Daylilies forum: They have started blooming!

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Weedyseedy
Jul 7, 2014 3:28 PM CST
While I don't have a single modern daylily in my garden, I don't really collect, and some of mine were planted thirty years ago, I still get excited when I grow a few seeds and they bloom. I practically had to drag my wife out to see the latest seedling. (Alright the brush is thirty feet high, the bugs are awful, there's poison iv, snakes, though harmless, fallen branches, and it's my cave---still!) I have been watching some seedling buds for almost a month and yesterday the durn thing bloomed! Added to that a new computer and I still have not figured out how to get photos downloaded from the blasted camera or send them anywhere if I do---still, I can't resist trying to get a picture of this one. The buds were nose high to start with and thumb thick---I thought it might be a stem cracker but it survived. It must be a tet, even if it has a dip pod parent.'
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dormantsrule
Jul 7, 2014 3:37 PM CST
Hurray! Your sdlg is a great shade of red and looks like the scape is sturdy.

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Weedyseedy
Jul 7, 2014 3:56 PM CST
Darn thing is five feet tall---I am a little disappointed because it appears to show more characteristics of Saratoga Pinwheel and not The pollen from Orchid Corsage, which I admit was a bit of an experiment on old Ed Murray. Not certain of ploidy of any of them now---but I'm still having fun. Next---try wild ditch lily pollen on Ed and his kids or Wild Horses pollen which did produce seeds but I lost them---a rather complicated story involving a drugged up person getting into my yard----really it's a crazy tale!!
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 8, 2014 8:07 AM CST
How is your wife doing Weedy. I recall that she was pretty sick about a year ago. Hope she is much better Thumbs up
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Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Jul 9, 2014 5:31 AM CST

Old plants, like old people can be really exciting, Weedyseedy.

That's a beautiful seedling; I'd be proud of one like it in my garden.




Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 9, 2014 6:15 AM CST
I'd certainly be proud of it too! That is a nice red and I think the branching is good too. A sturdy scape will make it a keeper in my books Thumbs up
Vickie
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Weedyseedy
Jul 9, 2014 12:56 PM CST
Thanks people, it keeps on abloomin hard to tell what it will be like next year. Life settling down a bit, my oldest son has his own apartment, moderate autism does not keep him from working and living by himself though I do get phone calls at midnight asking what to do about a sore toe--I think he just wants to talk. My wife has taken to wearing one of those pink shirts with a picture of a pink ribbon on the front and seems perfectly healthy after modified radical surgery-no chemo-no rads no spread life is fun..---Weedy
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 9, 2014 2:51 PM CST
Very good Weedy Thumbs up Thumbs up Glad to hear she is on the mend.
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Weedyseedy
Jul 16, 2014 10:41 AM CST
This batch of seedlings continues to open new siblings of five foot red which continues to crank out the blooms as well. My guess from my journal is that I made the cross in 2010, planted the peat potted seedlings in 2011 (in November---nearly froze my fingers in cold clay) and they still will not all bloom this year----but some will bloom yet. All are red, but all but the tall one are less than three feet tall. I know that crossing a first year seedling is a bit dumb, but time is wasting if I want to see what I can raise out of these, So I used the only tet also in bloom, Wild Horses of all things and I'd like to see someone predict those seedlings!! (If it works)-Weedy
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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Jul 16, 2014 11:18 AM CST
Oh that sounds like an interesting cross! I wouldn't hesitate either, since it takes so long to bloom. I love this shade of red.
Vickie
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caitlinsgarden
Jul 18, 2014 5:53 PM CST
"Implausibility" is a cross of Ed Murray and Ditchlily by Nick Chase. I have one.

Weedyseedy
Jul 18, 2014 8:37 PM CST
If I remember right he used Ed Murray pollen on Europa, might have been easier using ditch lily pollen--he may be trying that the last couple of years. I don't buy many daylilies these days as I can't cope with this place now, but I did consider buying Implausibility. I don't know if I have tet Ed Murray or dip Ed Murray but Saratoga Pinwheel is a tet. I did once get Pardon Me to set seeds with EM pollen but have lost the seedlings in the underbrush here though I think I still have a photo. Of course I'm very slap-dash about crosses, I haven't marked any this year and I've been dabbing Wild Horses on Ed, another old Ed seedling and the new ones-I'm not certain they are taking as I'm not seeing pods sticking. They are just falling off. The other thing is that these blossoms are huge and they are a mushy mess the next day and you get stained fingers trying to dead head them. Two old photos of older seedlings from Ed-
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