WELCOME TO FROSTLINE DAYLILIES

Recent Introductions

(Listed in alphabetical order)

 

 

 

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'An Orchid For Mother'

 

‘An Orchid For Mother’

(Dormant, tet, midseason, 28", 6", 3-4way branching, 22 buds)

For the past few seasons we have enjoyed this orchid toned and used it heavily in hybridizing.  Unfortunately, it is one of those waif children as the tag was lost in the mix of things.  Nonetheless it has become one of our favorites throughout the course of each season. 

The two pictures on the webpage here give a good idea of the two expressions that AN ORCHID FOR MOTHER presents.  The early season expression is that of the deep, rich lavender-orchid with blue undertones.  The lighter color represents the tone of later season when the days are warmer, with a very orchid lavender with pink undertones.  In either case, the color is very clean and clear.

She is something of a changling on color expression obviously.  The good part about this is that both expressions are unique.  We have not seen quite these tones in several thousand of the seedlings in bloom here or in other named cultivars that we grow.

The blooms are richly veined which creates more interest.  Flower centers express a lav-pink to chartreuse watermark  leading to green heart.  Petals are nicely ruffled and often show a narrow band of gold ruffles.

Growth rate is average and a settled clump will host numerous bloomscapes.  So, if perhaps you have a mother who enjoys daylilies, here is your opportunity to give her an orchid that keeps on giving season after season.   We have been holding AN ORCHID FOR MOTHER back to make sure we had enough to fill orders; at this point we should have enough to supply double fan plants on orders.

Price: $30.00 (NET)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

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'Another Man’s Praise'

(Heartbeat Of Heaven x seedling)

 

‘Another Man's Praise’

 

  • 5” bloom
  • 28” tall
  • mid season
  • dormant
  • 14 buds
  • strong Rebloom

 

We are very happy with ANOTHER MAN’S PRAISE for several reasons.  The first is naturally a strikingly beautiful bloom:  a very clean, clear rosy pink bitone with a wide edge of gold ruffles.  It is the sort of color expression that draws one from across the garden.  Blooms open readily with segments recurving to provide an open form.

 

Hybridizing efforts here in the last 10 years have been toward developing hardy daylilies that will rebloom faithfully.  ANOTHER MAN’S PRAISE has proven itself to meet the three big criteria: beauty of bloom, hardiness, and a steadfast rebloomer each season.  Accordingly, this daylily provides a long  season with the instant rebloom it provided. Typically, just as the first scapes finish bloom, the second set starts. Like our earlier reblooming introduction of POTTER’S WHEEL, ANOTHER MAN’S PRAISE is also from Karol Emmerich’s renowned HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN.  We have several very promising seedlings  from this year’s introduction.  She is fertile both for pod and pollen.

Price: $25.00 (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

'Ark of Refuge'

(Forty Days And Forty Nights x Heartbeat Of Heaven)

 

‘Ark of Refuge’

(Dormant, tet, mid-late, 32” tall, 6.5” bloom, 4 branches, 20 buds)

 

This rich and clear colored daylily is a cross of two of Karol Emmerich’s introductions: Forty Days And Forty Nights x Heartbeat Of Heaven.  In addition to F.D.A.F.N., Karol has two other introductions with names relating to the biblical account of the Noah’s Flood:  Mount Ararat and Rainbow In The Clouds.  As we were searching for a proper registration name, it seemed fitting to choose ARK OF REFUGE due to its heritage.

 

From the outset we have been impressed with the clarity and richness of color expressed in A.O.R.  A daylily can have many good qualities, but if the color is not clear and clean it ends up in the compost heap with us.  From F.D.A.F.N. comes rich color, good growth rate and hardy dormancy.  And from the now famous Heartbeat Of Heaven comes flower size and beautifully ruffled edgings along other things.

 

As the picture on the website denotes, the color is an expression of claret wine or deep lavender.  And coming from both parents comes a Munson type watermark of chalky lavender in a rather cloverleaf form which feathers a bit out on the petals.  The green throat of each bloom provides very nice contrast.  Petals are nicely ruffled with a clean, silver edging.  Again, the picture gives the best explanation.

 

Happily, ARK OF REGUGE opens readily with an outfacing expression on a scape height that is right for the height of the clump.  Growth rate is strong and foliage always looks good.  With her dormant nature, she is rock hardy and has never suffered from our Wisconsin winters. 

 

We are happy to offer this daylily for your consideration.  A sharp garden plant, she requires no fussing and always looks good.  And, for hybridizing  we have both pod and pollen fertility in this one.  Nice double fan plants available.

Price: $35.00 (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

'Badger State'

(Dragon Rider x Calligraphy)

'Badger State'

 

  • Tetraploid
  • Semi-evergreen
  • Mid-late Season,
  • 33", 6.5"

BADGER STATE is what one could call a "changling" in that its appearance changes from early to late in its bloom cycle. The picture on this site shows it at the middle of the season: clean lavender-pink, strong yellow-chartreuse throat with some raised ridges/pleating at the heart, a slightly darker eye zone. One also notes a relaxed bloom form with recurving segments and tightly ruffled, nearly sawtooth edges. Earlier in its cycle the blooms have a good deal of throat pleating and a somewhat "trumpet" effect. Early color expression is still lavender-pink, but with more orchid-violet tones.

Toward the end of the bloom cycle the background becomes more distinctly light tones lavender with a more dominant dark lavender eye. The end blooms also lose the throat pleating and tend to display a more flaring, flatter expression. This holds true here season after season.

Whether early, mid or late season, the expression is very pleasing, especially in that the blooms are held well above the foliage on widely branched scapes hosting from 18 to 24 blooms. We have nice "kids" from BADGER STATE. Fertile both ways.

 

Price: $20.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Blood Money'

 

 

‘Blood Money’

(Dormant, tet, late, 32", 6", 4-way branching, 24 buds)

(From seedling crosses involving Blenheim Royal, Ebony Standard, Grand Rouge, Red Hot Embers, and Poinsiana Regal)

The late Chet Tompkins of iris, hosta and daylily fame was well known on the West Coast for his hybridizing efforts that spanned back well over 50 years. Among his interests in daylilies was a focus on various expressions of red color, ranging from black red to oxblood, scarlet, and molten ember reds. Our introduction of BLOOD MONEY goes back directly to his lines that we have pursued here. 

You will note in the pictures on this page that there are two distinct color expressions of this daylily: deep pure red and an intense molten ember red. Because Chet worked with so many expressions of this color, it never surprises me to see so many variations in the seedlings which bloom here each year.  But BLOOD MONEY goes a step beyond in that the two distinct color forms are shown on the same cultivar.  The intense molten color is generally evidenced in mid season, wheras the deep pure red is usually seen at the beginning and end of the season.  So there is the story on color.

Now as relating to other matters, BLOOD MONEY quickly forms a large, commanding clump with strong foliage, scapes with good height, multiple branching and strong bud count.  Most seasons she also tends to be a bud builder. Scapes are produced with abandon.  Substance is heavy and very heat resistent. Blooms open readily.  First flowers appear toward the end of mid season and have extended bloom well into late season when very little other color is to be seen in daylily plantings.  As such it makes a good companion for a contrasty companion planting of our 'Guernsey Cream'--which we have done here.

For someone wishing to hybridize with reds, we readily recommend this cultivar.  Depending on the cross, she produces kids in the various tones already mentioned.

Price: $30.00 (NET)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

'Calligraphy'

(Warp Speed x Ground Zero)

'Calligraphy'

  • SPIDER VARIANT
  • 30" tall
  • 7" bloom
  • Dormant; tetraploid

We have long enjoyed Spider type daylilies and have made several crosses with them each season--just to satisfy our curiosity. Happily, we have had some very interesting and intriguing results. Several seedlings have been slated for future introduction.

The first of our Spider type daylily introductions is 'Calligraphy'. This ethereal bloom stems from a cross of 'Warp Speed' X 'Ground Zero,' both of which exemplify exceptional color and bloom qualities.

Blooming mid to late season, 'Calligraphy' exhibits large, flaring blooms of a stellate type. The flowers open early and fully for us. The substance is crisp, with very good sun tolerance. Petal edges are tightly crimped.

While most spider types tend to be rather floppy stemmed, this one has very desirable proportions, giving an overall balanced effect.

Color is exceptionally clean, clear and bright. Best described as a clear pink with lavender underhues, the flowers have a slight bi-tone effect. This spider variant has been a joy since its maiden bloom. It has proven to be an excellent parent for spidery type seedlings—for us and several other hybridizers.

 

Price: $15.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Circus Comes To Town'

(cross of two seedlings)

 

 

'Circus Comes To Town'

 

If you like a daylily with a bright red eye, red picotee edging and a strong green throat, CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN may be for you.  We finally have enough stock increased to be able to offer it this season.  CCTT is the sort of daylily that shouts from a distance due to its brightness, and with the bloomscapes reaching about 36” it doesn’t hide in the foliage.

CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN produces a large clump with a large number of bloomscapes, which makes for an extended bloom season.  Three-way branching holds the blooms apart and uncrowded, as the picture indicates.  Bud count is in the area of 16.

Bloom size is 6” on this semi-evergreen to dormant cultivar.  Establishing quickly, CCTT increases readily.  A mid season bloomer, CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN opens readily with no pouting. 

The picture basically says it all.  This is an extremely bright daylily that shouts for attention.  We have used to produce beautiful eyed kids with LIGHT OF THE WORLD and BANNER OF LOVE if you are interested in hybridizing.

As a fine garden cultivar, we recommend CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN without hesitation.  We sold out last season, but hope to have enough double fan plants to meet demand this season. 

 

Price: $30.00 (NET—double fan)

 

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'Compass of the Heart'

 

‘Compass of the Heart’

(Banner Of Love x Sdlg)

 

(Dormant tet, 24”, 5” bloom, 3-4 way branching, 16-24 buds; early through  mid season REBLOOMER)

 

Like our introductions of CROSSING OVER JORDAN and WORDCRAFT, we also have an early season bloomer in COMPASS OF THE HEART.  Not only does she begin her bloom early in the season, but the dominant REBLOOM extends through the end of midseason as well.  C.O.T.H. reblooms consistently—sometimes on each fan.

 

The base color is soft cream which is accepted with a grape purple eye and an intense green throat.  Additionally, there are arrowhead chevrons extending out on the sepals which intensify the complexity of the bloom.  The nicely ruffled petals are outlined in the same grape purple color while a white shaft streaks out dividing the feathered eye sections.  Color is very clean and the form is finished with an easy recurving nature.  Good substance.

 

While our preference is for the taller daylilies, one must make room for the shorter ones which are meritorious, like COMPASS OF THE HEART.

 

Price:  $50.00  (NET—2-fan plants)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

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'Crossing Over Jordan'

 

‘Crossing Over Jordan’

(Heartbeat Of Heaven x Forty Days And Forty Nights)

 

(Dormant, tet, early to mid season, 34”, 3-4 way branching, 6.5" bloom)

 

Beginning its bloom right at the end of the early bloom season, CROSSING OVER JORDAN shows its bloom before many of the regular mid season bloomers.  Hence, its presence is more noted when the majority have yet to go on display.

 

Beyond its more early presence, the picture basically tells the majority of the story:  Clean color, good form, nice contrast of hues.  The base color is rather a lavender grape with a large lighter lavender/chartreuse watermark and a bright green heart.  The bloom segments are outlined in cream-gold.

 

Having good display height is also a matter that we have appreciated.  Scape height is in proportion with the clump as a whole.  Nice 3-4 way branching with an average of  22 buds.  Rock hardy, settles in well and quickly makes a substantial clump.  And on warm summer days C.O.J. often has a noticeable fragrance.

 

Price:  $35.00  (NET—2-fan plants)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

'DRAGON RIDER'

(seedling lines strong in Munson cultivars)

'DRAGON RIDER'

 

  • Tetraploid Dormant
  • 36 in. tall
  • 6.5 in. bloom; mid season bloomer; 24 buds; nicely branched

From its debut in the seedling patch, we have been pleased with 'Dragon Rider'. It has a tailored, rather ufo flair. The wine-purple color is very clean and deep, accentuated the more by a strong green heart which bleeds out chartreuse-to-white onto the flower segments. The blooms bear impact from a distance, held up on tall, sturdy, nicely branched scapes. At a closer viewing the often recurving and twisting flower parts lend an air of informality.

 Feeling that the tailored foremat and twisting segments might lend themselves readily to our tet spider crosses, we set a large number of pods on 'Dragon Rider'. An excellent hybridizing parent for tet unusual form spider types. Easily fertile both ways. Foliage is broad and deep green. Plant vigor is strong, quickly forming a very large clump. An established clump in bloom literally has a canopy of purple when in bloom.

Top parent here, especially for UF types.

 

Price: $15.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Dragon Ship'

(Dragon Rider x Calligraphy)

'Dragon Ship'

 

  • Tetraploid
  • Dormant
  • Mid-Season
  • 32", 7"

DRAGON RIDER and CALLIGRAPHY have been two of our most popular introductions, each having a striking garden presence and excellent genetic potential. Both these parents of DRAGON SHIP are responsible for a large number of seedlings currently under evaluation for future introduction. Due to the fact that DRAGON SHIP opens and spreads with a flat chartreuse throat, it always stands out readily in any garden setting, and being on the taller order helps as well.

Nice 3-way branching produces from 18 to 24 buds once established. Since the bloom is placed well above the foliage the whole plant has a bold presence. In spite of its merlot background, the color seems to hold quite well on hot days, perhaps due to the broad, spreading chartreuse throat.

Fertile both ways.

 

Price: $20.00 (double fan)

 

 

'EARLY EDITION'

(from seedling lines involving 'Fairy Tale Pink' and 'Carolyn Criswell')

'EARLY EDITION'

 

  • 14" tall
  • 3.5" bloom-early to mid season
  • dormant; diploid

From the very first, this little flirt proved irresistable. Its ceamy pink blooms are full, round and nicely ruffled. Of heavy substance, the color holds very well. Even on the hottest days here, while the color may frost a bit, there is no degredation of its beauty--even retaining the strong green throat. One of the other matters that has endeared this cultivar to us is that nearly every bloom is perfect--rather unusual for an early season bloomer. The blooms are well placed and open in a staggered fashion so as to allow for a very long bloom season.

It is among the earliest of our minis to bloom, with only Stelle blooming earlier here. It has good bud count for a mini--up to 22 buds on each stout scape. Furthermore, scape height is in perfect proportion to the size of the clump. As such, it makes a perfect addition for the front of the bed or border. Foliage is a strong, bluish-green which holds well throughout the season. Both pod and pollen fertile, 'Early Edition' is giving some very fine offspring in both cream-to-pink and eyed varieties.

 

 

Price: $8.00 (double fan)

  

 

'EBONY STANDARD'

(cross of two seedlings)

'EBONY STANDARD'

 

 

  • Tetraploid;
  • Semi-dormant to Dormant
  • 34 in. tall
  • 5.5 in. bloom; mid to late season bloomer; 20 buds

Stemming from the same lines as our popular 'Sable Song', this dark mid to late season bloomer has proven a step forward in our hybridizing goals for clean, dark color. The flower form is very round, with ruffled, recurving segments. Even on cool mornings, the blooms open readily. The clean dark sable color of the segments contrasts sharply with a dominant, dark green throat. Blooms are held well above foliage on tall, sturdy, nicely branched scapes. Foliage is broad and dark green. The whole of the clump has a dramatic impact, with everything in balance. Bloom season is staggered and prolonged.

Fertile both on pod and pollen, we have many selected seedlings from E.S.  The whole of the plant has a finished quality to it, lending true garden impact. Good grower, quickly forming a presence.

 

Price: $8.00 (double fan)

 

 

'EYE SIGN'

(cross of two seedlings)

'EYE SIGN'

 

  • Diploid
  • Semi-dormant to Dormant
  • 22 in. tall
  • 3.5 in. bloom; mid season bloomer; 20 buds

While the main scope of our hybridizing has been with large size tetraploids, we have always made a few crosses each season with our mini/pony sized seedling lines as well.

'Eye Sign' has been at the center of these crosses in the last few seasons. We are propagating a number of its progeny for future introduction. 'Eye Sign' has what can be referred to as a finished bloom. It is consistent in its presentation, every bloom an eye-catcher. Base color varies a bit, depending on temperature, but can be called a creamy yellow-sometimes with pink undertones. A bright cherry red, the eye is intense and dominant! An interesting feature is that there is a semi-circular notch on the eyezone on each petal. Another feature that makes the bloom even more contrasty is the intense, bright green throat. The segments recurve consistently, forming a very round bloom.

Petals are rulled and fluted to perfection. A clump is beautifully balanced in regard to height and bloom presentation. Sharp and snappy to the nth degree, 'Eye Sign' always makes its presence known.  Prolonged bloom as she is a bud builder!

Choice parent for hybridizine small/pony size dips.

 

Price: $15.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Flight of Doves'

(from sdlgs of 'Beautiful Edging' lines)

'Flight of Doves'

 

  • Dormant
  • Diploid
  • 24" tall
  • Mid to late season
  • 5.5" bloom

If 'Beautiful Edgings' appeals to you, then FLIGHT OF DOVES will appeal all the more to you. Stemming from B.E. lines many crosses back, FOD exemplifies many of its positive traits and adds more to them. Whereas BE is very tall, FOD is controlled in height, allowing a more front-of-the-border placement. FLIGHT OF DOVES' color expression is most appealing. Retaining and enhancing a strong lavender-pink border around the bloom segments which hold during the hottest of weather, our 09 introduction adds a strong chartreuse overcast to the creamy white background.

Opening readily even on cool mornings, FOD begins mid season and, with staggered bloom, continues into late season. We know of no other daylily with such a strong chartreuse overcast. The picture here has absolutely NO color enhancement. It was taken late one afternoon in early August.  Actual form is a bit more round than the picture here.

 

Price: $12.00 (double fan)

 

 

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'Gideon’s Trumpet'

(Dragon Rider x Seedling)

 

‘Gideon’s Trumpet’

(Dormant, tet, early, 3-way branching; 16+ buds; crispate cascading UF)

(Dragon Rider x seedling)

'Dragon Rider' has proven to be and continues to be a prepotent parent in our hybridizing, especially for UF (unusual form) kids.  Other hybridizers have shared similar experiences with us in that regard.  The introduction of GIDEON'S TRUMPET is an example of that parenting qualiy.

From the first bloom onward we have enjoyed the dominant open green throat, which shows all the more expressively in that it is an early season bloomer when bloom is still sparce in the growing rows.  Nicely ruffled petals flare open and recurve; sepals turn back, usually with a twise.  The flower form itself accentuates the already strong green centers  Early blooms usually evidence a sculpted form, as the picture here shows.

Clean, clear intense color comes from Dragon Rider as well--a deep wine that contrasts strongly with the bold green centers of the blooms.  Color holds well even on very warm days.

Like its parent, GIDEON'S TRUMPET is rock hardy and a strong grower with the ability to produce a very large flush of  30" bloomscapes on an established clump.  Blooms open in a staggered fashion to prolong the season.  One of the earlier bloomers here when little else is showing color.

As in the biblical account where the sound of Gideon's trumpet caught the attention of everyone, so this GIDEON'S TRUMPET has always caught our attention in early season. We have nice double plants available.  The introductory price is low as we have a large supply. 

Price: $25.00 (NET)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

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'Green Spider Monkey'

 

‘Green Spider Monkey’

 

(Cross of two seedlings)

 

The picture basically says it all on this introduction.  The first impression is of the dominant green throat that spreads far out on the bloom segments.  This is contrasted by the coral hued borders with red veining.  The style of this unique form “spidery” bloom is ethereal with an open throat and spreading expression.  Each segment of the flower curves back with an easy twirl or twist.

 

We seldom make a diploid cross these days but are loathe to entirely discard the quest.  Stemming back to our introductions of Flight Of Doves and Shadow Flight, we have enjoyed Green Spider Monkey each of the last seasons here at the farm.  The colors stand out and the form has that easy, relaxed style while still not going floppy.  A couple names we wanted were already taken, but a good friend who has a way with words suggested Green Spider Monkey.   The more we thought about it, the more we liked the moniker.

 

As a dormant, G.S.M. is both hardy and a strong grower.  The color holds well in the heat of summer and opens readily in early morning here.  Scape height is 28” with bloom dimension of 6”, 3-way branching and 16 buds.   We will have double fan plants to ship.

 

For the hybridizer, Green Spider Monkey is both pod and pollen fertile.

 

Price:  $40.00  (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

'Guernsey Cream'

 

‘Guernsey Cream’

(Dormant, tet, late-v. late, 30” tall, 6” bloom, 3-way branching, 16 buds)

 

For some strange reason yellow daylilies have become sadly rather passé,  Our gardens tend to become filled with all the new colors and expressions to the point that one must search to find a really nice yellow even in some tour gardens.  Recently we took a look over our plantings after a visitor asked to be directed to some really good yellows.  Finding only a handful, our sad realization was that we have been neglecting them of late.

 

With this year’s introduction of GUERNSEY CREAM we hope to correct this trend to at least a small extent.  The name seemed to fit, remembering the youthful days milking Guernseys here on the farm and their rich cream that we used daily for butter, ice cream and sweet cheese curds. 

 

Our earlier introduction of lemon yellow WORD CRAFT, a very early season chartreuse hued, fragrant yellow has done well here and in many Midwest and East Coast gardens.  GUERNSEY CREAM readily provides a strong blooming butter yellow as the end of the season, making a nice way to end the season.

 

The blooms are very clean butter yellow with a more intense heart and heavy corduroy expression.    As a dormant, this daylily is exceptionally hardy, even though its background stems from evergreen introductions of the late Bill Munson.  And being from Munson background plants, GUERNSEY CREAM expresses a nice fragrance on warm days here. 

 

Bloom begins in late season and extends to the point that this is one of the very last blooms in all our daylily rows—a nice way to close out the season!  Another matter we appreciate about this late bloom is that the scapes on an established clump are produced in a very staggered manner.  The first scapes are in bloom while an understory of later scapes are still emerging.  Not really a repeat bloomer, but nearly the same idea as the slower emerging scapes start their bloom as the older are finishing theirs.  We like this!

 

As a clump, this daylily establishes and grows quickly, sending up strong numbers of bloom scapes.  A great plant to site at the end of a bed to show its good qualities when others have finished their bloom.  We price it a bit lower than our other 2018 introductions simply due to the fact that we have a ton of it planted in a long row at the bottom one of the patches—where it makes a great contrast with the strong green arborvitae hedge.  Strong double plants shipped.

Price: $25.00 (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

'Here Abide Dragons'

 

‘Here Abide Dragons’

 

(Dormant, tet., early-mid season, 28-30” tall, 6” bloom, 3 way branching, 15 buds)

 

Stemming from our lines of ‘Dragon Rider’, ‘Calligraphy’ and others of the tetraploid uf expression, Here Abide Dragons takes a step beyond the usual.  And, stemming from its heritage, we thought it would be best to keep it with a “dragon” moniker.  As the picture shows in part, we have a bloom that folds a great many positive traits into one: Rich clean color, raised textural pleating and ruffling, intense green throat with dominant contrast, and an open, unique informal expression with petals that usually twist and turn.

 

An early mid season bloomer, Here Abide Dragons drips with color.  The maddening part of the color expression is that it is not easily duplicated in a photo image.  The pictures are very nice, but not close to the real color intensity.  The best descriptor would be that of a base of deepest wine-red with undertones and brushings of merlot.  Petal edges are often near black.  The real thing is deeper, richer and more contrasty by far than our picture. 

 

We have used this unique uf a good deal in our hybridizing efforts for the last few seasons and have several kids that we are observing for possible introduction at a later time.  She has worked especially well to produce novelty forms with great color.

 

Totally dormant, Here Abide Dragons is rock hardy and a good increaser.  Additionally, established clumps produce large numbers of bloom scapes to create a great floral display.  We are very pleased with her and have well rooted, sturdy double fan plants available.  As always, our guarantee holds:  Grow her for two seasons and if you aren’t pleased, send back the clump at our expense and we will refund your original purchase.

Price: $35.00 (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

'Heritage House'

(FEAR NOT x seedling)

 

'Heritage House'

 

  • 5.5” bloom
  • 28” tall
  • mid season
  • dormant
  • 16 buds
  • Reblooms most years

 

As a parent, FEAR NOT has produced some very fine kids for us.  They tend to be very consistent in regard to color expression, hardiness and substance.  HERITAGE HOUSE matches these criteria perfectly.  Color is a deep, rich violet-lavender with a lighter watermark set above a bitter green throat that expresses itself strongly.  Substance is strong, promoting good sun resistance,  The nicely ruffled edges show a clean creamy chartreuse tone.  Blooms open readily and most seasons HERITAGE HOUSE hosts a good deal of rebloom for us, which helps extend the bloom season.  We have been happy with HERITAGE HOUSE since its maiden bloom and hope to have enough to fill orders.  Establishes and increases readily.  Simply stated, a really fine garden plant that always looks good.

Price: $30.00 (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

'Hey Lookie'

(from seedling lines)

'Hey Lookie'

 

'Hey Lookie' is very round, with petals usually recurving to accentuate this quality. Substance is heavy, giving rather a corduroy effect. The overall color is distinctive--rather a creamy champagne-pink and very smooth withal. The eye is really what accentuates this fine bloom. As our picture exemplifies, the effect is quite like a clover leaf in shape. Colorwise, the eye is a pure, intense, dark purple set atop a green heart.

While some minis/pony types have small blooms on long, spindly scapes, this is not the case with 'Hey Lookie'. The flowers are presented a few inches above the lush foliage of a tight, compact clump. This pony produces bloomscapes with abandon once established and blooms for a long period from mid to late season. 'Hey Lookie' increases readily, forming floriferous clumps quickly. The overall presentation of this charmer is very "finished".  As a parent, it is producing exciting offspring with beautiful eyes and picotee edging.

 

Price: $8.00 (double fan)

 

 

'In The Shadows’

(Seductor x Sable Song)

'IN THE SHADOWS'

   (Previously listed as Shadow Master due to a registration glitch.)

  • 32" scape height
  • 5" blooms
  • mid-late season bloom
  • Dormant; tetraploid

There is a certain allure that "black" daylilies hold for most admirers. The trouble with most of these blacks, however, is that they are extremely taylored, without a trace of a ruffled edge. When we saw the very first bloom on 'Shadow Master' we knew that this was a real advancement in what we were looking for. This beauty has very sturdy, nicely branched scapes which present their bloom just atop the wide, lush, blue-green foliage. The color is a very clean black-red without any of the undesireable oranginess that one so often associates with many cultivars. The substance is heavy and the throat is a very strong green, with bold chartreuse chevrons extending up onto the sepals. The petals, most pleasingly, have as much ruffling as we have seen on any black to date. In addition, there is often a fine white edge on the petals. 'Shadow Master' begins blooming about midseason and extends well through late season, making it the latest blooming black we have encountered. It establishes readily and increases well, forming a compact, free-blooming clump. Its offspring are showing some exciting advancements in both color and form.

Price: $10.00 (double fan)

 

'Invocation'

(Blood, Sweat And Tears x seedling)

'Invocation'

 

We have always enjoyed Karol Emmerich’s fine BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS, a large, ultra clean/clear, broad red.  Hence, it has been used a good deal in crossing with out own red lines for good success.  One of those success stories in this year’s introduction of INVOCATION.

    The bloom itself is ultra smooth and extremely clean of a lighter cranberry-red tone. The fact that there is a total uniformity of this red color makes the green heart all the more contrasty.  Nothing else to draw away one’s attention.

Opening beautifully with some recurving, there is a relaxed beauty to the 6.5” blossom.  Flower segments are wide and of heavy substance.  Color holds very well from beginning to end of the day.  Another feature that one appreciates is the somewhat fluted type of easy ruffling.  Nothing frenetic here.  Just an easy flow.

Another matter about INVOCATION that has drawn favorable comments is that it has some height at about 36-38 inches tall.  Both its height and large, dominant red blooms create a presence.  No flowers hidden in this foliage!  Scapes have 4 way branching and an average of about 20 large blooms.  During wet summers, or if you provide extra water, one will often encounter rebloom.

INVOCATION has been a very hardy semi-ev here.  New plants settle in readily with average increase.  Proving to be a top parent, we have some promising seedlings to evaluate from this one.

No bunched up, gaudy gold ruffling here.  Just a voluptuously simple, clean, clear red to brighten the garden. 

 

Price: $30.00 (NET—double fan)

 

'Midnight Merlot'

(Ebony Standard x Born To Reign)

 

‘Midnight Merlot’

(Dormant, tet, mid season, 28", 5")

(Ebony Standard x Born To Reign)

Karol Emmerich's 'Born To Reign' has been a very good parent for deep, pure coloration and heavy ruffling.  Crossed with our near black 'Ebony Standard' we were pleased to find this seedling which incorporates the best of each side: deep wine purple color, a black-merlot eye, intense green throat, and evenly crimped ruffles all around.  Furthering the positive effects of MIDNIGHT MERLOT are the black veins that reach out into the petals from the merlot eye.  We have enjoyed this daylily from the first bloom as have several garden visitors.  Finally, we have enough stock to list it.

Standing about 28" tall, Ebony Merlot grows quickly and has been rock hardy here for us.  With a top "v" on the scape and a side lateral, she produces between 16 to 18 blooms.  Substance is heavy, and even with this intensity of color she holds color better than either parent on very hot summer days. 

The sultry intensity of color goes well with the dark green of the foliage; and like some other good dark hued daylilies, MIDNIGHT MERLOT tends to draw one in for a closer look.  We have used this new introduction a good deal in our hybridizing for the last three seasons and have produced several very dark eyed kids that are under evaluation.

If you enjoy the dark, sultry rich tones in daylilies, we can readily recomment our MIDNIGHT MERLOT.  Nice 2-fan plants for late spring shipment.

Price: $40.00 (NET)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

 

'Moon Over Narnia'

(cross of two seedlings)

 

 

'Moon Over Narnia'

  • Tetraploid
  • Dormant
  • Late Mid-Season
  • 32", 6.5"

Stemming from a cross of two seedlings, MOON OVER NARNIA has proven to be a top parent plant for us as well as a lovely bloom.

As the picture indicates, this flower is a pleasing, cream to cream-pink blend with a yellow throat and green heart. The petal edges sport a tightly packed row of yellow loops and "tentacles". Its 3-way branching hosts between 18 to 22 buds once established. Buds open readily. Substance is thick and color holds well on hot, humid days. MOON OVER NARNIA has proven to be a top breeder here for us. We have several "kids" under evaluation, many with extreme edges. Whether for a beautiful garden daylily or for hybridizing (or both), you will appreciate this one. Fertile both ways.

 

Price: $20.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Navajo Sunset'

'Navajo Sunset'

 

  • 30" tall
  • 5" bloom
  • Midseason
  • 18 buds
  • dormant

Developed from seedlings in Munson and Tompkins lines, NAVAJO SUNSET has been a favorite here since its maiden bloom. Its background is strong in rich reds and pinks, so this creamy persimmon expression was a surprise. As our picture shows, the blooms are highly ruffled and segments are wide. Color is very clean and smooth, making strong contrast with the bright green foliage. Blooms exhibit a narrow penciled eye which is especially noticeable during hot days. Fertile both ways, we have used NAVAJO SUNSET heavily and have many nice kids with a variety of eye expression and colors ranging from pink to bright lava hues.

 

Price: $12.00 (double fan)

 

 

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'No Mascara Needed'

 

‘No Mascara Needed’

(Eye Sign X Sibling)

 

(Dormant dip; 22” 3.5” bloom; 3-4 way branching; 22 buds; mid season bloom)

 

This pony size diploid comes from a cross of our earlier introduction of EYE SIGN, which has proved a fine parent for eyed kids.  While we have not concentrated on the smaller blooms, we have nonetheless continued with a few crosses each season as we have enjoyed their perky nature.

 

We have enjoyed NO MASCARA NEEDED for several seasons and intended to keep it just for that reason.  However, after positive comments from visitors and requests for introduction, we lined out our stock and have a number of 2-3 fan plants available.

 

As the picture indicates, N.M.N. is a perky ruffled bloom with very clean colors.  The base color is a light cream—at certain times of the season it is more distinctly a white base.  Atop this base is the bright red, notched eye, and for great contrast is a deep bitter green heart.  Even the orange pollen adds to the contrasty nature of this bloom.

 

N.M.N. is a neatly balanced plant in all regards.  The blooms are held 2-3” above the foliage on nicely branched scapes. And, like its pod parent, N.M.N. has proven a long season bloomer as she will often have bud building activity present.  Being shorter in nature, place her at the edge of a bed where you can enjoy each bloom close at hand.

 

Price:  $35.00  (NET—2-3 fan plants)

(not subject to discount)

 

'Parting The Waters'

(Forty Days And Forty Nights x Heartbeat Of Heaven)

'Parting The Waters'

 

           Minnesota hybridizer, Karol Emmerich, has introduced many outstanding daylilies.  Two of the first we acquired from her were the parents of  PARTING THE WATERS.  Both are outstanding garden plants which have produced several seedlings that we will introduce in the future.

            From its initial bloom we were pleased with PARTING THE WATERS.  It is a “finished” bloom and strong garden subject.  A hardy dormant to semi-ev, PTW produces its floral display where they can be seen—about 34” tall.  With 3-way branching, this daylily produces an average of 18 blooms per scape. 

            Mid-season to mid-late, at 6”, PARTING THE WATERS is a very clean, medium, lavender-pink.  She opens beautifully, displaying a bright green throat outlined in a narrow darker band of lavender.  With strong ruffling, the heritage of HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN, the blooms are outlined in a chartreuse yellow band.

            Because it is well liked here, PTW has been used heavily in hybridizing and has produced many interesting kids.  We look forward to the bloom each summer. It has been a grand parent with SEVEN SEALS.

           She is one of the latest bloomers in the garden, greatly prolonging the season, and given ample water, she usually produces some rebloom.

            The picture basically tells the story here.  Stable on color presentation and a hardy garden variety, we think you will be well pleased with PARTING THE WATERS, as are we. 

 

 

Price: $25.00 (NET—double fan)

 

'Potter's Wheel'

(Heartbeat Of Heaven x Seedling)

'Potter's Wheel'

Karol Emmerich's introduction of HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN has proven a potent parent for many hybridizers, ourselves included. Our introduction of POTTER'S WHEEL stems from our first batch of seedlings from HEARTBEAT OF HEAVEN. We were pleased with its maiden bloom and have become more impressed as it has established in our planting rows.

The picture on this website pretty much tells the story for the bloom: 5" bloom of deep lavender with a rather bi-toned effect. Color deepens toward the petal/sepal edges which recurve gently. Blooms on established plants always reflect the heavy, yellow roping around petal edges. The effect is that of a double edge next to the deeply toned edges. A faint halo eye rests above a yellow-chartreuse throat. .

Height is close to 28". 3-way branching with about 15 to 18 buds nicely placed.

All good qualities, but what makes it even better as it performs here is that Potter's Wheel has been a consistent rebloomer, greatly extending the mid season bloom.

Dormant most seasons and very hardy.  The picture tells the story.  Always nice and a top parent for us.

 

Price: $25.00 (double fan)

 

'Purple On The Vine'

(cross of two seedlings)

'PURPLE ON THE VINE'

  (Previously listed as Wine Press due to a registration glitch.)

  • Tetraploid
  • Dormant
  • Mid Season
  • 40", 5.5"

From its initial seedling bloom, PURPLE ON THE VINE has been the sort of bloom that I levitate toward. When so many new daylily introductions tend to be short, this daylily's height always shows off its blooms. An established clump is large with husky, dark green foliage. The flowers are held on wide, 3-4 way branching with 18 to 24 blooms. As the picture on this site indicates, the color is saturated, clean and intense-a deep wine red with apple green throat. The picture also properly displays the plush, velvety tone of PURPLE ON THE VINE. Due to its height and color, the garden presence is strong. Given extra water, the height will increase, as will bud count, but never out of proportion. Fertile both ways.

 

Price: $15.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Rabble Rouser'

(Blenheim Royal x seedling)

'Rabble Rouser'

 

  • Dormant
  • Tetraploid
  • 26" tall
  • Early to mid season
  • 5" bloom

As our picture exemplifies, RABBLE ROUSER is an exceptionally clean gold-orange blend with a bold red eye. Whereas many "oranges" are known for their unpleasing muddy hue, RR reflects none of this undesirable trait. The nicely ruffled petals usually recurve a bit to show off the bright red eye. Additionally, a red wire rim outlines each petal. From its seedling bloom onward, we have been pleased with RR's beckoning color. Bloom begins relatively early in the season and extends well into mid season. This daylily is rock hardy and a very vigorous grower with pleasing dark green foliage which sets off a lively contrast with bloom color. While bud count is in the area of 14 with a "v" top, the prodigious number of scapes produces a lavish and prolonged bloom. Fertile both ways, RABBLE ROUSER has been a good parent here, producing clean color and some very distinctive eye patterns. An established clump fairly shouts when in bloom.

 

Price: $14.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Raspberry Cordial'

(from seedling lines)

'Raspberry Cordial'

 

  • Tetraploid
  • Dormant
  • 5”, 30”, midseason

 

While we enjoy all colors and patterns of daylilies, the quest for true reds of clean, clear, intense expression has long been a hybridizing goal.  Good reds come in several tones ranging from blends with orange-ember to cherry, oxblood and near black.  In our 2015 introduction of ‘RASPBERRY CORDIAL’ much of that goal has been accomplished:  Clear, clean, intense, sultry color and deepest raspberry red expression.

 

From its maiden bloom onward, we have been very happy with ‘RASPBERRY CORDIAL’.  It’s base color is a total solid with no bi-tones, and the deep set heart is that of apple green.  This is fine, but add to it nicely ruffled petals and near black edging on the ruffles, and the picture is complete.

 

This daylily is the product of the red lines that Chet Tompkins established in his hybridizing efforts.  Best know for his award winning tall bearded iris, Chet worked for decades with daylilies and was a stickler for clean color.  ‘RASPBERRY CORDIAL’ is the recipient of the benefits of this selective breeding going back many generations.

 

An important stepping stone in our own hybridizing, it has been a prime parent for intense colored reds and purples.  A midseason bloomer, the scapes are about 30” in height with a top “v” and lateral branch with 16+ blooms.  Readily fertile both ways and a ready grower and increaser.  A top parent here for reds with black edges.

 

Price: $20.00 (NET—double fan)

 

'RASPBERRY FRECKLES'

(Munson cultivar lines)

'Raspberry Freckles'

  • Tetraploid
  • Semi-dormant to Dormant
  • 32 in. tall
  • 6 in. bloom; mid to late season bloomer; 24 buds

One of the most appealing things about many of the Munson introductions is their bold throat patterns and watermarks. When we first started doing serious hybridizing about 15 years ago, Bill Munson was kind enough to lend good encouragement and advice. One spring he send a gift box containing 6 of his newest introductions and suggestions as to crosses to make with them. 'Raspberry Freckles' is a result of following some of these suggestions for a bold throat pattern. The base color is chartreuse-tinted cream. Stemming from a green heart, the dominating throat is clean, extending far out on the petals and subtly defined by a watermarked edge. Then the raspberry freckles part of the equation comes into play. Beyond the watermark is displayed a mesh of light raspberry flecking, extending to the end of the petals. A wide border of the clean base color surrounds each petal, giving the freckles a contrasty appearance. Flower segments have a recurving form for the most part and exhibit a creped effect. The bloom on the website is rather vertical in appearance; sometimes the blooms will have a more horizontal effect as well, but always enticing and exceptionally clean in color. 'Raspberry Freckles' is a vigorous grower, establishing quickly. Fertile both ways. We have several kids with more of the freckles on the way.

Price: $10.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Red Hot Embers'

 

‘Red Hot Embers’

(dormant, tetraploid, mid-season, 28” tall,  5” bloom, 4 way branching; 18-21 buds)

 

Well known iris and hosta hybridizer Chet Tompkins also worked with daylilies at his Canby, Oregon nursery for over 40 years.  Through many annual summer visits when we would walk the rows of his seedling patch together, it was often the hot, intense, clean colors of his red, orange, ember and molten lava hues that stood out from even a good distance away.  In the last 20 plus seasons here on our Wisconsin farm, we have quietly pursued these same lines for our personal gratification more or less.  Visitors seem drawn to these intense expressions as such colors have a “demanding” nature. 

 

With several inquiries as to when one or another seedling would be introduced, we thought that there was enough stock of RED HOT EMBERS to register and list.  In its background are the Tompkins’ registrations (see AHS site for information) of ‘Poinsiana Regal’, ‘Around Sunrise’, ‘Blenheim Royal’ and ‘Orange Piecrust’ among others.

 

Early season blooms are sometimes more flaring in nature, but the basic form of RED HOT EMBERS is pleasingly round with segments that recurve.  Petals are nicely ruffled. The COLOR expression, however, is the great strength of this daylily.  With a backdrop of molten lava or red ember hues, the center of the bloom exhibits an intense red that bleeds out into the fiery base color.  Additionally, there is usually a very fine line of red around both petals and sepals.  Color expression is not affected by weather.  It is consistently HOT, INTENSE, BRIGHT, CLEAN.  The picture tells the story.

 

Growth rate is average with a compact clump form producing numerous scapes.  A total dormant, RED HOT EMBERS is rock hardy here.  As a parent she has been producing many promising kids ranging in color from intense eyes, clean orange, sunset red, russet blends, and interesting webbed/marbled blends of black-red. 

 

RED HOT EMBERS is a personal favorite.  We have nice double fan plants available as long as supply lasts.

Price: $35.00 (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

'Return To Narnia'

(Moon Over Narnia x Dragon Rider)

 

‘Return To Narnia’

(Dormant, tet, mid season, 30", 7", semi cascading type UF)

(Moon Over Narnia x Dragon Rider)

Both the parents of RETURN TO NARNIA have proven themselves to be prepotent in the matter of producing quality seedlings.  However, we had never given much thought to working them together until a few summers ago, and then making only a very limited number of crosses.  With the size differential in petal with we weren't sure just what to expect, and the offspring were widely and wildly different.  We selected 4 of these seedlings that were more taylored (semi spidery some would say) and grew them on. All were nice, but that one we have introduced as RETURN TO NARNIA caught our eye each season.  Everything seemed to "come together" on this one.

The picture give a good idea of what to expect. Flaring, open form with a bold, green throat.  Segments recurve nicely.  Base color is a medium lavender on which is imposed a darker bluish lavender eye that feathers out on the petals.  Colors are every clean and the blooms take our summer heat while retaining their good color expression.

A strong grower, RETURN TO NARNIA quickly forms a clump that supports a large number of bloomscapes.  Height of about 30" holds blooms up to be seen.  Nicely branched (3-4) and a usual bud count of about 20.  Another matter we have noted is that it will often produce rebloom scapes, although we did not register it as such.  So, if it does this in our zone 4, the odds are that it will be more prolific on rebloom in zones 4-7. 

On wet summers (we do not irrigate here) this one will often keep producing new buds at the terminal of the bloomscape.  Overall bloom season is longer than average as the bloom is staggered in presentation.

RETURN TO NARNIA has been a good parent for more kids of this UF type.  Crosses to 'Calligraphy', 'Dragon Ship' and 'Badger State' have proven very productive for us.  It has proven to have a stalward garden presence each season.  Nice double fan plants available.

Price: $35.00 (NET)

(not subject to discount)

 

 

 

'Sable Song'

(Dominic X Scarlet Orbit)

'Sable Song' 

  

  • 28" tall
  • 5" bloom
  • early to midseason
  • dormant; tetraploid

The black-reds have long intrigued us as they have a bold, sultry impact in any landscaping scheme. From its initial bloom, 'Sable Song' has held our attention. Its husky scapes carry up to 27 well-placed blooms, which open in such a sequence as to provide a long bloom season. The large flowers have wide petals which recurve, giving a very round presentation just a few inches above the wide, lush foliage. As a fairly early season cultivar, its blooms open readily even on cooler mornings. The color is a plush, black-red with a slightly darker eye and a very nice green throat. Of heavy substance, the flowers hold their color well. Readily fertile for both pod and pollen, 'Sable Song' has produced some very fine blacks of even further elegance and ruffling. Vigorous and hardy, forming compact clumps canopied with sable bloom.

Its early bloom attracts attention when most daylilies are still in hard bud. 

Price: $14.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Signet Ring'

(Strawberry Candy x Heartbeat Of Heaven)

'Signet Ring'

 

  • Tetraploid
  • Dormant
  • 28”, 5”, Mid-late season, Rebloomer

 

‘SIGNET RING’ stems from one of those last minute crosses that hybridizers make when one walks past a bloom and has pollen in hand.  And it worked!  From the pod parent came the clean strawberry red hue; from the pollen parent came the beautifully ruffled gold edges. 

 

The petals on the 5” blooms overlap nicely, creating a tight, circular expression.  The gold edging matches the gold throat which is outlined with a pink watermark  Bloom segments recurve in a symmetrical fashion to create an overall very round form.

 

At 28” tall, the blooms are held right above foliage tops.  Accordingly, we have grown it more toward the front of plantings here.  Scapes are sturdy and host clean colored blooms in a prolonged, staggered form for a longer bloom period.  A cheerful bloom.

 

Another matter that we have appreciated about ‘SIGNET RING’ is the fact that it reblooms most seasons, especially if given water in dry spells.  Since we do not irrigate, our rebloom comes on those years when rainfall is good. 

 

Readily fertile both as a pod and pollen parent, it produces nice medium sized flowers, usually with a watermark and gold edges.

 

 

Price: $15.00 (NET—double fan)

 

'Shadow Flight'

(seedling x seedling)

'SHADOW FLIGHT'

 (Previously listed as NIGHT FLIGHT due to a registration glitch.)

  • Dormant
  • Diploid
  • 28" tall
  • Mid season to late
  • 7" bloom

This spidery or "unusual form" daylily has been a favorite here from its maiden bloom. Everything seemed to come together on this dormant diploid: pleasing bloom form, clean color, controlled scape height, prolonged bloom season and excellent growth rate. While visitors notice it from a distance, a closer look reveals a pleasing complex bloom. It is more or less a maroon-red bi-color with a wide green throat. Imposed on this is a deeper maroon eye segment. Early morning bloom seems to have nearly black petals; chameleon -like, the patterning appears as the morning advances. Color holds well even on hot days here. SHADOW FLIGHT has been a dominant parent in our red diploid spider breeding. Extremely fertile both ways, even its pollen tends to produce a large number of dormant offspring on more tender, evergreen cultivars. The controlled scapes hold blooms up nicely without any flopping. Vigorous grower and rock hardy. A wonderful parent for dormant spider/uf types.

 

Price: $15.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Spreading My Wings'

 

 

‘Spreading My Wings’

(Dormant, tet, mid season, 32” tall, 7-7.5” bloom, 4-5 way branching, 25+ buds)

 

After its maiden bloom, we numbered this seedling and planted it, along with a few of its siblings at the end of a crowded row by, of all things, a young walnut tree.  And there for a few seasons she languished.  But there was something about the color, the form, the stubborn vigor that merited lifting the clump and lining it out in good ground without competition.  And we are glad that we finally did so.

 

With the more-than-ample rains of last spring, the 2-year-old lined plants flourished. Bloom scapes sprang up with abandon and now with 4, 5, and 6 way branching.  The average bud count was about 25, but there were many that produced up to 30 buds.  To make us even more impressed was the fact that SPREADING MY WINGS then sent up a flush of rebloom scapes of equal quality.  Trips to the rows of numbered seedlings now included daily offerings of pollen for her, which she gladly accepted, producing a large number of seeds which were planted in the fall.

 

As to form and color, the picture gives the best idea.  Look at the blooms—look at the mass of buds.  This is no meek, retiring bloom. In early flush the diameter readily reaches 7.5”+ and even in mid flush the measurement was 7”.  Other than some of our spiders, SPREADING MY WINGS is one of the largest “usual” form daylilies in the garden.  Lightly ruffled petals flare, while sepals normally recurve a bit.  Substance is good and she holds up in the heat.

 

The base color is a clear, clean lavender with a darker eye that fans out on the petals. Making the bloom stand out even more is a chartreuse throat and a deep, apple green heart.  On occasion she will produce blooms that have dark lavender flecking.

 

Having not hybridized with S.M.W. when she was crowded and forsaken by the walnut tree, we have done so now with abandon—about 400 seeds from last summer’s crop. There was a handful of yearling kids that bloomed due to all the rain we had.  Most of these had the same open, flaring form in tones of lavender.  In spite of being produced on tiny seedlings, the blooms were about 7”. 

 

We offer SPREADING MY WINGS with the same abandon of confidence that she produced for us after finally treating her like the lady she is.  We offer sturdy, well rooted, double fan plants.  Our standard guarantee is always in effect.

Price: $35.00 (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

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'Sweet Clover Honey'

 

‘Sweet Clover Honey’

(Pathway Of Peace x August Wedding)

 

(Dormant tet, midseason, 26”, 3-way branching, 15 buds; Rebloomer)

 

Each summer when extracting honey, we hope that there will be a couple supers full of sweet clover honey—an aromatic honey with a light, clean color.  When looking for the right name for this year’s introduction of SWEET CLOVER HONEY, the name seemed to fit.  Furthermore, the aromatics of this honey matched the fragrance of S.C.H., especially on warm days.

 

The picture tells the basic story:  Very round, very ruffled, clean colors of cream base with some pink infusion, green throat and gold ruffling.  The blooms are consistent in expression through the season.

 

The foregoing positives are evident on a view, but the matter of REBLOOM also comes into play.  Especially on young clumps we have experienced rebloom scapes on the majority of the fans.  On occasion we have seen a third rebloom scape.  This makes for a prolonged bloom season.

 

Price:  $35.00  (NET—double fan)

(not subject to discount)

 

'Three Gifts'

(seedling x seedling)

'Three Gifts'

  • Dormant
  • Diploid
  • 24" tall
  • Mid season to late
  • 4.5" bloom

THREE GIFTS has become a personal favorite and noted by garden visitors.

From its maiden bloom, TG has been 100% double. Whereas many "doubles" tend to look like a hazardly crumpled piece of tissue, TG has a round, deep bloom-often as deep as it is broad. The smooth pink color has a melon-gold undertone and is very clean in expression. We are very pleased with this daylily. It is a rock hardy dormant and a grows readily, but without becoming grassy as it the case with so many dips. Bud count is averages about 15 here. Having a paced opening sequence, the bloom is prolonged, especially on an established clump. Clump habit is compact, making a perfect plant for the front of the border.

Price: $12.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Under His Wings'

(Moon Over Narnia x Heartbeat Of Heaven)

'Under His Wings'

From its maiden bloom onward, UNDER HIS WINGS has proven a personal favorite here, and garden visitors always make their way to it in bloom. Its positive attributes draw attention for several reasons: The color is absolutely clean and bright. The base is a pure cranberry red upon which is set a dominant, notched, feathered watermark. This, in turn, yields to a clean chartreuse inner throat and deep green heart. The ruffled, 6.5" blooms recurve effortlessly to display a narrow, gold wire edge.

With so many way-too-short daylilies being introduced, UNDER HIS WINGS has the height that allows placement at the back of a bed and still display boldly. Here on the farm it readily reaches 36" and given ample spring rains, it will go further. Scapes have a "v" with a lateral branch and a bud count in the area of 16 to 18. Flowers are nicely spaced with a prolonged, staggered mid to late season bloom, opening readily.  REBLOOMS in zones 5-8.

An established clump is large and extra bold with many scapes. Some seasons it acts like a semi-evergreen and others more like a dormant. In either case, it has proven totally hardy here. Fertile both as per pollen and pod set. Its offspring exhibit the same bold color clarity. The picture tells the story.

Price: $25.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Winning Streak'

(CALLIGRAPHY X Sdlg)

'Winning Streak'

 

  • Tetraploid
  • Dormant,
  • 7”, 30”, Midseason

 

‘Winning Streak’ from its maiden bloom onward has been a most pleasing daylily.

This narrow petaled, spidery crispate has a quiet sort of flair from mid season onward.  The heavy substanced segments readily flare out to about 6.5”-7.0” with a twist at the ends of the tightly ruffled petals.  Base color is a clean buff-pink with lavender undertones.  Early season bloom is usually more strongly pink in tone. The most striking part of the color expression is a dominant, spreading  chartreuse green throat.  Color holds even during very hot weather. 

 

Beginning bloom in early mid-season, the blossoms are produced in staggered sequence, creating a long flowering season.  Height is about 30”.  “V” top with a lateral branch hosts 16-18 buds, sometimes more.

 

As a garden plant in the north, its dormant characteristics have made ‘Winning Steak’ a very hardy garden daylily.  Increases readily.  Early season bloom usually shows throat pleating, an added dimension to this daylily.  The overall expression is that of an airy, ethereal  pose. 

 

We have used it a good deal in hybridizing with excellent results.  Readily fertile both ways.

 

Price: $20.00 (NET—double fan)

 

'Wordcraft'

(seedling cross--Munson/Stamile lines)

'Wordcraft'

 

  • Dormant to Semi-dormant
  • Tetraploid
  • 30" tall
  • Early season
  • 6.5" bloom

Bill Munson's line runs strong in this pleasing, early yellow. The picture basically tells the story. The lemon yellow color is exceptionally clean with a chartreuse undertone in the throat. And like many of the Munson introductions, WORDCRAFT has a pleasing sweet fragrance, especially on warmer days. An established clump is hard to ignore as the bloom is held well above the husky foliage. An early bloomer, WORDCRAFT with a bud count of about 22-24, has a nicely staggered bloom season.  Add to this its proclivity toward producing a large flush of scapes on an established clump, and you have a grand yellow that earns its place in the northern garden. A vigorous grower and consistently hardy.  We appreciate it here as its strong, early bloom shouts across the garden when few other daylilies are open.

 

Price: $15.00 (double fan)

 

 

'Yuletide Greetings'

(Dragon Rider x seedling)

'Yuletide Greetings'

 

           Our former introduction of DRAGON RIDER has proven to be a popular daylily, and she has produced a number of outstanding seedlings in the last seasons.  One of these is YULETIDE GREETING.  From its first bloom visitors noticed YG.

            The basic background of the bloom is a cranberry red with wine blend.  Stemming from the pod parent, DR, YULETIDE GREETING has the same easy going, tailored flare with recurving petals and sepals that recurve and twist/spin.

            In this daylily one finds various expressions, depending on weather.  The picture of the two blooms is the most typical with a wide watermarked band of chalky blue tones. The picture of the single gives another expression  with darker tones and a dark, narrow band above the throat.  A third expression is much like the first and second, but with white “twinkles” present at the outer edge of the watermark.  Many hybridizers are working for this new expression with interesting results.  Where the twinkles come from on YULETIDE GREETING remains a puzzle here as there has been no outside introduction of such genetics.

            Growing about 28” tall, YG produces a large number of scapes with 3-way branching.  A hardy, vigorous dormant, she increases quickly and presents a long run of 6” blooms, usually with an average of 20.

            Now, the strongest feature of YULETIDE GREETING…a DOMINANT GREEN throat/heart.  No matter what the weather, what the temperature,  the green is BOLD, standing out from a distance.

          Has proven to be a very good parent for hybridizing purposes here.

           

Price: $25.00 (NET—double fan)

 

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