Wednesday, July 14, 2010

End of field bloom . . .

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I made another round of the fields this morning. One of the blooms I spotted was in the newly planted seedlings from the greenhouse. I gave this a 1001 number since that is their normal bloom year . . . this is unusual for me to have one bloom from September 2009 seeds. Below is Seedling No. 1001 (Tickle Me Elmo X Kaskell's Best Edge seedling). Notice the teeth.

In the named varieties field, there were two on rebloom which surprised me because of all the heat and lack of rain that we have had. I do not water this field.

H. 'Bodega Bay' (Pickles, 2008) Height 28", bloom 6", season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant,  Pink pearl polychrome. (Edge of Heaven × Horny Devil). This is a bright clean color in the garden standing nearly 36" on rebloom.

H. 'Smooth Groove' (Pickles, 2009) Height 36", bloom 6", season MLa, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid,  Pastel cameo pink self. (American Gothic × sdlg). This picture was taken on a rebloom scape. Notice the fine teeth on the petal edges.

Each time I post, I think this will be the last from the field and then more keep cropping up. So I will not say "no more", but I doubt that there will be. Those of you in the north that envied me when my daylilies started blooming, it is now my time to envy you.

Exciting things happen to those who hybridize daylilies!

Life is very, very good. Remember, when the bloom is gone, you still have your friends!



  1. Great seedling 1001 Lee. Both parents got their best passed through on this one.

  2. Pretty posies!! I especially liked 0045 from your previous post-gorgeous photo. tfs

  3. Hi Lee, since you arent counting that 1001 seedling till next year you can send it to Wooster, Ark as i have room for it. Thanks for sharing. Jim Elliott