Good Evening Daylily Friends,
meantime I made coffee. I fed Sammy, poured a cup of coffee, and headed to the Greenhouse wearing my shorts. The bloom on 11-279 was nice, but not nearly as good as it was when it bloomed outside last Summer. I called my friend Larry in Alabama, and explained what I was seeing. I told Larry that the bloom was coming only from a proliferation that now had 8 fans plus another proliferation. Larry explained that so much energy had gone into producing the 8 fans that perhaps not much energy was concentrated in the flower. Larry also noted that we would have to wait until later this spring, with much warmer temperatures, to again see 11-279 at its best. I'm showing the bucket where 11-279 is growing in the Greenhouse. I must say, with pride, that I am pleased to have produced 8 fans plus a proliferation, from only a small proliferation.
e has a more intense purple color. the edge and teeth on the garden picture are much more white in color, while the Greenhouse flower seems less demanding. The flowers are the same in that the teeth are clearly seen, and the flower is still beautiful whether seen in the Greenhouse or in the garden. I also took a picture of the outside fans, and there are 5 fans. These 5 fans should multiply nicely this coming summer, and along with the fans in the Greenhouse, I should have a wonderful supply heading into next season. In the meantime I'm making plenty seeds using 11-279 as a parent.
The exact parentage on Seedling 11-279 is as follows: [[((Heartbeat of Heaven x Johnny Cash) x Cerise Masterpiece) x Gnashing of Teeth] x (Shirley Anne McCord x Gnashing of Teeth)]. Long, long cross, but well worth the effort. Serious cudos to Karol Emmerich for producing GNASHING OF TEETH.
Just a wonderful day. Beautiful flowers, and focus on subjects of interest.