Monday, December 29, 2014

Daylily Cosmic Adventure

---Cosmic Adventure---
Pierce-G., reg. 2013 (sdlg x Tet. Cosmic Kaleidoscope)
6 x 35 in., EM, RE, EV, Fragrant, 40 buds, 6 branches

Being new this year, this one took a bit of time to settle
in, but once it did the flowers improved with each
Fertile both ways.

Daylily Born to Be Wild

---Born to Be Wild---
6.5 x 32 inches
fast to increase here

Pierce-G., reg. 2011, EM, RE, SEV, 30 buds, 6 br.
(((Calling All Angels x Sue Brown) x Mountain
Wildfire [sib to Raspberry Mountain]) x Fringy)

Hybridizer's website lists the cross as
(((Calling All Angels x Sue Brown) x Mountain
Wildflower) x Fringy)

Fertile both ways, and possibly the most
fertile plant in the garden. We have BTBW
seedlings from experimental crosses. Anxious
to see what develops from those.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Daylily Spinefeld

Stamile-Pierce Reg. 2012, EM EV RE 6.5 x 35 inches
(Hooked x sdlg T838)
45 buds, 7 branches 
good increase here


Daylily Voila Francois, Jail House Rock

---Voila Francois---
6 x 30 inches
Stamile, reg. 2008, EM, Rebloom, EV, 55 buds,
6 branches  
(sdlg x Alpine ruffles)
Fertile both ways 
Good increase
---Jail house Rock---
Pierce Reg. 2013, EM RE SEV Fragrant
6 x 35 inches, 30 buds, 5 branches
(Mountain Wildflower x Born to Be Wild) 
Fertile both ways. Easy pod. 
Good increase.

Daylily Bowtie Affair, Chester Cyclone, and Peacock Maiden

---Bowtie Affair---
Pierce-G., Reg. 2013, EE RE SEV Fragrant
(Stenciled Di Fresco x Tet. Colorful Etchings)
7 x 42 inches, 40 buds, 5 branches 
Super pod-pollen fertile 
Good increase

---Unusual Form Cascade Group---
Chester Cyclone (yellow) Blakely-C., reg. 1972
8.5 x 30 inches, season M, RE, Dormant, Diploid
We keep this due to its gorgeous fragrance.
Cross not listed. Another pink UF form is
also in this group, but blooms later.

Peacock Maiden (purple) Carpenter-K., reg. 1982
9.5 x 31 inches, Season M, RE, EV, Diploid,
Fragrant. ((Grape Arbor x sdlg) x sdlg)

One of the seedling beds is showing in the
far background.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Daylily Sweet Almond Mint, Orchid Linen, and Seedlings

---Sweet Almond Mint---

6.5 x 46 inches, Season E, Rebloom, Evergreen
Fragrant, 40 buds, 7 branches
Pierce-G., registered 2012 (Orange Cherry Jubilee x
Born to be Wild) 
Easy pod/pollen fertile
fast to increase here
---Sweet Almond Mint---
---Sweet Almond Mint---
---Orchid Linen---
6 x 29 inches, Season EM, Rebloom, Dormant
Pierce-G., Reg. 2013 (Mulberry Freeze x Fringy)
20 buds, 3 branches 
Pod/Pollen Fertile 

---Shamrock Summer x Calamity Jane---

Friday, December 5, 2014

Daylily Seedlings, Azure Prism, and Cherry Ice Cream Smile

---Duke Ellington x Dove in Flight---
6.25 inches, rebloom
---Calamity Jane x Glamoureyez---
The sepals need to improve to show the
existing pattern.

---Azure Prism---

9.5 x 30 inches, 30 buds, 5 branches,
Semi-evergreen, season EE,
Pierce-G, 2014 ((Sdlg x Tet Terry Lyninger) x 
Tet Malachite Prism) x Tet Time Stopper)

All photos taken in our garden.
---Cherry Ice Cream Smile---

6.25 x 33 inches
Pierce-G., 2011 EM, Rebloom Evergreen, Fragrant,
30 buds, 5 branches
(((Princess of Wales x Inimitable) x Cerise
Masterpiece)) x Fancy Lace))) 

First flower opening on a new addition to the
garden this year. Many thanks, Ann.

---Laura Harwood x Trahlyta---
2013 Seedling

We have only a few dips, but decided to keep
this seedling for crossing just for the fun of it
especially since it has many buds/branches. It
is also a very prolific plant.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Daylilies Castle Rock, Stenciled Infusion, Blue Jay Tapestry

---Castle Rock---
A beautiful flower for big edges.
This is the best blossom on this flower
for the season. New this year, so not too
shabby since it needs to acclimate.

Stamile-Pierce, 2011, Season M, Rebloom, EV,
Fragrant, 6.5 x 38 ((sdlg x Bella Sera) x White
Base) 35 buds, 5 branches
---Stenciled Infusion---
Pierce-G., 2013, Season EM, Rebloom, Semi-EV,
6.25 x 30 (sdlg x Tet. Colorful Etchings) Fragrant
The flower in the back is Bowtie Affair.

Stenciled Infusion produced 7 proliferations, which
are small plantlets that grow out of the bracks on a scape. 
We waited until roots formed, cut the scape leaving
 half an inch or so above the proliferation, and about two 
inches of the scape just below the prolif, then planted them 
in an outside bed. The scape helped to hold the prolifs
 in place in the soil. The proliferations are identical to the
mother plant, so it is an excellent method for increasing the
number of plants. We had many proliferations
throughout the garden this year.
These plantlets are all growing quite well. We added new 
mulch to the beds for winter protection.

Update: Many seedlings using both pod and pollen.
Stenciled Infusion is a great parent.
---Blue Jay Tapestry---
Pierce-G., 2013, Season EM, Rebloom, EV, Fragrant
5.5 x 32 ((Blue Beat x Blue Desire) x Tet. Texas

This blossom has such vivid coloration. It is one
that receives much attention during the many
daily walks through the beds. 

Update: Great for setting pods and easy pollen.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Daylily Seedling, Daylily Can't Touch This and Autumn Snow

---Wonder of it All x Hog Heaven---

Wonder of it All tends to add sculpting to seedlings,
while Hog Heaven adds the greenish edges.
Also Wonder of it All blooms tend to hang up 
especially when nights are cool, but notice that 
these seedling blossoms open quite well.
---Can't Touch This--- 
DeVito, 2011, 6 x 29, Season EM, Rebloom, Sev
( Ivan Attitude x Don't Touch This)
---Autumn foliage just beyond the daylily beds---

Monday, July 14, 2014

Daylilies Red Edition, Biting Pumpkins, Home of the Free

---Red Edition---
Pierce-G., Reg. 2013 (Talladega x Crowning Fire)
EM EV RE 6.25 inches, pod-pollen fertile

This daylily has the most amazing brilliant color, and
the white ruffled edges are a lovely contrast. 
Definitely gorgeous!!!
---Biting Pumpkins---
Pierce-G., Reg. 2013 (Bass Gibson x Fringy)
E SEV RE Frag 6 inches 

Lots of blooms and sets pods so easily. Pollen
works too.
---Home of the Free---
Grace-L., Reg. 2012 (Cimarron Rose x Scarlet Angel)
E EV RE 6 inches 

Absolutely beautiful in every way.
Very fertile both ways. I have many seedlings
crossing this one with Red Edition (posted above).
Can hardly wait to see them bloom.

Daylily Briar Patch, White Hibiscus, Briar Patch

---Briar Patch---
Grace-L., 2009 (sdlg x Larry's Obsession)
EM EV RE 6 inches

Displays teeth on every bloom.
---Hibiscus, Bread Plate Size---

This plant is approximately 4 x 4 feet, but can
grow larger.
---Briar Patch---

Daylilies Crowning Light, Azure Prism, Crowning Light

---Crowning Light---
Stamile 2009 ((White Base x Zephyr's Song) x 
(Ribbons and Things x Cerise Masterpiece))
M SEV 7 inches

Beautiful clean colors, and getting a wider edge
after a few blooms. 
---Azure Prism---
Pierce-G., Reg. 2013 (((sdlg. Tet. Terry Lyninger x
Tet. Malachite Prism) x Tet. Time Stopper)
EE SEV RE 9.5 inches
---Crowning Light---

This shows the look on one of the earlier blooms.

Daylilies Zahadoom, Before My Eyes, Marina Del Rey

Stamile 2002 (Sabine Baur x Tet. Lavender Blue
Baby) EM SEV RE Very Frag 5.5 inches

Blooms larger than 5.5 inches at times. 
Slow to increase here
---Before My Eyes---
Grace-L., 2008 (sdlg x sdlg) EM EV RE Frag 6 inches

Fertile both ways. The base color is a pale yellow-
cream in the sun, at times appearing light cream.
Sometimes the base color is more peachy, 
especially the initial blooms. 
Slow to increase here
---Marina Del Rey---
Pierce-G., 2012 (Xylophone Jazz x Fancy Lace)
E EV RE EMO 5.75 inches

Getting lighter on rebloom, and the eye zone
almost covers the blossom. Blooms appear larger
than 5.75 at times. Currently, this plant is
loaded with pods. Pollen works too. This one is 
a must see in person, as it often times 
presents with such contrasting hues of 
lavender-blue, mauve, and purple.

Daylilies Fringy, Prissy Girl, Promises Kept

Stamile 2008 ((sdlg x Dream Runner) x (Inimitable
x Zephyr's Song)) EM EV RE 5.5 inches 
---Prissy Girl---
Smith-FR, 2006 (Hank Williams x Tet. Connie
Burton) M SEV RE 6 inches

Evidently this is as good as Prissy Girl is going
to get this season. It's not as ruffled as last year.
Easily fertile both ways.
---Promises Kept---
DeVito, 2013 (unknown x unknown)
EM EV RE Frag 6.25 inches

This one has not been planted long enough
to be fully acclimated, so I expect it will
have more of a ruffled edge later. 

Update: I didn't
try to cross this one, but it had a bee pod
so I have a few seedlings from it.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Daylilies Biting Pumpkins and Azure Prism

---Biting Pumpkins---
6 x 30 inches, E, RE, SEV, Fragrant
Pierce-G., reg. 2013 (Bass Gibson x Fringy)
35 buds, 6 branches 

Blossoms are on rebloom scapes. Very easy to set
pods on this one, and there's many 
on the plant now. 
Update: Super easy pod parent. Have seedlings
from both pod and pollen.
Fast to increase here 
---Azure Prism---
9.5 x 30 inches, EE, RE, SEV, Fragrant
Pierce-G., reg. 2013 (((sdlg x Tet. Terry Lyninger) x
Tet. Malachite Prism) x Tet. Time Stopper) 
30 buds, 5 branches

Photo taken in shade. Nothing else like this one
in the garden. Huge blossom.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Daylilies Orchid Linen, Spinefeld, Indigo Ruffles

---Orchid Linen---
Pierce-G., Intro. 2013F (Mulberry Freeze x Fringy)
EM, RE Dormant 6 x 29 inches
20 buds, 3 branches

Much nicer in person, and getting better with each
bloom. I love this one.
Stamile-Pierce, reg. 2012 (Hooked x sdlg T838)
EM EV RE 6.5 x 35 inches
45 buds, 7 branches

This bloom is on a rebloom scape. We had a cold
front pass through, and yet Spinefeld continues to
show teeth.
---Indigo Ruffles---
Pierce, G. 2013F (Dixie Sunrise x Fringy) EM EV
7 x 35 inches, EM, RE, EV, Fragrant
35 buds, 6 branches

Indigo Ruffles is getting there with each new
bloom. Much better in person. The color is
difficult to capture.

Daylilies Ultimate Fantasy, Southern Dazzle, Hog Heaven

---Ultimate Fantasy---
Abajian 2004 (Wisest of Wizards x sdlg)
E SEV RE 7 inches
fast to increase here

Ultimate Fantasy has superb substance. Gorgeous
large blossoms, and a prolific bloomer. It sets
very large seed pods.
---Southern Dazzle---
Harry-Gaskins 2009 (sdlg x Dove in Flight)
EM SEV RE 6.5 inches
slow to increase here

The yellow edges have a glowing appearance.
Lovely flower.
---Hog Heaven---
Smith-FR 2007 (Granny Smith x Eleanor Roosevelt)
EM SEV RE 6 inches

Hog Heaven looking very green in the shadows.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Daylilies Sweet Almond Mint, Marina Del Rey, Mayans' Dawn, Castle Rock

---Sweet Almond Mint---
Pierce-G., reg. 2012 (Orange Cherry Jubilee x Born 
to Be Wild) E EV RE 6.5 x 46 inches, fragrant
40 buds, 7 branches
 easily pod pollen fertile
fast to increase here

Peak season is on the down-hill side now, and
the plants being crossed are making a messy
appearance in the garden with all the tags and
spent blooms. 

After rebloom, the more arduous task begins 
of cleaning out the seedling beds to prepare 
the space for the 2015 seedlings.

The harsh winter adversely affected many 
of the plants. They are top budded, or
 blooming low in the foliage. The size and
color of blooms is less appealing on many of 
the established plants that have done well for
years, so of course, less to photograph.  
However, if we receive sufficient rain, 
rebloom may extend the season. 
Still, there are oodles of spent blooms to
remove each day, just not photo worthy.
---Mayans' Dawn---
Pierce, reg. 2013 (Romeo Prince x Midnight in Paris)
EM EV RE 7.25 x 38 inches
40 buds, 6 branches 
pod-pollen fertile 
fast to increase here
---Marina Del Rey---
Pierce-G., reg. 2012 (Xylophone Jazz x Fancy Lace)
E EV RE 5.75 x 36 inches, 25 buds, 4 branches

This one never fails to please. 
Update: Super easy pod and pollen.
---Castle Rock---
Stamile-Pierce 2011 ((Sdlg x Bella) x White Base)
M EV RE fragrant, 6.5 x 38 inches 
35 buds, 5 branches