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Name: Char
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Char
Jun 24, 2013 4:34 AM CST

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Daylilies hybridized by Jack Carpenter can be found gracing the gardens around the world. Perhaps it is his hybridizing philosophy that “a moderately attractive flower having hardiness, vigor and disease resistance is to be preferred over lavishly beautiful flowers that must be pampered and cared for unendingly” which makes his cultivars so desirable. The success of his hybridizing program proves there is no need to sacrifice beauty for the wonderful carefree plant the daylily is known for, the introductions from Jack Carpenter have both.

Jack grew up in Houston, Texas and was introduced to daylilies at the age of 13. While in middle school he began growing and hybridizing daylilies as a hobby with his first purchase in 1955. Later college became a priority, but his love for daylilies became his career. Jack Carpenter owned and operated The Lily Farm, located just beyond the Louisiana border in Center, Texas, until the spring of 2010 when after over 50 years of hybridizing he decided it was time to sell the farm. The Lily Farm is now owned by Mark Carpenter Jack’s nephew.

Jack Carpenter has introduced 563 cultivars according to the latest update in the AHS database. His first registrations in 1971, ‘Pink Pasha’ and ‘Symmetrical Beauty’, were both diploids. In 1991 Jack registered his first tetraploids ‘Browyn’, ‘Mount Herman Melody’ and ‘Raspberry Sunshine’. Recognition in the AHS Awards and Honors system came when ‘Catherine Neal’ (1981), a rich purple diploid, received and an Honorable Mention (HM) and in 1990 the Award of Meri t (AM). ‘Dena Marie’(1992), registered as a dormant rose pink fragrant diploid, was recognized with three awards, an HM in 1997, an AM in 2000 and the 1999 L. Ernest Plouf Award. The L. Ernest Plouf award was established by the AHS in 1979 to recognize the most fragrant dormant daylily as observed by garden judges. The award was discontinued in 2004 with the last cultivar to receive the L. Ernest Plouf award in 2003 being ‘Lavender Blue Baby’, a 1996 registration from Jack Carpenter. ‘Lavender Blue Baby’ is Jack’s most awarded introduction. Receiving the HM in 2001, the L. Ernest Plouf in 2003, an AM in 2004, the Don C. Stevens award for the best boldly eyed or banded daylily and the highest cultivar honor the Stout Silver Medal, both in 2007. At the 2008 AHS National Convention not only did Jack Carpenter receive the highest honor for a cultivar, the Stout Silver Medal for ‘Lavender Blue Baby’, but he also had the honor of receiving the highest personal award for recognition in hybridizing, the Bertrand Farr Silver Medal.

Lavender Blue Baby (Carpenter-J, 1996)



Over the past few years the color patterns seen in the Carpenter diploids have gained wide recognition with growers and hybridizers. The first of these to be recognized as having an outstanding pattern is ‘Texas Kaleidoscope’ (2001) recipient of the 2010 R.W. Munson, Jr. Award for best patterned cultivars. ‘Cosmic Kaleidoscope’ (2006) another patterned beauty in the “kaleidoscope” series and a child of ‘Texas Kaleidoscope’ received a 2011 HM. Other 2011 awards were an AM for Jay Farquhar and HM’s for Pat Soileau, Ring the Bells of Heaven and Song of the Empire. In total 5 specialty awards, 72 HM’s, 8 AM’s and the Stout medal have all been awarded to Carpenter introductions. Even though Jack has sold The Lily Farm, his introductions continue to receive recognition proving the value of his philosophy. In 2012 two very distinctive cultivars, Terry Lyninger and Texas Feathered Fancy received HM’s.

Jack Carpenter’s previous and last introductions continue to be offered by Mark at The Lily Farm and on the Lily Farm website. http://lilyfarm.com/

Catherine Neal (Carpenter-J, 1981)



Dena Marie (Carpenter-J, 1992)



Texas Kaleidoscope ( Carpenter-J, 2001)



Song of the Empire (Carpenter-J, 2004)



Terry Lyninger (Carpenter-J, 2003)



Texas Feathered Fancy (Carpenter-J, 2006)


Name: Kim W
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kimkats
Jun 24, 2013 8:44 AM CST
Here arev2 from my garden Big Grin

Orange Aglow


Plum Eyed Delight

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 24, 2013 11:20 AM CST
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 24, 2013 11:25 AM CST
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Name: Debra
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shive1
Jun 24, 2013 1:34 PM CST
Here are some of mine.

DIVINELY BLESSED and FREEDOM'S TRIUMPH


PALACE GARDEN BEAUTY and TEXAS BLUE EYES


LEVI DAVIS and PATSY CARPENTER


HAPPY CHARMER and BETTIE LOUISE PRINCE


TRANSCENDANT LOVE and WARRIOR VICTORIOUS
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Debra
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 24, 2013 1:52 PM CST
Those are lovely ones Debra Thumbs up Thumbs up
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OldGardener
Jun 24, 2013 1:58 PM CST
OOOh - one of my favorite hybridizers! Double Donnie is in bud but hasn't yet bloomed and I just received Fancy Face, Texas Blue Eyes, and Lavender Blue Baby so I don't have any photos of themyet but I do have photos for:


Gene Walker


Mississippi Red Dragon


One Day at a Time

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Red and White Delight
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jun 24, 2013 3:22 PM CST
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Emquinn
Jun 24, 2013 6:23 PM CST
Catherine Neal is one of my favorite daylilies. Also, have Lavender Blue Bay both are stunning and definitely catch your eye when blooming.
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Name: Debra
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shive1
Jun 24, 2013 6:52 PM CST
OldGardener - You have some nice Carpenters I've never seen before. Thanks for posting your photos!
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OldGardener
Jun 24, 2013 7:11 PM CST
The oldies are still goodies to me Smiling
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floota
Jun 25, 2013 10:55 AM CST
Here are some of Jack's that do well here - some are REAL oldies, and a couple of newer ones.
Marie Hooper Memorial is a GIGANTIC bloom, and Lavender Stardust:


Dena Marie ( taken a couple of days ago) and Jealous Refinement:

Mary Frances Ragain and Lavender Blue Baby. I got to present Jack with the Stout Medal the year he won it ( 2008) in Houston. You'll never believe the lengths we went to
in order to get him to that meeting. Thank goodness for his nephew Mark! Jack told me he wasn't much for awards but he agreed to attend the awards presentation after much coaxing.

Bronze Eyed Beauty and Caledonian Beauty:

Palace Garden Beauty and Essence of Royalty. I got rid of Essence last year because it was often splotchy. Life is too short!

Artisan's Touch and Red Eyed Fantasy:

Terry Lyninger and How Beautiful Heaven Must Be:

Sunrise Sunset Beautiful and Mark Alan Carpenter ( blooming now - superb!)

Land of Our Fathers and Plum Eyed Delight:

Probably my favorite right now is Waxen Splendor. Blooms are perfect every day, although blooms can look a little different from day to day.
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I used to grow several others, Peppermint Delight, Our Friend Sally ( below) and Red Loveliness(below):
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How could I forget Fancy Face and Cosmic Kaleidoscope?

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Name: Ann
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annred97
Jun 25, 2013 12:26 PM CST
Jack's daylilies have been favorites of mine since nearly the beginning of my daylily addiction :~)
Here are a few that live in my garden.

BOLD AWAKENING and BETTIE LOUISE PRINCE


FANCY FACE and GRACE FROM ABOVE
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JAY FARQUHAR and MARY JANE CARPENTER


MOUNT HERMAN INTRIGUE and MOUNT HERMAN MAJESTY


TEXAS BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET and VERNON CARPENTER



Name: Lisa
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mlt
Jun 25, 2013 7:56 PM CST
I don't have very many of Jack Carpenter's intros, but I just love the ones I have. I practically jump up and down every time I see SEMAC bloom!

SEMAC:


Texas Beautiful Bouquet:

Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Jun 26, 2013 3:03 PM CST
Some of my favorite daylilies were hybridized by Jack Carpenter. Treasure of the Southwest has a unique color that I find appealing. Not a pink, not a red, not an orange. But under the right light a combination of all those colors.
Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Jun 26, 2013 3:29 PM CST
Meant to post another picture of Treasure of the Southwest taken before noon. The triplet picture was taken in mid afternoon........Maryl

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Name: Debra
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shive1
Jun 26, 2013 4:10 PM CST
Treasure of the Southwest is such a beauty! I love its color!

Here are a few I left out of my other post.

JAY FARQUHAR


ORCHID ELEGANCE


LAVENDER STARDUST


LAVENDER LOVELINESS

Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jun 26, 2013 5:11 PM CST
Mary Frances Ragain
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Song in my Heart, rain bederzzled, but still pretty



I might still have Terry Lyninger, will have to see if it survived the drought.



Courtesy of Lisa (mlt), I have Texas Beautiful Bouquet. Thank you, Lisa!!!
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Maryl
Jun 27, 2013 12:17 AM CST
I'm loving that Jay Farquhar.....Maryl
Name: Char
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Char
Jun 27, 2013 2:12 PM CST

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Jack is one of my favorite hybridizers, too. Presenting Jack with the Stout Medal must have been so exciting! The images are wonderful. A few of my favorites that haven't been shown yet...and a few that have...

Empire Queen

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Sculpted Treasure

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Texas Blue Eyes

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Mount Herman Intrigue

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Kansas Kitten

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