New Early-blooming Daylily Seedlings
The following daylilies should probably be considered semievergreen in foliage habit, but have not been tested outside this Garden.
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A recent early pink seedling is #1008t01 from [#866t28 X PAINTED PINK (Harris-Benz, 1985)]. This bloomed for the first time in 1998; in 2000 it had FFO on June 11, 2000. The flower is 5.5" with petals 2.5" and sepals 1.75". Scape height is 25 - 27" with up to 28 buds and 2 branches. I tried putting some BYZANTIUM pollen on it. #866t is (HEAVENLY HARMONY X ROSE PRELUDE) so this seedling is [(HEAVENLY HARMONY X ROSE PRELUDE) X PAINTED PINK].
A nice second-year seedling was #1152t19, a ruffled pink with 12 buds on the scape. FFO on June 11, 2000, making it E or EM in the 2000 season. This is from SILKEN TOUCH (Pat Stamile, 1993). The parentage is [#787t06 X #792t01] where #787t = [#542t03 X SILKEN TOUCH] and #792t = [#550t07 X SILKEN TOUCH]. Note that cross #787t was simply the reciprocal of cross #821t. Patrick's SILKEN TOUCH is one of my favorite daylilies.
Last updated 07 March 2001
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