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. 


Friday, May 15, 2015

Historic Daylilies

Here is a look at some Historic Daylilies blooming now.  These were registered before 1980. Click image for large view.
'Calypso'  (Luther Burbank, 1917)   This one smells good.
Variety unknown.  If anyone knows, tell me.  It is an evergreen in Florida.  
'Lady Neva' (Alexander, 1970)
'Crimson Pirate' (Sass, 1951)
'Lady Fingers' (Peck, 1967)  This came from an era in which the spider form of Daylily was considered a fault.  The hybridizer threw it on the compost heap but thankfully retrieved it and introduced the flower.  Also, it has some fragrance.
'Penelope' (Ophelia Taylor, 1949)  
'Doomsday' (Ophelia Taylor, 1956)


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tetraploid Daylilies

Continued.  I neglected to include 'Groovy Green' to the previous post.  Here it is.  

Hemerocallis Fulva

There are those who look down at Hemerocallis fulva as being a 'weed.'  However, it is a gorgeous plant and there are a number of variations within the species.  Shown below are ones I have here currently in bloom.
H. fulva 'Europa.'  This is the one commonly seen growing wild [naturalized] in much of the USA.  No Daylilies are native to the USA.
Korean Fulva.  This one is pod and pollen fertile.  It starts blooming after 'Europa.'   
H. fulva 'Pastelrose'.  It is pod and pollen fertile.  
H. fulva 'Flore-Pleno.'  It also has been known to grow wild [Naturalized] in some places.