Daylilies forum: Daylily hybrids

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GAV65
Dec 23, 2012 10:40 PM CST
Do any members of this forum know if anyone has created a hybrid plant from a daylily and a plant outside the Hemerocallis genus? I am thinking about trying to do this.
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daylily
Dec 24, 2012 2:57 AM CST
If I understand, your talking about, say, crossing a daylily to a delphinium to get a blue daylily?

I don't recall hearing of anyone crossing a daylily to anything else, but I have wondered about it. If we could get delphinium blue, impatient pinks, pansy purple, etc... It would certainly change the daylily as we know it.

Would this be actual cross breeding, or more like genetic splicing?
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lovemyhouse
Dec 24, 2012 8:14 AM CST
This topic would be interesting to pursue, I'm thinking? Thumbs up
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philljm
Dec 24, 2012 7:06 PM CST
Kinda like crossing a lion and a tiger huh?
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Casshigh
Dec 25, 2012 9:42 AM CST
I posted this question on the AHS Daylily Robin, as I remember reading or hearing that it could not be done. The consensus is that the cross can sometimes sucessfully be done between plants of the same GENUS, but not from one FAMILY to another. Also, between genuses, the offspring would, like a mule, be sterile. So, if you are sucessful in making that cross work, you will be breaking several laws, and we cannot bail you out. Again.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Dec 25, 2012 9:54 AM CST
But it would be a nifty feat. To get a true blue daylily, like this beeee-YEW--tifull one of Fred's imaginative composition? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

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