Saturday, June 19, 2010

Field bloom 7 . . .

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This morning I had an appointment at 8:30 a.m. with Charlie Dorsey to do some "shooting" to finish up the Chattanooga daylilies segment for "The Daylily Addict", the DVD series that Charlie is doing on hybridizers and daylilies in general. If you have not see this electronic publication, you are missing a quality "journal", saving information on some of the most outstanding hybridizers and daylily people of our time. The first "issue" featured David Kirchhoff and Mort Morss, Richard Norris, and others. I believe Charlie plans to publish "The Daylily Addict" four time per year for one small fee. I think this would be a great thing for clubs to purchase and use as some of their club programs, or just loan it to members. To find more information, go to: I have no financial interest. Here is Charlie pretending to be a cinematographer:

I had just about given up on finding anything new in the seedling bed but as Charlie and I were going around this morning, I did number two more. Here they are:
Seedling No. 0041 
[(Mardi Gras Ball X J. T. Davis) X Serenity Bay]

Seedling No. 0042
(Edge Of Heaven X Horny Devil)
This was the parentage shown on the tag, but if it is, I don't know where the eye and edge came from. I do know it has a lot of teeth.

Here is one of the 2008 seedlings that bloomed:

Seedling No 8056
(Symphony Of Praise X Wonder Of It All)

Here are a couple of our previous introductions that were blooming:

H. 'Bodega Bay' (Pickles, 2008)
Height 28", bloom 6", season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant,  Pink pearl polychrome. (Edge of Heaven × Horny Devil).
H. 'Italian Lace' (Pickles, 2009)
Height 30", bloom 5.75", season MLa, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid,  Pink infused with cream and tuscan red edge. (Lipstick on My Collar × Minstrel's Fire).
 All of the pods have been harvested out of the greenhouse. Seed planting will begin soon.
I am afraid the season is winding down too quickly. Guess we will have to go north to David and Mort's at the end of June to see some bloom. 
I get so frustrated that I cannot (or haven't learned how) to control the spacing on "blogspot".

Exciting things happen to those who hybridize daylilies!

Life is very, very good.



  1. 0041 is very pretty - I hope it does well for you. After you go north to Kentucky, you can come further north to Maine - my season has just barely started with only the local "LemonLily" (H. citrine) and "Stella d'Oro" out - the Lemon Lilies have gone by, and Stella's just started today. I have some buds on scapes and my very first crosses should bloom this year. I'm a newbie, and am very excited for my first blooms. Debbie Paton, Carmel, ME

  2. Debbie, if Main weren't in a different country, I would be there. :-) Thanks for looking at my blog and good luck with your new seedlings. Seeing seedlings is very exciting.