Daylilies forum: Rose F. Kennedy's father is revealed!

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Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jun 24, 2017 12:07 PM CST
While looking through some Facebook groups, someone had posted a picture of one of George Doorakian's latest intros. It was revealed that this flower is the pollen parent of Rose F. Kennedy (we already knew the pod parent was Emerald Starburst).

I thought that if some of you are using RFK that you might find it interesting info, as I know I did. The parents of the new intro are not listed, but hopefully will be in the AHS listing when it is posted. Here is the the info:
http://www.noreastdaylilies.co...

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MARY L. LIEVENS
Mary L. Lievens: This very attractive diploid, dormant 5” cultivar is a crimson red flower, with a distinctive green eyezone, and is named after George’s Cardiac Nurse Practitioner, Mary L. Lievens, NP, who has provided him with the highest professional care in helping him through difficult heart related crises. This plant has a flower scape height of 28", three way branching and 21 buds, and is a parent to the award winning "Rose F. Kennedy." Fertile both ways.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jun 24, 2017 12:21 PM CST
Regina, I love when people find out really useful information that isn't already available in the database. Thank you for your investigative work!
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Jun 25, 2017 10:14 AM CST
That is just crazy amazing!!! How beautiful! Thank you, Regina, for telling us! I personally love every picture and every word that's written about Rose F. Kennedy.
Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Jun 25, 2017 10:39 AM CST
Regina the Bloodhound - great find!
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jun 25, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Amazing find, Regina! I am so surprised that this is RFK's parent. This parent is measured at only 5" and also a bright red. RFK is such a huge flower with nice purple red color. I guess RFK takes its appearance more from ES. Here is my RFK's pic taken yesterday.

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Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Jun 25, 2017 12:13 PM CST
Karen, Lovey dubby
Name: Regina
Warrenville, SC (Zone 8a)
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scflowers
Jun 25, 2017 1:00 PM CST
Actually, the credit goes to William Marchant, who posted in a FB group that I am in also. I figured it was info worth sharing since many here do not get on FB.

I have been pouring over my pictures of RFK and my many seedlings from her. I have seen so many different colors come from her crosses--true reds, creamy yellows, pinks, purples, beautiful watermarks and patterns too--it really makes one wonder what the parents of Emerald Starburst are as well (listing as seedling X seedling). One thing that many of the kids also have in common is that they are sunfast, a trait that I am striving for in my seedlings.

Here are some of my favorite RFK kids:

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 25, 2017 1:35 PM CST
I like all of those!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Jun 25, 2017 2:01 PM CST
WOW, those seedlings are so gorgeous, Regina. Hope I see some of that in my seedlings bed.
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Jun 26, 2017 6:36 AM CST
Regina, thank you for those pics! Your seedlings are exquisite!

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