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Daylily Siloam Show Girl

By Henry – 1981

Daylily Siloam Show Girl

This daylily is supposed to be 18 inches but is smaller for me, 15 inches with 4.25 inch blooms. Not a true miniature or dwarf but a smaller daylily that is comfortable joining the party at the front of the border.

A dormant diploid, it has fire engine red blooms with a deeper red eye zone over a green throat. Heavy substance means extended bloom and these cuties are round, recurved and ruffled to boot.


Daylily Pinewood Monkey Business

By Korth P. and Korth L. – 2016

Daylily Pinewood Monkey Business

This is a 7 inch bloom that is often pinched and twisted, an unusual form. It is warm red-orange with a darker band and 17 buds on 3 branches. 

The 31 inch plant is sturdy and an early mid season blooming, dormant tetraploid.

Parentage:  ((Sun Bear x (Calling All Angels x Legendary Romance)) x Music Monkey)


Daylily Charming Heart

By Wild; 1979

Daylily Charming Heart

A beauty, with tall 3-4 foot scapes, although you can get multiple scapes of different heights with good bud set.  It blooms early mid-season and is a dormant diploid. 

The scarlet flowers have a large chartreuse throat that blends outward to a narrow pinkish eye zone.  There are white rays on the mid ribs that extend about half way out on the petals, and also a white picotee edge that reaches half way out the petals.


Daylily Velvet Thunder

By Benz – 1994

This variety has deep red velvety blossoms with a white wire edge that extends part way up the petals. The flowers shine with diamond dusting and are lightly ruffled with a light fragrance as a bonus. The plant is both nocturnal and extended blooming due to its thick heavy substance and the bright green throat also helps it show up in the moonlight. The plant has 28 inch scapes with 5 inch flowers. It is a mid-season blooming, dormant tetraploid.

Parentage: (Tet. Ed Murray × Matt)



Daylily Jean

By McDade-Schreiner – 1943

daylily-jean1I love this historic daylily.  It has coloration similar to the classic “Frans Halls” with red/orange petals alternating with gold petals. It was actually breed more than 10 years before it’s more widely known look alike. There is a creamy gold mid-rib on the red petals of this dormant diploid. This is where the similarities end however. This plant is prized for its height at 38 inches tall, and because it is very late.  The petals are also longer, enough that it can be categorized as an unusual form. The plant won the AHS award of merit in 1951.


Daylily Raspberry Pixie

By Williamson – 1969

daylily-raspberry-pixie1This is a miniature daylily growing to only 1 ½ feet with 2 ½ inch blooms.  The plant is an evergreen, diploid with fragrant fuchsia blossoms that blooms and re-blooms starting mid-season.



Daylily Ming Toy

By Wheeler – 1947

daylily-ming-toy1This is a mini daylily that stays less than 15 inches.  It starts blooming early and keeps blooming with a mass of 3 inch red flowers.  These red flowers won’t fade or spot in hot sun. They hold the bright red/orange well and the throat is a very bright gold.  Sometimes the edges are also touched in gold.  Evergreen; diploid.



Hosta Green Sparkler

By Zilis 2010

This small hosta (about 10 inches tall by 2 feet wide when mature) is a sport of Sparkler. It is like one of my favorites, Red October, in that it has red petioles. The difference is that the leaves are bright green, wavy and shiny instead of dark green and glaucous. The flowers are pale purple on 2 foot scapes.


Daylily Spin Dazzle

By Wilson 1983

Daylily Spindazzle (2)1A spider daylily that looks a little different each time it opens, because of the way it twists and curls. This semi-evergreen diploid holds 6 inch flowers on top of tall 3 foot scapes. The flower has a spider ratio of 4.4:1 and the color is difficult to explain starting from the center there is a wide yellow throat and the smaller petals are this same color. The large upper petals are slightly wider and gradually fade from apricot to orange to dark red.

Parentage:  (Sdlg. X FERRIS WHEEL)


Daylily Bama Bound

By Webster 1986

Daylily Bama Bound1This rich red beauty has a bright yellow throat changing to green deep inside, and the stamens are also bright yellow. It has a nice ruffled edge, a velvety texture that shows purple hews in some light and very heavy substance. The 5″ slightly fragrant blooms start mid-season. A semi-evergreen tetraploid that adds a wow factor.



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