Thursday, June 3, 2010

Field bloom 2 . . .

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Before I post the seedling images from this morning, I would like to show three of my previous introductions that were blooming.
H. 'Choo-Choo Fantasy (Pickles 1996) height 22", bloom 4.25", season EM, Dormant, Diploid,  Light rose bitone with yellow to green throat. (LULLABY BABY X BONBINI). The two parents are special for me. We had never grown anything but "the lemon lily" that we brought home from Jean's mother's garden. I happened on a daylily show at a local mall around 1986 and saw H. 'Lullaby Baby' and immediately fell in love. The other parent, H. 'Bonbini' (Wedgeworth/Pickles 1996) was a rose/red bicolor that I acquired as a seedling from the Wedgeworth's (Jedi fame) in Alabama on a garden visitation trip with the late Denver Scott of Harrison, TN. Both have fond memories for me.

The second former introduction blooming was H. 'Mojave Sunrise' (Pickles 2004) height 28", bloom 5", season EM, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid,  Cream brushed yellow with light mulberry eye above lime green throat. (ANTIQUE FRINGE X WISEST OF WIZARDS). Just nice clean color with a patterned eye. H. 'Antique Fringe' is one of Van Sellers introductions of a few years ago that I really liked and used it quite a bit as a parent.

The third introduction blooming was H. 'Aztec Sunrise' (Pickles 2009). 27” SEv/D E/M Re 4 3/4” 23 buds. Tet. There is a lot going on with this flower. Each blossom day seems to be a little different in shape, halo pattern, color, or something. It is fun to go out every morning and see what it is today. The color is a rich mango/peach, lighter on the petal edges, with a rouge halo. A large yellow throat leads down to a green heart. The dominate color did come from ‘Tennessee Afterglow’. (Tennessee Afterglow X Belle Cook).

Now for a couple seedlings:
Seedling No. 0011 (Wild Cherry Roundup X Max Pickles) A cherry/red that was open this flat the first thing this morning.

Seedling No 0014 (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis X Robert W. Carr). Another cream/yellow that just seems to keep popping up. H. 'Robert W. Carr' is really giving me tall, well branched scapes, with large ruffled petal edges. Some are sculpted in various amounts.

I guess now I just wait and see what tomorrow brings.

Exciting things happen to those who hybridize daylilies!

Life is very, very good.


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