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My daylilies have really woken up:

This is one of 4 areas where I have them, and since it has been several days since the last big winds have come through, it has recovered.

‘Neighborhood Watcher’ is one that I registered last year, and is the last of my named daylilies to start blooming.

This polymerous one is ’Tomorrow’s Song’ and is a 9" spider type. Not one of mine, but I am trying to use it.

This is from the first batch of seeds I started and even though I lost the tag with its parentage and it doesn’t repeat its blooms, I still really like it and have kept it.

To make this one, I crossed ‘Golden Tentacles’ with ‘Free Wheelin’. Neither parent is an applique, but it has come out that way.

I have 2 seedlings of this cross of Marked by Lydia x Clairvoyant Lady. The other one is an applique and this one has a feathered effect in the eye. At 6" across, it really gets attention.

This is Crystal Blue Persuasion x Galaxy Explosion. It is starting to get the pinched ends of the petals that it had last year. This year it is about an inch larger, but has kept its brownish orange petals with reddish brown eye above a yellow throat. It looks more like Galaxy Explosion, but is evergreen instead of dormant. That means earlier blooms that repeat.

These 2 photos are of the same plant, but a year apart. It has increased in size and now has twisted crispate sepals. There was even a slight color change, which is why you have to wait around 4 years before registering. You never know what they will settle into. It is Frog’s Eye x Whale Tails.

New this year, this is (Amber Rhum x Kazoo) x Michigan Nikki. It has a very defined band in red, but no sign of the bubbled edge I was hoping for from Michigan Nikki.
With lots and lots of scapes, next month will be peak season for me, and then all the reblooms.

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I like your first Lydia X, and the 3 following, such a variety.

24 Apr, 2018


What a selection. Wonderful colour.

24 Apr, 2018


isn't genetics wonderful. such a lovely selection.

24 Apr, 2018


Wow what a lovely selection glad your keeping the one from your seed one.

24 Apr, 2018


Thanks. The flowers are really responding to the warm weather we have been having the last few days. The colors and patterns are becoming sharper.

25 Apr, 2018


That's brilliant for you Wylie they are responding to the warm weather just shows how weather can alter the sharpness of colour and patterns.

25 Apr, 2018


Beautiful Daylilies, Wylie ..
Tomorrow's Song is very eye-catching.

3 May, 2018


Beautiful! the difference in that seedling is amazing , I have quite a few I saved that aren't as good this year, oh well more for the compost

24 Jul, 2018


I need to be more ruthless than normal this year and get rid of the ones that may look great, but don't have the bud count to make them worth keeping.

25 Jul, 2018


I've found its always the really nice ones that have low bud counts too and yes hard to get rid of, if I had as many as you it would be even worse !

25 Jul, 2018


There are many that I don't use and have never really developed into something worth keeping, so it is time to make space for new ones.

26 Jul, 2018

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