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Mar 12, 2017 6:01 PM CST
'Ginger Twist' is a dormant tetraploid introduced in 1999 by Trimmer.
This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ginger Twist') .
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Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Ginger Twist')
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Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
Mar 13, 2017 6:31 AM CST
|Ginger Twist is BIG! That was one of the most notable things about it. I actually purchased it in honor of my dog, Ginger.
...and this is crazy, but seriously ONE HOUR before this was posted as the Daylily of the Day, I was just talking about this plant with my husband because I had just purchased a daylily online that I wanted to cross this with. I have never mentioned Ginger Twist to him before. (In fact, I rarely discuss *any* particular daylilies with him.) Weird coincidence.
Anyway, none of that helps readers know anything about the plant, so here's what I can say that may be of some use!:
* It's big, it has fairly good color (I don't recall any sun bleaching to speak of or any ugly blooms)
* It may be a difficult pod setter (I pollinated 8 Ginger Twist blooms with pollen from 5 different pollen parents and none of them set a pod)
* very difficult pollen parent - I pollinated 48 blooms (on 20 different daylily cultivars) with Ginger Twist last year, and only 4 of them set a pod (and I suppose it's possible those are bee pods, at that low rate; I may have to see what the seedlings end up looking like before I could confirm that Ginger Twist was the actual pollen that fertilized it)
Despite it being a terrible hybridizing parent so far, it's still a pretty flower. If you're not planning to hybridize with it, I would say this is a great, large bloom with a pretty form and a nice, subtle chevron-shaped eye that is appealing in the garden.
P.S. Thanks, Becky, for featuring one of my photos for the Daylily of the Day! Saved me from scrambling around on my old computer trying to find a picture to post. ;)
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