Post a reply

Image
Jul 8, 2013 4:48 AM CST
Moderator
Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
Daylilies Forum moderator Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Region: Vermont
Dog Lover Hybridizer Enjoys or suffers cold winters Keeper of Poultry Organic Gardener Pollen collector
From Woodhenge Gardens in Virginia we are traveling north to Hickory Hill Gardens in Loretto, Pennsylvania and the daylilies from the hybridizing program of Clayton Burkey.

In the mid 1970’s when the focus was turning toward hybridizing the rounder, larger tetraploids Clayton was searching for the narrowest of diploids, the spiders. His fascination for spider forms was encouraged by Mrs. Lola Branham, a mentor and friend. He began hybridizing the narrow forms long before the classifications of spider and unusual form were recognized by the AHS. While working to make the tepal segments (sepals and petals) narrow and spidery was a challenge, other interesting shapes emerged with slightly wider segments than desired in the spider form. These were often referred to as exotics and later as spider variants before the official recognition of unusual form. (To learn more about the history of the spiders and unusual forms recommended reading is the AHS publication “Caught in the Web” Spiders & UFs). Clayton’s cultivars are known for their beauty, wonderful plant habits and also for their importance in hybridizing by others seeking to work with spider and unusual forms.

First registrations from Hickory Hill were in 1987, ‘August Eighty-Three’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘Cheerful Thought’, ‘Kirsten My Love’, ‘My Valentine’s Secret’, ‘Starman’s Journey’ and “Sultan’s Expression’. The first cultivar, and perhaps the most important from a hybridizer’s view, to receive an award was ‘Lola Branham’ (1991) with an Honorable Mention (HM) in 1999 and the Lambert/Webster Award for best unusual form in 2003.

‘Lola Branham’ (Burkey 1991)



Considered one of the most beautiful daylilies by collectors and hybridizers, ‘Lola Branham’ has been used extensively in hybridizing. Currently 80 registered cultivars have ‘Lola Branham’ as a parent. The most famous of these is ‘North Wind Dancer’ with a Lambert/Webster Award in 2007 and the recipient of the 2011 Stout Medal. A few other HM winners from Clayton include ‘Kirsten’s Corsage’(1996) in 2002 and ‘Android’(1996) in 2003. ‘Android’ has also been a successful parent with three registrations from hybridizer Don Herr, one unusual form, ‘Jelly Dancer’ (Herr 2010), and two spiders, ‘Dancing in the Sunlight’ (Herr 2006) and a 2009 HM winner ‘Summer Fireworks’ (Herr 2005). Crossing 2002 HM winner ‘Starman’s Fantasy (1991) with ‘Starman’s Delight (2000) gave Clayton three introductions ‘Starman’s Dream’ (2000), ‘Mystical Enchantress’ (2002) and ‘Kirsten Madeline Burkey’ (2000)a 10” crimson spider recognized by garden judges with a 2005 HM Award. Another very successful cultivar from Clayton is ‘Starman’s Quest’ (1989). Awards presented to ‘Starman’s Quest include the HM in 2001, an Award of Merit in 2004 and the R. W. Munson Jr. Award in 2011 for best patterned cultivar. ‘Starman’s Quest’ has proved itself as a hybridizing plant as well. Hybridizers including Tom Polston with a 2011 HM for ‘Bob Faulkner’ (Polston 2006), Michael Miller with several very nice introductions and Jamie Gossard with a 2008 HM for ‘Smoke Scream’, have all used ‘Starman’s Quest’ to further their breeding lines. Jamie Gossard converted the diploid ‘Starman’s Quest’ to tetraploid and produced the tetraploids ‘Upgrade’ (Gossard, J (2007), ‘Ninja Storm’ (Gossard, J 2005) and ‘Purple Cheetah (Gossard, J 2006) a 2010 HM winner.

In 2011 Clayton Burkey was recognized for his outstanding work and contributions in hybridizing with the AHS Bertrand Farr Silver Medal.

To see more of Clayton’s introductions (he also raises beautiful canary’s!) visit his website
http://pidsweb.org/ClaytonBurk...

‘Android’ (Burkey 1996)



‘Kirsten Madeline Burkey’ (Burkey 2000)



‘Starmans’ Quest’ (Burkey 1989)

Image
Jul 8, 2013 6:03 AM CST
Name: Theresa Maris
Bowling Green,KY (Zone 6b)
Birds Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Keeper of Poultry Hybridizer Hummingbirder Herbs
Greenhouse Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Kentucky Plant and/or Seed Trader
The spiders are just lovely, the huge blooms really stand out and they sometimes look as if a curling iron was taken to the petals.
Image
Jul 8, 2013 9:53 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
He really has some beautiful things! Thanks, Char!
Image
Jul 8, 2013 6:03 PM CST
Name: Liz Quinn
Statesville, NC (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Birds Butterflies Cat Lover Composter Daylilies
Dog Lover Heucheras Region: North Carolina
Starmans' Quest was added to my garden last fall. So beautiful.
Liz
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger .
Image
Jul 9, 2013 3:40 PM CST
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
Wonderful article
Image
Jul 9, 2013 4:01 PM CST
Name: Betty
MN zone 4b
Frogs and Toads Birds Hummingbirder Irises Lilies Peonies
Roses Garden Ideas: Level 1 Region: United States of America Hostas Garden Art Echinacea
Two of his daylilies grow here they are Starman's Fantasy


and Starman's Quest
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
Faith is the postage stamp on our prayers!
Betty MN Zone4 AHS member

Last edited by daylilydreams Jul 9, 2013 4:07 PM Icon for preview
Image
Jul 9, 2013 5:51 PM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Well I guess I have the same two that are the most popular.

LOLA BRANHAMThumb of 2013-07-09/Hemlady/9908e2


STARMAN'S QUEST
Thumb of 2013-07-09/Hemlady/e7e986
Lighthouse Gardens
Image
Jul 9, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover
Hummingbirder Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies
Here are a few of Clayton's.
ANDROID and BIRDWING BUTTERFLY.
Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/6dc6da Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/a8b2e1
HELGA BJORNERUD BURKEY ( named after Clayton's mother) and KIRSTEN MADELINE BURKEY (named after his daughter)
Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/939ad5 Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/35f32c
The lovely LOLA ( BRANHAM) named after a friend of Clayton's from Richmond, VA is worthy of at least two pictures. It is a ML bloomer and just began blooming here.
Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/6b6467 Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/cb286f
STARMAN'S QUEST :
Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/cac8e1 Thumb of 2013-07-10/floota/91d32a

That's all I can think of at the moment!
Image
Jul 10, 2013 5:02 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Very beautiful!
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Image
Jul 14, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Name: Vivian
Southeastern Michigan (Zone 6b)
Daylilies
Oh... I got to get me some of those!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lovey dubby
Beautiful
Image
Jul 14, 2013 5:23 PM CST
7A (Zone 7a)
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 1
Canticle of Mary.

Thumb of 2013-07-14/dormantsrule/d0eb2a
Photo used in avatar purchased on istockphoto.com
Avatar for BurrOakJohn
Aug 9, 2013 8:32 PM CST
Name: John Hajdu Heyer
Whitewater Wisconsin -- Burr O (Zone 5a)
Proprietor of Burr Oak Perennials
I have know Clayton Burkey for more that a half century, since I was 14 years old -- he taught me General Science that year. He inspired my interest in hybridizing. I have many of Clayton's cultivars. Two of them that are not mentioned in this forum (unless I have missed something) are "Sophia's Magic" and "Kirsten's Corsage." Both are exceptional performers in my garden. Kirsten's Corsage has received an AHS award, but Sophia's Magic seems to be under the radar. It curls and twists in a variety of graceful ways. It is among my very favorites -- a real asset in the front of the garden. Here it is with his famous "Starman's Quest" in the background. Note how the petal of the one on the left curls clockwise around a bud, while the one on the right curls counterclockwise around a bud.

Thumb of 2013-08-10/BurrOakJohn/7d3545

Kirsten's Corsage also gives a wonderful show, improving each year. These photos are of it with the late-afternoon sun coming through it's petals from behind.

Thumb of 2013-08-10/BurrOakJohn/f4ceca
Thumb of 2013-08-10/BurrOakJohn/f04166
Image
Aug 10, 2013 12:01 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
Region: United States of America Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Daylilies Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Birds Hummingbirder Butterflies Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Ideas: Master Level
John, how interesting to have a hybridizer as a science teacher! Lovely photos too!

Welcome!
Last edited by daylily Aug 10, 2013 6:58 AM Icon for preview
Image
Aug 10, 2013 5:58 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Hybridizer Irises Butterflies Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Birds Region: Michigan Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Heucheras Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
Welcome! Welcome!
Lighthouse Gardens
Avatar for signet
May 10, 2017 7:13 AM CST

Does anyone know if Clayton Burkey hybridized a daylily by the name of H. Kirsten's Curls? If yes , would anyone have a picture of it by any chance ?

I just bought /received a df of Kirsten's Curls but cant find any info on the plant. Hoping to get info on this plant to confirm if it is Kirsten's Curls or Kirsten's Corsage.
Thanks in advance for any help
Last edited by signet May 10, 2017 7:43 AM Icon for preview
Image
May 10, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Name: Julie C
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Garden Photography Region: Virginia Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Heucheras Cat Lover
Hummingbirder Clematis Lilies Birds Garden Art Butterflies
That image shown on the above post does not look like Clayton's KIRSTEN MADELINE BURKEY. It is red! I think Meg used this image in the DJ when the
article about Clayton receiving the Bertrand Farr Medal was written up. Clayton actually saw this plant growing in my friends garden some years ago on a regional garden tour and commented how well grown it was.

Image
May 11, 2017 6:44 AM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Region: Florida Region: Gulf Coast Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography
Keeps Horses Daylilies Lilies Hummingbirder Dog Lover Butterflies
@floota Thanks Julie... I merely posted the first image that I saw in the system.

@signet, there is also another CV named Karen's Curls, but its a Reinke introduction. Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Karen's Curls')
Stan
(Georgia Native in Florida)
http://garden.org/blogs/view/G...
Avatar for signet
May 13, 2017 7:30 AM CST

Thanks Stan . I did find Karen's Curls in the database .

As it turns out I got another email from the seller . The plant I got is Kirsten's Coursage not Kirsten's Curls . He apologised and again reiterated that this confusion has been ongoing for him since he bought the plant as Kirsten's Curls but was not .

He had mixed up the names again . I feel for him because as we all know a daylily really is only as good as it's name and when that gets mixed up we have ongoing fiasco's like the Magic Dawn
nightmare that continues to this day and no one and I mean no one is willing to do anything about it ......they just keep selling the daylily Howdy as Magic Dawn.

So thanks to all who posted .....I appreciate your help.
Image
May 15, 2017 9:56 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Butterflies Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Region: Oklahoma Lilies Irises
Hybridizer Hummingbirder Hostas Daylilies Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I grow Kristen's Curls. It is a Polston 2010. I guess I have never posted a pic of it on here. Not to be confused with Kristen's Corsage as they are very different even tho I don't grow Kristen's Corsage, it has been on my want list but I have never added it. I also grow Karen's Curls. These don't seem that difficult to keep straight. Re-naming and selling a registered plant under a different name is just not right.
Kidfishing
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
  • Started by: Char
  • Replies: 19, views: 4,794
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Murky and is called "Coleus Redhead"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.