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Aug 7, 2016 7:23 AM CST
|I bought a new daylily yesterday "Apple Crisp." It was a rather large and well maintained plant (5-6 fans) which had 3 or 4 scapes on it, 2 which are still blooming. |
Looking at the spent scapes as well as the 2 that are still blooming, this plant is a bud builder. It isn't registered as one though. This cultivar was registered in the early 1980's.
So my question is, was "Bud Builder" a term that was even used or recognized in the early 1980's??
Aug 7, 2016 9:28 AM CST
|I'm not sure when the term was first used, I'll try and find out unless someone else knows. But having said that, bud building isn't a term used separately in registration. A few hybridizers have incorporated it into the colour description however but there's no requirement to mention it.|
Aug 7, 2016 9:54 AM CST
|Yes it was a term used before the 1980s. There's an article in the Daylily Journal of Spring 1979 about bud builders mentioning it was not a new phenomenon. The article says 'Ollalie Gold Rim' was reputed to have produced 96 blooms on a single scape. The following are listed as bud builders in the article:|
Ollalie All Summer
Texas All Summer
Song of Hiawatha
Jewel of Hearts
Aug 7, 2016 10:53 AM CST
sooby said:Yes it was a term used before the 1980s. There's an article in the Daylily Journal of Spring 1979 about bud builders mentioning it was not a new phenomenon. The article says 'Ollalie Gold Rim' was reputed to have produced 96 blooms on a single scape. The following are listed as bud builders in the article:
Thank you for the time you took to look it up.
Aug 7, 2016 11:20 AM CST
|Having all the journals online going back for decades on the AHS members' Portal and indexed makes it a lot easier than searching through the printed ones, which I only have back to the mid-90s except for a few scattered ones before that!|
Aug 8, 2016 6:56 PM CST
|Thank you for your feedback.|
So the take away is that the AHS database may or may not list a daylily as a budbuilder, but just because they don't doesn't mean that it isn't?????
Aug 8, 2016 7:05 PM CST
|Correct. The only way I know of to search for them in the AHS database is to type bud builder into the search box on the AHS home page. Doing that yields only six cultivars, where the hybridizer had volunteered "bud builder" in the flower description.|