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Tag: Unusual Form

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 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 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 Christmas Ribbon

By Stamile – 1991

The large robust plant is the present and the giant 8 to 9” bright Christmas red flowers are the bow. It is classified as UF (unusual form) because the top petals are spatulate and the lower petals are spider like, thus making the flower look star like. The early to mid-season blooming flowers have a bright yellow throat that blends out to the diamond dusted petals, kind of sparkling in the sun. At up to 36”, this dormant tetraploid stands up to summer weather.




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