Tuesday, June 23, 2009

My Dilemma.

Hello Daylily Friends,

Well I have had friends that have told me that I should not introduce "two" (2) green-edged daylilies during the same year. However, I am nevertheless inclined to do it anyway. There are no tall, green edged daylilies on the market. To my knowledge, I have the only two, and I would like to see people use these two plants for hybridizing. I want to see the greens get into daylilies as soon as possible. I am certain that the two that I have will help produce tall, vibrant, greens very quickly. The first of the two greens is on my post from June 20, 2009. Here is the second green edged daylily. It is my Seedling 7-224. It has three way branching, 18 buds, and is a 6" Flower. It is perhaps more green edged on its sepals than 7-233, and it has a larger flower. The only draw-back that I can see to the flower is that it has a "creped" appearance. When I say "creped," I mean that it has a crinkled or puckered texture. I have not noticed this to be a problem when hybridizing.

Again, let me say that I do not have a name for either Seedling 7-224 or Seedling 7-233. If you have a name and you give the suggestion, and if I use the name, then I will give you the flower that you name at no cost.

Bill

11 comments:

  1. Mr. Bill,
    I agree with you. I think the daylily public needs both of these green lilies. Some of my name ideas are:
    Kennesaw Mountain Luna Moth
    Kennesaw Mountain Green Light-Stop
    Green Moon Over Kennesaw Mountain
    Kennesaw Mountain Green Goodness Gracious
    Kennesaw Mountain Green Ivey League

    Hope all is well. Thanks again for showing me your garden last week.

    I'm thinking of more names.
    Thanks again.

    Greg

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  2. I would like to see 7-224 in person. I agree with you about intoducing both, then people have a choice between 2 similar plants. If you must introduce only one, I would introduce 7-224. Its edge looks a lot more prominent and large. If you are introducing each of these plants for their green edge, shouldn't the edge be the biggest feature? I think that the edge might look even better if you could cross it with spiney sea urchin. Wouldn' the edge on it look amazing if it were green. I say this because I think the cream self almost tones down or hides the green edge. Still, you should introduce both, then I can make a cross between Lydia's Regal Robe and one of them. How beautiful would the Robe look if it hade a marveolous green edge to contrast the deep purple!
    Luke Van de Vate

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  3. that sure is two great green daylilies Bill. Would love to have one growing here in South Carolina. Just a few names.
    Diana's Green Slippers, Kennesaw Mountain Green Frilly,Bill's Green Passion,Naming the Green's. David Carter Jr

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  4. Mr. Bill,
    More names for your green lilies:
    Kennesaw Mountain Mr. Green Jeans
    Kennesaw Mountain Green Machine
    Kennesaw Mountain Jade Princess
    Diana's Jade Princess or
    Bill's Jade Princess

    Thanks again,
    Greg

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  5. Mr. Bill,
    More names for your green lilies:
    Kennesaw Mountain Leprechaun's Treasure
    Leprechaun's Green Shamrock
    Kennesaw Mountain Green Shamrock
    Kennesaw Mountain Crinkled Shamrock
    Just so more ideas.
    Thanks again,
    Greg

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  6. Mr. Bill,
    A few more names for your green lilies:
    Kennesaw Mountain Edged In Emeralds
    Kennesaw Mountain Etched In Emeralds
    Diana's Emeralds and Pink Sapphires
    Thanks again,
    Greg

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  7. Hello Daylily Friends,
    I am very much interested in the new names. I have one name "tentatively" selected, and I am now leaning toward a second name. Your posts are helping. Will add a new post shortly.

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  8. Here is my rather Biblical suggestion:

    Leviathan's Green Envy

    Kim

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  9. how about "minted crinoline"

    Cheryl

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  10. Esmeralda's Sweet Sunrise


    Cheryl

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  11. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
    謝謝你的文章分享,請你有空到我

    參觀,Thanks

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