( Murphy 2017) 54"L 7" Dormant Diploid Unusual Form Cascade
A large, pink with lavender highlights, cascade with light cream and green throat. Open early and late, on tall, well branched scapes that are stiff and upright. 3 branches and 18 buds initially, but bud builds when happy for up to 28 bud count. Fertile, pods are not easy. In bloom a very long time in the late and very late daylily garden. This year it started July 10, and is still in bloom on August 16.
(Reed, 2017) 38” Midseason 7.25” dormant diploid, Unusual Form
This large bright red bloom is very showy, with a lot of action in the curling sepals and flaring, pinched, ruffled petals. It has a slightly darker red eye, light green throat, and 3 branches and 15 buds. It clumps up quickly, and is fertile.
This great plant is many colors. Overall, a reddish lavender bitone, it has a strongly yellow throat, and cream edge, that becomes much whiter in hot weather. Sunfast in all conditions here. 4 branches and 29 buds, and very fertile. I have some very nice seedlings out of this, in reds, lavenders, and purples, all with some color patterning of this type. In 2017, it bloomed from 6/22 until 8/1 on first scapes and is currently blooming on August 15th, with more scapes coming. If you live north of here, don’t expect rebloom, except rarely, but South of here, you should have reliable rebloom on scapes with 20-30 buds. It will bloom a long time north or south.
Another seedling from David Metzger, raised here at Woodhenge Gardens and selected for introduction! I am not currently locating the paperwork for parentage from five years ago, so it is registered as unknown, but it may be discovered eventually. The lovely large soft orange blooms are on tall 50" scapes. The petals pinch, and the ruffled sepals gently recurve. The color begins as an intense gold-orange in the throat, which blends into a softer orange with darker veins, and then lightens toward the outside edges of the petals. The lighter edges fade to almost white on hot days. The showy blooms are presented face-outward on the upright scapes. Pod fertile.