After a year of no introductions due to health problems, we are back in 2016 with six offerings of our own, plus the first introduction of Dan Robarts.
2015 was certainly an interesting year and I would be remiss if I didn't thank everyone for their kindness and encouragement during my recovery...so many friends and customers contacted me while I was laid up...I was humbled and appreciate each and every one of you!
Along with the introductions, I've updated the seedling pages to give you an idea of what I'm working on here in northern West "By God" Virginia...let's call them "Coming Attractions" that are sure to have a number of introductions among them.
I've tried to hold the line on prices...in fact, I believe you'll find them to be quite reasonable. Please note our lead introduction, 16 Tons...it's a wonderful garden plant and breeder and we've decided to dedicate all monies from the sale of this plant to the Animal Warriors organization...a non-profit animal rescue group headed up by my friend, Scott Lope. By buying this plant you not only get a beautiful addition to your garden but you also assist a great group of folks involved in helping rescue and provide safe havens for abused, neglected and homeless furry and feathered friends.
Due to increased shipping costs and labor, we've had to raise our shipping prices slightly and raise the amount a purchase must total for free shipping. Due to limited numbers of plants available, we don't take specific requests for bonus plants, but rest assured your box will have extra plants included with your order.
When I get a chance, I'll add some ramblings about where my hybridizing is headed, what I'm seeing in the seedling beds, where I'd like to see things head and also post some photos...but for now, it's on to the 2016 intros...I hope you find something you like, and if you do, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to check on availability and have me reserve your order...and have a great 2016 garden season!!!
PREVIOUS INTRODUCTION IMAGES can be found under 2013, 2012, 2011 and other years in the BLOG ARCHIVE list at the TOP RIGHT of this message...just scroll down the page to see images of the releases for each year...seedling images and an updated, current price list can be found in the 2015 posts in the list to the right of this message...or here:
Robarts, 2015 (Unknown x Unknown)
Tetraploid, 36", 6", dormant, E, 4 lateral branches, instant rebloom, pod and pollen fertile. I can't say enough about this plant...it blooms early, then again in mid summer and most years sends up a third round of scapes in late August. The bloom form is beautiful as is the color and the deep blue green foliage is some of the cleanest in the garden. It is the most consistent double I've ever seen in 20 years of working with daylilies. Check out the wall of orange in the photo below where it's growing in the worst soil on my property...amazing performer!
$80, double fans or more...
Derrow, 2016 (Dakar x Ashwood Smokey Joe)
Tetraploid, 28", 5.75", semi-ev, EM, 3 lateral branches, rebloom, pod and pollen fertile. One of the most unique daylilies I've seen, 16 TONS can be virtually a black self, a velvety deep purple with a black eye and edge, a silvery gray with black eye and edge or something in between. It all depends on temperature, plant and clump maturity and growing conditions. I've included multiple images of the bloom under different conditions and a group of seedlings out of 16 TONS. It is a great parent, producing unique purple and eyed/edged seedlings. All proceeds from this plant will go to support the Animal Warriors non-profit organization...http://animalwarriors.org/
$125, double fans...
|16 Tons scape|
|...a few of the many possible faces of 16 TONS|
|16 TONS seedlings from the past summer - larger individual photos are in the seedling pages...|
ALL THE INTANGIBLES
Derrow 2016 (Women Seeking Men x Born To Run) X Belle Of Ashwood
Tetraploid, 25", 5.75", semi-ev, EM, 3-4 lateral branches, rebloom, pod and pollen fertile. I've loved this one since the first day I found it in the seedling fields but have not been using it enough in crosses. That was corrected this past summer and will be again in the winter greenhouse...what it does in crosses to purples and watermarked partners can be stunning. There aren't many rose pinks with lighter pink watermark eyes and picotee edges on the market and I'm introducing it with a limited number of plants - get yours now, lol!
$100, double fans, limited...
|greenhouse photo with gold edge|
|this summer's typical scapes|
|T15-03 x All The Intangibles|
|T15-02 x All The Intangibles|
Derrow, 2016 (Playing With Sharks x Born To Run)
Tetraploid, 30", 5.75", semi-ev, EM, 2 laterals, rebloom, pod and pollen fertile. Unique petal color, stunning throat and alluring muted amber-gray watermark...and almost an edge/no eye effect on many days...this one will catch your attention every time it blooms. I've been using it with southern lavenders and will use it with deep blue/lavender eyes in the greenhouse this winter. It's an easy parent with excellent foliage, good increase and strong rebloom in our garden. Shown is a typical mid-summer bloom with other variations below.
$100, double fans, limited...
|another outdoor photo with richer petal|
color and a hint of darker edges
|greenhouse photo, darker petal |
|typical scapes from the past summer|
Derrow, 2016 (Party Pinafore x Forsyth Vivacious)
Diploid, 22", 4.5", dor, EM, 2 laterals, rebloom, pod and pollen fertile. Changeling could have easily been the name for this one as the blooms rarely present the same face on successive days. I've seen as many as 5 distinct bands of scarlet, rose, and shades of pink and the strong green throat sets the show off nicely. CC is a wonderful parent, producing rich rose reds, edging and taking stripes to the next level. I've posted bloom variations and seedling images below...its' difficult to believe how versatile this plant is as a parent...for a petite bloom, it makes large pods with lots of seeds!
$50, double fans or more...
|...different blooms looks for Carnelian Chameleon|
|CARNELIAN CHAMELEON seedlings...starting at far left, cross partners are: |
Ida Mae Norris, Heavenly Angel Ice, Martha Edson Norris, Pink Stripes
Derrow, 2016 (Siloam Ralph Henry x Marietta Momento)
Diploid, 28", 5.75", semi-ev, EM, 2-4 laterals, rebloom, pollen fertile only...sets pods but they abort after 4-5 weeks. Carl Harmon and Bill Chambers zeroed in on this one when they visited several years ago, initially thinking it was a tet and then proclaiming it to be a sure introduction. Dan Robarts asks every year when I'm releasing it...Dan, it's here! This photo shows a typical morning bloom with the faint pink overlay that fades as the day progresses...and I'll post two other variations below but in any form, it's simply beautiful and a great garden performer for me. Although it doesn't set pods, I still use the pollen and a piece is going into the greenhouse this winter to use with sculpted and patterned partners.
$50, double fans or more...
Derrow, 2016 (Artisan's Touch x Frequent Flier)
Diploid, 17", 3.5-4", dor, E, 1-2 laterals, rebloom, pod and pollen fertile. If you have a spot for a vigorous plant with a petite bloom and the potential to bloom over three months in your garden, well...this is it. I've seen a three year old, 6 fan clump with 20 scapes in various stages of bloom and more scapes developing in the fans. A full sib to the earlier release, Adena Imposter, petal color on Bounce has a touch more yellow being a warm, parchment tone while the eye has more red tones than Imposter and a hint of patterning. I haven't used it much as a breeder but likely should have as you'll see from the seedling images below. if you buy it, breed it to patterns...you won't be disappointed!
$40, double fans or more...
|Adena Bounce is mid-summer with sun bleaching the petals|
|Adena Bounce seedlings...the cross partners are, from left to right:|
1 and 2 are Ida Mae Norris, 3 and 4 are sdlg #2 x Ink In The Snow patterned sdlg