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Apr 4, 2018 8:46 PM CST
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Findlay, Ohio
Hello...

For the past 10 or so years, I have been trying to collect all of the daylily cultivars that were registered by Steve Moldovan and/or Roy Woodhall for an historical garden in NW Ohio. There are roughly 550 of these plants, and presently, all but about 100 are growing in the garden.

The Moldovan and Woodhall daylilies date from the early 1960s to 2011, and sadly, I am coming to terms with the fact that many of these "missing" 100 plants may be lost to time. However, I still am locating some of these plants one at a time in gardens all across the USA and Canada. Just in the past month, I have located two in a garden in Nova Scotia.

Would you please check your gardens to see if you might be growing any of the following "missing" Moldovan and/or Woodhall cultivars. If you are growing even one of these or know someone who is, please contact me!

Thank you VERY much for your assistance!

Missing Moldovan and/or Woodhall cultivars – Alpha List:

Acropolis - 1990 - Woodhall
Adam - 1968 - Moldovan
Adios Amigo - 1996 - Woodhall
Alderaan - 2016 - Moldovan-Lewis
Amelia Moldovan - 1972 - Moldovan
Amir - 1976 - Moldovan
Avon Gunga Din - 1981 - Moldovan
Band Concert - 1984 - Moldovan
Becket - 1972 - Moldovan
Betty Woodhall - 1983 - Moldovan
Black Widow - 1985 - Moldovan
Blarney Tower - 1972 - Moldovan
British Empire - 1996 - Woodhall
Buckingham Palace - 1994 - Moldovan
Burma Moon - 1975 - Moldovan
Cagliostro - 1990 - Moldovan
Cain - 1970 - Moldovan
Captain's Daughter - 1988 - Moldovan
Cathedral Choir - 1990 - Moldovan
Ceylonese - 1971 - Barrere-Moldovan
Chateau Chardonney - 1986 - Moldovan
China Crystal - 1984 - Moldovan
Clairvoyant - 1973 - Moldovan
Congo Chant - 1973 - Moldovan-Barrere
Countess Dubarry - 2001 - Moldovan
Count Roland - 1972 - Barrere-Moldovan
Court Cameo – 2001 - Moldovan
Courtesan - 1974 - Moldovan
Crescent Moon - 1964 - Moldovan
Crimson Crown - 1964 - Moldovan
Crown Victoria - 1990 - Moldovan
Crumpet - 1986 - Moldovan
Crystal Crown - 1990 - Woodhall
Cyrano - 1970 - Moldovan
Dancing Snow - 1986 - Moldovan
Daydreamer - 1974 - Moldovan
Degas - 1968 - Moldovan
Diderot - 1983 – Moldovan
Dreaming Maid - 1961 - Moldovan
English Toffee - 1984 - Woodhall
Eve - 1986 - Moldovan
Famille Rose - 1972 - Moldovan
Far Pavillion - 1984 - Moldovan
First Cotillion - 1969 - Moldovan
First Formal - 1960 - Fay-Moldovan
Flaming Pearl - 1970 - Moldovan
Fragrant Night - 1986 – Woodhall
Governess - 1990 - Moldovan
Grand Marquis - 1984 - Moldovan
Harp of David - 1981 - Moldovan
Hidden Dream - 1973 – Moldovan
High Geisha – 1979 – Moldovan
Imperial Night - 1982 - Moldovan
Inner Court - 1990 - Moldovan
Inro - 1974 - Moldovan
Irish Isle - 1990 - Moldovan
Island Spice - 1984 - Woodhall
Isle Inverness - 1982 - Moldovan
Kabuki Dancer - 1966 - Moldovan
Kamikaze - 1994 - Moldovan
Karachi Silk - 1983 - Moldovan
Lalique - 1969 - Moldovan
Lazy Lagoon - 1982 - Moldovan
Lyda Rose - 1986 - Moldovan
Madagascar - 1970 - Moldovan
Maharani Silk - 1984 - Moldovan
Mandarin Moon - 1990 - Moldovan
Mandrakos - 1985 - Moldovan
Mary Pike - 1986 - Moldovan
Merrie England - 1986 - Moldovan
Mighty Shogun - 1989 – Moldovan
Ming Butterfly - 1983 - Moldovan
Moonbridge - 1979 - Moldovan
Mumtaz - 1975 - Moldovan
Nigeria - 1986 - Moldovan
Noble Ancestor - 1996 - Woodhall
Orange Magic - 1961 - Moldovan
Orient Express - 1984 - Moldovan
Origami - 1972 - Moldovan
Pacific Paradise - 1992 - Woodhall
Pagoda Silk - 1982 – Moldovan
Patron Saint - 1986 - Woodhall
Pauper Prince - 1982 - Moldovan
Penjing - 1993 - Moldovan
Pixie Plum - 1976 - Moldovan
Pongee Silk - 1973 - Moldovan
Portugese Sailor - 1973 - Moldovan
Poult-de-soie - 1986 - Woodhall
Queen Nefertiti - 1986 - Woodhall
Rainbow Round - 1984 - Moldovan
Rasputin - 1969 - Moldovan
Rear Admiral - 1990 - Moldovan
Red Red Rose - 1982 - Moldovan
Rose Tattoo - 1979 - Moldovan
Royal Secret - 1984 - Moldovan
Royal Watermark - 1970 - Moldovan
Ruth Barron - 1961 - Fay-Moldovan
Samurai - 1970 - Moldovan
Sarah S. G. Lewis - 2016 - Moldovan-Lewis
Shanty Town - 1986 - Woodhall
Sikandra - 1969 - Moldovan
Sip of Wine - 1968 - Moldovan
Sir Richard - 1976 - Moldovan
Sistine Chapel - 1990 - Moldovan
Soldier's Joy – 2008 - Moore-Woodhall
Some Enchanted Evening - 1996 - Slanec-Moldovan
Song of Bernadette - 1982 - Moldovan
Spirits Bright - 1984 - Moldovan
Star of Persia - 1969 - Moldovan
Step Above - 1996 - Moldovan
Sylvan Swan - 1974 - Moldovan
Taipan - 1969 - Moldovan
Tequilla Sunrise - 1992 - Moldovan
Thai Treasure - 1982 - Moldovan
Threshold - 1984 - Moldovan
Too Hot to Handle - 2008 - Moldovan-Woodhall
Top Gallant - 1990 - Moldovan
Touchstone - 1992 - Moldovan
Trappist Monk - 1982 – Moldovan
Troika - 1975 - Moldovan
Truly Awesome - 2002 - Moldovan
Trumpet - 1986 - Moldovan
Turkish Turban - 1985 – Moldovan
Vast Horizon - 1992 - Moldovan
Veil of Bagdad - 1981 - Moldovan
Vesuvian Flame - 1986 - Woodhall
Victorian Veil - 1976 - Moldovan
Voodoo Doll - 1978 – Moldovan
Zodiac - 1966 – Moldovan

Mike Anders
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Findlay, Ohio 45840
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Apr 4, 2018 9:18 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Mike, I'm going to suggest we move your thread to the Daylilies forum. If anyone has any of those cultivars, the dedicated Daylily nuts over there will.

Have you tried searching the Lily Auction, also?
Elaine

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Apr 5, 2018 7:18 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Hi Mike,
I have Rose Tattoo, but I am in Canada, too.
Valerie
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Apr 5, 2018 9:31 AM CST
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Apr 5, 2018 9:55 AM CST
Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Sure these were already checked, but just in case...

'Countess Dubarry' is listed at Harmon Hill Farm
'Crumpet' is listed at Hoot Owl Hollow
'Buckingham Palace' is listed at Crossview Gardens
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Apr 5, 2018 12:12 PM CST
Name: Ginny G
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I checked my list - nothing that you have listed. Sorry - good luck Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
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Apr 7, 2018 8:59 AM CST
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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I have Turkish Turban, one of the first I purchased about ten years ago as a catalog order from Roots and Rhizomes. I checked their latest catalog, but it is not offered now. I will look at our plant and see if some fans can be spared. This is a real favorite of mine, lovely subtle colors.

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Apr 24, 2024 1:03 PM CST

Hello. I found this thread entirely by accident and can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am that you have been working on a historical garden of Steve Moldovan and Roy Woodhall daylilies. I am Steve Moldovan's niece, oldest daughter of his younger brother Richard Moldovan. Unfortunately, as an adult I resided in south Florida and was unable to grow any daylilies. Now that he and both Roy have passed, I am living in eastern Tennessee in a climate where they do quite well. As funds permit, I too have been trying to purchase some of his cultivars that are still available. On a recent trip to Ohio, I had hoped that possibly the gardens might still possibly be there--albeit in limited form--however, was quite dismayed to find that it looked like the local flora had been allowed to take over. I am hoping please that maybe you can be of help to me. I would love to have my namesake, Monica Ann, in my garden--the cultivar Steve and Orville Fay introduced in the 60's. Do you by chance have it? If so, I would love to have a fan or two and would be more than happy to purchase it from you. If not, I would still love to hear from you and hopefully obtain an invite to come see your garden at some future date. After Steve and Roy's passing, I've been so concerned that all their hard work and dedication to Hemerocallis would be lost to time and am relieved to now know that will not be the case. I hope to hear from you and thank you so very much for what you have done. Best regards, Monica Moldovan MacLeod
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Apr 24, 2024 3:51 PM CST
Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Monica, I'm sure you realize that this thread is over 6 years old?

I think your best bet to trace down as many of your Moldovan daylilies as possible is to contact Mike Anders @mfanders directly, since he's the originator of this thread. You can "tree mail" him privately on this forum using the little blue envelope at the top right of the screen.

Even if the garden is no longer being maintained, he will very likely know where many of the daylilies from it have gone. He even gives his address at the end of his initial post, so seems like he won't mind being contacted by snail mail if this attempt fails through NGA.

That being said, there are so many thousands of daylily cultivars, but the best ones do carry on for many years. People keep them in their gardens, and pass divisions along to family and friends. The problem becomes "do we know the name of that one I got from Aunt Mary?"

I see in a post above that @Avedon had Turkish Turban as one of her favorites back in 2018 and she is still active on this daylily forum. Also @Dennis616 found 3 cultivars listed online for sale above.
Elaine

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Apr 24, 2024 4:53 PM CST
Name: Dave
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South Seas may be the most popular Moldovan cultivar these days and is readily available in commerce. Others likely to be available include [but not limited to] Pretty Woman, Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Salieri. Good luck on your quest.
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Apr 24, 2024 4:59 PM CST
Name: Nan
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I also have Gypsy Rose Lee, Teddy Bears Picnic, and Drums Along the Mohawk, which were not hard to find either.
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Apr 24, 2024 5:00 PM CST
Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Flying Trapeze is one of my favs. A keeper in my garden
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Apr 26, 2024 8:59 AM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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Monica - I have Age of Aquarius and Teddy Bear's Picnic that I could send you for postage.
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Apr 27, 2024 8:55 PM CST
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I know Mike as he is in my daylily club. He was able to dig quite a few of Steve's seedlings that were never named, and has a very extensive collection. He has told me that the older plants from the 60's were the ones he was having problems with finding. If he can help you, he will!
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