Previous Introductions

Many of my previous intros are available from my friend Laura Hood's "Nature's Melody Nursery." If you are looking for something I don't have in stock here, I hope you'll check out her excellent website.

Except where noted below, all my daylilies are tetraploids, denoted with an asterisk after the name.

A Balm in Gilead picture A Balm in Gilead* (2020) (Ruffled Bouquet Deluxe X Inimitable) 6, 31, Sev, ML, 5 branches, 28 buds. Cream and pink polychrome with a ruffled hacksaw edge of green gold. Green throat. Vigorous and clean plant, a knockout in the garden. My good friend Mike Derrow made this cross and sent me sprouted seedlings a few years ago when I had a poor seed harvest. $50 double fan.
A Man Called Paladin picture A Man Called Paladin* (2018) (Sleepy Hollow X Dakar) 5.5, 36, EV, Mid, 4 branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways.  Highly saturated black purple of thick substance, with tight ruffles, a double picotee of red and white, a ring of orange and red above a green throat, and red extending up the midribs.   DISPLAY
A Painter Passing Through picture A Painter Passing Through*  (Kathy Bouman, 2021) (Wild and Wonderful X (Ellis Powell x unknown)) UF Cascade, 7.5, 37, EM, Sev, RE, 4 wide and deep branches, 15 buds, easily fertile both ways. Pastel yellow with a notched bold red eyezone and a "citrus medley" throat of burnt orange, yellow, and bright green throat. The flowers usually recurve in addition to UF curling. The plants reestablish quickly and never have a bad bloom day. $75 double fan.
A Thousand Kisses Deep picture A Thousand Kisses Deep* (2020) (Love Conquers All X (Mohican Chief x Chosen Ruler)) 5.5, 33, Dor, M, 4 branches, 19 buds, fertile both ways. Highly saturated red self of thick substance, green throat. This cultivar is all about the love of color, with no distracting bling. Hardy, vigorous plants. $75 double fan. DISPLAY
Picture of Abbey Purple daylilyAbbey Purple* (Bouman-Derrow, 2010) (Round Midnight X Bela Lugosi) 6, 38, Sev, Mid, 4 branches, 35 buds, fertile both ways. Vibrant purple flowers, difficult to photograph accurately.  Transmits the plant habit and branching that comes from two of the best purple parents at the time. Selected and registered by my friend, Mike Derrow, who grew half of this cross at his garden in northern West Virginia.  (Not available)
Image of An Old Fashioned Waltz daylily An Old Fashioned Waltz* (2016) (Volver X Enchanted Forest)   6, 24, Dor, Mid, 4 branches, 23 buds, fertile.   Melon chiffon pink with a tangy ruffled yellow edge and a warm "citrus medley" (orange to yellow to green) throat.    Wonderful plant! DISPLAY
Ardor Glowing Ardor Glowing* (2014) (Esprit de Corps X Tim Kornder)  5, 30, EV, Mid, 4 branches, 18 buds, fertile both ways.  Ruffled, rounded reddish coral orange blend with a citrus medley throat of orange, yellow, and greeen.   DISPLAY
Artist in Residence picture Artist in Residence* (2021) (Captain Marvel X Harold Thomas) 5, 26, EM, EV, RE, Ext, 3 branches, 14 buds, easily fertile both ways. Rich blue purple, ruffled and recurved, with a generous lavender eyezone and a double edge of lavender and yellow above a green throat. There are lots of daylilies in this color class and in my collection but I have found this a special joy since the first day it bloomed. As a clump it has a definite presence in the garden, a particular personality coming from its excellent color, form, and consistency. Divisions rebounded easily after a fall transplant. My friend Mike Derrow made the cross and gave me the seeds. He's a retired art teacher, and I wanted a name that would remind me of a friendship that exceeds twenty years. $75 double fan
Background Check picture Background Check* (2019) ((Reach for the Sky x Nick of Time) X (Arnold's Daughter x Blue Desire))   7, 30, Dor, Mid, 2 branches, 14 buds, fertile.  Medium purple with a variable patterned lavender eyezone above a yellow to green throat. Something may emerge in a background check...a shadow from the past, a failure of respect, a lie, a wardrobe error. Who is without those shadows, and years later, what do they weigh? I owe this one to seeds from my friend, Dan Robarts.   DISPLAY
Bella Bella picture Bella Bella* (2018) (Seedling x Seedling) 5, 28, EV, Mid, RE, 3 branches, 14 buds, fertile pollen, long bloom season into VL. highly saturated and passionate deep rose bitone of impeccable form.  Usually it is in bloom for six weeks. Pollen fertile, great parent! Has an impeccable pedigree involving rose and pink seedlings with a double dose of the famous Bella Sera. My friend Paul Aucoin made the cross and sent me the seeds.  $50 double fan
Bible Grove* (2008) (Michael Vaden x Fudge Sundae) x (Tuscawilla Blackout x Court Magician) 5, 37, EV, Mid, 6 branches, 27 buds, easily fertile both ways. Black purple satin flowers with a white picotee and a ring of red fire around a yellow-to-green throat. Vigorous and hardy to zone 5 but not zone 4. Fertile both ways. Winner of the 2015 Region 11 Hybridizer Award. $50 double fan. DISPLAY
Bicycle Built for Blues picture Bicycle Built for Blues* (2019) (Vertical Horizon X Blue Beetle)   5, 36, Dor, Mid, 4 branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways.  Creamy orchid pink with a startling dark blue eyezone outlined in magenta. The throat is a medley of citrus colors beginning with burnt orange blending to lemon and ending with lime. There’s some dark veining and a thin double picotee of magenta and blue.   $50 double fan
Big Eyed Girl picture Big Eyed Girl* (2021) (Arnold's Daughter X Bridgeton Finesse)  7, 28, EM, EV, RE, Y branch, 8 buds, fertile both ways. Lavender cream with a 4" violet eyezone outlined purple and a ruffled double edge of lavender and purple. Green throat. Good weather resistance. Big flowers with oversize violet eyes suggest a pathway to blue flowers, so I have used this extensively since selecting it in 2013. Many of the offspring have oversize eyes and, probably due to the genetics of two blue-eyed white parents, there are a lot of vibrant colors and various tints of blue in their oversize eyes. Although I would not call the plant quality "champion," it breeds many seedlings with admirable hardiness and vigor. Thus, it remains one of my go-to breeders. $75 double fan
Billie J. Billie J.* (2014) (Mohican Chief X Betty Ford)  5, 30, EV, Mid, 5 branches, 21 buds, fertile both ways.  Intense cardinal red with pale orange halo deep within the yellow to green throat. Excellent plant habit and clump appearance. DISPLAY
Bison Victory Bison Victory* (Bouman-Baker, 2013) (Vincero! X Deliberate Pace)  6, 32, Sev, ML, 5 branches, 34 buds, EMO, FR, fertile both ways. Gently reflexed blend of yellow, apricot, and orange.  Registered and introduced by Mary Baker, who saw a potential registration and landscaping plant in a seedling I did not consider competitive in the crowded market. I am so glad she registered it! (Not Available)
Blessing Angel picture Blessing Angel* (2020) (Dragonfly Dawn X Heather Grace)  6, 37, Sev, EM, 4 widely-spaced branches, 20 buds, easily fertile both ways. Pale lavender pink cream with a "ghost eye" of barely visible blue. The eye becomes visible in cooler weather. There is a special mystique about this cultivar! DISPLAY
Blues in the News picture Blues in the News* (2020) (Thibodaux Tantalizer x Seedling)  6, 40, Dor, M, 4-5 widely-spaced branches, 23 buds, fertile both ways. Distinctive "bruin" pink with a variable-color blue eye and varying pattern effects, with icy sparks on the midrib in the green throat area. Tough as a hockey pro and a great grower. From seeds given to me by my friend, Paul Aucoin. DISPLAY
Image of Broken Hearted Melody daylily Broken Hearted Melody* (2015) (Desiree X Belle of Ashwood)  5.5, 35, Dor, M, 5 br, 36 buds, fertile both ways. From two outstanding parents comes this unusual color of lavender rouge with caramel toothy edge and a ghostly halo above a bright yellow to green throat.   Wonderful plant habit!  $25 double fan.
Button Bay picture Button Bay* (2019) (Precious Candy X Texas Blue Eyes)   4.5, 28, SEv, EM, 3 branches, 12 buds, fertile both ways.  Cream lavender with a medium violet eye that covers almost the entire face of the flower, 3.5 inches! Burnt orange to green throat. Ruffled double edge. Since this is not a large flower, I have barely explored the potential to transmit that oversize eye to succeeding generations, but what I have seen made me resolve to use it a lot more! Consistent form and perfect morning opening suggest its value in breeding for oversize and “blue” eyes.   DISPLAY
Celtic Style picture Celtic Style* (2018) (Greek Effect X J.T. Davis)  5, 32, Dor, Mid, 4 branches, 26 buds, easily fertile both ways.  Cream with a strong infusion of chartreuse, lighter grooved midribs, ruffled yellow edge, and a green throat.  Plants are impressive in the garden and the flowers have a luscious presence never lacking in green. $50 double fan
Chief Glenna, Eastern Shawnee* (2011) (Ferengi Gold x Soft Summer Night)
 6, 32, Dor, Mid, EMO, 3 branches, 16 buds, instant rebloom, fertile both ways. Ruffled coral rose self with a darker halo, lavender midribs, orange braid and green throat.  Rapid increase.  This was selected by my friend, Glenna Wallace, the first woman to be elected Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma.  (Not Available)
Chorus of Diplomats picture Chorus of Diplomats*  (2022) (Midnight in Moscow X Totem and Taboo) 5.5, 30, Dor, EM, 4 branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways. Reddish phlox pink with darker veins and an eye of greyed navy showing darker veins above a "citrus medley" throat of orange, yellow, and green. Fine plant stature and form inherited from Midnight in Moscow; colors and latent pattern from Totem and Taboo. Chorus of Diplomats gives an unusually attractive look that's quite pleasing amidst the array of standard colors in a daylily garden. In places where patterned eyezones show well, this may display the spearhead pattern inherited from Totem and Taboo. In my climate I have only seen such a pattern once. $75 double fan.
Clamdigger Blues picture Clamdigger Blues* (2019) (Footprints in the Sand X Pleasing to the Eye)   5.5, 34, Sev, Mid, RE, 3 branches, 20 buds, fertile both ways.  Beach sand white with a sandy lavender eyezone and a hemstitched two-color edge above a yellow to green throat. Makes a nice clump and overall impression. Clamdiggers were a fashion hit when my sister and I were in our mid-teens back in 1960. I wore them once or twice and never again. DISPLAY
Color Therapy picture Color Therapy* (2022) (Barbara Mandrell X Billie J.) 5.75, 38, Sev, EM, RE, 3 branches, 19 buds, fertile both ways. Ruffled glossy dark red with a medium red watermark and a "citrus medley" throat of orange, yellow, and green. A thrilling flower to see in the garden; makes an impact. A visitor in 2021 who took notes on my entire collection selected the future Color Therapy as one of the four she wanted to take home. It will stop you in your tracks every day you see it. $75 double fan.
Come Down O Love Divine* (2012) (Butter Cream x Victorian Lace) 6.75, 43, Dor, Mid, EMO, 3 branches, 17 buds, easily fertile both ways. Heavily ruffled pale yellow cream with high reflecting power.  A clump dominates a garden.  Really special.  Honorable Mention Award, 2018. DISPLAY.
ConstantStranger picture Constant Stranger* (2019) (Rings of Wonder X Aliens in the Garden)  5, 24, Dor, Mid, 5 branches, 25 buds, fertile both ways.  It all comes down to consistency when you try to breed for patterns in my climate. This one is good! Deep reddish purple with lavender midribs and a consistent multi-colored patterned eye. Vigorous and dependable plants. The name is snatched from a Joni Mitchell song. $25 double fan
Court and Spark picture Court and Spark* (2017) (Sound and Fury X Collier) 5, 37, Dor, Mid, 4 branches, 24 buds, pollen fertile, some rebloom.   Fiery red orange with darker halo and veins above a gold to olive green throat.  Fine plant habit, health, vigor, and scape density make this an ideal color accent in a mixed perennial garden.   DISPLAY
Craftsbury picture Craftsbury (2017) ((Cast Your Net x Thibodaux Tantalizer) X Point of Divergence) 4.5, 30, Dor, EM, RE, 4 branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways.  Blush alabaster with a webbed purple halo and a citrus medley throat. Purple picotee and gold wire edge around the petal tips.   The neatness of the face brought to mind a beautiful small town in Vermont.  Fine plant habit and increase.  DISPLAY
Dad's Dress Whites picture Dad's Dress Whites* (2019) (Frostbite Falls X (Sherry Lane Carr x Moment in the Sun))  5, 29, EV, ML, 6 branches, 34 buds, fertile both ways.  Crisp, vigorous, consistent, dependable near white with a fancy gold edge and a general infusion of green. This makes an ideal clump and is a fine parent. Named in honor of naval service personnel like my father, who served in North Africa in World War II. He broke his leg in a traffic accident and was hospitalized for 18 months before being honorably discharged as a disabled veteran. $50 double fan.
Darcy Farrow daylily Darcy Farrow* (2016) (Arnold's Daughter X Bridgeton Finesse)  6, 39, Dormant, Midseason.  3 branches, 26 buds, fertile both ways. Cream with a washed lavender eyezone and a slightly ruffled and roughed edge of yellow and caramel.  Yellow to green throat.  beautiful plant habit and foliage.  Vastly different in appearance from its full sibling, BIG EYED GIRL. DISPLAY
David and Alan (2005) (Carlotta X Catherine Neal) DIPLOID. 5, 25, Dor Late, 4 branches, 25 buds, fertile both ways, proliferations on mature fans.  The color is a bold, saturated, deep cherry violet blend with flashing white midribs near the green throat.  Always opens early, even after a cool night. Although dormant, it is also tender in zone 4, with iffy survival there.  Best in zone 6 and warmer.  DISPLAY
Delicious Idea picture Delicious Idea* (2022) (Desperate Housewife X Love in a Vacuum)  6, 33, Dor, L to VL, RE, 4 branches, 28 buds, fertile both ways. Ruffled dark raspberry with a chalky watermark; with white throat sparks, white picotee, and a green throat. Makes a stunning impact when the bloom season is winding down. $75 double fan
Divine Ballerina Divine Ballerina* (2016) (Come Down O Love Divine X Ballerina On Ice)  6, 39, Dor, ML, 6 branches, typically down the scape, 27 buds, fertile both ways. Heavily ruffled clear lemon yellow with minor sculpting on the surface, recurved, with a small dark green throat and grooved cream yellow midribs.  This takes a couple of seasons to establish, but, oh brother, it will steal your heart when it does!  $75 double fan.
Down on the Midway picture Down on the Midway*  (2023) (Hearts That Care X Rock Me Baby) 5, 28, Sev, EM, 4 branches, 20 buds, fertile both ways. Bright clear red with a pink watermark and a ruffled white edge above a green throat. A clump looks like a party! $100 double fan.
Early Morning Rain pictureEarly Morning Rain* (2017) (Cerise Masterpiece X Heartbeat of Heaven)  5.5, 38, EV, Mid, 5 branches, 32 buds, pollen fertile.  Medium lavender with a cream watermark like a "pocketfull of sand" and a melodious ruffled cream edge.  Homage to the great Canadian songwriter, Gordon Lightfoot.  I love this one! DISPLAY
Electric Horseman Electric Horseman* (2013) (Drums Along the Mohawk X Lemon Parchment)   5.5, 32, EV, Midseason, RE, 6 branches, 38 buds, fertile both ways but pods take persistence.  Bluish red grape purple with trail dust underlay and “electric” dark veins radiating out from a smudged dark halo.  Triangular yellow to green throat.  DISPLAY
Elevated Manners picture Elevated Manners* (2022) (Butter Cream X ((Omomuki x Self Propelled) x Moment in the Sun)) 7, 36, Dor, Mid, 3 branches, 19 buds, fertile both ways. Ruffled medium yellow with a strong green throat has a stand-offish consistency that makes a person wonder. It’s so stuck up, and it’s completely unaware of its failure to fit in with the complacent look of its neighbors. None of the neighbors look like a yellow starfish, after all. DISPLAY
Firefly Cove daylily Firefly Cove* (2015) (Paha Sapa Thundercloud X Born to Reign)  5, 40, Dor, ML, 5-6 branches, 22 buds, fertile both ways. Glossy dark cranberry purple with a feathered raspberry rose halo around a yellow to green throat.  Red stamens,  Ruffled petal edges with a gold wire outline.  DISPLAY.
Frank Sechs pictureFrank Sechs* (2017) (Intelligent Design X Clarification)  5.5, 29, Dor, EM, RE, 4 branches, 20 buds, fertile both ways.  Named for the male lead in a series of little stories I wrote for a circle of friends just before Y2K, the daylily is not exactly a "private" eye.  Clarity and intensity of color brought this into the keeper bed.  Lavender pink with a color-seeping dark grape purple eye and a zone in the upper throat with jags of burnt orange above a yellow to green center.  Purple picotee.  DISPLAY
Full Moon Bay Full Moon Bay* (2016) (Mee Ying X Cerise Masterpiece)  5.5, 28, EV, ML, 4 branches, 26 buds, easily fertile both ways. Medium lavender with a distinctive notched watermark of melon cream around a gold to lime green throat.  Tightly ruffled yellow edge.    Makes me think of the moonlight in an imaginary harbor somewhere on the coast of California.    DISPLAY
Picture of Goodnight Kisses daylilyGoodnight Kisses (2010) (David and Alan X Party Pinafore) DIPLOID. 5, 30, Dor, ML, 5 branches, 21 buds, fertile both ways. Clear deep cherry pink-red flowers with much lighter ruffled edges and curvalicious rounding.  Wonderful, hardy grower in the mid-late season. Early morning opener.  (Not Available)
Grasping at Straws picture Grasping at Straws* (Kathy Bouman, 2021) (Flying Trapeze X String Theory)  UF Crispate, 9, 37, M, Sev, RE, 6 branches, 17 buds, fertile both ways. Bold apricot yellow, a warm straw color, remarkable in the garden for the way the pinched sepals reach out and grasp. Plants are vigorous, consistent, and fully hardy in our taxing climate. Kathy made this cross and planted the seeds but passed away before it came into bloom. I think she would have loved the name. $75 double fan
Gretchen J.B. picture Gretchen J.B.  (2023) (One Strange Cookie X Almira Buffalo Bone Jackson) 6.5, 33, Dor, EM, 5 branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways. Dark reddish purple bitone with a navy band above a large yellow to green throat marked with dark navy veins and a broad white midrib ending at the top edge of the eye. Wire edge of navy. $80 double fan.
Hazy Blues picture Hazy Blues* (2022) ((City Center x Circuit Breaker) X ((Heartbeat of Heaven x Vertical Horizon) x Reach for the Sky)) 5.5, 36, Dor, Late, RE, 4 branches, 22 buds, pollen fertile. Ruffled lavender purple with prominent darker veins, blue eye, white throat sparks, often overlaid with a veil of blue haze. Green throat. Transmits the hazy blue aspect to its offspring, but it's uncertain whether this trait opens the door to an all-blue daylily. DISPLAY
Heart Appear Heart Appear* (2015) (Cosmic Odyssey X Point of Divergence)  4, 23, EV, M 4 branches, 21 buds, fertile both ways. Bright lavender pink with a dark violet eye showing concentric rings of varied color down to a citrus medley throat of burnt orange, yellow, and green.  Slightly ruffled double edge of dark violet and lavender.      DISPLAY
Herds of Black Pianos Herds of Black Pianos* (2015) (Abbey Purple X Dakar)  5, 29, EV, ML, 5-6 branches, 21 buds, fertile both ways.  Coal black purple with a red ring around a yellow to green throat.  Red anthers.    Branched down the scape. A clump is truly a herd of some kind. DISPLAY
Holy Flame Bestowing picture Holy Flame Bestowing* (2022) (Preserved Apricot X Mark Alan Carpenter) 7, 28, Dor, ML, 3 branches, 14 buds, fertile both ways. Heavily ruffled bright golden orange with a faint flame red halo above a gold to olive throat. Flowers have a look of spiritual generosity. Makes hefty plants with thick scapes, and creates a massive center of warmth in any garden. $75 double fan
Honey-do List picture Honey-do List*(2020) (Kissed by Magic X seedling)   5, 24, Dor, E, RE, 2 branches, 15 buds, wonderfully fertile both ways, bearing many seeds per pod and providing an endless variety of keepers in the seedlings. Pastel yellow with a feathered dark purple eye and a prim and precise double edge of purple and lavender. From Paul Aucoin's seed gift to me. $50 double fan
House of Mirrors picture House of Mirrors* (2023) (Camshaft X (Desire of Nations x Tet. Paw Print))  5.5, 25, Sev, M, 5 branches, 24 buds, fertile. Glassy ruffled lavender with a mirror watermark above a yellow to green throat. From seeds created by my friend, Dan Robarts. $100 double fan
I Like You and I Love You picture I Like You and I Love You* (2019) (Hoochie Coochie Man X (Soul of Fire x Glory in Red)) 6.5, 29, Sev, Mid, Rebloom++, 3 branches, 12 buds, easily fertile both ways.  Ruffled bright clear red self with a green throat and a slight hint of a white picotee. Blooms on the early side of midseason and can rebloom twice into the very late season. A friend of the family chose this daylily as an anniversary gift for her husband and she chose the name as well. It is an attention-grabbing sight and a superb parent. $100 double fan.
Innocent Man picture Innocent Man* (2022) (Optimisms Flame X Red Fortune) 4.5, 30, Dor, Late, RE, 3-4 branches, 21 buds, easily fertile both ways. Ruffled red of intense color blending into a dark quasi-halo above a green throat. This one turns up the volume of a Billy Joel song and makes you wonder, "innocent of what?" Fine parents from the unindicted reds of Curt Hanson and David Kirchhoff. Proclaims its innocence to the end of the season. DISPLAY fan
Image of Keb's Favorite daylily Keb's Favorite* (2015) (Omomuki X (Brazilian Emerald x Victorian Lace)) 5, 41, Dor, EM, 4 br, 27 buds, fertile both ways.    Tall light yellow with a chartreuse cast, excellent in a mass planting.  My late wife's hands-down favorite of my future registrations.   $50 double fan
Image of Lady Alisha daylilyLady Alisha* (2009) (Sherry Lane Carr X Ballerina On Ice)   5, 32, Sev, Early, 4 branches, 20 buds, fertile both ways. Cream yellow blend with bright yellow ruffles and a dark green throat.   DISPLAY
Liz Paine* (2011) (Rose Fireglow X (Victorian Days x Rose Impact))) 5, 23, Sev, EM, EMO, 3 branches, 16 buds, fertile both ways. Bright and clean rose self with a ghostly lavender watermark around a yellow to green throat.  Complex edge of white and gold replete with hooks.  $25 double fan.
Lucille Marie picture Lucille Marie* (2018) (Truly Angelic X (Heartbeat of Heaven x (Come Down O Love Divine x JT Davis)))  5, 30 Sev, ML, 3 branches, 25 buds, fertile both ways. Raspberry and cream yellow bicolor with a slate watermark above a green throat, cream midribs, and a frilly, fuzzy cream yellow edge.    Distinctive! DISPLAY
Maple Butter Maple Butter* (2013) (Pearl Harbor X Sassy Sally)  5.5, 29, Dor, EM, 5 branches, 36 buds, fertile both ways.  Ruffled butter yellow with infusion of rose amber across the petals and concentrated around the petal edges.  Green throat.  Great vigor and rapid increase! DISPLAY
Mary Dean Jinkerson Mary Dean Jinkerson* (2013) (Round Midnight X Bela Lugosi)  5, 32, Dor, M, RE, 4 branches, 17 buds, fertile both ways. Rich dark purple with a thin white edge.  Full sib to Abbey Purple with half the bud count compensated by rebloom and much easier pod-setting.  DISPLAY 
Meeting at the River Meeting at the River* (2014) (((Victorian Days x Chance Encounter) x Butter Cream) X Lavender Heartthrob)  6, 31, Dor, EM, 4 branches, 18 buds, fertile both ways.  Wide-petaled medium lavender bitone with cream midribs and a butter yellow watermark around a green throat. DISPLAY 
Melanie Leigh picture Melanie Leigh* (2019) (Rock Solid X Bridgeton Finesse) 5, 27, Dormant, Early, 2 branches, 17 buds, easily fertile both ways.  Cream with an oversize medium violet eyezone and a gnarly double edge of cream and violet above a gold to olive throat. Vigorous, fine grower, and a scape factory when in clump strength. Named for a friend of the family. DISPLAY
Picture of Mom's Mirth daylilyMom's Mirth* (2010) (Collector's Choice X Rose Impact) 6-7, 31, Sev to Dor, M, RE, EMO, 4 branches, 27 buds, fertile both ways, but pods are scarce. Bright popsicle cherry pink with darker veins.  Quite hardy here.   DISPLAY 
Ms Mo's Black Star picture Ms Mo's Black Star* (2023) (Bible Grove X Black Panther) 7.25, 34, Sev, E, 4 branches, 20 buds, fertile. Satin black red above a green throat. A commanding presence in the early season. Hefty, vigorous plants. Named for a hefty, vigorous Doberman. $100 double fan
Naples LaTour pictureNaples LaTour* (2017) (Best Kept Secret x Rose Impact) X Sassy Sally)   5.5, 28, Dor, EM, 3 branches, 12 buds (blooms over a month), pollen fertile.  Round baby ribbon pink bitone of heavy substance with blunt sepals of creamy melon pink.  Grooved texture emerges from a throat of melon, orange, lemon, and bright green.  Cream midribs.  Distinctive narrow fountain foliage. Named for the female lead in stories I wrote for a circle of friends just before Y2K.  I've been waiting a long, long time for the right daylily for the unique young woman, Naples LaTour.     DISPLAY
Nod of Approval picture Nod of Approval* (Kathy Bouman, 2021) (Dark Monkey X Freewheelin')   9, 48, EV, M, RE, 5 branches, 19 buds, fertile both ways. Recurved dark orange red spider, 1:4.8, with a pointed black eyezone bisected by a gold streak emanating from a gold to green throat. This was the only seedling Kathy saw in bloom in the summer she passed away. As we inspected it she smiled and nodded. It makes a bold impression in the garden and has grown vigorously. $50 double fan
Image of O Comforter Draw Near O Comforter Draw Near* (2015) (This Soul of Mine X Unknown) 5, 27, Dor M, 5 br, 24 buds, fertile both ways. Exquisite blushing cream self with a scalloped edge of light yellow and a strong green throat.  Great plant habit, great foliage.      $25 double fan
Orangeberry Memories picture Orangeberry Memories* (2023) (Becca's Song X Jennings) 5, 30, Sev, M, 3 branches, 14 buds, fertile both ways. Light orange with a unique echoing eye pattern in which two bands of red orange enclose a wide band of gold. Gold to green throat. From seeds created by my friend, Paul Aucoin. DISPLAY
Paul's Blessing Paul's Blessing* (2014) (Rose Masterpiece X Ballerina On Ice)  6, 36, Dor, EM, 4 branches, 20 buds, fertile both ways.  Ruffled creamy melon rose pink open form, often reflexed, with grooved midrib of white lavender and a gold to olive throat, color varies with temperature and humidity from pastel to glowing orange chiffon.  This plant came from seeds given to me by my friend, Paul Aucoin, and is named for the Sanskrit blessing, "Shantih," with which Paul always used to end his emails.  $50 double fan
Peppermint Wind (2007) (Kwan Yin x Yesterday Memories) DIPLOID. 7, 29, Dor, M, EMO, 4 wide branches, 18 buds, fertile both ways. Clear pink with a big rose halo around a large pastel yellow to green throat. The scape can look quite impressive, as both parents had great branching. The petals present a pinched crispate appearance typical of the "unusual form" class, but I decided not to register Peppermint Wind as a UF. To me, it's just a big, beautiful "open" form. DISPLAY
Piano Grenadine daylily Piano Grenadine* (2015) (Longlesson Liberty Belle X Taos)  5, 36, Dor, Mid, 5 br, 29 buds, fertile both ways. Warm rose pink with a faint lighter halo around a warm citrus medley throat.  Great plant habit.  $25 double fan
Pillow Books picturePillow Books* (2017) (Great White X Butter Cream)  7, 34, Dor, EM, terminal Y branch, 16 buds, pollen fertile.  California King-sized ruffled near white with exceptional garden presence when grown in a clump or a mass.  The overall reflecting surface is like a gigantic bed with happily ruffled linens.  DISPLAY
Preserved Apricot picture Preserved Apricot* (Whatley-Bouman 2023) ((Seedling x Tet. Super Purple) X Solar Music) 7, 28, Dor, L, 3 branches, 12 buds, fertile both ways. Orange apricot blend with exceptionally lively color on an outstanding, robust plant. Sibling of Whatley's Deliberate Pace. DISPLAY
Puppuccino Morning picture Puppuccino Morning* (2018) (Come Down O Love Divine X First Knight)   6, 33, Dor, M, RE, 3 branches, 16 buds, fertile both ways, long bloom season into VL, high resistance to rust.  Is it cream or is it palest yellow?  It can be both in my garden.  What makes this special to me is the great plant vigor and the pacing of its rebloom period, overlapping initial bloom and keeping the flowers coming until just about everything else has bloomed out.  Flowers have a ruffled yellow edge and plants are beefy.  $50 double fan
Rain in Shambala picture Rain in Shambala* (2023) (City Center X Stone Palace Magic) 6, 38, Sev, M, 4 wide branches, 19 buds, fertile both ways. Exceptionally clear lavender cream with a light blue eye. A tribute to the breeding value of a cream base, namely Morning Mood by the late Van Sellers. $100 double fan
Image of Rainy Night in Georgia Rainy Night in Georgia* (2016) (Intelligent Design X Cosmic Odyssey) 5.5, 31, Dor, EM, RE, CMO, 5 branches widely spaced, 20 buds, fertile both ways. Veined dark reddish purple with a notched dark violet eyezone and a bright green throat surrounded by a zone of burnt orange.  DISPLAY
Receding Memory picture Receding Memory* (2019) (Bridgeton Finesse X Precious Candy)   5, 35, Dor, M, 4-5 branches, 27 buds, fertile both ways.  Cream pink with lavender eye and ruffled edge of lavender and yellow above a green throat, the entire face “veiled” in a greenish hue. Cream midribs. Beautiful plant habit and sturdy plants with very attractive flowers distinguished by the mysterious veil. Depending on the weather, the ruffled edge shows cream yellow “claws” and the veil varies, too.  DISPLAY.
Ride a Weathervane Ride A Weathervane* (2015) (Clouds of Glory X Bridgeton Bishop)  6.5, 34, EV, M, RE, 5-6 way, 26 buds. Magenta rose with a large yellow watermark leading down to a green heart.  Open form, recurved.   DISPLAY
Ring Them Bells pictureRing Them Bells* (Benbow-Bouman, 2017) (Passing By X (South Seas x Rose Fireglow))   5, 36, Dor, M, 5 branches, 35 buds, pollen fertile.  Red coral with a tangy yellow to green throat.  A fabulous garden plant from the hybridizing of my friend, Bob Benbow, who used a seedling of mine with his favorite breeder, Passing By. DISPLAY
Runaround Haley picture Runaround Haley* (2023) (Cancun Candy X Ardor Glowing) 5, 33, Sev, EM, RE, 3 branches, 21 buds, fertile both ways. Ruffled and recurved bright coral rose with a lighter watermark and a medley of citrus colors in the throat. Runaround Haley is the parent of a seedling I have nicknamed "best scape." $100 double fan
Sainte Genevieve* (2009) (Tuscawilla Blackout X Rose Impact) 4.5, 31, Dor, EM, 4 branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways. Cherry orchid blend with a cream midrib and green throat. Quite showy in clump strength. Donated to a Ste. Genevieve heritage organization to use as a fund-raiser.  DISPLAY
San Picked Me* (2006) (Chicago Apache' x 'Brave One) 5, 29, Dor, EM, 3 branches, 13 buds, fertile both ways. Deep cherry red self, a gratifying color accent in a mixed perennial garden, looking nice from March until frost and remaining in bloom nearly a month. This was a 30th anniversary present for my late wife, Sandra, who died of breast cancer in 2008.   DISPLAY
Santuario Santuario* (2016) (Vertical Horizon x Fantasy Eyes)   6, 28, Dor, EM, Y branch, 16-20+ buds, proliferations, fertile both ways. Near white with a riveting large deep violet eyezone and strong green throat.  Violet picotee and more complex pattern on the sepals.    DISPLAY
She Drives Me Crazy picture She Drives Me Crazy* (2022) (Ripples and Reflections X Big Eyed Girl) 7, 27, Sev/Dor, EM, RE, 2 branches, 12 buds, fertile both ways. Ruffled lavender cream with a big purple eyezone that goes into a crazy good pattern in favorable weather. I have several wonderful keepers from this cross, all somewhat different in personality, but this one shows the most jazz in the eyezone. $75 double fan
Silver Spades picture Silver Spades* (2021) ((Jitterbug Blues x Piece of Sky) X (Arnold's Daughter x Blue Desire))   5, 36, EM, EV, 4 deep branches, 24 buds, easily fertile both ways. Lightly ruffled lavender purple with a medium violet patterned eyezone and a yellow to green throat. Light ruffling and a thin wire edge of white. Pattern is silvery and often reminds me of the chrome-plated garden spades used in groundbreaking ceremonies. My friend Dan Robarts made this cross as part of his project to create good patterns on northern-hardy plants. I selected this from seeds he gave me and it has come through eight of our punishing winters with no damage. It gives lots of distinctive seedlings! DISPLAY
Sleepy Marys daylily Sleepy Marys* (2015) (Sleepy Hollow X Mary's Baby)  5, 42, Sev, ML, 6 br, 29 buds, fertile both ways. Dark reddish purple of bottomless color, white picotee.  A joy to grow.    DISPLAY
Smitten With You daylily Smitten With You* (2015) (Momentum X (Sherry Lane Carr x Eager And Early))  6, 33, Dor, ML, 5 br, 25 buds, fertile both ways. Warm orange yellow with ruffled edges, inset white midribs, and a green throat. Makes a big impression!      (Not Available)
Sweet Dobro Tune picture Sweet Dobro Tune* (2020) (Guided by Voices X Texas Blue Eyes)   5, 29, Dor, M, RE, 4 branches, 18 buds, pollen fertile. Lavender purple with a distinctive slate gray-blue eye. Having grown innumerable cultivars in this color genre, I knew instantly that this was unusual. In breeding with it, I have found that it affects the nature of blue eyes in the offspring, yielding distinctive kids. The petal edges sometimes show lighter color depending on the weather. DISPLAY
Picture of Symphony Chorus daylilySymphony Chorus* (2010) (Mandala X Rose Impact) 4.5, 30, Dor, M, 4 branches, 34 buds, fertile both ways. Early-opening polychrome flowers with a bit of salmon, pink, lavender, and yellow, plus a bright band of strawberry jam above a citrus throat of tangy orange and lime green. Sleight rose veining from Oscie Whatley's superb Rose Impact.  Healthy and vigorous plants, glorious in a clump.  DISPLAY
Tesuque Blues picture Tesuque Blues* (2022) (Finish the Race X Eenie Meenie Jellybeany) 6.5-7.5, 31-33, Sev, ML, RE, 4 branches, 20 buds, fertile both ways. Cream of broad form with lavender eye and edge and crispate petal tips. Hardy performance from Karol Emmerich's Finish the Race and a "Southern Belle" look from Nicole DeVito's Eenie Meenie Jellybeany. Great plant stature and amazing as a clump. Pronounced teh-SOO-key and named for a village and pueblo just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. DISPLAY
This Soul of Mine This Soul of Mine* (2013) (Catalina X Virginia B. Hanson)  6, 28, Dor, EM, 5 branches, 22 buds, fertile both ways. Ruffled pink alabaster with a gently reflexed surface; muted rouge halo and a silver lavender midrib above a yellow to green throat. DISPLAY
True Fine Woman daylily True Fine Woman* (2016) (Truly Angelic X Texas Blue Eyes)  5, 26, Dor, ML, 6 branches, 29 buds, fertile both ways, easy pods. Smooth lavender cream with periwinkle blue eye outlined reddish violet and a ruffled double edge of reddish violet and lavender.  "Citrus medley" throat of orange, yellow, and green.  Very nicely composed!    DISPLAY
Tuttie's Flower* (2009) (Big City Eye X Unknown) 6, 34, Sev, E, 3 branches, 18 buds, pollen fertile. Antique yellow with bold eye and edge of red-purple. Wonderful grower! Named for everyone's favorite colleague where I used to work.  DISPLAY
Twilight Incense Twilight Incense* (2015) (Centrifugal Forces X Clarification)   5, 29, Dor, M, 4 br, 23 bc, fertile both ways. Recurved creamy pink with a sense of vibrant energy in a purple eyezone around a burnt orange to yellow to green throat.  Purple picotee.   Really fine, clean plant and scape!    DISPLAY
Vincerò!* [pronounced Veen-che-RO] (2007) (Spanish Glow x Persimmon Punch) 5, 30, Dor, M, 6 branches, 27 buds, fertile both ways. The color is an orange blend with some hints of grapefruit pink in cooler weather. It glows with head-turning intensity in heat and humidity. Clean foliage and vigorous growth! The name is taken from the thrilling final high note in Puccini's aria "Nessun Dorma."  If you've never heard the Franco Corelli rendition, you haven't truly lived.   $25 double fan.
Virginia City Virginia City* (2015) (Bridgeton Finesse X Vertical Horizon)  5, 30, Dor, M, RE, 6 br, 33 bc, fertile both ways, early morning opener. Warm cream outlined purple with a vibrant feathered and notched eyezone of purple above a band of veined burnt orange and a lemon yellow to green throat.  Great scape and plant habit. Fine parent!      $25 double fan.
Wine Spectator pictureWine Spectator* (2017) (San Picked Me X Shaka Zulu)   5.5, 47, Dor, EM, RE, 5 branches, 24 buds, easily fertile both ways, three sets of scapes.  Ruffled deep burgundy with a lighter watermark.  You won't have trouble seeing the wine from this height!  A scape factory with great scape density in the clump.  Healthy and vigorous.  Enjoy now through 2099!  DISPLAY
Wrapped in Royalty picture Wrapped In Royalty* (2023) (Blue Goblin X Big Eyed Girl) 5.5, 34, Dor, EM, RE, 4 branches, 24 buds, fertile both ways. Luminous clear lavender with an oversize blue eye, the color clarity inherited from Big Eyed Girl. This plant always impressed me in my keeper bed. Plant stature, color interest, vigor. Established well after lining out, which is an absolute must. $100 double fan
Ye Banks and Braes Ye Banks and Braes* (2016) (Musical Medley X Age of Aquarius)   5, 30, Dor, EM, 5 branches, 32 buds, pollen fertile. Medium lavender with an outlined bluish halo around a yellow to green throat.  Thin ruffled double edge of dark violet and light lavender.    Eye-catching clump appearance.    DISPLAY
Image of Your Warming Embrace daylily Your Warming Embrace* (2016) ((Betty Warren Woods x Persimmon Punch) x Butter Cream) X Pearl Harbor.  6, 33, Dor, M, RE, 4 branches, 35 buds, easily fertile both ways. Glowing golden orange with a ruffled orange edge.    $50 double fan


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