I don't think there is any flower more beautiful than the daylily, of course I may be prejudiced. It is especially rewarding to be able to walk into the greenhouse and see blooms in March/April. That is exactly what is happening now.
My concentration now seems to be on reds with toothy and blue secondary. I became interested in reds when I saw Jeff Salter's 'H. Camelot Red' bloom as a seedling. Jeff registered it in 2010 but I had it as a guest in 2008 and used it quite heavily. It is one of the parents of my Seedling 1004.
Seedling 2008 is another of those full formed, round flowers that I like. It is a cross of a Waldrop seedling, [Santa's Little Helper X Running Hot) X Home of the Free]. 'H. Home of the Free' was a 2012 Larry Grace introduction.
Another seedling that I like is 2009 (Juanita Manley X Cimarron Rose). 'H. Juanita Manley' was an introduction of ours in 2011. 'H. Cimarron Rose' was a 2005 introduction of Jeff Salter's, proving that you don't necessarily need the latest and greatest to get a nice seedling.
Seedling 2041 is just the opposite cross from Seedling 1004, (Camelot Red X Doug's Caress). I am using it heavily this year hybridizing.
Finally today, is Seedling No. 4052. [ Awesome Bob X Christmas Greetings) X Barbara Mandrell) X [Santa's Little Helper X Running Hot) X Home of the Free]. The latter seedling is my Seedling 2008 above. This also has another of my favorite reds in it's parentage, 'H. Barbara Mandrell', a 2009 introduction from David Kirchhoff.
I especially like the watermarks, saturated color and green throats that I am getting.
I hope you like my seedlings.
Life is very, very good.