SET IT SPINNING

Set It Spinning daylily

7 1/2” bloom, 35” tall

4-5 way branching / 21 buds

Diploid

Bloom season: mid


Foliage: semi-evergreen


Unusual form – twisted crispate


MONOCAN TRAIL x

STACK THE DECK


14D MTxStD-7

Set It Spinning – Hunter 2023


In a clump, this plant looks like a bunch of pinwheels gaily spinning. Tree like branching on 35″ tall scapes allows the large flowers to spread & twist without interference. This was another seedling that demonstrated what a good parent STACK THE DECK is for passing on excellent branching. One of my other 2023 registrations, MALALA STRONG, has the same daddy (pollen parent) and same candelabra branching.

The plum self has a large chartreuse throat that extends out onto the pinched petals and curling sepals. Cream ribs & edges on both petals and sepals accentuate the motion of the bloom. Fertility has not been tested, but pollen looks good. Pod might be a little tricky because of the long pistil, but certainly worth the effort.


$50.00 dbl fan


MALALA STRONG

Malala Strong daylily

7” bloom, 43” tall

5 way branching / 20 buds

Diploid

Bloom season: mid


Foliage: dormant


NORTH WIND BILLET DOUX
x STACK THE DECK

17D58

Malala Strong – Hunter 2023

A tough daylily honoring a very tough young woman. As a seedling, divisions of Malala Strong visited two consecutive Region 2 summer meetings without missing a beat. This vigorous dormant diploid has 4-5 way branching on 43” tall scapes. All divisions have returned to northern Illinois and are anxious to settle into new ‘digs’.

The 7” bloom is a  rhubarb purple blend above a large washed cream and chartreuse eye that extends well out onto both petals and sepals. Fertility hasn’t been tested yet because she was so busy travelling.  😉



$50.00 dbl fan

PRAIRIE’S EDGE LAUREN ELIZABETH

Prairie's Edge Lauren Elizabeth daylily

5 ½” bloom, 33” tall

3 way branching / 12 buds

Tetraploid

Bloom season: mid


Foliage: semi-evergreen


BELLE OF ASHWOOD x

SHOUT FROM THE MOUNTAINTOPS

17T034


Prairie’s Edge Lauren Elizabeth – Hunter 2023

Orchid pink self  with lighter halo above a green to yellow throat. Wide, overlapping petals have ruffled cream edges outlined with gold filagree. The bloom displays an interesting texture with slightly raised ribs and deep veins.

Very consistent, perfect every time, full form blooms with good substance. LAUREN ELIZABETH has provided some instant rebloom most years. She was one of the last tetraploids blooming in my garden in 2023. Fertility is untested but pollen looks good.


$55.00 dbl fan


PRAIRIE’S EDGE CONNOR SAMUEL

Prairie's Edge Connor Samuel daylily

3½” bloom, 30” tall

4-5 way branching / 22 buds

Diploid

Bloom season: early


Reblooms


Foliage: dormant


BABY BLUES x

(Huben seedling x ACE UP MY SLEEVE)

16D36


Prairie’s Edge Connor Samuel – Hunter 2023

Buttermilk polychrome with a small green throat matures through the day to near white. 3 ½” blooms have gently ruffled petals & sepals.  Sturdy 30” tall scapes have 4-5 way branching.

Vigorous dormant diploid starts blooming early and then treats the gardener to northern instant rebloom. Fertility is untested but pollen looks good. Another outstanding cultivar resulting from seeds given to me by fellow hybridizer Mike Huben.


$60.00 dbl fan


LIPSTICK OVERLOAD

 

Lipstick Overload daylily

37” bloom, 33” tall

4 way branching / 19 buds

Tetraploid

Bloom season: early-mid

Foliage: dormant

CAROL JEAN PARDOE

x VISION SEEKER


17T123

Lipstick Overload – Hunter  2023

Show-off in the garden with a large ruby-red eye that extends far out on both petals and sepals. Matching picotee edges on the petals contrast with the pale pink base. Good substance keeps the saturated color looking good all day.

Parents are hardy, strong performing plants from two other northern hybridizers. LIPSTICK OVERLOAD is fertile both ways and has produced some exciting seedlings that I am keeping my eye on.

$50.00 dbl fan

BLOOMIN’ MOON

Bloomin' Moon daylily

7” bloom, 38” tall

4 way branching / 20 buds

Diploid

Bloom season: mid

Reblooms

Foliage: semi-evergreen

Unusual form – quilled crispate

TOOKY TOOKY BIRD
x BABY PINWHEELS

18L100

Bloomin’ Moon – Hunter-L. 2023

Large, striking, quilled crispate of pale cantaloupe. Washed lavender eye etched with raspberry on both petals and sepals above a small green throat. BLOOMIN’ MOON’s color, size, and height make it really stand out in the garden. Reblooms consistently in Northern Illinois on well branched 38” scapes. Fertile both ways.

This is my granddaughter Luna’s second introduction! She chose the name to keep with her ‘moon theme’.



$60.00 dbl fan

SHE WORE RED…LEATHER

Alaskan Sunset daylily seedling

4” bloom, 35” tall

4-7 way branching / 15-22 buds

Diploid

Bloom season: early-mid

Foliage: dormant


80%double

ALASKAN SUNSET X (WOODSIDE ROMANCE x SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE)

seedling 17D09

S
he Wore Red Leather – Hunter 2021



SHE WORE RED LEATHER
is one of those happy accidents that you encounter when you are working with daylily genetics. I don’t hybridize for doubles, but my first year I got a seedling that had great substance and saturated color, and occasionally some extra petals. Heeding the oft heard advise, “Follow where the plants take you”, I crossed it with one of my favorite doubles. This resulting seedling blooms double 80% of the time, although not always fully double. It also boasts the substance and saturated red of its pollen parent, plus good branching and budcount.

SHE WORE RED is named in honor of my sister-in-law, Lyn Gaetz, who died in September 2021 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Lyn, being blonde, frequently wore red clothes and lipstick, and drove a red Volkswagen standard shift convertible. She gifted herself with the red leather coat on a recent trip with her husband, Greg, to France. I knew long ago that her daylily would need to be red, and she chose this one.

$60 double fan

She Wore Red Leather daylily
Lyn in her red leather

THAT LUCKY STAR THEY TALK ABOUT

16D50.5

3.5” bloom, 28” tall

4-5 way branching/15 buds

Diploid

Bloom season: early-mid

Foliage: semi-evergreen

MARGO REED INDEED x

(Huben seedling x VANILLA STELLA)

16D50.5

That Lucky Star They Talk About – Hunter 2021

THAT LUCKY STAR THEY TALK ABOUT is the third cultivar that I’ve introduced thanks to some lucky seeds which fellow hybridizer, Mike Huben, gifted me with.

The diminutive bloom is a diamond dusted pale cream that ripens to near white by the end of the day. It has a tiny green heart and (compliments of its mom, MARGO REED INDEED) lightly ruffled petals. In full bloom, this vigorous little plant resembles a bush covered with small stars. THAT LUCKY STAR has good substance and is pod fertile.

$50.00 dbl fan

 

TAKE A BOW, PRAIRIE’S EDGE

16T74

6” bloom, 33” tall

3-4 way branching/14 buds

Tetraploid

Bloom season: mid-late

Reblooms

Foliage: semi-evergreen

LIGHT THE LIGHTS x FALLEN LEAVES

16T74

T
ake a Bow, Prairie’s Edge – Hunter 2021

TAKE A BOW, PRAIRIE’S EDGE is a rather immodest choice for a name, but this cultivar embodies the three main qualities that I am looking for in my plants: northern instant rebloom, good branching, and a pretty face.

TAKE A BOW has burnt orange stippling over a golden yellow base. A darker appearing band consists of more concentrated stippling which matches the double edge. The intensity of the colors varies with the temperature, as indicated in the photos of other views, below, which were all taken in the morning. Lightly ruffled sepals show a slight echo of the band and golden throat. Northern instant rebloom is inherited from LIGHT THE LIGHTS, one of my 2019 introductions. Pod and pollen fertile.

$60 dbl fan


PRAIRIE’S EDGE JOHN ROBERT

16D37

4.5” bloom, 39” tall

3-4 way branching/20 buds

Diploid

Bloom season: early-mid

Reblooms

Foliage: semi-evergreen

(Huben seedling x VANILLA STELLA) x Benzinger seedling


16D37

P
rairie’s Edge John Robert – Hunter 2021

PRAIRIE’S EDGE JOHN ROBERT is a tall, “Look at me!’ plant. The cream self stands out from a distance or in a shaded area. Yellow veins extend through a yellow-green throat to lightly ruffled petal edges. The sepals often do a little twist at the ends. Like its full sibling, METEOR SHOWER, JR boasts northern rebloom. He is an early morning opener and is pod fertile (pollen as yet untested).

JR was selected from my seedling patch by a friend who has an area in her garden for daylilies named after family members. It was grandson #4’s turn to make an appearance in the garden, so this plant was introduced for John Robert.

$60 dbl fan