Daylilies forum: Looking for a daylily

Views: 489, Replies: 8 » Jump to the end

Kimberlya
Jun 25, 2014 7:58 AM CST
Hello, I am looking for a daylily, Lucile Young. She was my great grandmother and I would be thrilled if I could find some of "her" daylilys. My grandmother lived in central Florida. If anyone could give recommendations on how I could manage to find this daylily I would be thrilled.
Tia
Kimberly
Name: Maxine
Cumming, GA (Zone 7a)
Lilies Garden Photography Region: Georgia Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hostas Amaryllis
Container Gardener Irises Bee Lover Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Birds
Image
maxxtenn
Jun 25, 2014 10:08 AM CST
WELCOME TO ATP!

How awesome that a daylily was named for your great grandmother! It might be hard to find since it is so old, as you know.

To start your search, I would recommend that you go to
http://www.daylilies.org/AHSreg12.html

That is the American Hemerocallis Society's link to the Florida region. There are many email addresses there and maybe some of those people have the daylily or could give you some leads to people in Central Florida who have historic daylily gardens.

I hope that someone who reads your post here will have the daylily and can send a piece to you!

You will enjoy being on ATP. There is a lot of good information here and a lot of helpful people.

Maxine
Maxxtenn
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
Image
Xenacrockett
Jun 25, 2014 10:18 AM CST
Welcome! Kimberlya

Kimberlya
Jun 25, 2014 10:22 AM CST
Maxine,
Thank you so much for your kind help. I'm crossing my fingers I can find some.
Kimberly

Kimberlya
Jun 25, 2014 10:23 AM CST
Thank You!
Xenacrockett said: Welcome! Kimberlya


Name: Juli
(Zone 5b)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
Image
daylily
Jun 25, 2014 10:41 AM CST
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Lucile Young')

McCalley is the hybridizer... 1974

I don't think I have heard of that hybridizer before... Anyone else?

If we don't come up with anything, you might try writing an actual snail mail letter to David Kirchhoff of Daylily World. They have a big website. They moved from Florida to Kentucky a few years back, but he grew up with daylilies and hybridizers in Florida. If anyone could tell you about the hybridizer it might be him.

Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Birds Cat Lover
Region: United States of America Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Daylilies Hummingbirder Heucheras
Image
Hemlady
Jun 25, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Kimberlya
Lighthouse Gardens

Kimberlya
Jun 25, 2014 11:16 AM CST
daylily said:http://garden.org/plants/view/55645/Daylily-Hemerocallis-Lucile-Young/

McCalley is the hybridizer... 1974

I don't think I have heard of that hybridizer before... Anyone else?

If we don't come up with anything, you might try writing an actual snail mail letter to David Kirchhoff of Daylily World. They have a big website. They moved from Florida to Kentucky a few years back, but he grew up with daylilies and hybridizers in Florida. If anyone could tell you about the hybridizer it might be him.


Daylily, thank you. I will try that. From what I've found on the web, nothing came from McCalley after 1975 or 76.

Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Bearded Dragon young male
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
Plays in the sandbox Cactus and Succulents Garden Photography Hybridizer Composter Sedums
Image
Gleni
Jul 2, 2014 2:19 AM CST
Welcome! and good luck in your endeavour, Kimberlya.

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Daylilies forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"