Thursday, May 6, 2010

Little Blue Eyes

Good Evening Daylily Friends,

In the Greenhouse this morning one of the new friends I met was Grace Stamile's BLUE BEAT. It is a gorgeous blue eyed beauty. I was so struck by its appearance that I took my camera and took a picture. While many hybridizers want to create large flowers with large blue eyes, Grace always had the talent to keep them small. Then, I also have a daylily with a blue eye. It is a cross between the following plants: (Tet. Lavender Blue Baby x Tet. Crystal Blue Persuasion). It is only a three inch flower, and I had thought that it only had two way branching. I found out that I was wrong. It has multiple branching in the Greenhouse. Indeed, it has many qualities that I must use. So, I'am also going to use it to make other little blue eyed beauties. In short, I crossed my Seedling 9-111 with Grace's BLUE BEAT. I do not see a miss.

One other red that just caught my eye is a cross between my best purple that I have created, and a red seedling that I have. It is now called Seedling 1-320, and I'm showing a picture. I like the chalk eye, and the pins on the tips of each of the sepals. I am pleased that it has such a good color.
Well that is all for today. More tomorrow.


  1. Wow Bill. That red one is absolutely gorgeous. That is one that if it makes it to introduction, I will have to grow.

    I am planning on coming over next Saturday for the grooming clinic. I have had bloom on some of Trimmer's new ones and should have seedling bloom in about two weeks. I am very excited about my seedlings that should get me started on spiders with teeth. I have used some of Gossard's toothly flowers with some of Stamile's spiders. I have some wonderfully huge dormant seedlings with tall fat scapes that I am so so excited about.

  2. Hi William,
    Send us a picture! We want to see what you are doing.