Ron Reimer diploid seedling 67-17. Fantastic!
Loris Garett future intro Galactic Chameleon. Diploid. Wow!
I think the first time I started to take notice of purple patterned daylilies was over at Steve Moldovan's gardens. He had this lovely purple seedling, S919-01. This seedling was to later be Steve's namesake daylily. Steve bred heavily with it, but passed away back in 2006. Roy Woodhall made sure to plant all the seeds from those crosses and my friend, Wayne Listkowski and I got to see all the seedlings from Steve's final crosses in the next couple years. One seedling stood out. It had a unique thumb print pattern, hence the nickname, Steve's thumb print. (Seedling S571-5) That seedling has been sent to a friend of Steve's for evaluation, but I was lucky to be able to cross with it while it was guested here
. Since those days I've really seen purple patterned daylilies move forward rather quickly. I'd like to start out with some really special seedlings from Karol Emmerich below. (Thanks Karol) All daylilies below are tetraploids. Have a look:
Karol Emmerich seedling 8417. Awesome!
Karol Emmerich seedling 9115, a favorite of mine!
Karol Emmerich seedling 2116
Karol Emmerich seedling 26417
Karol Emmerich seedling 22717
Karol Emmerich seedling 5217
Karol Emmerich seedling 4817
Here's some more really special intros and seedlings, starting with the daylily Steve Moldovan:
Steve Moldovan (Moldovan) S919-01
Steve Moldovan seedling S571-5 (Steve's thumb print seedling)(18-02(Ron Valente X Crack of Dawn) X 919-01 Steve Moldovan daylily)
Ghost in the Machine (Paul K. Lewis) (Violet Becomes You X Steve Moldovan)
Tet. Midnight Mirror (Trimmer conversion / Lambertson)
Paul K. Lewis seedling out of Plato's Puzzle (Moldovan)
Dreams Come True (Mark Carpenter)
Steven Scott Derrow (Mike Derrow) This intro has the best plant habit I have seen.
Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing just a sampling of some really special seedlings and intros. Getting closer to getting my first interview of the season back. Knock on wood. Very cold right now. Almost below zero. Typical January weather. Hope you folks have a great week.