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Feb 5, 2015 6:39 AM CST
|Three terms that pop into my head when thinking Daylily and the letter "D" are Dormant, Doorakian and Deselect.|
One thing I look forward to seeing in the spring is the beginning of growth from the Dormants.
George Doorakian is the hybridizer of Emerald Starburst and Rose F. Kennedy, two of the most talked about daylilies right now. The distinctive huge green throats that cover most of the petals are distinctive and extremely popular with growers and hybridizers who are wanting to work with them.
Deselect, that dreaded term hybridizers have to face as they decide which seedlings stay and which seedlings get composted.
I remember the first few years deselecting, it was so hard! I wanted to keep them all...actually I still have one sdlg from my first crop. The sdlg is not worth introducing with only 7 - 8 buds, top branching and has produced nothing better than itself, but I love the blooms. The sdlg is now a huge clump...I keep forgetting to divide it ... which does make up for the lack of budcount with the many scapes it produces each year.
Feb 5, 2015 8:21 AM CST
|My term will be Diurnal:|
"A daylily flower that opens in early morning or during the day".
Feb 5, 2015 11:36 AM CST
|Deadhead, taking off the spent blooms|
Feb 7, 2015 4:53 PM CST
Daylily season is almost done, barring scattered rebloom. This was the LFO on a new diploid seedling; image from 8-17-17.
Feb 7, 2015 8:52 PM CST
|Double Vanilla Delight... Double|
Malachite Prism Doorikan
Pink Peppermint... Double
Rose F Kennedy... Doorikan
Totally Awesome.. Double
Feb 7, 2015 10:10 PM CST
|Deep Dark color.|
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
Feb 8, 2015 5:56 AM CST
|Libbty Gallion is bright! Dale Hensley has introduced some very nice daylilies. I have two favorite doubles, Mount Helena and Big George.|
I don't grow any of George's big green throated cultivars. The only one I have is his Ellen Laprise.
Deep Dark Color
Feb 8, 2015 8:20 AM CST
|DF for double fan. A consideration when ordering a daylily plant.|
Feb 10, 2015 6:04 PM CST
|Diamond Dusting! I love that stuff! |