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Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Carlson-A.
Year of Registration or Introduction: 2013
Foliage type: Semi-evergreen
Scape height: 23 inches
Bloom size: 6 inches
Bloom time: Midseason-Late
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bud Count: 26-30
Branching: 4-way
Fertility: Pod Fertile
Pollen Fertile
Bloom Traits: Self
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: cantaloupe-melon tinge of green deep in throat, darker cantaloupe picotee edge

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Parentage: Sherry Lane Carr X Sdlg.


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Posted by RavenCroft (Central NY - Zone 5a) on Jan 20, 2014 8:54 PM

Hybridizer's notes: Ira Penn is named to honor my online mentor, Ira Penn! Ira & I have never met in person. We met on the Lily Auction site, when I purchased a few daylilies from him about 6-7 years ago. We just hit it off & kept in touch. At the time he had moved, with his wife, Dee-Dee, to the state of Washington, after having lived in TN & the DC area. Although he was no longer hybridizing, he encouraged me to get out there & give it a try. He had kept a few of his select seedlings & showed me a few photos of them in one of his emails. One of them just jumped off the page. It had such a glow & countenance about it, & to my surprise, it showed up on my doorstep not long after! I garden named it PENNelope & I used it in my 1st fledgling programs. When I showed Ira the results, he admired this one (sdlg RAV 11-006) greatly, especially that bit of a darker picotee on the melon color self. When the stats were recorded & RAV 11-006 proved worthy of registration, I asked Ira if he would allow me to name it for him. The rest is history.

Ira Penn is a girly girl, round, ruffled bloom, in a gorgeous cantaloupe melon colored self, over a tinge of green deep in the throat. It holds well in the heat, although the cantaloupe coloring will lighten a little throughout the day, emphasizing even more the darker picotee edge.

Hgt: 23"
Bloom: 6"
BR: 2 way with a terminal Y
BC: 28

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