Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Tarta') in the Daylilies Database

Data specific to Daylilies (Edit)
AHS link: AHS Daylily Cultivar Info
Hybridizer: Whatley
Year of Registration or Introduction: 1998
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Foliage type: Dormant
Scape height: 23 inches
Bloom size: 5.5 inches
Bloom time: Midseason
Plant Traits: Extended Bloom
Bloom Form: Single
Color description: melon pink with green throat

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Parentage: sdlg x Fusion

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Comments:
Posted by mbouman (St. Peters, Missouri - Zone 6a) on Feb 14, 2012 3:26 PM

Parentage is (NEBO X TET FAIRY TALE PINK) X "Fusion? A of I" as the notebook reads. "A of I" is Kehl's AGE OF INNOCENCE, which Oscie was using. There may have been doubt at the time he put a cross tag on the scape. Instinct played a large part in seedling identification, because Oscie trusted his sense about plants more than he trusted his writing, when he could see it. I can see Age of Innocence as a likely pollen parent when I look at how Tarta opens. Fusion kids don't open this way, as far as I have seen. Tarta passes its round form along to the kids in addition to a lively, sometimes silvery, character to the colors.

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