 40" DOR 4:1 deep rosy pink spider variant with up to 66 buds, 6" blooms and narrow, deep green leaves.

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ORCHID CORSAGE (Saxton 75) ML 32" DOR 7½" orchid lavender cascade UFo with yellow starburst throat that almost always appears on the Region 4 popularity poll. A vigorous increaser that makes stout scapes, it is the pod parent of LILAC DREAM, SHAKER DANCE, and DAWN FALCON, pollen parent of BELLE OF AMHERST, JERRY'S WHIRLIGIG, JINGO JANGLE, LATELY LOVING YOU and RIVERHILLS, and a grandparent of CRY OF REJOICE, DICK KITCHINGMAN, JUNGLE FOWL, KAHOOL AWE, KILAUEA, MAHUKONA, STRATOVOLCANO, THORHALLA and WILD SACHSEN -- in other words, it's a great parent (LAVENDER TOUCH X EMPEROR'S ROBE).













Pink Satin x Jungle Fowl

PINK SATIN (Bach 1947) ML 40" DOR 4:1 deep rosy pink spider variant with up to 66 buds, 6" blooms and narrow, deep green leaves.

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JUNGLE FOWL (Mahieu 2003) M 44" DOR 7" spider that's 4.4:1, flesh pink with a pale purple chevron over a lemon chartreuse throat, 7 branches and a fantastic 60 buds. A vigorous grower [(ORCHID CORSAGE x citrine) X TENNESSEE FLYCATCHER].











Projected Results: Hoping for bright pink and rose spiders with tremendous bud counts; DOR.



H. fulva 'Rosea' x Heavenly Mr. Twister

H. fulva 'Rosea' (species) the source of pink shades, mine is a 48" tall EM DOR with ruddy rose 4" blooms accented by a deep rose red chevron eye, 4.3 – 4.66:1. Despite its having only 12 buds, seedlings of Rosea X "Garden Portrait-not" exceeded 24 buds in the seedling bed and even improved the next year.

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HEAVENLY MR. TWISTER (Gossard 2004) M 39" DOR stupendous cascading, twirling 4.8:1 pinkish red (darker here last year when the photo was taken, it lightened up a tad in 2006) spider sports white midribs and a dark eye over a yellow green throat. Blooms measure 8" across with a 12" wingspan and open on scapes with 25 buds and 7 way branching, and the plants are mighty vigorous (RINGS AND THINGS X WILDEST DREAMS). Has had week pollen so far and these are the last seeds from it that I'll be offering this season.











Projected Results: Color and size variations in spiders, and hoping for some of dad's magnificent curling; DOR.


H. dumortierii Sieboldiana x Skin And Bones

H. dumortierii Sieboldiana (species) Acquired from Brian Mahieu, this EM 40" DOR 5" light cadmium orange self with waxy substance opens early in the morning and closes after dark. With its height, slightly later bloom season, great branching and huge bud count, plus lack of the fulvous reverse, this does not in the least resemble the commonly available H. dumortieri (most often spelled with the final vowel dropped).

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SKIN AND BONES (J.P. Murphy 2005) VL 46" DOR handsome 6½" red 6.5:1 spider that Jim says is an "excellent parent for VL narrow spiders with midribs and good branching" (Benzinger sdlg X RED RAIN).










Projected Results: Hoping for spiders and UFos with great bud counts, species vigor and a variety of bloom seasons; DOR.


Capulina x Jerry's Whirligig

CAPULINA (Craig 1962) EM 38" SEV this 7" buff-throated garnet spider with a 5.8:1 ratio was rediscovered after a lengthy quest by Ned Roberts. Pod parent of IKTOMI, HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL, WAY TO SANTE FE, BOOGIE MY WOOGIE, CHARON THE FERRYMAN and SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING; pollen of AMETHYST SQUID, DANCING SPIDER and GIANT KRAKEN.

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JERRY'S WHIRLIGIG (Deschenes 2000) L 30" DOR this huge pale lavender UFo with large burgundy eye above a green throat is registered at only 6" because of its curling and twirling habit, but it's way bigger, wing-span wise. Three branches and 18 buds (Sdlg. X ORCHID CORSAGE). Increases very well in Colorado.











Projected Results: Hoping for dark eyed Unusual Forms with a bit of curling; SEV.


Purple Termite x Rosemary Whitacre

PURPLE TERMITE (Gossard 2005) EM 35" DOR narrow 4½" reddish purple with small white edges and grass green throat, 4 branches and 19 buds (Dickerson sdlg X FELLOW).

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ROSEMARY WHITACRE (Ned Roberts 1999) M 42" SEV This incredible 9½" - 10" lavender pink with purple eye UFo flaunts its pencil quilled sepals on strong scapes with 4 branches and 30 buds. Winning a 2004 Honorable Mention , it deserves to speed further up the AHS award ladder (ROSY LIGHTS X LAVENDER HANDLEBARS).











Projected Results: Pencil quilled sepals on good clear purple UFos are the goal; DOR/SEV.


Yazoo Wild Violet x Lavender Curls

YAZOO WILD VIOLET (Gates 1988) M 20" SEV a most distinctive 5½" flower in medium lavender with all 6 tepals edged in billowy white ruffles over a greenish yellow throat.

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LAVENDER CURLS (Gossard 2004) M 46" SEV 9" (11" wingspan) 4:1 spider in raspberry lavender with a slate blue watermark over an orange band above an intense green throat, 3 branches and 18 buds. This was Jamie's favorite '04 diploid intro and he considers it an important parent for "northerners seeking the patterns of the south." (YABBA DABBA DOO X LAVENDER HANDLEBARS).











Projected Results: Hoping for unique color patterns on lavender UFos; SEV.


Mad Max x Jungle Fowl

MAD MAX (Wilson 1990) M 46" (shorter for everyone I know; 32" here) DOR twisty
7" rosy maroon with deeper chevron eye, sturdy, vigorous well-branched, 35 buds, UFo. Pod parent of PLANET MAX, ANGELUS RUNWAY, BARNEGAT BLACKBASS, HOUSE OF BLUELIGHTS and PHYLLIS CANTINI. Best performer here in 2002, it is the pollen parent of PEANUT'S SUNRISE and FOR ALGERNON.

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JUNGLE FOWL (Mahieu 2003) M 44" DOR 7" spider that's 4.4:1, flesh pink with a pale purple chevron over a lemon chartreuse throat, 7 branches and a fantastic 60 buds. A vigorous grower [(ORCHID CORSAGE x citrina) X TENNESSEE FLYCATCHER].










Projected Results: Dark eyed UFos in shades of purple with stupendous bud counts; DOR.


Scrambled Legs x Black Passion

SCRAMBLED LEGS (Michaels 2002) 26" EM DOR 7½" (10" wingspan) lavender-pink curled cascade Unusual Form with big chartreuse throat, four laterals and terminal "W" with 29 buds. It rebloomed the past 6 years in Western New York, even trying to put out a 3rd set of scapes in 2003, the year it was introduced. Could be an important parent for northern rebloom. Pod and pollen fertile, it passes high bud counts and is a vigorous increaser. Makes small fans. (DALLAS STAR X unidentified).

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BLACK PASSION (Bill Reinke 2006) M 31" DOR 7½" curling spider with a ratio of 6.6:1. Impressively dark near black with creamy eye and creamy gold midribs over chartreuse throat (PHYLLIS CANTINI X KAREN'S CURLS).












Projected Results: Looking for wigglies in a wide range of colors, some of these might have ratios that put them into spiderhood; DOR.


Yabba Dabba Doo x Black Passion

YABBA DABBA DOO (Hansen 1993) L 30" SEV 10" grape 4.4:1 spider with chartreuse eye that is the pod parent of ALAKAZAM, ALBERENE, BEYOND THE DAWN, EXOTIC HOLIDAY, LAVENDER CURLS, LONG JOHN SILVER, STARMAN'S FLIGHT and STARS OVER ALABAMA; pollen of SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE and TAUNUS RED SPIDER.

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BLACK PASSION (Bill Reinke 2006) M 31" DOR 7½" curling spider with a ratio of 6.6:1. Impressively dark near black with creamy eye and creamy gold midribs over chartreuse throat (PHYLLIS CANTINI X KAREN'S CURLS).












Projected Results: Hoping for larger red violet and dark purple spiders with movement; SEV.


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Genes from Seeds

This year, I have been able to add a lot of great genetics from seeds of crosses of plants that I don't grow in my garden. This strategy should really help in the long run by giving me a variety of seedlings to work with. By working primarily with seedlings, the chances of getting something unique from shuffling the genetic deck should be better.

There will certainly be a majority of seedlings that won't be worth working with for one reason or another (muddy colour, too short, not a good form, poor plant habit, doesn't fit in with what I want) - but all I need is a few nice ones. I think that from crosses such as these, my chances are good. I have tried to select crosses from parents that have a combination of good attributes. I have also selected a few crossses that are all about building bud count and branching and increasing plant vigour.

One of the nicest side-effects of all of this is that I have met a lot of new people in the daylily world, and really enjoyed some wonderful conversations with them. Daylily lovers are some of the nicest people in the whole world!

Enjoy your garden! I can't wait to see my seedling patch in 2 years time. Life is good.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lily Auction Seeds

Some seeds I got from the Lily Auction. Hopefully, this weekend I will have a few more to add:
(Note: Photos belong to the Auction Owners. Credit given below.)


Olives Odd One x Seven Locks

Olives Odd One (Pauley-Couturier 1991) 6" 40" M DOR
x
Seven Locks (M Reed 1999) 8" 34" EM DOR
(SWEET CHARLOTTE X NEVER NEVER LAND)






Photos:
Coral Kincaid

Seedling (LHEB) x Fol De Rol

Seedling(LHEB) (Cynthia Tyrrell Unreg.)
X
Fol De Rol (Connell 1953) ?" 40" MLa Ev




Photos:
Cynthia Tyrrell





Fol De Rol is pollen parent of Android (Burkey 1996), Turandot's Tiara (Burkey 1998), Birdwing Butterfly (Burkey 2000), Star Tide (Burkey 2000) Chiricahua Warrior (Burkey 2001), Crooked House (Burkey 2003) and Tropical Depression (Reed 1996).

Jocelyns Oddity x Lola Branham

Jocelyns Oddity (Rose 1998) 4.75" 25" M DOR
x
Lola Branham (Burkey 1991) 7.5" 38" ML DOR
(GRAPEADE X LILTING LAVENDER)









Photos:
Coral Kincaid



Lola Branham is listed in the parentage of 20 other introductions. Lots of UF cascades.

White Stripe x Seedling (FSGB-12)

White Stripe (Mullison-Hite 1984)
x
FSGB-12
(FIRESTORM, Kreckler 1979 x SNAKE IN THE GRASS BOO, Shooter 2003)











Photos:
Carol Anderson

Priscilla's Dream x Long John Silver

Priscilla's Dream (Shooter 1993)
x
Long John Silver (Hansen 1998)










Photos:
Carol Anderson

Dallas Star x Seedling (ID206)

Dallas Star (Ferris 1976)6.5" 28" M Sev
x
ID206
(INDIAN GIVER, Ferguson 1991 x DRAGON'S EYE, Salter 1991)











Photos:
Carol Anderson

Dallas Star x Seedlings (EC-628)

Dallas Star (Ferris 1976)6.5" 28" M Sev
(JUBILEE PINK X RACHEL)
x
EC-628 Seedling
(ENVY ME, Reinke 1995 x CREAM SEEDLING)










Photos:
Carol Anderson

Flutterbye x Skinwalker

Flutterbye (Childs 1981) 6" 26" Ere DOR
x
Skinwalker (N Roberts 1997) 8.5" 32" M DOR
(PRAGUE SPRING x SPIDER MIRACLE)?




Photos:
Cynthia Tyrrell