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Dec 26, 2013 11:50 AM CST
|Just curious about what our databases most prolific parent is? Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Titan's Glory') has 95 kids!|
Dec 28, 2013 4:23 PM CST
|Wow. That is a lot of kids.|
Dec 28, 2013 5:06 PM CST
|Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ed Brown') has 424 registered kids....|
Dec 28, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Jan 12, 2014 11:08 PM CST
|yeah those daylilies are a promiscuous bunch ... Ida's Magic is listed as 429 kids, and like her pal Ed Brown, is a frilly-edged baby-maker. There are so many daylilies that have at least 150 offspring that is seems downright strange to come across a cultivar that has few to no offspring. I think it is due, in large part, to the ease of hybridizing and registering daylilies. Having tried to cross fuchsia at one point (impossible!), I think I'd faint if I found any that had more than a handful of child plants....
So, its neat to hear about some of the top progenitors of other flowering plants, too ... 95 for iris sounds pretty impressive.
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