Just looking for some insight on unregistered daylilies with names. What is the purpose of not registering a daylily, but giving it a name? Did the hybridizer decide that there was something about it that was not worthy of registering, but had already named it and it just stuck? Also wondering how many there are out there like the one I have.
I have "Intelligent Rosemary" that I got in a trade with a neighbor. It was a NOID to me until I was told it was Intelligent Rosemary, but it is not registered. And I just found a picture that I took of it and it's label back in 2009 at the local daylily farm that is no longer in business. The tag reads "Intelligent Rosemary"-not registered. Based on the info I have, I think I should give my NOID a tag with this name. It matches the description below to a T and it is a nice tall daylily for the back of my bed.
I also found a reference to it on a 2013 pdf from this site: http://daylilyfans.com/twigsga...
"INTELLIGENT ROSEMARY - $10 - Unregistered. Long touted for its
good branching (many buds), it's agood plant. Named after Rosemary
Whitacre, a very special spider advocate. ("intelligent" is intentionally not
capitalized because it is unregistered, hence not a proper name.)"
Found another reference on a 2011 pdf from a place in PA:Clayton Burkey's Hickory Hill Gardens Daylilies and Singing Canaries.
“Intelligent Rosemary” – Miller,dor.dip.32”8”Dark red spidery with green throat, 6-way branching here, BC can go to 55……..10.00 - fall
Also pretty excited to see that it was used in one of Ned Robert's crosses.
Kachina Dancer (CAPULINA X (ROCOCO X CARLA CAT) [(WINDFRILLS ) X (CAPULINA X "Intelligent Rosemary")]
For now it will remain:
"Intelligent Rosemary"-not registered