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Siberian Iris Pink Haze

This Siberian iris has violet/pink flowers that are larger than the species.

They start blooming in June here in Wisconsin and are held above the attractive grass like foliage, at just under 3 feet.  Mature clumps can be 3 feet across and are loved by butterflies and not attractive to deer and rabbits. 

They will tolerate both overly wet and overly dry soil, but love moist fertile soil and plenty of sun. Siberian Iris have no serious pests.


Daylily Seedling Borders on Merlot

Unregistered seedling by Matel – 2013

Daylily Seedling Borders on Merlot

This is the result of one of my first attempts at hybridizing. The seedling used as the pod parents was from a gift of my second group of seedlings from a friend LG.

The 5 inch flower is rose to lavender with a darker halo and some mottling and streaking that differs from flower to flower. The petals have a very heavy yellow pie crust ruffled edge while the sepals do not. The edge is the same color as the golden throat.

The plant is a 24 inch tall dormant tetraploid.

Parentage:  (Borders on Bordeaux x (Truly Angelic x Shores of Time)


Daylily Orchid Corsage

By Saxton 1975

Daylily Orchid Corsage

An unusual form that has wide spatulate and crispate petals that can curve back and twist slightly. These 7.5 inch lavender pink blooms have a wide, blended, light yellow star burst eyesore and throat and the yellow cream extends up the mid ribs and down along the edges. The blooms are coming in the mid to late season and are fragrant and diamond dusted. 

A 32 inch tall dormant diploid that also reblooms.

Parentage:  (Lavender Touch x Emperors Robe)

Daylily Seedling Pink Panther's Sister

Daylily Pink Panther’s Sister


Daylily Seedling Pink Panther’s Sister

This daylily is an unregistered seedling hybridized by a friend, MJT. It is 28 inches tall with 5 inch blooms. Naturally, the color is pink panther pink and there is a cranberry eye zone and matching picotee edge above a chartreuse throat. This lovely is an evergreen tetraploid with good branching. It is pod fertile. The plant is sturdy and holds up it’s heavy bud load well.

Parentage: (Korth 14-7 X Calling All Angels).  Korth 14-7 parents are (Cherry Valentine X Gertrude’s Melody)

Seedling # – 10 40-3



Sedum Telephium – Autumn Joy

When the rest of the garden is winding down, Autumn Joy is just getting started in fall with bright coral/pink flowers that later turn a beautiful rust color for winter interest.  This hardy perennial is drought tolerant and not fussy about soil conditions as long as it is not too wet. The plants are just short of 2 feet tall and will form 2 foot wide clumps.  The little mounds of foliage are also interesting in spring.  All the care that is needed is to remove the old stalks near the ground in early spring before new growth starts.  Bees also love this plant and it provides food for them when there isn’t much else.  Sedum needs full sun.



Pulmonaria saccharata—Mrs. Moon

This plant has nearly everything going for it including multiple names.  It is also called Lungwort or Bethlehem Sage.  Pulmonaria has pretty pink bell shaped flowers appearing in April and May, then turn blue as they age.  But even after the flowers are gone the leaves bring beauty to the garden.  They are fuzzy and green and have white or silver spots.  The leaves are semi-evergreen, persisting well after frost.  If they start to look ragged just remove them and new ones will fill in.  The plant is only about 10 inches tall but spreads to form a patch.  This tough plant tolerates sun or shade and very dry or over wet conditions.  It also is deer and rabbit resistant.



Daylily Freedom Ring

By Wild – 1969 or DeGroot – 2002

This beauty is a dormant diploid that sports 6 ½ inch blooms atop 30 inch scapes.  The coral pink blooms are softly blended with cream.  There is some confusion with this plant because there is also a Platinum Palette Freedom Ring.  If you look at the photos given by the American Hemerocallis Society they look similar, but many of the photos for both cultivars are pictured by other growers as a much more coral flower without the cream colored lower petals.  The difference should be that Platinum Palette has a slightly larger flower and is also fragrant. The actual plant that I am selling is as pictured, and though it was sold to me as “Freedom Ring”.  I believe it is probably “Platinum Palette Freedom Ring”.  I will check for fragrance with the next bloom and amend this description if necessary. Confusion aside, this is a gorgeous bloom that performs well here in the far north.



Daylily Wineberry Candy

By Stamile 1980
Daylily Wineberry candy1Wineberry is a favorite member of the “candy” series. It is a slightly fragrant, dormant tetraploid that is a mid-season rebloomer. The 4.5 inch bright pink flowers have a dark purple/magenta eye-zone. They seem to get darker as they age. She has won the Stout Silver Medal, L. Ernest Plouf Award and an AHS Award of Merit.


Daylily Little Witching Hour

By Salter 1988

She is the cutest of the cute. Truly a miniature at only a foot tall, with blooms that are less than 2″; the flowers are rose with a burgundy eye, green throat and a thin gold ruffled edge. This mid-season rebloomer is a semi evergreen diploid.

Parentage:  (Enchanter’s Spell × sdlg)


Daylily Little Fat Dazzler

By Lankart 1979

Daylily Little Fat Dazzler1This really is the true color of this darling miniature daylily. It is bright fuchsia and perfectly round and ruffled. The plant is truly miniature at only a foot tall, but for its size the flowers are fairly big at 3 inches. She is a semi-evergreen diploid and blooms early to mid-season.


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