Friday, June 27, 2014

2014 Blooming Seedlings . . .

The outside bloom season has been excellent so far. Like many other parts of the country, the scapes are top budded with very little branching. From the past seasons, I know that this is not typical of these seedlings. I will watch them another year and hope next year's weather is more friendly. I really like the saturated color, the blue eye and the round form that I prefer.

H. 'Bluegrass Memories'
(Preuss, 2006)
This is the common parent of all four seedlings.

H. 'Desire of Nations'
(Emmerich, 2008)
This is the common parent of three of the seedlings shown.

H. 'Heartbeat of Heaven'
(Emmerich, 2004)
 Seedling No. 3077
(Desire of Nations X Bluegrass Memories)

 Seedling No. 2065
(Desire of Nations X Bluegrass Memories)

 Seedling No. 2091
(Bluegrass Memories X Desire of Nations)

 Seedling No. 3067
(Heartbeat of Heaven X Bluegrass Memories)
The triple edge on this seedling is special.

I hope you enjoy looking at these seedlings. To me, this is what daylilies are all about, hybridizing and the first sight of the resulting crosses.

To see the images in a larger size, just left click over the image.

Life is very, very good.



  1. Lee I especially enjoy your 3077 because of such richness in color...I equally love your seedling # 3067 because it captures my eye as I trace around the lovely edge....exquisite!

    1. Nancy,
      Those two are my favorites also and for the same reason you state. Thanks for commenting.

  2. I really like the colors Lee. You did good.

    1. Hi David,
      You are probably getting ready to head for the Region 1 meeting. Sure wish we could be with you. Iowa holds a special place in my heart.