Daylilies forum: ATP Series: The Daylilies of Jesse and Terah George

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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Jun 10, 2013 4:48 AM CST

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This week we travel to Jasper, Alabama and the hybridizing programs of Jessie and Terah George.

Jesse and Terah George attended the same high school in Alabama where they dated and later married. After moving to Auburn, Alabama both Jesse and Terah graduated from Auburn University and accepted teaching positions. Terah taught home economics while Jesse taught agri-business and English. Jesse also coached track, basketball, football and baseball and was the principle of an elementary school for several years. They became interested in daylilies while on vacation in 1990 returning home with a carload of daylilies instead of the roses they had intended to purchase.

T & M Garden was started and named after Terah and her mother when they decided to raise daylilies as a hobby. After Terah and her mother became interested in hybridizing Jesse joined in and the garden was renamed JTM Garden. Jesse’s main hybridizing interest was for pinks, unusual forms, spiders and doubles while Jesse chose to work with eyes and edges. They both concentrate on working for large flowers, good plant habits, rebloom and consistency of form. The first introductions were in 2000 when Jesse introduced ‘Mama Mae’ a gold edged pink named for Terah’s mother. Others introduced by Jesse in 2000 were ‘Camera Shy’ an eyed ivory bloom and ‘Coach’s Edge’, ‘Coach’s Fast Break’ and ‘Coach’s Pride’ the beginning of his “Coach’s” series named for his time spent as a sports coach. Terah’s first four introductions also in 2000 were ‘First Horizon’ a burnt sienna double form, ‘Pink and Proud’, ‘Key Lime Special’ and ‘Primetime Red’. With the 2001 introductions Terah started “Smith Lake” series name for her pink lines with ‘Smith Lake Charmer’ and ‘Raspberry Twizzler’ started the “Twizzler” series for the spiders and unusual forms.

With goals focusing not only on beautiful flowers, but also on the plant underneath it was not long before their introductions were noticed by garden judges. Both Jesse and Terah received 2005 Honorable Mentions, Jesse for ‘Coach’s Fast Break’ and Terah for ‘Key Lime Special’. Three other’s from Jesse’s “Coach’s” series have also received Honorable Mentions, ‘Coach’s Pride’ in 2006, ‘ Coach’s Class Act’ in 2007 and ‘Coach’s Winning Edge’ in 2008. Terah’s double forms have been equally recognized with Honorable Mentions for ‘Alabama Wildfire’ in 2008, ‘Double Blue Blood’ in 2009 and ‘Double Dog Dare You’ in 2010. From her unusual form lines both ‘Banana Smoothie’, a beautiful tall, 10” yellow and ‘Loose Reins’ a 9” pink have both received Honorable Mentions.

To find more of the George’s introductions you can do a search of the ATP Database or visit their website. http://www.jtmgardens.com/

Key Lime Special (George-T 2000)



Coach’s Class Act (George-J 2004)



Double Dog Dare You (George-T 2006)



Banana Smoothie (George-T 2006)



Coach's Bag of Bones (George-J 2007)


Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jun 10, 2013 8:38 AM CST
I'm so glad you are spotlighting the Georges! Terah's unusual forms are among the best performers in my garden.

RASPBERRY TWIZZLER has fabulous branching and bud count, and usually reblooms for me.


GRAPE TWIZZLER is usually my highest budded UF. It's much taller than registered here and has always rebloomed.


EYE ON A STRING is a good performer too and usually reblooms.


I only have one of Jesse's, but it's a real sweetheart.

QUIET TIME


Debra in nashville
Name: Juli
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daylily
Jun 10, 2013 5:28 PM CST
Very interesting, Char! I don't think I have ever seen a George intro growing around my area. They are probably here - I just need to get out more! Rolling my eyes.

Sounds like they are interested in about all aspects of daylilies. That makes it nice when you visit a garden. With all the variety, there is something there you will like!

Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Jun 10, 2013 5:49 PM CST

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This one was really interesting to do, (they all are). I've been watching their intro's from the website updates for several years and really like the variety of colors and forms. Terah does have some really nice UF's , Eye on a String sounds great! And Jesse...well Coach's Bag of Bones came this spring Smiling It's a Sherry Lane Carr kid so I'm hoping it will do well this far north. He has a new one Monica Lee Smith that I have been eyeballing Whistling I see enlarging the sculpted form beds...again...in my near future! Just redid the dragon section this spring and it's full...
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Jun 11, 2013 4:26 AM CST
These are two people who have been great friends for many years, both have registered daylilies that do well every where. Terah's DOUBLE BLUE BLOOD has been on the Region 14 Popularity Poll for several years.
A SPECIAL RAINBOW Terah 2013

CHRISTMAS TIMES A COMING Terah 2013
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DOUBLE SCREAMER Terah 2011 (Best double at our Regional this year)

JOE M LANGDON Jessie 2012

KATHLEEN MANNING Jessie 2010

KENNETH RASCO Jessie 2013

MONICA LEE SMITH Jessie 2013

RAINBOW IN MOTION Terah 2012

RED WIGGLER Terah 2011

COACH'S BRAIDED ANGEL Jessie 2009

DOUBLE DODAD Terah 2010

DOUBLE EYED DANDY Terah 2001

Will post more later.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 11, 2013 7:47 AM CST
Those are very nice!!! I imagine since you are good friends that you probably have more of his than anyone else on here does.
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Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Jun 12, 2013 4:53 AM CST
I have grown most of there things since 2001
FIRST HORIZON Terah 2001

JIMMY LOUISE MILLER Jessie 2012


Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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floota
Jun 13, 2013 11:22 AM CST
Only a few of Jesse's and Terah's grow here but they do great. Glad to know that they are good performers in a similar climate!


Here is COACH'S CLASS ACTt:


Terah's DOUBLE BLUE BLOOD:


Terah's KEY LIME SPECIAL. The throat on this one glows!


That's it. Sure do like Terah's Unusual forms, thought!
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Jun 14, 2013 4:04 AM CST

SISTER MAGIC Jessie 2013

Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Jun 15, 2013 4:02 AM CST
We grow a few of Jesse and Terah's stuff

DEBBIE DANIELS
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DOUBLE BLUE BLOOD
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COACH'S PAINTED ROCK


COACH'S SEEING EYE
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COACH'S BAG OF BONES
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RED WIGGLER


COACH'S ALL STAR


DOUBLE SCREAMER


SISTER MAGIC


COACH'S MAGIC MAN


EYE ON A STRING


BANANA SMOOTHIE
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KATHLEEN MANNING
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MANGO SUNDAE
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jun 15, 2013 7:03 AM CST
All are so pretty! I really love Coach's Class Act and although doubles are not usually in my favorites, I like First Horizon a lot. Thumbs up
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Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Jun 15, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Coach's Bag of Bones is on my long list. I now see Mango Sunday and it will join it. He has some nice colors.....Maryl

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