DIPLOID INTRODUCTIONS 2017
RED OUT LOUD (seedling 11-35) 5 1/2" SEV 30" RE EM (SHARON'S DELIGHT X seedling 09-10) This cultivar shows much of the same impact as 2016's OUR NEW KERMITMENT but with a more intense shade of red and very waxy intense green throat. Adding rebloom to the package makes this one a certain winner. The rollback that is visible in the image above is one of the faces of RED OUT LOUD. Depending on the day you may see a much flatter bloom. We are in love with both looks. The variety of looks can be seen in the images below. The fact that OUR NEW KERMITMENT sold down to a couple of proliferations will make it unavailable here for a couple of years. However, since it grows so well we may have enough to offer it again in 2018. In the meantime RED OUT LOUD is a more than excellent option for anyone that was disappointed to not be able get ONK, Being fertile both ways will make RED OUT LOUD an additional weapon in the arsenal to create distinctive looks in this genre. 4 branches with 18 buds. Additional images below will give further perspective on the richness of the potentials in this fine intro.
ASHWOOD BLOOM WITH A VIEW (Robarts - Norris intro) (seedling 13-22) (Last Midnight X SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE) 5 1/4" SEV M 39" Unique in the truest sense of the word, BLOOM WITH A VIEW is immediately recognizable. In the garden the green in throat area reads as spots in a way that I have never seen before, anywhere. (Larry Grace liked this one so well and was so fascinated by the unique look that he took it home for conversion.) One of my prime criteria for introductions is the idea that a new plant should have a characteristic that sets it apart from previously available daylilies. BLOOM WITH A VIEW meets and exceeds that criteria. This one has consistently charmed visitors here and we promise that you will fall in love with the look. I was unable to pass the line-out row the last several years without stopping to admire this one. Distinction is so important in daylilies and that is what this intro has in the extreme.4 branches with 28 buds. The fact that BWAV is fertile both ways makes it an intriguing candidate for use in hybridization. Images below will give you more perspective on the plant. Just remember to click on the tiny image to see the full view.
We will apologize that the images do not show that green as spots. We would like to assure you that that is how they read in the garden, from as reasonable distance as well as close up. DOUBLE $125
RETHINK PINK (seedling 13-16) 6 1/2" DOR 29" RE EM (SHARON'S DELIGHT X SECRET ARSENAL) As a seedling this one gave me my most admired seedling in 2015. A cross of two of my best breeders in the SE lines, RETHINK PINK continues to be a go-to parent in the quest for the hibiscus look in my introductions. Currently under the conversion process by Larry Grace, RP is very likely to have a significant program in his tet program. His comment to me, "Richard, this is going to be an important daylily" made me feel good at the time and even better in retrospect. Using this intro in your program will significantly move it in the direction of producing startling seedlings of clear distinction. We can assure you this cultivar will be a important addition to you breeding efforts. If you do not hybridize this one will stand out in your garden in a way that few cultivars do. 18 buds on 3 branches. Fertile both ways. Image below will give more perspective on the distinction of this introduction. DOUBLE 125
RIVETING ROSIE (seedling 11-38) 6 1/4" DOR 27" RE L (SEEDLING X IDA MAE NORRIS) An excellent choice for the late bloom it gives, RIVETING ROSIE will add to your pleasure just when most everything is gone. A clear, vibrant shade of rose pink, this intro makes a splash when the rest of the garden is fading away. The fact that there is still rebloom after the initial round makes a moderate bud count of 12 seem like so much more. Despite the fact that this one is fertile both ways, we have not used it in our program as we are not purposefully breeding for lates as we mainly focus on the hibiscus form. For those interested in breeding for late bloomers, the IDA MAE NORRIS blood in the RR will likely give some beautiful results. DOUBLE $100