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Name: Celeste
central New Hampshire (Zone 4b)
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celestialrose
Jan 12, 2021 3:27 PM CST
I have wanted to share pictures of some of my seedlings but have been a bit shy, considering I just started and these are my first-ever seedlings. There are some pretty impressive hybridizers on here so I hope my humble seedlings are worthy of sharing. Crossing Fingers! I did show a few of these in a seedling thread but some have not been shown before. There will be hundreds more each year to look forward to since I went a little crazy and continue to hybridize like a mad woman. Green Grin! I couldn't be happier with my new addiction.

These all bloomed in 2020 as seeds started in 2019 so I am quite pleased. I wasn't expecting blooms so soon since I am in zone 4b. As a 'new mom' I thought they are beautiful and I am only showing the ones with good plant habit/bud counts. I know that the plants were still immature so am confident they will improve some in subsequent years.
Thanks for looking and for your feedback, good or bad.

And if anyone is looking for seeds to start, check out my ad over on classifieds. I need to get rid of more seeds or else I will think I have to start them ALL! Hilarious!

DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE X PARTY EVERY DAY (sdlg. 24), love the white edge on this one

This is an 8 inch bloom, 15 buds in first year, 36" tall, 4- way branching
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DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE X PARTY EVERY DAY (sdlg. 4)
This had 5-way branching, 8 inch bloom, 36" tall, 26 buds

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I have 25 seedlings of this cross and all have 7 - 8 inch blooms, good bud counts (some were 27 buds or more) and good branching and all were nice blooms. Those were my favorites.

PATRICK STARFISH X CLIFFJUMPER (sdlg. #1)....there were 7 in total, all looked fairly similiar.
This one is a 7 1/2" bloom, 34" tall, 12 buds

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BENTLEY SAMUEL X RED RIVER DANCER, sdlg. #3
34" tall, 7 inch bloom, 12 buds, pod fertile (I dared to set a pod)


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MIRROR SHADES X DARIN BOYLES #1 and #2

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Orange is my least favorite daylily color but this seedling was exceptional in plant habit. Bought the seeds off the Lily Auction.
It was very tall at 43"; blooms are 10 inches across; 18 buds, good branching
HEAVENLY ORANGE SCORCHER X HEAVENLY WAY BIG #2

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BOB FAULKNER X DARIN BOYLES (sdlg. #6)
This cross produced 10 seedlings, all different, and all beautiful. This bitone was my favorite of the bunch:

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Another Patrick Starfish x Cliffjumper seedling
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SMOKE SCREAM X MALACHITE SUNBIRD
This seedling blew me away. I kept going back to stare at it every time it bloomed.

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ALICE BAIER X MONEY MAKER #1
had good branching, 7 inch bloom, 17 buds

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ALIENS IN THE GARDEN X HEAVENLY WAY BIG
17 buds, 10 inch bloom
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MADE YOU BLUSH X ISABELLE ROSE #4
This is a huge 10 inch bloom and it's fragrant!

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EMERALD STARBURST X ROSE F. KENNEDY #1


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THE THIN AIR X SPARKLING GIANTS, 8 inch bloom

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One more shot of the first seedling I posted: Disturbance in the Force x Party Every Day #24....love it!
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TRANSFORMER X EXOTIC STARFISH (siblings)


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REGENCY HEIGHTS X GREEN TOKEN
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BLUE VENOM X HAKUNA MATATA



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There were many, many more but this post is getting long so I will end it here. Smiling
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jan 12, 2021 3:42 PM CST
Lots of beautiful blooms on your seedlings!
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Jan 12, 2021 3:52 PM CST
All are pretty, Celeste! I think my top favorites are the first one and the last one.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jan 12, 2021 3:52 PM CST
Congrats on your gorgeous seedlings, Celeste! Love these three the best: SMOKE SCREAM X MALACHITE SUNBIRD, Disturbance in the Force x Party Every Day #24, and BLUE VENOM X HAKUNA MATATA. Whether you decide to register them or not, if you have any of these seedlings for sale someday, I will be very interested in them.
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jillz
Jan 12, 2021 4:01 PM CST
I really like MADE YOU BLUSH X ISABELLE ROSE but there are a lot of nice seedlings there
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Jan 12, 2021 4:27 PM CST
Lot's of wonderful blooms up there. Your courage on BENTLEY SAMUEL X RED RIVER DANCER sure paid off. What a nice looking bloom.
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Jan 12, 2021 5:57 PM CST
Gorgeous, Celeste!
Touch_of_sky on the LA

DaviJK
Jan 13, 2021 5:35 AM CST
Exceptional, Celeste. Atta girl!
Name: Kenny Shively
Rineyville, KY. region 10. (Zone 6b)
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kennysh
Jan 13, 2021 6:42 AM CST
All super blooms, great job on your hybridizing. Probably the first seedling(#24)and the thin air × sparkling giants. Wow you get blooms in one yr. In zone 4b. You are certainly doing something right.!!!! Keep up the good work. Thumbs up Thank You!
Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Jan 13, 2021 6:45 AM CST
Outstanding first seedlings.
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Jan 13, 2021 8:31 AM CST
EMERALD STARBURST X ROSE F. KENNEDY #1


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Am I really seeing incredible blue stamens on this? Is there any other cultivar that shows this trait?
Considering this is a backcross of child and parent plant, this could be a recessive trait that has remained hidden a good long while.
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Jan 13, 2021 8:36 AM CST
You are doing great!

I love the color on seedling #24 from Disturbance x Party.
Agree Smoke Scream x Malachite Sunbird is special and I would be going back staring at it also.
Blue Venom x Hakuna Matata, the last photo, yes!

None of them are dogs, all very pretty. Since New Hampshire is pretty far north, it will be interesting to hear how these end up performing by way of bud count, branching and rebloom. I think it must be that if they do well on those counts where you are, they would do even better where I am.
Name: Justine
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Hembrain
Jan 13, 2021 8:46 AM CST
Wonderful and beautiful! Thank you for sharing. You have an eye for colorful material, and that is reflected in the look of your hembabies! I am especially ga-ga for the Smoke Scream x Malachite Sunbird kid. Hurray! Drooling
The obstacle IS the path...
Name: Diana
Southeast Missouri (Zone 6a)
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DraDiana
Jan 13, 2021 11:01 AM CST
DraDiana said:EMERALD STARBURST X ROSE F. KENNEDY #1


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Am I really seeing incredible blue stamens on this? Is there any other cultivar that shows this trait?
Considering this is a backcross of child and parent plant, this could be a recessive trait that has remained hidden a good long while.

I answered my own question by searching other child plants of these parents.
Exotic Emerald (Exotic Pattern X Emerald Starburst) has blue stamen tips, and so does Exotic Pattern. From what I see in the photos, the blue is only visible before the pollen is released.
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plasko20
Jan 13, 2021 2:29 PM CST
I am also a fan of smokescreen x emerald starburst. Very 'trippy'.
But there are so many other nice ones there, also. I am so jealous you have Cliffjumper to cross with. I drool over it everytime I see it (by photos I think it could be my most fave daylily to date), but it is almost impossible to get thesedays. I think grandkids daylilies has them, but they only do 19th-century forms of payment (checks or money orders), and no real 21st-century forms of payment (e.g. credit cards or Paypal). And Gossard is all out of stock for the next few years. So I am stuck. If you ever need to split your Cliffjumper and want to sell a fan or 2, let me know.

And thanks again, Celeste, for the seeds. All of the ones I have started have 100% germination so far! Yay.

Good job on the crossings. Hurray!
Gardening: So exciting I wet my plants!
Name: Celeste
central New Hampshire (Zone 4b)
Region: New Hampshire Daylilies Hybridizer Birds Cat Lover Butterflies
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celestialrose
Jan 13, 2021 3:27 PM CST
THANK YOU ALL so much for your positive comments! Whew....I feel uplifted to know it wasn't just me in thinking they were special. (Or else you all are just extra polite and kind!) I had so many more seedlings with pretty faces but the bud counts and branching aren't there yet (if ever) so I just showed the best performers. However, all of the Dist. in the Force x Party Every Day babies had excellent plant habits and interesting, if not mind-blowing, blooms. I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that these are immature seedlings in a cold zone and already exhibiting sturdy plants under them with good branching and bud counts. I will be interested in seeing what changes/improvements may occur. And so excited to see all the hundreds new seedling crosses that will bloom every year. I have a small yard and have had to scramble to find space and make new seedling beds as this addiction grows out of control. I make way too many seeds because I can't stop pollinating!

Just because I have the photos I thought it would be interesting to post some of the other seedlings of that cross to show you the variation and similarities. I find it fascinating. There are 25 seedlings and all but one were purple. The lone rebel is completely white!


Disturbance in the Force x Party Every Day seedlings, siblings to the 2 already shown. All are 7 - 8 inch blooms on husky plants with great branching and bud counts.

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to show the branching on these young seedlings:
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this is the same seedling, but with a different look on a different day

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How much do you all think these seedlings will change as they mature? I noticed that some of them took on slightly different looks just from the first bloom to the last so I would imagine I am in for some surprises this summer. Smiling

To show the size of some of these blooms compared to my hand; I think this one was close to 9 inches

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One I forgot to show:

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[Last edited by celestialrose - Jan 13, 2021 3:48 PM (+)]
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Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Zoia
Jan 14, 2021 7:09 PM CST
Holy smokes, those are amazing! If we ever get back to doing things live, would you consider a garden visitor? I would love to see your seedlings in action! They are my favorite shapes and colors! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you. I really hope we can all get back to live garden visitation next summer... Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Thumbs up
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jan 14, 2021 7:36 PM CST
Wow, all the siblings look amazing! I really like the one below the white one.
Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Jan 14, 2021 7:41 PM CST
A bit shy. I think you were just holding out . Lol
Your seedlings are amazing. Love all the hints of blue. Drooling
Those all are beauties. Love the twirly uf.
Loving those dark ones too. Hurray!
Every home needs a daylily, and every daylily needs a home.
Name: Gary
Pennsylvania (Zone 6a)
MochaJoe
Jan 16, 2021 7:10 AM CST
Wow Celeste all look great I just started in 2019 and only had a few bloom in 2020. We were just talking about record keeping sounds like you are doing things right but do record as much info as time permits. I would like to know a couple of things if you don't mind, when ( month) did you start your seeds and when were they planted in the beds? Also do you fertilize ? How about your soil conditions? Thanks

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