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Daylily Seedling Agnes in Pink

Unregistered seedling – Matel

Agnes in Pink was one of 3 seeds given to me by a friend. The flower  like it’s pod parent Holly Dancer is a spider and a great bloomer.  It is peachy pink with a darker fuchsia eye band and a large star shaped golden eye.  There are prominent golden mid ribs and large stamens that are the same color as the star.  She is about 36” tall and has 6.5 inch blooms. A dormant diploid with sturdy scapes.

Parentage:  Holly Dancer x Flutterbye




Daylily Loch Ness Monster

By Couturier-G. I – 1992

This is one of my favorites.The silvery lavender spiders seem to curl into the most interesting forms. The spider ratio is 4.40:1. The petals are defiantly darker than the sepals, and the edges and mid ribs are cream colored with varying degrees of ruffling and a few teeth. There is also a darker blended halo and a green throat.

A dormant diploid, It is taller for me than the 25 inches that it is supposed to be, but the sturdy scapes hold up tons of 7.5 inch flowers.

Parentage:  (Lavinia Love x seedling)


Daylily Farnsworth Spider


Daylily Farnsworth Spider

This 3 foot tall spider has stems strong enough to hold up the large bunch of buds and 6.5 inch flowers that it produces. The bright yellow spiders have a cranberry blending to purple, star shaped eye zone and just a shadow of the eye zone on the lower petals. 

Dormant Diploid.


Daylily Lilting Lavender

By Childs – 1973

This lavender daylily has a striking unusual form that curls and twists. The curls on this one are quite graceful rather than being crazy like some unusual forms. They tend to curl back just at the tip of the petals and the lemon yellow throat helps to get it noticed. The 8 inch flowers are held high on 30 inch scapes and have a light fragrance. A dormant diploid this plant blooms mid-season and then re-blooms.


Daylily Jan’s Twister

By Joiner – 1991

Jan’s Twister is an unusual form daylily that will really have your garden visitors stopping to say “Wow, what’s that!” She has huge peach flowers with a large green throat, that are 11 ½ inches on top of 28 inch scapes.  She could maybe be called a spider but the petals are wider at the base and they curl fold and twist in crazy directions so that no two flowers are really alike. She is an evergreen diploid that blooms early to mid-season with good re-bloom for such a large flower. Jan preforms well here in Wisconsin. This daylily won the AHS award of merit in 1997, the 2000 Lambert/Webster Award for the best Unusual Form daylily and the Lenington All American Award in 2003.  The Lenington award is for outstanding performance in diverse climates.

Parentage: (Jean Wise × Kindly Light)


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 Itsy Bitsy Spider

By Bishop – 1990

Daylily Itsy Bitsy Spider and Red Ribbons

This cute lemon yellow with green throat daylily, has little 3 1/2 inch unusual form blossoms. Meaning, it blooms with narrow petals that are pinched and twisted. A dormant diploid; It blooms early and will rebloom for most of the summer. The foliage mound is low at about a foot but the scapes, at 3 feet, hold the blooms well above the foliage. They are light weight but there are lots of them and they seem to bounce around in the breeze.

Parentage: Mignon × Suzie Wong



Daylily Wilson’s Spider

By Wilson/Oakes – 1987

Daylily Wilson's Spider

Daylily Wilson’s Spider

Daylily Wilson's Spider1Yes…a classic spider that is violet with lots of cream on the lower petals as well as cream mid-ribs on the upper petals and a chartreuse throat. A 28” tall dormant diploid; it has 7 1/2“  flowers with a ratio of 4.60:1.


Daylily Star Of Fantasy

By McRae – 1992

Daylily Star of Fantasy

Daylily Star of Fantasy

Hmmm…how to describe “Star of Fantasy”; it has a large yellow star in the center that is the throat. The star effect continues as bright white mid-ribs extend out into a triangle shaped plum eye-zone. Then the rose/violet spidery petals stretch out, again in a triangle shape. The top petals are much larger than the lower petals, which have some lilac at the ends but are mostly reflections of the yellow cream throat. This dormant diploid is fairly tall at 30” and the 8 ½” fragrant spider flowers seem to hang right at nose height. Petal length to width is 4 1/2.0:1

Parentage: seedling X snickerdoodle.


Daylily Red Ribbons

By Lenington – 1964

Daylily Red Ribbons

Daylily Red Ribbons

These deep ruby red spiders do look like ribbons at 8” with a ratio of 4.7:1. They are super-tall.   Big long buds held on 40” stems.  Though they are an evergreen diploid they do pretty well here in Wisconsin. The star like, warm gold center really shines. The petals curl back nicely and sometimes the gold extends down the mid-rib or as a thin line along the edges.



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