Ht. 2.5 feet with large fowers – zone 3.A midseason bloomer with perfect form; large round petals; it is cherry red with hints of raspberry in the right light and a chartreuse throat.Wally Nance was a Notre Dame football player.
Variegated Kwanzo is unregistered, although it is historic as it was developed from a sport by the father of modern daylilies.It is a 3 foot tall mid to late bloomer with a three inch, hose-in-hose, double orange/red flowers.It’s main attractions is the variegated leaves (striped with white or cream).The plant is also unusual as it is a triploid (this means it has three sets of chromosomes where most have two or four).This makes it sterile but don’t worry, this plant has the ability to spread by runners.I would not recommend keeping it in your regular daylily beds.It is not as aggressive as the green form which has become a “ditch lily” in some places, but, do remove any plants that revert to green as they will spread faster.The variegation is different with every scapes, some are even pure white.Keep the ones that are interesting and get rid of the rest in a way that they won’t spread into the wild.We don’t ship this one early in spring because we want to make sure that each fan that we send has nice variegation.
Taken for Granted was given to me to grow out as a seedling. Seedling number:LGwest#13. It is a 5.5 inch flower atop a 28 inch plant. The sturdy scapes hold bunches of buds right above the foliage. A rose lavender flower is ruffled with a wine colored picotee edge and vibrant eye zone. The chartreuse throat is accented by white in between the eye and the throat and on the mid ribs. Bright white points also show up on the sepals when the flower fully opens. Semi-evergreen tetraploid.
This miniature daylily was sold to me as Ruby Stella years ago at a auction.A Google search told me that this name is often used for red miniatures when the identity is unknown.In any case it looks and behaves much like Stella de Oro, except that it is Christmas Red.It has the same size flowers, same early bloom, same rebloom, but I think it is a little taller.It looks nice with Cherry Candy as the color is exactly the same as her eye.
This historic daylily is tall at 36 inches, but stands up well in the wind and is a fast grower.It sports masses of red 5 inch flowers that are red and have a very bright yellow mid rib and throat.It is a dormant diploid but is larger than most diploids.
This one is not often seen for sale.I love the color; I’m going to call it “rusty Red” but it has hints of red, orange and gold.It has a fuchsia eye zone over a gold throat and lighter colored midribs.It is a semi-evergreen tetraploid that blooms midseason and is 24 inches tall.The bloom size is listed as 6.5 inches but I think it is more like 5 inches for me.
I grew these from seeds I got from a friend.Seedling number: LKEast#3.This semi-evergreen tetraploid is about 36 inches tall and sturdy, with a 6 inch bloom.It is clear purple with a whitish edge, a large plum eye zone and a yellow, turning green, throat.Sometimes some streaking and veining can be seen. The petals sometime open wide and sometimes are pinched.The stamens are really cool the filaments change from gold to plum and then the stigma is gold again.
Orange Flurry is a cute little plant, it is both miniature, with 2.5 inch flowers, and dwarf, at only 17 inches tall.It is ruffled and kind of an apricot color with hints of gold, a prominent gold mid rib and a gold throat.There is also a rusty eye band.This cutie blooms early mid-season but also reblooms and has a fragrance.The plant is listed as a single flower but often doubles or produces a poly for me.
Odds and Ends is a semi-evergreen tetraploid that is 32 inches tall and holds bouquets of 6 inch blooms starting in the early to mid-season.The flowers are fragrant and are a lovely lavender with a violet eye above a chartreuse throat.If I had to pick a tetraploid that is the best grower I’d have to say it is Odds and Ends.
Many years ago I got a daylily at a garage sale that had a pod.It was my first try at growing out a daylily seedling.The plant is a dormant diploid that is 24 inches with a 4.5 inch flower.The color is light rose with some cream highlights and there is a wide chartreuse eye.Blooms midseason.