Tuesday, August 25, 2015

'Gravity Schmavity' x 'SCF Estella

     This cross produced some rather interesting plants that bloomed the first time this season.  The cross was made in 2013.  All of the plants were nocturnal as well, a trait probably passed by 'Gravity Schmavity' which has H. citrina as a parent.  All went Dormant during this past winter with a low of 17 F.
Plant One.  A nice "Stella-sized" bitone.  Interesting. 

All blooms were similar in size within this cross.  Plant Two, shown above had all blooms stippled like this.  It was an odd yet interesting look. 

Above and below Plant Three.  
Here are two photos of Plant Three.  The first photo shows the bloom.  Notice the ridging and the midribs on both petals and sepals.  The second photo shows the scape and branching.  I hope this trait holds.  

Plant Four.  It kept this recurved look on all blooms.  Almost an "Unusual Form."

This flower had a great bud count and the shape of the bloom is like two Trilliums superimposed on each other.  However, it is very nocturnal and closes up before mid morning.  

Another eyed bitone.  Notice it is different than the first one I posted.  

Another pastel bitone with blooms shaped like a Trillium.  

I have found all of these to be interesting and will be evaluating them more next year.  All blooms are similar in size to 'Stella D'Oro' which is a parent of Nancy Chapman's 'SCF Estella.'  All of these plants went dormant this past winter when the temperature fell to 17 F.  All of these in this cross are nocturnal. 



Saturday, June 13, 2015

Crosses with Hemerocallis fulva.

I have made some crosses with various forms of Hemerocallis fulva.  Shown here are the four offspring that have bloomed so far.  
This is a side view of one plant from a H. fulva Hankow x 'Galadriel' cross.  It maintains this bell shape.  
This is a frontal view of the same flower.  H. fulva Hankow x 'Galadriel.'  I have not actually measured it, but would estimate the bloom to be right at or slightly under 5 inches.  The scapes are around three feet tall.  This plant reblooms.
H. fulva Hankow x 'Aztec Gold'  This is maybe a 6 inch bloom. That is Guara behind it.  
Shown are two blooms on the H. fulva Hankow x Aztec Gold plant.  This one also reblooms.  It gets about two feet tall.  
This is H. fulva Hankow x 'Calypso.'  It is around three and a half feet tall and the bloom is around four and a half inches.  It is fragrant.  This one has a young rebloom scape.  
Here is a front look at the H. fulva Hankow x 'Calypso' flower.  As mentioned, it smells good.
This is another plant from the H. fulva Hankow x 'Galadriel' cross.  This is a large flower being around 7 inches and it stands near four feet tall.  I don't know yet if it will rebloom.  However, it has a proliferation which will be rooted once ready.  
This is a front look at that second plant from H. fulva Hankow x 'Galadriel.'  Notice that both the petals and sepals have yellow midribs.  It almost has the 'star' look to it. 


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Here are some more Daylily seedlings.  These three are siblings from a cross using pollen from a Mike Barwick seedling and applying it to Aztec Gold.  There is some variation in the forms although the color is similar.  
#1.  This one reblooms.  I don't know yet if the others will.  

     As you can see, the basic color of these three siblings is similar, but there is variation in the form.  I like this color combination.  These are seedlings from a 2013 cross.  


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Various Flowers

Various flowers.
Habranthus robustus  [Rainlily]
Commelina   [Dayflower]
Easter Lily     Very fragrant.
Rose 'Old Blush'   Fragrant
Mimosa strigillosa
Rose of Sharon
Spotted Neomarica
Trimezia indoors.


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Crinums revisited

I like Crinums, and here is another look at these nice plants.  All shown are fragrant.  
White.  Variety unknown.  If anyone knows, tell me.  
Ellen Bousenquet
Crinum x herbertii


Diploid Daylilies - Not Historics

Here is a look at a few more fairly recent diploid Daylilies.  
 'SCF Estella' (Nancy Chapman, 2009)
Nanuq (Jinkerson, 1986)
Micro Dots (Jane Trimmer, 2003)
Galaxy Explosion (Burris, 2001)

Some more Tetraploid Daylilies

Here is a look at some more Tetraploid Daylilies.  
Kaskel Seedling KLRS 7.   
'Sweet Patootie' (Warner, 1976)
'Clean Slate' (Kaskel, 2002)


Sunday, May 17, 2015


Taking a little break from posting on Daylilies...   This post is one Crinums.  These will be revisited.  While known as southern plants, there are a few types that are hardy as far north as Evansville, Indiana and Lexington, Kentucky.
Crinum scabrum

Crinum scabrum.  This smells wonderful.

Crinum x herbertii

Crinum x herbertii.  This smells wonderful.

Crinum variety unknown.

Crinum variety unknown.  If anyone knows the variety name of this one, please let me know.

Crinum 'Ellen Bousenquet.'  This is a 2014 photo since it isn't blooming yet.  But, I see a couple have formed scapes.  It smells good.

Crinum powellii 'Alba'   This blooms early, often when we still have freezes.  It reblooms.  

Crinum powellii 'Alba'  It sure smells good. 


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Daylily Seedlings Part 2

 This is the result of pollen from a Mike Barwick seedling being put on 'First Prime.'  The sad thing is that 'First Prime' which is susceptible to the rust somehow managed to rot.  I hope this seedling does not meet that fate.

This is the first of some of the photos of seedlings I will be posting.  These here are the product of pollen from a Mike Barwick seedling being applied to Phyllis Enriquez's unregistered "Madrona Hill Internal Clock."
Plant #1.
Plant #2.
Plant #2.

     Pardon the weeds.  I am still picking up the pieces from when I was in the hospital twice and had extended lifting restrictions afterwards.