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Jul 8, 2018 7:42 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
I thought it would be fun and also quite interesting to create some threads of the children of some of our favorite daylily cultivars that we love to use for breeding. Feel free to start a children thread for one of YOUR favorite cultivars!

I will start with a DRAGONFLY DAWN children thread, which I think many here know is one of my favorite daylilies due to it's lovely blooms. I will say though that it does NOT have 1.0 rust resistance here in the south. But I wouldn't call it susceptible either. The rust rating hovers between 1.5 - 2.5.

Ironically, I do not yet have the actual DD cultivar, but I have bought seeds where DD is a parent as well as some very generous folks here on the forum have shared some of their DD cross seeds with me. And some of them are my own crosses which came from the DD seedlings I grew.

The reason I wanted to start cultivar children threads is to give other breeders a sense of what they "might" get when using the featured cultivar in their hybridizing/breeding program. I feel it is helpful to others to share such information! Some cultivars consistently pass on certain traits!

This first thread will be Dragonfly Dawn:

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Below is the cross list:
1 - SSS05 - Dragonfly Dawn x Whale Tails
2 - SSS21 - Dragonfly Dawn x Smoky Eyes
3 - SSS56 - (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn) x (Cherry Custard Cheesecake x Palace Garden Beauty)
4 - SSS66 - (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn) x (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn)
5 - SSS67 - (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn) x (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn) Sibling of #4
6 - SSS68 - (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn) x (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn) Sibling of #4 & #5
7 - SSS72 - (Angels and Ecstasy x unknown) x (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn)
8 - SSS80 - (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn) x Paper Butterfly (I believe this one died, as I have no trace of it in the garden anymore.)
9 - SSS114 - (Through the Looking Glass x Etched Eyes) x (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn)
10 - SSS123 - (Bird Talk x unknown) x (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn)
11 - TTT24 - Stenciled Infusion x Dragonfly Dawn (afternoon bloom)
12 - TTT24 Stenciled Infusion x Dragonfly Dawn (morning bloom, same seedling #11)
13 - ZZZ66 -Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn (Deceased)
14 - ZZZ67 - Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn (Sibling to deceased #13)
15 - ZZZ72 - Laura Mast x Dragonfly Dawn (Deceased)
16 - ZZZ73 - Laura Mast x Dragonfly Dawn (Sibling to #15)

PLEASE consider adding your DD seedlings to this thread! I'd love to see what others have created using DD as the parent to your seedlings!

Feel free to start a children thread for one of YOUR favorite cultivars! Please do not post OTHER cultivars on this thread. Let's keep this particular thread for Dragonfly Dawn children only. Thank you!

I started a second thread for "God Save the Queen" seedlings: The thread "Children of God Save the Queen" in Daylilies forum
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Jul 8, 2018 8:15 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
Someone created a pinterest thread of Dragonfly Dawn seedlings which is something you should definitely check out:

https://www.pinterest.com/samu...
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Jul 8, 2018 9:37 AM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Very nice Becky!!

This is Dragonfly Dawn x Waves of Joy. It has a delicate green cast all over it. I planted 12 seeds and 10 grew with about 6 or more bloomed. Some had nice color but this was the best all over.
Dot
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Jul 8, 2018 9:38 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
Dot - Oooh! THAT one is gorgeous!!! Love it!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby I would love to see photos of the others that bloomed this year for you, please!
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Jul 9, 2018 9:08 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
Becky TTT24 - Stenciled Infusion x Dragonfly Dawn is amazing. I just got Stenciled Infusion this year and it won't bloom until next year but my dragonfly dawn bloomed for the first time this year. I only got 6 blooms but put it on nearly everything blooming in the yard when it did and I have 2 pods on it.
Dot your seedling is nice also, wish we could see the other kids too. I crossed a few things with Waves of joy this year but DFD wasn't blooming at the time.
Thank you both for sharing your photos, I hope others chime in with their DFD seedlings too.
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Jul 10, 2018 5:42 PM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
I moved everything this year and some stuff got lost (not found yet). The other DD seedlings bloomed a couple of years ago. I have to find the other ones when they bloom next year.

Here is a seedling that James (JWWC) got from Dragonfly Dawn x Green Empress. He got the seeds from me.
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Also this cross which is Dragonfly Dawn x Solar Blue Angel
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Then lastly from a couple of years ago he got this beauty Dragonfly Dawn x Waves of Joy, the same cross I planted. He named this one, but I forgot the name.
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Dot
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Jul 10, 2018 6:17 PM CST
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
Dot, simply stunning!
I are sooooo smart!
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Jul 10, 2018 6:25 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
Wow! Those are really lovely! Lovey dubby
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Jul 10, 2018 7:49 PM CST
Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Nebraska Organic Gardener Dog Lover Bookworm
I agree Dragonfly Dawn x Green Empress Lovey dubby
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Jul 10, 2018 7:54 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
I agree Dot do you sell seeds on the lily auction? If so can you please give us your LA name I'd love to try some of your crosses someday. Lovey dubby
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Jul 16, 2018 7:24 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
A new Dragonfly Dawn seedling just bloomed today for the very first time.

SSS114 - CCC02 (Through the Looking Glass x Etched Eyes) x ZZZ66 (Dragonfly Dawn x Dragonfly Dawn)
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The PARENTS :
CCC02:
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ZZZ66:
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I see "Through the Looking Glass" bloom form in this seedling. Grandmother trait. 2 generations back from the seedling. I see that happen in genetic traits a lot.
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Jul 16, 2018 10:05 AM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
It looks great Becky Lovey dubby Did you cross it with anything today?
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Jul 16, 2018 11:03 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
I had to cross it with itself since there are no other tets blooming today.
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Jul 16, 2018 11:22 AM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
I've been there too, it's so sad when the season starts slowing down and there nothing to cross. I've been harvesting the first of the pods the past few days. I haven't got anything with dragonfly dawn in it yet but DFD bloomed in late June so there's a few weeks to go for those. I know I seen about 10 pods with DFD as the pollen parent but there may be a few more out there.
Is there any of your DFD seedlings that seem especially pod fertile?
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Jul 16, 2018 3:44 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
All of my DFD seedlings seem to be pretty fertile both pod and pollen IF I can get out in the morning to cross pollinate them with other TET Daylilies.
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Jul 18, 2018 9:53 AM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Daniel,
I sell on the Lily Auction under the username "Ladylovingdove". Becky got seeds from me before. I will be listing a few crosses within a couple of weeks, mostly crosses from Dragonfly Dawn. It got hot way too fast and only the early bloomers set pods. I only got about 40 pods this year. Sad
I put in a new daylily area with sprinklers because of advancing age I'm unable to drag a hose around much. It has helped but I won't be able to do seeds sales much longer. Here is my new area. Five big pots of Dragonfly Dawn is blooming to the left of Mint Octopus, the tall green one.

Dot

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Jul 18, 2018 11:49 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
Wow! Perfect spot under the trees! Amazed at the size of your daylilies! Just goes to show that unless you have very rich or highly amended ground soil, potted daylilies do exceptionally well. Thumbs up
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Jul 18, 2018 11:41 PM CST
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Pollen collector Fruit Growers Permaculture Hybridizer Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Garden Photography Herbs Region: United States of America
Thanks for the info Becky. I hope you get a ton of pods.This heat has been redicluis this year. Like you if I dont make it out super early the crosses won't take.
Thanks for sharing your seller name Dot Ill be sure to be on the lookout for it. I'm sorry it wasn't a good year setting pods for you.
I will have a good bit of seeds this year from my crosses if either one of you want to try any just shoot me a treemail and let me know what parents if any you may be interesed in from my have list and Ill let you know what I have once the pods finish ripening.
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Jul 19, 2018 12:13 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
Daniel - That is a very generous offer! I might just take you up on it! Thank you! Thank You!
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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Jul 20, 2018 1:24 PM CST
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
Dot that seedling of yours should met Valance some day. I can mail you some pollen if you want to try. Thumbs up

Ladylovingdove said:

Here is a seedling that James (JWWC) got from Dragonfly Dawn x Green Empress. He got the seeds from me.
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Sadly that's not mine. It's interesting to see the green throat compliment the pattern like that.

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