Here are our 2013 Introductions:
BLAZING CANNONS. (Spacecoast Blood Diamond x Home of the Free). Sev. Tet. Early to mid-season blooms. 31” tall, 5-way branching, 25 buds, 7” flower. BLAZING CANNONS is a cross between two champions. A champion “pod parent” from the Kinnebrew garden, and another champion “pollen parent” from the garden of Larry Grace. These two parents produced a beautiful red flower that is 7” in diameter. This very large flower is supported by a tall scape that has five distinct branches. Another factor is that BLAZING CANNONS has grown very well here in North Georgia, and I’m pleased to also report that it often produces proliferations on its scapes. BLAZING CANNONS received its name from the scenes that I’ve watched on the history channel about the Civil War. I will be selling only 17 plants. Pod and pollen fertile. $150.00.
LITTLE JACKIE PAPER. (Tet. Star Child x Lydia’s Regal Robe). Sev. Tet. Early to mid-season blooms. 29” tall, 4-way branching, 15 buds, 4.4” flower. This is my first introduction of a small daylily. The flower is just less than four and a half inches in diameter, and the plant is packed with the power of conversions. Obviously, the pod parent is the conversion, Tet. Star Child, and one-half of the parentage of the pollen parent is Tet. Indian Giver. The plant habit of LITTLE JACKIE PAPER, like its pollen parent, LYDIA’S REGAL ROBE, is that it has a tight bud, and it seems to always open without imperfections. I particularly like the lovely purple color and the darker eye, along with the intricate green throat. I also really like the ivory edges on both the petals and sepals. The name LITTLE JACKIE PAPER was taken from the song about "Puff the Magic Dragon." Pod and pollen fertile. $100.00.
DIANA’S IRISH DREAM. (Irish Halo x Kaskel’s seedling, Best Edge). Sev. Tet. Early to mid-season blooms. 29” tall, 4-way branching, 29 buds, 6 ½” flower. My friend Ted Petit saw DIANA'S IRISH DREAM in bloom in 2010, and he took home all of the pollen that was produced that particular morning. Also, I would suggest that perhaps DIANA'S IRISH DREAM is now my best, green edged introduction. The peach and cream color with the magnificent green edge will make this flower a center of attention. The name, DIANA’S IRISH DREAM, was suggested at our Club meeting by our friends, Bob and Paula Lust. Pod and Pollen fertile. $100.00.CROOKED SMILE. (Virgil’s Suspenders x Windmaster). Ev. Tet. Unusual form. Early to Mid-season blooms. 36” tall, 4-way branching, 22 buds, 11” flower. Although this beauty is an evergreen, it is tough. It does well here in North Georgia regardless of our cold winter temperatures. Perhaps this should be expected because one-half of the parentage in the pod parent is Tet. Indian Giver. CROOKED SMILE is a beauty as you look at it from across the garden, and like LYDIA’S REGAL ROBE and LITTLE JACKIE PAPER, it has a tight bud and it hardly ever spots or looks untidy. CROOKED SMILE gained its name from the circular shape of its petals. Pollen fertile, but a difficult pod parent. $75.00.
We've now prepared our brochure, and should have it available by the end of this coming week. Also, I hope that this coming week I will get the website updated.