Past Plants of the Day forum: Daylily of the Day: Wild Irish

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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 11, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Background history:

'Wild Irish' is a evergreen tetraploid introduced in 2004 by Mary and Phil Gaskins. They do their hybridizing at Gaskin Daylily Garden in Nashville, Georgia: http://gaskinsdaylilygarden.com/index.php

Wild Irish is an early to mid-season bloomer with possible re-bloom. It is both pod and pollen fertile with 19 registered children: http://garden.org/plants/parentage/70821/

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild Irish') .

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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Wild Irish')
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Mar 12, 2016 10:25 AM CST
I purchased this one from the hybridizer several years ago. Nice rich colored bloom, med-slow growth here in northern Kentucky. Pollen is good. I have not tried to set pod on it.

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Name: Larry
Augusta, GA area (Zone 8a)
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LarryW
Mar 15, 2016 8:38 PM CST
I grew Wild Irish for several years. It increased well and I found it to be fertile both as pod and pollen parent. Of course, I live in the same state as the hybridizer although I am probably about 200 miles north and a little east of the hybridizer's location.
I was particularly impressed with Wild Irish as a pod parent as it gave strong colors anywhere from purple through burgundy to red and even bright pink when cossed with anything in that same color range. As a pollen parent and crossed with a northern pink ('hard' dormant), it gave from pink through an amber/red color that was somewhat unique - at least to me. The cross with the 'hard' dormant resulted in 100% dormant seedlings although crosses with either Sev's or Ev's yielded those same two types. Out of about 25 seedlings, all but 2 had edges, many heavy edges but thinner edges too (none that I would have called "wire" edges), but teeth too. Here are some pictures of my Wild Irish seedlings:

Thumb of 2016-03-16/LarryW/7274ee Larry Allen Miller X Wild Irish

Thumb of 2016-03-16/LarryW/5c82b6 Larry Allen Miller X Wild Irish

Thumb of 2016-03-16/LarryW/5c20a7 Ruffled Strawberry Parfait X Wild Irish

Thumb of 2016-03-16/LarryW/4c4cae Ruffled Strawberry Parfait X Wild Irish

Thumb of 2016-03-16/LarryW/2fda2c Wild Irish X Symphony of Praise

Thumb of 2016-03-16/LarryW/3acc57 Wild Irish X Symphony of Praise



Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
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beckygardener
Mar 15, 2016 10:16 PM CST
Beautiful seedling blooms! Thumbs up
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