Dakota Dreamer is a beautiful deep orchid purple with a watermark and a ruffled white toothy edge, which will bloom very reliably in Northern gardens, complete with the clean white teeth. It will bloom with 3 scapes to a fan when planted in a pot with excellent potting soil (PromixBX). In the ground you should get one scape per fan with rebloom if grown well. Dakota Dreamer is sunfast to 100F here, and like most all purples, is at it’s very best in the morning with mesmerizing color. It is a good growing plant of average size that increases well. This is a personal favorite of mine. Easy pods with a good seed count, strong pollen. $150.00 sf.
This stunningly beautiful gold self has exquisite form and magically perfect ruffled ruffles and a small green throat. Hybridized by Ted Blaney, this flower was greatly admired by hybridizers that visited his garden. Gold Fandango has clear, intense, saturated color that has never faded in my hot South Dakota sun. Ted reported it did not set pods well for him in Ohio, but I have had no trouble getting plenty of good seeds in S.D. Strong pollen. With Angel’s Smile as a parent, I have crossed this with toothy things and gotten a high percentage of toothy kids. Grandparent of Dakota Thriller. Not just another gold, this beauty will win your heart, as well as a place in your garden for years to come. limited availability. $150.00 double fan.
If you like ’em bright, then Neon Dancer is for you! The fabulous color is from Liz Moldovan, a dose from each parent. The bold red eye, which does not photograph well at all, comes from Fooled Me. Finish it off with ruffled persimmon edges and a small green throat, and you have a fun, happy flower that all garden visitors enjoy. The plant is strong and clumps quickly. It is the brightest orange I have seen, and Neon Dancer will make people sit up and take notice, especially in a clump. Very fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
The best of a cross of 96 seedlings, this elegant orchid violet has a prominent white-lavender watermark with dark veining which is accented by a spring green to yellow throat. The color is more blue than it appears in the image. The petals are lightly ruffled with a narrow white edge. Sheridan Lake has sunfast flowers that will delight you. This dormant daylily will make a nice clump with a well spaced array of flowers, and prefers full sun. Very fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan.
A delightful small bitone, Stately Belle is a favorite with garden visitors because of the many blossoms forming a crown over the semi-evergreen foliage. This lively peach bitone has highly ruffled petals with a sparkling gold edge and a light midrib. A strong green throat centers the very round flower. This cultivar performs very well in the North, increasing quickly. In the South, you can expect more buds and dependable rebloom. A real treasure for the front of the border. Sets pods very easily and the pollen is strong. I have gotten teeth, carving, and very round form in the kids depending on the cross, some of them my all time favorites. $100.00 double fan.
If you have any further questions on any of my cultivars, please ask, I love talking about daylilies. Your best bet is to call or text, especially in the gardening season. 605-858-4363. Thank you for your interest in my flowers, I truly appreciate it. Suzanne Karl.
This big, wide, round plum purple has a stunning, light lavender orchid watermark with fascinating dark veining and white midrib, white edge and a green to yellow throat that add up to an exciting yet simple elegance. An amazingly good grower, West River clumps quickly and has lots of big flowers, but is a little slow to recover from transplant. Here in South Dakota, ‘West River’ means anyplace west of the Missouri River which bisects the state, where we have totally different geology and climactic conditions from those ‘East River’. As bold as the landscape of the Black Hills, West River has a simple elegant beauty that is magnified by it’s large size and easily earns a place in any garden. Super fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Lots and lots of flowers grace a very sturdy, tough plant. Antique Gem is an intriguing, muted mauve cranberry smoke self loaded with magnificent ruffles and small teeth on it’s lacy white edge over a spring green to yellow throat. Antique Gem also has some teeth on the sepals and always opens perfectly here. This subtle yet elegant flower performs well here in South Dakota, and the kids have insane teeth and bud count if crossed that way. Very fertile both ways. $100.00 Single fan
Dakota Windswept is an extra large clear imperial purple is a great show and garden flower. The interesting, unique ruffling on the petal edges makes these flowers appear to be dancing on the wind. A white edge and light mid rib in the eyezone over a green to yellow throat completes the picture. Dakota Windswept clumps quickly, and in full bloom makes a stunning addition to any garden. Greatly admired by garden visitors and throughly tested in Florida where it also performs very well, reblooming reliably. Throws big kids if crossed that way. Fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Screamer – 6″ M 30″ 25b Re UF Crispate Dor Tet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GCB6B1-5-6
Getting Closer X (Best Buddy x Dakota Bliss)
A favorite from the first flower, this toothy, ruffly bright neon yellow crispate has a slightly lighter midrib and a spring green throat that spills out onto the petals. Prior to Screamer, crispates were all smooth tailored edge flowers, so I was delighted when Screamer bloomed with its’ ornate edges. A fabulous flower that has been loaded with pods every year and never misses a beat. It is a healthy, good grower, but like all perennials, needs some time to get established. Greatly admired by visitors to the garden. Parent on many superb toothy, ruffly green-yellow seedlings. Very fertile both ways. $150 double fan. limited.
A deep glowing, clean, clear violet purple with a white edge and spring green throat, ruffled edges, and slight relief in the eyezone make Dakota Mystic a magical flower. An exceptionally strong plant with good bud count and quick increase, the sunfast flowers are held above the foliage in a pleasing array, making an exceptional garden show. Purples don’t usually stand out in the garden, but this one does. DakotaMystic has produced some very exciting sculptural and carved seedlings in alluring colors. Fertile both ways. $100.00 large 2-3 fan divisions.
A fun flower, Smiling Lemon is round and ruffled with a few small teeth thrown in for grins and giggles. This bright, clear lemon yellow self sports ruffles on the sepals as well, and a spring green throat. A tough, hardy plant and an exceptional grower, it increases well and carries 30 buds per scape, and the flowers never interfere with each other here. If you live in a place with good rain, it may well have more buds for you in your garden. When asking another hybridizer why they only did purple, they said it was the only color with good bud count, so, I just had to introduce Smiling Lemon. Great for the front row where you want lots of color. Fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan.
Dakota Joy is a diminutive, proportionally small plant and flower. This clear bright gold self with a green throat is round and nicely ruffled. It is a hardy, strong grower that clumps quickly and covers the foliage with a glowing crown of flowers that are consistently beautiful and custom made for the front row, by a patio, or in a pot if you live in a place where winters are warm enough for that. My favorite from a large cross, Dakota Joy throws kids of fabulous form and clear colors on small, well proportioned plants. Easily fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Calypso Glow is a bright, luminescent glowing raspberry with a lighter hot pink watermark that captures attention in the garden. The perfect piecrust ruffles and white edge add a certain flair to this exqusite yet durable flower. The green to yellow to white throat adds sparkle. A personal favorite in the garden, Calypso Glow has been used heavily for breeding and has produced great ruffled kids. Superior grower with a nice scape and plenty of flowers. Clumps quickly. Fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan.
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From a very small cross, I got exactly what I wanted, which almost never happens. I got the large flower size from Puppy Dog Kisses and the great color, form, and plant habit from La Dolce Vita, a fabulous overlooked Moldovan. I have always wanted a green throat that stays green all day and Wanna Dance does that, shown in the top photo taken at 6:30pm. A nice pink with ruffly edges and a green to yellow throat, and a bold red eye that goes back to Tet Siloam Virginia Henson, but on a large flower. With plenty of buds, Wanna Dance does nicely as a front row or focal point plant. Kids almost always have a red eye. Fertile both ways. $100.00 large 2-3 fan divisions
2021 Introductions by Ted Blaney. Registered Blaney-Karl
Hybridized by Ted Blaney, I offer Genuine Pearl here because I feel truly nice near whites are so rare. A very pale pastel polychrome with a green to yellow throat and nice ruffles, this flower has excellent substance with some relief in the eyezone area. The plant is tough and hardy with quick increase and plenty of flowers, which have a special lustrous pearl-type finish on the petals. This plant endures torture every winter, always blooms beautifly, and holds a special place in my heart. Extremely difficult but possible pods, good pollen. This cultivar is not registered with the AHS. $100.00 2-3 fan clump
Hybridized by Ted Blaney, I offer Solar Beacon here because so many people see it in my garden and want it. Solar Beacon is a bright clear gold with a deep red eye, green throat and ruffles. The intense color saturation of this flower is noteworthy. On the tall side, in full bloom, Solar Beacon will be the first thing anyone notices in your garden. It draws them like a magnet, and they ask “What’s that?” With plenty of flowers and quick increase, Solar Beacon is truly a beauty and a joy to behold. This is a cultivar you should not miss. Very Fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Brilliant Disguise 5.5″ M 28″ 22bc. cristate sculptural Dor Tet B6fav Best Buddy x Tropical Trubadore
You never know what’s going to show up in the seedling bed, and this sculptural flower was a surprise. The first year a daylily blooms, they can do some strange things, which they never do again. This flower was single it’s first year. The second year, all flowers but one had cristate (cresting) on all 3 petals, and it had 5 scapes, which indicates that it clumps quickly. At 5.5″ it throws larger kids because of it’s 7″ parents. It’s a nice bright yellow with a green throat, and ruffled edges with some small teeth. It needs a year to get established before it will produce a high percentage of cristate blooms. Some hybridizers are having trouble getting cristates to open correctly, but Brilliant Disguise opens very well consistently, and will make a wounderful hardy addition to any garden, especially display gardens that would like to include a nice sculptural daylily. Fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Inspire Desire 6.5″ M 38″ 25bc Dor Tet BBP1SoP-1
(Blueberry Bagel x Blaney seedling) X Strength of Purpose
A striking, alluring bloom (drop dead gorgeous) from it’s first blossom, this white edged deep purple with a green to yellow throat is a favorite of all who see it. I think it’s something about the satin sheen that delights people. The wide ruffled petals make it very special. The scape reaches 38″ with 25 buds once established. No photo has ever done it justice, but visitors say “I have to have it”. Increase is on the slow side, but it makes a beautiful clump soon enough. Inspire Desire is a dark beauty that holds up well in hot weather, and is the parent of some exceptional seedlings. Very fertile both ways. Sure to be a garden favorite. $100.00 single fan
Sweet Ginny 3.25″ EM 20″ 25-30bc small Sev Tet STPGin-8 Spacecoast Tiny Perfection X Ginny
This cross had bright, pretty, attractive flowers and this is the pick of the litter. Sweet Ginny has an exceptional scape, a nice height for the front row, 25-30 buds per scape or more, and has had 2 scapes per fan and occasional rebloom. This bold red-eyed orange with a green throat has great round form, very nice ruffles, and is very consistent. Cute as a bug, Sweet Ginny is tough as nails and always pleases. It clumps up quickly , and is a bright spot in the garden. Fertile both ways. $100.00 double+ fan
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Folks, please remember these daylilies are hybridized and grown in South Dakota and generally do much better grown in places with more rain than 13″ per year, and anybodys soil is better than my crushed rock junk.
Dakota Sunfire 8-9″ M 36″ 25b UF Re Dor Tet Embrace the Sunshine X Ginny (Blaney)
This huge crispate is very consistent and beautiful, with lots of ruffles on the edges. It grows well, clumps quickly, and late freezes don’t bother it. Ever. The large bright flowers draw a lot of attention in the garden. One of my all time favorites. If I could grow just one daylily, this might be it. Very fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Tall ‘n’ Tan
Tall ‘n’ Tan 7″ M 38″ Re 18b UF Dor Tet ?x?
Tall ‘n’ Tan has a unique buff orange color and is very distinctive. It has large flowers and lots of ’em. It clumps up incredibly fast and makes a great focal point. For an unknown reason, the deer have never bothered this one, even when they ate the entire row next to it. Of course that can change at any time. This daylily is not registered with the AHS. 0 fertility for me. $50.00 clump
Dakota Coral 6″ M 36″ Re 20b Sev Tet Scarlet Affair X Getting Closer
This beautiful ruffled coral has a green throat and light midribs. It grows well from South Dakota to Florida. A very consistent flower with a unique, clear color and lots of flowers, it adds a bright spot to your garden. Has thrown kids with teeth for me. Very fertile both ways $100.00 single fan
Kinky 7″ EM 36″ 35b Dor Tet Getting Closer X Gob Stopper
This bright, saturated, clean, clear red flower blooms like crazy, usually more than one at a time. The yellow edges have tiny teeth, causing the ruffly petals edges to kink. A one of a kind large flower that brings much joy. One of the best reds in the garden that had 35 buds its first year of bloom as a seedling. The plant grows very well and it clumps up quickly. KINKY makes a fabulous focal point for your garden. Very fertile both ways. 100.00 double fan
Sid0 5.5″ EM 34″ 16b Re Sev Tet Vatican City X ?
This white edged deep purple has been around my garden quite a while. Never introduced before due to the low bud count. If mulched, it increases quickly and makes a nice garden clump with plenty of flowers that crown the plant. In hot weather, it will show small white teeth. It is the parent of the most beautiful, unique daylily that has ever shown up in my seedbeds. Parent of many exceptional flowers with high bud counts. Throws teeth if crossed that way. It was named after the nickname of a character in a movie. Very fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Dakota Cream Dream
Dakota Cream Dream 7″ M 28″ 25b re Sev Tet Sassy Susan X Dakota Snow
This huge ruffly cream blooms like crazy, and will blow your mind. For the size of the flower, it has unusually wide petals that make it look bigger yet. It has a fabulous bud count and clumps quickly. The color will go with any other in the garden and is a great addition for the front of the border. Reblooms here even in South Dakota. Fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Too Darn Hot
Too Darn Hot 7″ M 38″+ 22b Re Dor Tet Up Against the Sun X Ginny (Blaney)
This huge, wide petaled flower lights up the garden and draws lots of attention. Very suitable for a focal point plant. A very strong plant, it clumps quickly, and steals the show. Likes lots of sun. If planted in shade, this plant, like most oranges, will not be as bright a color. Not registered with the AHS. Fertile both ways. Sold out
Dakota Thriller 6″ EM 26″ 35-45b (for real) Re Dor Tet Shabby Chic X seedling
I grew a huge cross to get this flower, and it was way worth it. In full sun in the field it was gold. The next day in a pot, it was yellow. Soil does make a difference. Give it lots of sun, and it will be great no matter what color it shows. Once planted in the ground again, it amazed me by putting out 2 scapes from one fan. One scape had 35 buds, the other had 45 buds, and they never interfered with each other when open. I have photographic proof. Complete with ruffles and teeth and a green throat, this flower is truly a thrill. Greatly admired by all who see it. VERY fertile both ways. Lots of seeds. $200.00 single fan
Matie Henrietta 36″ M 4.5″ Re 30b Dor Tet Getting Closer x FrA(Blaney seedling) GCFrA-6
Named for my grandmother who gave me my first daylily when I was 10, and it was red. (Matie is pronounced May-tee) I’ve been waiting for a very special flower to name for her, and this one is it. A clear red with ruffles, and a white and yellow edge and teeth, and a green to yellow throat. The form is exceptionally round. At 4.5″, this small flower will delight you with a bud count of 25-30, very quick fan increase, and tough sturdy plants. While large flowers are always popular, the small flowers are capable of a perfection of form that makes them a garden gem. Matie Henrietta is a true gem. Fertile both ways. Exciting kids. $150.00 single fan.
Helen Louise Karl (Karl, 2018)
Helen Louise Karl 36″ M 6″ Re 30b Dor Tet Getting Closer x Pretty Katie GCPK-1
Named for my mother, Helen Louise Karl is an extraordinary daylily. This beautiful, clear red has nice ruffles and yellow teeth on the edge. The yellow to green throat really makes it sparkle. This daylily does everything right. The 6″ flowers hold up on hot days and are displayed well on the scapes with 25-30 buds, and rarely interfere with each other. My mother was not an early riser, and neither is her flower, but it will be open by 7 am. I feel incredibly fortunate to have this fabulous flower show up in my seedling bed. This daylily continues to amaze me with it’s beauty and many flowers. Very fertile both ways. Kids have shown white teeth, cristates, and a variety of clear colors of very high quality. $200.00 single fan.
Come to Mama (Karl) 2018
Come to Mama 34″ M 8″ Re 20b Dor Tet Bombay Silk x sib to Best Buddy BoSiB4-12
No photo I have ever shows the impact of this huge pink crispate in the garden. At 8″-9″, these flowers will demand attention. It has been a long journey to get these blossoms to be so very consistently pinched on all petals. The sepals curl nicely, sometimes forming a tube. A very special contribution to the unusual form category. The eyezone is darker, the midribs lighter with a slight ruffle to the edges. Cometo Mama opens quite flat, showing a green to yellow throat. A good increaser, each fan reblooms quite consistently. Scapes usually open 2-3 flowers at a time, which is great for shows. Fertile both ways, shy with seeds, pollen very good. Seedlings very nice, with some unexpected color combinations. $100.00 double fan.
Westchester Blue Eyes – Blaney-Karl 5.5″ M 36″ 22b Dor Tet Majestic Hue x ?
A fascinating violet towards the blue side, with a large blue watermark and white edge over a green to yellow throat. Westchester Blue Eyes is extra special, and is magnificent in clump strength. Featuring an elegant tailored form with gentle ruffles, this daylily has a good bud count and tough blue-green foliage. No shade needed for this one, withstands sun, wind, cold and hail very well. Very fertile both ways. $100.00 double fan
Calypso Fringe – Fr2 – Blaney-Karl – 7″ M 32″ 20b Dor Tet Erin Lea x Startle sib crossed twice. Yes, these are all the same plant on a different day!
I am honored to introduce this Ted Blaney cultivar. My favorite of the Erin Lea Startle sib cross seedlings, Calypso Fringe is a great garden performer. Depending on soil and sun I have seen red, pink, and purple blossoms on this plant, but always with white/yellow ‘fringe’ or teeth on the ruffled edge, and always with a light midrib and green over yellow throat. It holds up to sun, wind, and hail and makes a stunning clump. It never set a pod in OH or VA, but sets reliably in SD. Go figure. Pollen is easy to use and reliably produces high quality seedlings. This one has a forever home in my garden and is sure to please. $100.00 double fan
2017 Introductions of Suzanne Karl
Red Rebel – 6″ EM 38″ 23b re Sev Tet Cool Raspberry Smoke x Dakota Bliss Sid5B1-3
Lotsa bright red flowers. By crossing purple and peach I did not expect to get red, much less one so clear and bright. A slight watermark and washed eyezone and a unique gold beaded edge over a green to yellow throat combined with the high number of flowers draws a lot of attention in the garden. Red Rebel clumps quickly and reblooms, making it a great choice for landscaping or a featured focal point. A great plant, never daunted by late freezes, wind, hail, heat, or sun. May need extra space in the garden.
$100.00 double fan
Tropical Trubadore – 6.5″ M 28″ 22b Dor Tet Pretty Katie x Embrace the Sunshine PKB7-1
Garden named ‘favorite’, this ruffled beauty has been singled out and admired by every garden visitor who sees it. The green throat persists all day, a rare quality in the ‘sunset’ color class. The eyezone changes from yellow to persimmon to red, brushing out onto the tangerine petals, which are highly ruffled and will have teeth and hooks on the edges with plenty of water, sun, and good soil. Tropical Trubadore is best planted where the setting sun can light it on fire for an unforgettable show. An outstanding parent with many selects to it’s credit, very fertile both ways.
$100.00 double fan
Finding Love – 6.5″ M 36″ 27b re Sev Tet South Seas x Scarlet Affair SoSeScAf-1
This beautiful ruffled scarlet red takes all the sun you can give it, holding up to 103F even at 3500 ft. elevation. The persistent green to yellow throat adds to it’s allure. A strong grower that is quick to clump and reblooms reliably in SD, this semi-evergreen should do well in many regions. It’s superior blue-green foliage stands up to repeated late freezes and dry desiccating winds like a champ. Will take extra room in the garden, and does send stolons, but is not invasive. Finding Love has given rise to some extraordinarily unique seedlings, and is very fertile both ways. Extra large seeds and pods.
$100.00 double fan
Royal Amazon – 6″ EM 48″ 25b re Dor Tet (Blueberry Bagel x Vatican City) X ? BBVC?
Tall and stately, this deep purple blends to a subtle violet watermark with a very ruffled edge neatly trimmed in bold white punctuated by a spring green to yellow throat. This early bloomer will have consistent, clean dark flowers, devoid of thrip damage or water spots. With sturdy blue-green foliage, this strong grower makes an excellent focal point and will appreciate some extra room in the garden. Flowers hold well in full sun, but does well in partial shade also. No scape flop here, Royal Amazon is tall. Fertile both ways.
$100.00 double fan
Dakota Sun Frost – 7.5″ EM 32″ 45b Dor Tet Best Buddy x Dakota Bliss B6B1-2
Not just another yellow, this large butter cream has a prominent radiating green throat, light midribs and outstanding ruffles with a darker edge that can feature teeth and hooks, appearing white from a distance. When established, the high bud count provides multiple flowers on one scape for show enthusiasts. Dakota Sun Frost has produced very large seedlings on tall scapes (5′) of exceptionally high quality. Throws lots of teeth if crossed that way. Does much better for me with mulch. Fertile both ways.
I hope you have enjoyed the photos of my 2017 Introductions. Please contact me with any questions, or just to talk daylilies! Good Gardening.
I wanted to add another photo of this daylily. The one is used to register it was chosen to show the great edge, but apparently not enough of the flower. Getting Closer is the very best daylily I have registered. The edge is awesome and is extra sparkly. It is the parent of some truly fabulous seedlings. It will give great teeth to it’s kids if crossed with teethy flowers or any Brother Charles type flowers with edges. Sets pods every time for me in South Dakota. Pollen is very difficult. Great bud count. Every flower is a joy to behold. Plant this one where you can sit and view it often and easily. One fan only to sell for Spring 2017. $300.00
Pretty Katie is a beautiful, unusual pink. Pod parent New Tangerine Twist must have been responsible. The light midribs and extensive ruffling and teeth on the petals and a green throat make this flower exceptionally special. Very unique and a true one of a kind color and form. A strong plant and very good scape make a complete package. Pretty Katie makes a very good addition to those wonderful pastel beds they do out East. It clumps up quickly and blooms early and late with rebloom. Multiple flowers opening at the same time make this flower great for shows. I chose this, my very best seedling at the time to honor my niece, Katie Simpson. Pretty Katie has been the parent of my best select seedling for the last 4 years, the breeding potential of this cultivar is tremendous. Very pod fertile, but averages 50% germination, so make extra seeds. The 3 seed thing just won’t cut it. Very fertile both ways. $100 double fan.
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2015 Daylily Introductions from Suzanne Karl of Dakota Daylilies
Best Buddy B6 IfRiSt7x2 X Reap the Whirlwind
7.75″ EM 32″ SEV Tet Re
With a consistent perfection of form that demands fascination, this meticulously ruffled crispate UF is a vivid yellow with a green throat and deeper bold sepals, making it a reverse bi-tone. Seemingly never out of bloom because of the great scapes and instant rebloom, Best Buddy will increase quickly and is sure to become a favorite clump in your garden. The flowers have never wilted or faded in SD, little hail damage is noticed, it loves the wind, and the plants are undaunted by any challenge: heat, cold, or dry wind, and show no damage from our many late freezes. Very fertile both ways, this is the ‘go to’ clump for difficult pollen. Consequently, I have bloomed lots of kids which seem to be better than I expect. With lots of teeth in the background, it will give teeth if crossed that way, and throw in great scapes, big flowers and hardy plants as a bonus. Best Buddy gives a high percentage of perfect crispates no matter the cross. Sib to Dakota Bliss. $50.00 double fan
Dakota Bliss B1 IfRiSt7x2 X Reap the Whirlwind.
7.5″ MLa 32″Dor Tet Re
The seedling number ‘B1’ is short for ‘best one’ which says it all. Dakota Bliss is a luscious, clear peach which blends very well with all other colors and makes it easy to find a place for this beauty in your garden. It has a deep green to yellow throat and an exciting, fringy, toothy edge that tends to be darker than the petal color, a refreshing change from all the yellow or white edges. A large flower, it may exhibit pinching on 2, 3, or no petals, inconsistent, but always beautiful. Blooming in the mid-late season, it has instant rebloom, lots of flowers, and a vigorous plant habit. This hardy dormant has exhibited 3 scapes per fan, and who knows how many you could get if you are one of those who use lots of fertilizer. My most used parent, Dakota Bliss is pod and pollen fertile, and when crossed with other ‘toothy’ flowers has given outstanding results. Steve Moldovan told me to think of peach as a blank canvas, and Dakota Bliss bears this out, giving about .5% peach seedlings. $100.00 double fan
Dakota Marmalade LizTSdz Liz Moldovan X Tet Spindazzle
8″ EM 40″ Dor Tet
Big, tall, and bold, this exciting flower literally stands out in the crowd. A favorite of every garden visitor last season, a claim I’ve never been able to make before this. What makes Dakota Marmalade so special is the green to yellow throat, so rare in oranges, the huge size, and the bright color. It carries across the garden in an amazing way. One of the first to bloom here, it keeps going most of the season, putting on an incredible show, and may be a bud builder. Foliage is bright green, but big and tough, showing no damage from late freezes. The tall scapes are wiry and strong, standing up to the wind. (Scape flop is one of my pet peves.) I thank John Benz for saving this one from the compost heap and testing it in Ohio. Very difficult pods, very fertile pollen, and very fabulous kids. $80.00 double fan
Dakota Velvet Sid6 Voltaire X Vatican City
6″ M 36″ SEV Tet Re v.frag
A simple wide, elegant, round form flower, it is the color that makes this beauty captivating, exciting, and capable of eliciting a level of contentment not thought possible by simply viewing a flower. Dakota Velvet is black-purple with a prominant white edge and a green to yellow to white throat. The semi-evergreen foliage is tough and stands up to all SD challenges. The medium height scapes yeild many large flowers and instant rebloom. Exqusite on the cooler days, I have not yet found any deep purples that will stand up to the hot South Dakota sun. 115 degrees melts them all, but Dakota Velvet is the last one standing, as we say here in the west. It has done brilliantly in Ohio as well. Very fertile both ways. $100.00 doublefan
Getting Closer GC Forestlake Ragamuffin X Startle
5″ M 28″ Dor Tet
I have many “favorite” flowers, but have always thought of this one as my ‘most favorite’ daylily. Lunchtime in the garden usually finds me on a lawn chair, right next to this clump, because spending time just gazing at Getting Closer is a most extraordinary gift. The sparkling gold diamond dusted heavily toothed edge plays with the sunshine. The green to yellow throat on this pink bi-tone makes a color combination that is captivating. Getting Closer demands to be in the front row. Magnificent in a clump, this dormant beauty exhibits all those wounderful teeth and ruffles consistently in Northern gardens, and is exceptionally hardy and stands up to the sun. The edge on this flower was so much better than any of its sibs, I had hoped it was a true mutation, but when crossed with ‘straight’ edged flowers, you get no teeth. When crossed with teeth, the kids are amazing. The green throat ends up in most of the kids. While pollen is difficult, it sets seeds very easily. Only 1 fan will be sold in 2015. $100.00
Round and ruffled, this beauty is astonishingly consistent. Named for the Chicago suburb where I grew up, Park Forest holds up to the scorching Dakota sun, wind, and hail. Very cold tollerant, this hardy semi-evergreen is a very vigorous grower and reestablishes and clumps quickly. The blue-green foliage seems impervious to late cold snaps, no matter how many in a season. A green throat and a bold deep red notched eye and partial red edge set this beautiful no fade flower apart, and make it at great addition for the bright, hot colored beds that are becomming so popular. Very fertile both ways. Kids very hardy as well. Sold out
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