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Oct 16, 2015 8:17 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Indiana Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Maybe it's the beer, but I thought a counter discussion to the difficult pod setters would be interesting and fruitful.

This year, hands down, the easiest pod parent that I had was INDIGO DRAGON. Accepted pollen both from spiders and non-spiders, conversions, toothy parents, you name it. JAMMIN'S MAGNOLIA BELL was another easy setter, along with FANCY LACE.

On the diploid side, I had the best luck with YANKEE PINSTRIPES, EMERALD STARBURST*, and GREEN IMPERIAL PIGEON.

* Interestingly, a lot of pods set, but many of them developed a load of empty seed casings! Glare
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Oct 16, 2015 8:47 PM CST
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hahahahaaaaa

It's the beer! Heck, I wondered the same thing after starting the other thread, James.

Best pod setters:

KRYPTONITE, Polston
SEARCH FOR GREEN PASTURES, Korth
STAR-GIRL, Gossard
THE LADY OF SHALOTT, mine
BOB FAULKNER, Polston
TET ROSE F KENNEDY, but with only one or two good seeds in a pod
HAZMATTER'S BALL, Davi
GEORGE JETS ON, Yost
FARE THEE WELL, mine
and
UNBRIDLED SPIRIT, Rice, 60 one year!

Steve
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Oct 16, 2015 8:52 PM CST
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
FARE THEE WELL

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KRYPTONITE

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Oct 16, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
STARGIRL

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Oct 16, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
SEARCH FOR GREEN PASTURES

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Oct 17, 2015 6:37 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)
I have several good pod setters but most are dips.
Stargate Portal
Emerald Starburst
Magic of Oz
Starman's Quest
Brushed by Bluebirds
Memories of Oz
Rosy Lights
Mapping Pennsylvania
So Lovely
Indian Giver
Firestorm
Gudrid


TETS
Momentum
Old King Cole
Spacecoast Cranberry Kid
Bangkok Bay
Spacecoast Starburst
Evermore Lights
Ruffled Strawberry Parfait
Larry's Obsession
Heartbeat of Heaven
Baracuda Bay
Raspberry Candy
Strawberry Candy
Highland Tower
Tropical Romance
Pennsylvania Bucktails
Golden Tear Drops
Forestlake Ragamuffin
President Ronald Reagan
Lighthouse Gardens
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Oct 17, 2015 7:20 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Michigan - rural (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Garden Art Region: Michigan Seed Starter Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
A few of my best pod setters this year :

A LOT LIKE LOVE
AL'S PEACH TOWER
DEEPWATER HORIZON
DIVA'S IN DIAMONDS
FOOLISH DRAGON
ONE MORE ANGEL
PANIC IN PRESCHOOL
PAWPRINTS ON MY HEART
REDNECK REUNION
RIBBIT RIBBIT
WHITE EYES PINK DRAGON
WOMEN SEEKING MEN

I decided to cross mainly tets this year, but HAKUNA MATATTA has always been an easy pod setter.
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Oct 17, 2015 7:48 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
This year, my best pod setters were:
OLALLIE KEITH STONE'S SUNSET - I was blown away by this - it took everything (except the one accidental TET pollination I did to it :lol:)
ROYAL FROSTING - this was a bud builder for me this year, too, and took most pollen I set on it
LIBBY'S TRAIL - took between 80%-90%
RUBY SPIDER - took between 90% - 100% of what I set on it, except for the test pollen I put on it (I had a mystery plant that I tested on dips and tets to determine ploidy and came to realize it is most likely a dip)
OLALLIE RED - probably took about 80%-90%
OLALLIE KEITH - probably took about 80%-90%
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Oct 17, 2015 8:55 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Indiana Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Interesting lists. Steve you have a few I'm thinking of adding so knowing they set pods is nice! I only tried 2 blooms on THE LADY OF SHALOTT because it was a new plant and one of them took easily. Do you recall who made the conversion of the Tet RFK that you have? I have a piece that refuses to bloom for me.
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Oct 17, 2015 9:07 AM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
For me, I pay most attention to those that will set seed in 90 degree temps. Barbara Mandrell and Symphony of Praise were best in that department.
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Oct 17, 2015 10:15 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
Here are some pretty easy pod setters for me from this year's crosses.

DIPLOIDS:
Crystal Blue Persuasion
Emerald Starburst
Emerald Toucanet
Green Sunshine
James Fennell
Lillian's Woman's Touch
Little Miss Independent
Magic Of Oz
Malachite Sunbird
Sophisticated Statement

I also seem to remember having pretty good luck with ROSE F. KENNEDY and WILD DREAMS, but I'm not positive.

TETRAPLOIDS:
Cutting Loose
Dental Academy
Dragonfly Dawn
Entwined In The Vine
Fashion Icon
Fiesta Flirt
Geometric Wizard
Ice Crystal
Lillian's Stuff & Such
Linda Touchstone
Random Kindness
Roseate Stained Glass
Serenade Of Springtime
Waves Of Joy
Wickedly Wild & Wonderful
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Oct 17, 2015 10:34 AM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
Butterflies Cat Lover Daylilies Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Betty - It's interesting to Entwined in the Vine on your list. I've never been able to set a pod on that one, although the pollen produced seed for me.
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Oct 17, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
I also have Entwined In The Vine, but haven't tried setting a pod. I noticed in the database that it say, "Fertility notes: difficult pod parent most years."
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Oct 17, 2015 11:24 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
I remember that it would not set pods early on, but then later everything I put on it took. Go figure... The pollens I had success with on it were from AMETHYST PRISM (10 seeds), AZURE PRISM (17 seeds), OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE (10 seeds) and WAVES OF JOY (8 seeds). And though I didn't record it, I'm pretty sure there was more than one pod on some of these. So this must have been a good year for pod setting for good old ENTWINED, at least for me.
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Oct 17, 2015 12:34 PM CST
Name: Steve Todd
Illinois (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Illinois Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Don Eller, James

It is pod fertile only, but oh my, does it make beautiful babies.

My avitar is one.
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Oct 17, 2015 8:31 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
Annuals Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Indiana Hostas
Dog Lover Daylilies Container Gardener Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Your avitar is a fine lookin daylily!
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Oct 17, 2015 10:52 PM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
I agree
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
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Oct 18, 2015 1:04 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Chapin, SC (Zone 8a)
Keeps Sheep Daylilies Hybridizer Garden Photography Cat Lover Hummingbirder
Birds Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2 Avid Green Pages Reviewer
We had high temps here early and two weeks of 100+ so a lot of mine didn't even bloom. That being said, here are the ones that were really in the mood:

Tets:
Jerry Pate Williams
Viva Glam Girl
Dragonfly Dawn - big time!
Stand Up and Cheer

Dips:
Schnickel Fritz - this always does well
Jelly Basket
Wild Dreams
Carolyn Mersiovsky
Pea Green with Envy
One Eye Willie
Leslie

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
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Oct 18, 2015 7:31 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers cold winters Garden Sages Plant Identifier
One that doesn't have many offspring in the registry, and is not the latest and greatest but sets pods like mad here whether by human or bees is 'Wisteria', so I assume it may be under-utilized.

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Oct 18, 2015 7:35 AM CST
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Well, sooooo glad to see Dragonfly Dawn come up on several lists! I have to agree and I don't even own that one. But I have many seeds/seedlings from it and the children are very fertile too!

Sue - Your Wisteria is a beauty! I think there are a LOT of under-utilized daylily cultivars that would probably make great parents!
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden

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