Sunday, June 6, 2010

Field bloom 4 . . .

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There has been no rain today, but the dogs are acting antzy like something may be coming in. They do not like the thunderstorms we have been having. They can tell when the weather is going to change.

This morning I collected another 100 or so pods in the greenhouse and got them shelled after checking the field for blooming seedlings. I don't know if I got out too early or if there just weren't as many good blooms this morning as in previous mornings, but, I didn't number as many today. Here are some of the seedlings:

Seedling No. 0031 (Judy Farquar X Larry Allen Miller) 31" high, 5¾", 3", 1¾". Has good substance and a nicely branched scape for a first year seedling.

Seedling No. 0029 (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis X Robert W. Carr) 5¾", 3", 1¾". Another RWC kid. RWC ahs been giving me excellent form, great substance, ruffling, and many with sculpting.

Seedling No. 0006 (Royal Presence X Max Pickles) a medium purple with a white edge and a small watermark. I did not get the measurements on this one.

Seedling No. 0030 (Belle Cook X Larry Allen Miller) 5½", 2¾", 1½". A round, full purple with a darker halo and great substance.

Now for a couple of previous introductions blooming today:

H. 'Choo-Choo Perfection' (Pickles 2007) height 25", bloom 4.25", season EM, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Very Fragrant,  Bright pale mulberry with true fresh mulberry eye above lime green throat. (Lavender Blue Baby × Connie Burton).

H. 'American Bandstand' (Pickles 2009) height 36", bloom 6", season EM, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid,  Honey cream self. (Wonder of It All × Candied Popcorn Perfection). From two of Bob Carr's introductions.

Exciting things happen to those who hybridize daylilies!

Life is very, very good.



  1. All beautiful, but I especially like seedling 0030--what a wonderful ruffly white edge! Great contrast with the color of the daylily. Randy Griffin--Region 2 Zone 5.

  2. Randy, I am glad that you like 0030. It is one of my favorites so far. Larry Allen Miller has been good for me as a parent. Lee

  3. I love seedling 30. Great form again and the edge is a knockout. Beautiful color too. Does it have a good scape? Tana