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Feb 8, 2010 6:59 AM CST
|Curt was one of the people who really got me interested in daylilies in a big way - I actually met him through witchazels. I just love his intros - talk about thinking outside the box!
I will come back periodically and add more images here... but wanted to get this going!
One of my current favorites is Agean Wind. It has the most beautiful color, and is a large bloom.
Feb 8, 2010 7:02 AM CST
|Then there is the very strange
This is a closeup of the throat.
Feb 8, 2010 7:06 AM CST
|Roaring Fork has been a great parent for me.
Feb 8, 2010 7:10 AM CST
|Zegunruhe is one I never hear anyone talk about. It is a lovely thing, great grower, and makes a very showy clump.
Feb 8, 2010 7:16 AM CST
|Kissed Off is another I never hear mentioned, but one of my very favorites. It is not a tall plant, but makes a wonderful clump. Superb branching. A lovely rose red self, with a screaming green throat.
Feb 10, 2010 7:55 AM CST
|Curt's plants are some of the best here in my Vermont garden. Hardy, great branching, budcount and distinctive, a major factor in my purchases. This is his Glass Bead Game.
Feb 10, 2010 7:57 AM CST
|Another great one...Feminist Bookstore.
Feb 10, 2010 8:19 AM CST
|I love these pictures ! Arrogant Bastard is a beautiful flower with an amazing plant habit !
Feb 10, 2010 8:25 AM CST
|Love Comes Quickly. I do enjoy the pleated throats !
Feb 11, 2010 8:06 PM CST
|Tall Blonde - I just love it, but I don't have it (yet). My cousin, the sister I never had, bought it in 2008, so I will hopefully get a fan or two soon! |
Feb 11, 2010 8:29 PM CST
|Love or Else - the clematis that's engulfing it is gone now! |
Feb 11, 2010 9:34 PM CST
|I spoke to Curt a few days ago, and the catalog for this year should be at the printers by now. When the catalog is mailed, they will be working on getting his website up and running - finally!|
Beautiful pics Lisa! Love or Else grew here for many, many years!
Here is another that I love.... Allison's Wedding. It consistently has the highest bud count in my garden. I have it planted in front of a Japanese Nine Bark. The dark foliage of the ninebark shows off the light pink blooms very well.
Feb 22, 2010 11:02 AM CST
|Love Curt's daylilies. Strong artsy colors. Good plant habits.|
Zughanrue (or however it is spelled) is one of my favorites. Never takes the best pic as a single flower but wowsie what color! Luckily it never blooms just one blossom.
I highly recommend it.
Here's another favorite
SKYHOOKS - enough with all those ruffles, edges and fancy stuff. This one is smooth!
Feb 22, 2010 11:05 AM CST
|Looks like 'Love Comes Quickly' must get to my home!!! Guess I'll put that on my trade request.|
Another top daylily of Curt's is Joan Derifield. Strong rose cerise color. Lg showy flower. This should become a stout contender!
Mar 1, 2010 7:04 AM CST
I heard that Curt's catalog was passed out at the Region 2 meeting over the weekend. That means that those of you on his mailing list will be getting the catalog soon!
I miss doing his catalog for him. I loved doing it, but it was to time consuming when I was working.
I am not sure he is going to update his website for a while though.
Mar 2, 2010 9:43 AM CST
|Am looking forward to seeing his new intros. We used to get to see them early during the winter symposiums but I could not afford to go to them this year.|
No website? Geeze...is he nuts?
In the Heart of Northern Mecca (Zone 5b)
Mar 2, 2010 2:33 PM CST
|Curt has some special collections this year priced at $500 each:|
Tetra Trahlyta Collection: Accidental Tourist, Alien Data Base, Articulate Matrix, Black Falcon Ritual, First Officer's Log, Fixed Income (NEW!!), Jerry Hyatt, Kinky Reggae, Shadow Cabinet, Solitary Loon.
AND 2 Sculpted Forms Collections containing 10 and 11 cultivars.
2010 Spring Collection (13 plants): $900
2010 Fall Collection (12 plants): $1200
I wish I had a scanner...but here are most of the descriptions for everyone:
Spring 2010 introductions
Jewel Of The Oasis X Mrs. John Cooper
Named for the mystical blue river in Chiapas Mexico, these formal 5 inch flowers of amethyst orchid are stamped by a large misty blue violet watermark and accentuated with a deep green throat. A first class plant with elegant tall 36 inch scapes and wide three to four way branching. The first of three sublime Mrs. John Cooper selections. Fertile both ways. $150
Women Seeking Men X Burning Hot Spot
This flower of heroic stature is named for a genuine gardener and a man of dignity and class. The lustrous deep green flawless foliage, the masculine vigor and monumental 50 inch scapes with five way branching make BOB WILCOX a benchmark for plant habit.
These round 5 inch formal flowers have heavy wax-like substance and are a violet red self with a small green throat, Fertile both ways. $100
Message Of Love X Desperate Housewife
Flushed in guilty lust, this BORED HOUSEWIFE is ready to release all those pent up anxieties! Lurid and seductive, these 6 inch concupiscent hot pink flowers will satisfy the most discriminating of gardeners. These vigorous plants display tall stately 43 inch scapes and wide three and four way branching. Fertile both ways. $100
Clear Fork X Clean Water Act
Exhilarating the late season with a breath of cool mountain air, CHATEAU BELAIR is a sparkling lilac chiffon chilled with a citrus green watermark. These 6 inch full flat blossoms are displayed on tall 42 inch scapes with wide candelabra four and five way branching. A wonderful garden plant and a welcome addition to the late season. Fertile both ways. $100
Set The Style X Life On Bajore
Anointed in subtle nuance, this smoothly polished and refined classic completes the curious trio of LYRICAL OPTIMISM and UNPREDICTABLE YOU. Each of which offers a unique expression of the evolving origami form. DESERT SHORE is a 6 inch gently provocative polychrome of soft alabaster and pearl. Accenting the grooved and polished midrib is a demure violet blush. The vigorous plants exhibit tall elegant 36 inch scapes and wide three to four way branching. A wonderful garden plant extending the season with rebloom. Fertile both ways. $100
Secrets And Lies X Jerry Hyatt
As flat as your wallet, these 6 inch reflexed boldly triangular flowers are a soft Chinese violet distinctively imprinted by a precise chevron watermark. FIXED INCOME is an outstanding garden plant with erect 33 inch scapes and widely spaced four way branching. Fertile both ways. $100
LITTLE BO PEEP DIPLOMA
Le Petit Saboteur X Burning Hot Spot
This fabulous landscape plant should be in every front yard and strip mall in America! Resembling a small shrub with red fruits, the 39 inch scapes support a tremendous bud count with five and six way branching. These small 3 ½ inch flowers are a Persian red self with a green throat. Fertile both ways. $100
Lavender Panties X Christian Fletcher
This enigmatic band of the sixties retains its magical luster forty years later. MAD RIVER inherits the form and size from JOHN CIPOLLINA in both parents. These large 6 inch flowers open flat, reflex and flair with a confident virtuosity. The color is a soft orchid blend with a shaded watermark above the green throat. Another signature plant with tall 43 inch stately scapes and three to four way branching. Fertile both ways. $150
MORK AND MINDY
Body Rub X Set The Style
This playful clown delights in keeping you guessing, MORK AND MINDY will never be serious. These 5 inch soft fawn pink flowers pleat origami fashion, with scalloped ruffles behind and above the petals. The tall 39 inch scapes display ideal four and five way branching. A flawless garden plant with both extended bloom and rebloom. Fertile both ways. $150
PUERTO DEL SOL
Self Imposed Paradise X Uncontrollable Urge
Taking the yellows to another place, PUERTO DEL SOL celebrates the sunset with tomorrows flower. These 6 ½ inch nocturnal blossoms open to a reflexed pancake by morning. This wonderful garden plant has 43 inch erect scapes, three way branching and is a bud builder which also reblooms! Moderately fertile both ways. $100
SEASON OF THE WITCH
911: Set The Style / Beyond Thunderdome X Thru Dark Waters
This sultry vixen is a portentous tincture of simmering deep purple and violet. SEASON OF THE WITCH is a beguiling 5 inch sculptural flower, deeply pleated with dramatic angular folds forming in the deep green throat. The robust plants display erect 39 inch scapes with three way branching. Fertile both ways. $150
STATE OF URGENCY
Potion For Passion X 911: Set The Style / Beyond Thunderdome
Our patient, Mother Earth… STATE OF URGENCY is a boldly importunate flower, dramatically pleated, reflexed and flaring in exquisite exigency. These waxy 5 inch blossoms are a deep ruby red self accented by a emerald throat. A robust garden plant with exceptional foliage, tall 36 inch scapes and wide three and four way branching. Fertile both ways. $200
THE SPACE RACE
From Here To Eternity X Notify Ground Crew
Standing like sentinels above the garden, these stately 73 inch scapes rise majestically above the foliage to display the bold yellow seven inch flowers. This dramatic garden plant is fertile both ways. $100
Laura Nyro X Salter: JT/MBM
A sophisticated repertoire of emergent novelty, ACQUIRED TASTES is a challenge to the prevailing rationality of bourgeois sensibilities. The bold pleating, flaring form and deep scalloped ruffles seamlessly combine in this flower of grace and motion. These 5 inch delicate orchid pink blossoms are held on stout 39 inch scapes with three and four way branching. Fertile both ways. $150
DAWN OF AQUARIUS
Mrs. John Cooper X John Cipollina
These beguiling flowers are a provocative orchestra of soft violet tones overlaid with a silvery slate blue watermark. A notable blue-violet edge accentuates these graceful 6 inch flat and gently reflexed flowers. The stately 39 inch scapes display elegant three to four way branching. Fertile both ways. $200
ELIZABETH MARIE DEVEREAUX
Long Live Love X Salter: JT/MBM
Named for an elegant lady of Ontario, ELIZABETH MARIE DEVEREAUX is a flower of impeccable character and class. Meticulously crafted, these delicately feminine 6 inch blossoms open wide and flat and are appointed with an ornate gold filigree edge. The sublime color is a pristine orchid chiffon with a lime green throat. A plant of great vigor, with strong erect 39 inch scapes and wide four to five way branching. Fertile both ways. $100
First Officers Log X Nick Of Time
Continually focused throughout the season, this prismatic pattern always fascinates.
These 41/2 inch soft dusty rose flowers open round and reflex to display the curious slate patterned eyezone. HIDDEN CAMERAS is a vigorous garden plant with erect 46 inch scapes and exceptional five and six way branching. Fertile both ways. $150
Swallows In Flight X Jerry Hyatt
The colors of the daylily palette continue to fascinate with ever evolving unique shades and patterns. INDOLENT CURIOSITY is an enchanting frosted raspberry or pansy violet with a deeper stained pattern around the triangular watermark. The boldly triangular 6 inch flowers strongly reflex and flair with a confident alacrity. These robust plants display erect 43 inch scapes with candelabra three and four way branching. Fertile both ways. $200
LOVE IN A VACUUM
Suddenly Last Summer X Catastrophe Waitress
A flower of dramatic presence and vivacity, LOVE IN A VACUME hits all the buttons. This flawless performer with very formal 6 inch gently reflexed flowers display large scalloped ruffles edged in white. The bold color is a deep raspberry red emblazoned with a bright rose pink watermark. A plant of tremendous vitality with erect 43 inch scapes and ideal three to four way branching. Fertile both ways. $200
Rock Lobster X Peoples Pleasure Park
Posing in a variety of striking yoga-like positions, these dramatic flesh peach flowers always pleat, twist and flair. Representing a plateau in my sculptural program, NUDE YOGA is one of the very elite of garden plants. The monumental 43 inch scapes display sturdy four to five way branching. The exceptionally large robust fans rebloom and display flawless foliage remaining deep green late into autumn. Exceptionally fertile both ways. $200
PANTIES IN A KNOT
Karma Suture X Pink Panties
Continuing the fun, this addition to my lingerie collection is also the first pleated panty! PANTIES IN A KNOT is an exquisitely crafted wax-like 5 inch round and formal flower with a deeply pleated throat. These very feminine aurora pink blossoms are flushed with a deep green throat. Dedicated to those uptight control freaks (you know who you are) who try to put a damper on the party, these robust plants support 42 inch scapes with wide four and five way branching. Fertile both ways. $150
Laura Nyro X Salter: JT/MBM
Breaking with tradition, PERFECT IRONY is most distinctive for what goes on BEHIND the petals. A precursor of what’s to come, these sculpturally dramatic flowers deeply pleat origami fashion to create large sensual folds and ruffles. No two blossoms are alike, from wild mutant tulips to graceful flaring trumpets. This delicate pastel fawn pink flower is embellished by a delicate gold edge and when open enough, a lovely green throat. A refined and elegant garden plant from Laura Nyro, with erect 33 inch scapes and wide tree and four way branching. Fertile both ways. $200
Solitary Loon X Mrs. John Cooper
Always in graceful motion, RAIN DANCES is an ethereal soft orchid with a large misty heather watermark. These 6 inch boldly triangular, reflexed flowers flair and pinch in a joyous dance. These refined and delicate plants display elegant 33 inch scapes with three to four way branching. Fertile both ways. $150
SECRET AGENT MAN
Iran Contra Affair X In Taffeta Patterns
This dashing figure swaggers into the garden with a masculine confidence. SECRET AGENT MAN is a broadly flaring 6 inch flower with a precisely articulated cyclamen tattoo boldly imprinted on sangria thru claret petals. These robust plants display strong erect 43 inch scapes with three and four way branching. Fertile both ways. $150
THE DREAM SOCIETY
Virgin Waters / Shadow Dream Song X In Taffeta Patterns
On our journey to the great blue yonder, let’s pause on purple horizons. THE DREAM SOCIETY represents a step towards that equally illusive color. These large formal 7 inch flowers are broadly formed, reflexed and gently flaring. The vigorous plants display stalwart 33 inch scapes with three and four way branching. A unique color and a shade especially missing in the late season. Fertile both ways. $200
Here's a pic of RAIN DANCES in the seedling bed several years ago.......
Mar 2, 2010 6:58 PM CST
|Thanks Squire!!! |
Can't wait to visit Crintonic this summer!!!
Mar 3, 2010 4:30 PM CST
|I can't wait to visit either !|
Really nice to see those descriptions, Squire. Nice picture of Rain Dances you have as a seedling.
Kissed Off is a pretty one, Daylily. I may have to add that one to my garden !
Mar 3, 2010 7:57 PM CST
|Thank you too, Squire!! I wonder when Curt's catalog will be arriving???|
Well, Jules, I just saw your post about the catalog being passed out at the Region 2 meeting this past weekend. I will probably be drooling over it this week!