Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New registrations for 2013

Five daylilies selected for registration for year 2013.....names are pending approval of  AHS Registrar.  *Just got official email....names are all approved and plants are registered! 1-10-13


((Spice Hunter x Igor) x Joy Dawns Bright)

This daylily is named to honor our oldest granddaughter... Anna Brooke Christopher.  From the time she was quite tiny, we have rhymed her name with 'banana'.  The sunny colors of this bloom remind me of her sunny disposition.

Polymerous bloom - often takes this form.

(Berry Patch x Soul on Fire)

This daylily is named to honor our youngest granddaughter....Lillian Grace Lindsay....who always, when younger, referred to herself as 'Lily Gracious'....the name and the flower definitely match this precious girl!





( (Don's Eyes x Echoes of Mercy) x Dylan Dye)

The name for this flower was suggested by our daughter, Jenni. 'Not too shabby' is always her 'go to' phrase for anything she finds acceptable!

(White Unto Harvest x J T Davis)


This flower has so much clarity and also sturdy texture and substance.....'White Stone' seems appropriate.  Revelations 2:17.....a white stone is part of the promise of reward for those faithful overcomers.

(Grace From Above x Cherokee Pass)


This flower is such a bright and reliable early morning/cold morning opener....the sight of it causes me to give praise every day it blooms!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A few favorite seedling selections for 2012

  ((Symphony of Praise x Grace From Above) x ((Rainbow Eyes x Clothed in Glory) x Edge of Your Seat) seedling #SL12-128

Although this seedling has two very strong eyed cultivars  (Rainbow Eyes and Edge of Your Seat) in its parentage...there is no hint of eye in it.
2012 is maiden bloom season...every bloom was consistent, with the exception of blooms getting a bit smaller as the season progressed....likely from increasing drought conditions.

8" 37" emo

((Westbourne Wild Rose Petals x J T Davis) x Fear Not) X (Berry Patch x Soul on Fire)) seedling #SL12-124
A real surprise....given all the rose color in its parentage.
6", 26" emo  very consistent blooms 


((Clouds of Glory x Leslie Renee) X (Sister of Praise x Wonder of it All)

 ((Clouds of Glory x Leslie Renee) x (Sister of Praise x Wonder of it All) sibling to flower above.

Both these hold up well...great substance...these photos were taken right before dusk ....following a hot afternoon.

(Cimarron Rose x Wild Irish) x Troubled Sleep)

(Cimarron Rose x Wild Irish) is a Mary Gaskins seedling....I purchased all of it from her in is a great garden plant and a wonderful parent also.


 She Laughed x (Spice Hunter x Igor)
She Laughed (Hassler 2012) is from Hudson Valley x Freewheelin'

Until Shiloh Comes x Loudest Praise
Until Shiloh Comes (Hassler 2012) is from Lemon Berry Frost x Clarification
 Loudest Praise (name pending approval) is from (Grace From Above x Cherokee Pass)

This double is from a cross of 2 of my double seedlings - parentage: ((Alternate Universe x Outrageous Fortune) x (Clovette Adams x Regal Puzzle))
Blooms were all very the saturated self coloring.

Parentage is: (President Ronald Reagan x Wonder of it All)
This flower is a bud builder!  This bloom is one from the buds 'built' on top of the scape.  Loving the color and form.

(Loudest Praise x Volunteer Crimson)
(names pending registration)
I used this one with several other promising seedlings...have some great looking seeds to plant for next season.

                                        (Karen Stephens x Linda Hassler)


((Deliberate Pace x Sister of Praise) x (Berry Patch x Shores of Time))

(Troubled Sleep x Desire of Nations)
so dark it's very hard to photograph - tall with very consistent blooms

((Quiet Storm x Bali Watercolor) x Hidden Manna)
Hidden Manna (Hassler 2012)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

'Magic of OZ' babies


Dr. Heather Herrington, daughter of Tim and the late Katiesue Herrington of Dublin, GA, registered this beautiful daylily in 1995.  Here are its stats:
height 37", bloom 7", season M, Dormant, Diploid, Spider Ratio 4.00:1,  Yellow pink blend with rose pink eyezone above intense green throat. (Green Widow × (sdlg × (Wind Frills × Rainbow Spangles)))

I have enjoyed seeing Magic of Oz blooming in our garden for several years and have cross pollinated it with several other daylily cultivars....with some very pleasing results!

The following photos show some of my Magic of Oz babies:

 (Fancy Face x Magic of Oz) 2012 maiden bloom - very large bloom

Magic of Oz x Unknown

Magic of Oz x Unknown

Magic of Oz x unknown ....possibly Cat Dancer

Magic of Oz x the green!

Magic of Oz  x  unknown....possibly my favorite!

(Magic of Oz x Malachite Prism)

2012  maiden bloom year

blooms approx. 3.25-3.50" 37" tall, very erect, graceful scapes
POD fertile...hope this one will contribute to my goal of bright small/mini spider/uf forms. Maiden bloom June 4, 2012, emo, cmo

Close up view of above....out of focus, but, the color and form show up.

(Magic of Oz x Skinwalker #1)
This is a great plant and hopefully, next year I will see offspring from it and crosses with Jen Melon and Gossard's Heavenly White Lightening.....5 month old seedlings are very sturdy in our garden.

same as above....showing more recurve.

Sibling to seedling the rose coloring!

Magic of Oz x unknown

Magic of Oz x Skinwalker #1...this season...just better and better.
Magic of Oz x Skinwalker#2 2012 season

Monday, March 26, 2012

Some of my favorite reds....these are terrific performers in our garden.

Chicago Apache (Marsh-Klehm, 1981)

height 27", bloom 5", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, Scarlet self with green throat.

Pardon Me (Apps, 1982)

height 18", bloom 2.75", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Diploid, Fragrant, Bright red self with yellow green throat. (sdlg × Little Grapette)

 (Carr, 1997)

height 28", bloom 5.75", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Red with a lighter red watermark. (Midnight Magic × Betty Warren Woods)

Burning Inheritance (Salter, 1994)

height 28", bloom 5.5", season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Red orange self. (Chestnut Mountain × Unforgettable Fire)

Apache War Dance (Thomas-D., 1994)

height 30", bloom 4.5", season MLa, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Scarlet red with darker red eyezone above lemon chartreuse to green throat. ((Flaming Delight × Dance Ballerina Dance) × sdlg)

Red Volunteer (Oakes, 1984)

height 30", bloom 7", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, Clear candle red self with gold yellow throat

Reason for Treason (Kirchhoff-D., 1996)

height 25", bloom 5.5", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Cardinal red self with green throat. (sdlg × Leonard Bernstein)

Ross Scott (Mercer-R., 1992)

height 28", bloom 6", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, Red self with green throat

Roses in Snow (Hansen-D., 1999)

height 24", bloom 5.25", season EM, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, 18 buds, 3 branches, Red with ivory edge and emerald throat. (Calgary Stampede × Untamed Glory)

Spacecoast Hot Topic (Kinnebrew-J., 2000)

height 24", bloom 4", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, 25 buds, 3 branches, Red self above yellow green throat. (sdlg × Leonard Bernstein)

Crimson Flood (Bell-T., 2002)

height 24", bloom 6.5", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, 20 buds, 3 branches, Red self above yellow to green throat. (Ruby Lips × Evening Enchantment)

Thin Man (Trimmer, 2002)

height 42", bloom 12", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, 24 buds, 2 branches, Unusual Form Cascade, Bright red self above yellow green throat. (sdlg × Long Tall Sally)

Wally (Howard-T., 1991)

height 22", bloom 5.25", season M, Dormant, Diploid, Double, Cerise red with narrow dark red eyezone above green throat. (Barry Myers × Stroke of Midnight)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Lilies of the Field - 2012 Registrations

Just this week got data sent to AHS to register this daylilies from our garden.  Names are pending final notification of the registrar.

HIDDEN MANNA  Hassler 2012
(Fencing Master x My Soul Surrendered)

tet, Dormant, em, 6" 36"

 Red violet blend with lighter watermark, green throat, small white edges around petals and sepals. Both pod and pollen fertile. Good parent for branching.

SHE LAUGHED Hassler 2012
(Hudson Valley x Free Wheelin)

tet, M, frag, sev, 10" 38"

Light yellow with large red orange eyezone above green throat. Good pod and pollen fertility. Good parent for large blooms.



JOY DAWNS BRIGHT  Hassler 2012
(Lemon Berry Frost x Julie Newmar)
tet, E, Dormant, 6" 28"

Palest yellow with blue-violet eyezone above a green throat, a double edge of blue-violet and white with small white teeth. Good fertility both pod and pollen.





(Lemon Berry Frost x Clarification)
6.5" 35", 5 branches, 28 buds, tet, em, dormant, fragrant, emo, extended bloom.

Near white with strawberry pink veined eye with matching picotee edge above green throat. Fertile both pod and pollen.

(Hudson Valley x Free Wheelin)

Tet, EM, Sev, UF cascade, 9.5" 42" doubles about 30%
Light orange with a cranberry red eyezone above a green throat.  Doubles approximately 30 %.
Name suggested by our good friend, David Lynn, a fellow member of Middle TN Daylily Society.

'Prettier Sister'....misbehaving

(on a very sunny day)

(cloudy day - showing more of a watermark)

(Ida's Magic  x  Don Herrell)
Tet, Sev, M,6" 28"
Berry rose blend with faint watermark which extends onto sepals. Small green throat that fades into yellow, with a narrow yellow gold edge containing teeth.
Named to honor young friends, Brooke and Patrick, as they celebrate their marriage in the spring of 2012.