Good Morning Daylily Friends,
What a wonderful morning I have had in the Greenhouse. I went out there and there were many blooms. So many that I had to try to settle myself into this new enviroment. One of the first new blooms was from Diana's cross. The actual cross is as follows: [Viva Pinata x (Sherry Candy x Tet. Out of the Blue)]. What is so nice about the bloom is the intricate color patterns in the eye, and the combination of a yellow self and what I have come to call a "blue eye." I now identify Diana's cross as Seedling 1-304. It is 35" tall, it has 3-way branching, a 5 1/2" flower, and a nice proliferation. There are 20 buds. When I came back to the house Diana asked me about her seedling, but I just told her that she would have to judge it for herself. I didn't want to act too excited, but in hindsight, I should have shown the excitement that I felt. Seeing Seedling 1-304 just causes a leap of joy in the heart. Our good friend David Arthur came over and we all agreed that Diana has done very well. I saved the pollen from 1-304, and you would never guess what Diana did with her new daylily. She crossed it with TET. DOUBLE OLD IVORY, and I am showing a picture.
What do you think of Diana's cross between her Seedling 1-304 and TET. DOUBLE OLD IVORY?
You may recall that I have been trying to convert MIMOSA UMBRELLA. Well I'm down to my last treated plant, and it has thrown a "new fan" coming up from the bottom of the plant. The new fan is soft, and it therefore is not a tetraploid. I would ordinarily cut the center of the plant to better expose the growing tip, but I am concerned about the new fan. I am of the opinion that if I cut the treated area I will lose the plant, but then again, because of the new fan, and based on experience, I believe that I will lose the plant anyway. Still, I do see new growth coming from the treated area. I still have hope.