New Late-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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The seedlings from [SANDRA ELIZABETH (Stevens) X BYZANTIUM] started to bloom for the first time in 2000. This one, #1254t20, is probably 6½" across, and was blooming on July 21st. I missed its FFO, but it is probably not later than ML. A bloom on another day was 6.0" across with petals 2.0 to 2.5" and sepals 1.3"; there were 15 buds on the sole scape.
Seedling #1191t07. This seedling is from [REGAL BRAID X BYZANTIUM], like its sibling (#1191t05). This plant is a good EMO ("early morning opener" after cool nights). Note the absence of any eye. Its sibling (#1191t05) is also a pretty good EMO on cool mornings. I think both the parents of this cross qualify as EMO themselves. For #1191t07: Ht. 28"; flower diameter 5½"; petals 2.5", 2.75", and 3.0"; sepals, 1.5". Two scapes/3 fans, with 14 and 18 buds. The overall color is a pale ivory yellow, a light pastel blend of faint yellows and vague melons. With FFO ca. July 3rd, I suppose this is an ML? LFO on 04 August 2000.
Seedling #1027t09 is from [TAHITIAN SUNRISE (Bob Bearce) X SPODE (Bill Munson)]. This is a true VL (very late) bloomer, since it started this year (2000) after August 1. The flower does not open flat, although the sepals are widely spread (see profile picture). Diameter, ca 6"; height 28 to 33". There are 14 to 27 buds on mature scapes.
Last updated 07 March 2001
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