celestialrose said:LOL Larry! It's definitely a daylily seedling! I am excited to hear from you all that it's pretty remarkable. I definitely thought it something special but wanted to run it by those who would know. It's also definitely a dormant diploid. The cross is: (Cowboy Scarf x Emerald Starburst) x RFK) X Rainbow Maker. There are 5 of that cross but this is the only seedling that increased like that. I am hoping it's beautiful with great bud counts but more than likely I won't score on all counts. It will probably be a woofer.
admmad said:Are the other seedlings in this cross still only single fans?
If they are, then the amount of increase is so unusual, that I expect it may not be typical of the seedling's genetic ability to increase. If that is the case then the seedling may not be able to repeat that rate of increase in other years or possibly more likely, may not be able to repeat that rate of increase when planted in other locations.
To get a better idea if that rate of increase was caused by something unusual in the seedling's environment it would need to be divided into single fans and each fan planted in a different location (different rows) and the rate of increase of the fans counted for several years.
Seedfork said:Well, hopefully it is not like my newbie mistake when I first got into daylilies. I thought I had a miracle multiplier from a plant I bought from Lowe's. It turned out to be nothing unusual at all..those new fans turned out to be nut grass!
Last spring I got so excited about a mystery plant growing on one of my urns out front. I knew it wasn't a weed, and I was thrilled because there were 3 or 4 plants. I posted pics on Instagram and solicited guesses. A gardening buddy in NJ said he thought it looked like one of the many members of the nightshade family, but he had no guesses as to which one.
Months later, I learned that they were indeterminate (and very thick-skinned) cherry tomatoes.