Wednesday, December 21, 2016

2017 Introductions

Hello Daylily Friends,

Well I've finally decided on the daylilies that we will introduce in 2017, and each daylily is hereafter pictured and discussed:

AFRICAN DAWN.  (Windmaster x Walt Lowry). Seedling 3-432. Sev. UF. Tet. EM. 35” Tall, 4-way branching, 24 buds, 8.5” flower.  Purple petals and sepals with a cascade form. Has a green eye which becomes ivory that then blends back into the dominant purple color. There is a small ivory stripe in the middle of each petal.  The name AFRICAN DAWN was suggested by my friend, Karel Smit, from South Africa. Pod and pollen fertile. $100.00.

CINDERELLA BLUE. [Bluegrass Memories x ((Tet. Lavender Blue Baby x Tet. Crystal Blue Persuasion) x Blue Beat)]. Seedling 3-355. Sev. Tet. EM. 28” Tall, 4-way branching, 17 buds, 5.75” flower. Purple self with a light blue eye and a green throat.  Pod and pollen fertile.  $100.00.

RED HORNET. (Kennesaw Crossfire x Randy Stephens). Seedling 4-582. Sev. Tet. EM. 27” Tall, 3-way branching, 15 buds, 6” flower. Rose red self with a green throat. There are ivory colored teeth on both the petals and sepals.  Blooms best with late morning and afternoon shade. Pod and pollen fertile. $200.00.

HEAVENLY BANQUET. ((Lacy All Over x Tet. ESP) x Lacy All Over). Seedling 2-423. Sev. Tet. M. 35`” Tall, 4-way branching, 27 buds, 6” flower. Ivory color with a green throat and a heavily ruffled edge. The outside color of the ruffled edge is light yellow.  Pod and pollen fertile. $150.00.

CITRUS PUNCH. (Varsity Orange x Tet. Orange Velvet). Seedling 11-300. Dormant. Tet. M. 36`” Tall, 5-way branching, 28 buds, 5.75” flower. Lovely orange color with a very light green and orange throat. The petals and sepals are ruffled.  Pod and pollen fertile. $100.00.

DARK ECLIPSE. (Seedling x Seedling). Seedling 5-782. Sev. Tet. EM. 24” Tall, 3-way branching, 27 buds, 5.5” flower. The throat is green and there is a large eye that is deep burgundy in color. Also, there is a green and lighter burgundy ridge across each pedal. There is also a deep burgundy edge around each petal that is then surrounded by a lovely gold edge. The self color between the eye and the band on the pedals is a bright gold.  Pod and pollen fertile. $100.00.

KENNESAW RASPBERRY SORBET. [((Mort Morss x Lydia`s Regal Robe) x (Shirley Anne McCord x Gnashing of Teeth) x Tet. Rose F. Kennedy]. Seedling 3-351. Sev. Tet. E. 26” Tall, 3-way branching, 15 buds, 6.5” flower. Deep raspberry self with deep green throat. There is a light raspberry eye that then blends with the deeper raspberry self. Lovely ruffled edges on the petals and sepals.  Pod and pollen fertile. $100.00.

PEACH BOUQUET. (Buzz Saw Boogie x Tet. Sunglasses Needed). Seedling 3-397. Double. Sev. Tet. E. 24” Tall, 3-way branching, 17 buds, 7” flower. Beautiful peach color with a peach throat and rulled edges. The edges are shaped like the teeth of a small saw. Lovely double form 95% of the time of bloom.  Pod and pollen fertile. $150.00.

ROLLING CIRCLES. ((Eternal Treasure x Gnashing of Teeth) x (Eternal Treasure x Gnashing of Teeth)). Seedling 3-463. Sev. Tet. E. 30” Tall, 4-way branching, 17 buds, 5” flower. This beautiful flower begins with a light green throat that becomes yellow. Then the yellow becomes a light brown, and then the self color of lavender appears. The petals are gently ruffled with a delightful yellow edge. Pod and pollen fertile. $100.00.

Hope that you like these selections.


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