Sunday, September 20, 2015

2016 Introductions

     In 2015 we did not offer any new introductions because of health problems. So this year we have nine new introductions for your consideration, all are tetraploids, and most are limited. This is the most exciting collection we have ever offered. We always grow a few of our introductions in the greenhouse during the winter for those wanting their plants early.
     Many of our cultivars do well in the north, growing in Iowa, Minnesota, Maine and Nebraska, among other states.
     These, without a doubt, are our best and most diverse creations we have offered. We are very proud to offer these cultivars.

H. 'Jaimie Pickles'
Double Fan $150.00
28" M EMO SEv 6¼" - 3¼" - 2¼". 5-way branching 24/30 buds.
Named for our son, 'Jaimie Pickles' is the color of a fine aged Cabernet with a white edge and light red watermark surrounding a great green throat. Substance holds up well in the rain and sun. The blossoms are carried high above the foliage on strong straight well branched and budded scapes. JP is a great showpiece. Both pod and pollen fertile. One of my most used parents in 2015. It is always said that yellow is the color that carries in the garden but you can see this one from clear across the street. A great show flower.
Seedling No. 2118 (Juanita Manley X Cimarron Rose)
H. 'Nicole Pickles'
Double Fan $150.00
26" E SEv Re 5½" - 2¾" - 1¾". 3-way branching 15 buds.
     We are pleased to name this daylily for our daughter-in-law. With the naming of Nicole, this completes the whole family with the naming of H. 'Benjamin', our first grandson in 1998, and H. 'Max Pickles', our second grandson in 2006. The form is impeccably round and full. The color of cherry red is clear and clean with a wire edge of white and halo of light cherry. The scapes are strong and carry the flowers above the arching foliage. Both pod and pollen fertile and used heavily in our hybridizing program in 2015.
Seedling No. 2009 (Juanita Manley X Cimarron Rose)
H. 'Stolen Heart'
Double Fan $150.00
28" E SEv 5½" - 2¾" -1¼" 3-4 way branching 18-22 buds.
      Long anticipated by several, H. 'Stolen Heart' is one of our best hybridizing plants. Highly sought after, this picture was much admired at the 2015 MWS. The color is a rich, vibrant red with a wire edge of white and a pink halo surrounding the olive green throat. Blooms are multiple and held well above the foliage. Holds up well to the rain and sun. Pod and pollen fertile, and a powerful, powerful parent. Used heavily for hybridizing from 2013 through 2015. Will jump your red program forward. Very limited. Almost Sold Out!
Seedling No. 1004 (Doug’s Caress X Camelot Red)

H. 'Marines' Hymn'
Double Fan $150.00
28" E SEv Re 5½" - 2½" - 1½". 4-way branching 19 buds.
This name was chosen prior to the killing of 4 Marines and 1 Navy service personnel in Chattanooga. It is our honor to offer this daylily. One of the most powerful parents that I have, producing clear, clean dark red, full formed blossoms. The form is triangular in shape and the color is a dark burgundy red with a white wire edge and lighter burgundy halo. The throat is lemon to green. It passes the branching on to its kids. Will give you a jump in your red program. Seedling No. 2042 [Rockets Bursting in Air X (Camelot Red X Doug’s Caress)]
H. 'Christmas Memories'
Double Fan $150.00
28" E SEv Re 5¾ - 3" - 2" 3-way branching 18 buds.
This is a full formed, round blossom that is carried well above the foliage. The color is a deep clear red with a gold/white edge. A lighter halo circles the bright green throat. The substance is very heavy and holds well in the rain. I am just beginning to see the kids from using it in my hybridizing program and it is producing the round, full form. Pod and pollen fertile. The pod parent is a seedling I acquired from Bill Waldrop.
Seedling No. 2008 [(Santa's Little Helper X Running Hot) X Home of the Free]

H. 'Tom Manley'
Double Fan $100.00
28" EM Re SEv 5½" - 2½" - 2". 3-way branching 17 buds.
We selected this to name for Jean’s brother. One of the showiest flowers in the garden, it is a bright cherry red with a white wire edge and white midribs that add distinction to the blossom. The white watermark surrounds a lemon to green throat. The blossoms are carried high above the foliage on strong well branched scapes. From two of my favorite red parents, H. Cimarron Rose' (Salter 2005) and H. 'Barbara Mandrell' (Kirchhoff 2009). Pod and pollen fertile. Seedling No. 2034 (Cimarron Rose X Barbara Mandrell)
H. 'Lee's Blue Lagoon'
Double Fan $100.00
32" M SEv 5½" - 2¼" - 1¼". 3-way branching 17 buds.
A medium purple flower with a light blue watermark which radiates out around the petal edges. The well branched scapes and blossoms are carried high above the arching foliage on sturdy scapes. Very fertile pod and pollen and had many pods set on it this year with H. 'Mikayla Belle' pictured below. Begins blooming and continues when most other colors have finished. Seedling No. 2065 (Bluegrass Memories X Desire of Nations)
H. 'Mikayla Belle'
Double Fan $100.00
31" M SEv Re 5½" - 2½" - 1¼". 3-way branching 16 buds.
Wilma Robert of South Dakota won the right to name this cultivar at the Region 1 auction. She chose to name it for her only granddaughter. A clear medium purple flower with a slate blue watermark which continues around the petal and sepal edges. The form is exquisitely round and full. The blossoms are carried high above the arching foliage which makes a very showy clump. Flowering begins when many others have finished. Both very pod and pollen fertile. Seedling No. 2081 (Bluegrass Memories X Desire of Nations)
H. 'Bluebird of Happiness'
Double Fan $100.00
31" M EMO SEv 5½" - 2¼" - 2¼". 3-way branching 16 buds.
A soft purple blossom with a wire thin white petal edge highlighted by a darker purple edge. The lavender/blue watermark is highlighted by a darker purple pattern. The flower is open and shows very well. A very showy clump with blossoms forming over the top like a flutter of butterflies. H. 'Desire of Nations (Emmerich 2008) and H. Bluegrass Memories (Preuss 2006) are two of my favorite parents, and like its parents, blooms later in the season. Pod and Pollen fertile. Seedling No. 2071 (Desire of Nations X Bluegrass Memories)
Jean and I are very proud to offer these introductions to you.
Life is fun and very, very good
Lee and Jean


1 comment:

  1. Oh My Gosh Lee you & Jean have come up with some outstanding Red & Purple flowers! Congrats!