2013 Daylily Introductions

2013 SPRING INTRODUCTIONS FROM SUZANNE KARL – Rapid City, South Dakota 605-348-2311

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SEVENTH TWIST
40 M RE 7.5 3BR 18B DOR TET CRISPATE SEEDLING X RON DUNN

Dramatically beautiful, SEVENTH TWIST has been a favorite right from the start because of it’s brilliant purple color, size and form. The 7.5″ crispate flowers have sepals that consistently curl like ribbons.The green throat comes from the pod parent, a Majestic Hue seedling form Ted Blaney. SEVENTH TWIST makes a bold garden statement and does well as a focal feature or specimen. I believe it would also do well as a show flower, opening 3 buds on one scape in the same day, perfectly spaced, never interfering with each other. This strong plant grew well in PA, where it was greatly admired by another hybridizer, and seems impervious to heat, cold, and wind, and suffers only minimal hail damage. The flowers are the last of my purples to give up on the hot days. Extremely difficult to no pods, pollen good. $100.

DAKOTA SNOW
32 EM RE 6.5 3BR 17B SEV TET ARCTIC SNOW X GREAT WHITE

The largest flower in this cross, DAKOTA SNOW also bloomed earliest and longest. DAKOTA SNOW clumps quickly, sending up lots of scapes, which make up for the lower bud count. Being a SEV, it may have a better bud count in warmer places. My most heat tollerant flower, blooming beautifly up to 115F. A strong grower with large foliage, it looks wounderful in a clump. DAKOTA SNOW re-establishes quickly after transplanting and is happy for years without dividing, tollerating wind, hail ,heat and cold extremes very well. Technically a very light pink with a green throat, beautiful ruffles, and a gold edge. No pods from sib crosses, but sets with outcrosses, pollen strong. $100.

SASSY SUSAN
16 M 6.5 2BR 15B SEV TET CRISPATE ((ERIN LEA backcross 4x) x RISEN STAR) sib cross X REAP THE WHIRLWIND

The garden name for this plant was ‘green in the morning’, the petals waiting until noon to turn from green to light, bright yellow. I don’t like green flowers, and when you add the fact that it is very short and blooms in the foliage, it was compost bound, when Susan, the generous friend who grew my flowers for 5 years while I was in an apt., said no, it was her favorite of all. So, SASSY SUSAN is a 6.5″ crispate with good ruffling on all segments and a gold edge on the petals, the green throat persisting all day. A tough plant showing no damage from heat, cold, wind, and minimal hail damage. From hard dormant lines, this semi-evergreen is shy to set pods but will, pollen good. $100.

SPRINGBOARD
38 M RE 7 3BR 21B DOR TET CRISPATE SUPER MAGICIAN X RON DUNN

As a seedling, I watched SPRINGBOARD carefully. It was the largest, strongest, and most vigerous I had seen. I waited impatiently for the first flower and boom, it as RED. All the Ron Dunn seedlings were purple, except this one. Some days so dark it’s difficult to tell if it’s red or purple, but always huge with good pinched crispate form, and a green to yellow throat. The near black anthers give it a special zing. A commanding presence in the garden, although not the tallest scapes, still the largest, strongest plant, give it extra room. So sturdy, the leaves refuse to move aside, so the hail goes right through, but the flowers and buds rarely exhibit hail damage. Rebloom scapes are slightly shorter. SPRINGBOARD seedlings are usually large, and always very dark red or purple. Very pod and pollen fertile. $100.

Subject: 2013 FALL INTRODUCTIONS – SUZANNE KARL

SUZANNE KARL – 2013 FALL INTRODUCTIONS – RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA 605-348-2311

In the Black Hills of South Dakota we face challenges such as 90 mph wind, hail, 3,500 ft elevation sunscorch, hot dry summers, cold dry winters, and alkaline soil to name a few. Dakota Daylilies are first and foremost tough. My focus is Crispate Tets, but some other things sneek in. I am pleased to offer my fall introductions.

METHOS
36 M 6 3BR 22 BICOLOR DOR TET Majestic Hue x seedling X Ron Dunn

From a very blue seedling of Ted Blaneys’, METHOS gets its’ beautiful violet watermark and striking green to yellow throat. Ron Dunn contributed the large size and the orchid petals. The lavendar-pink sepals qualify METHOS as a bi-color. With very strong plant habit, METHOS can be left alone and makes a nice garden clump quickly. With lots of water, fertilizer, and compost, I have seen it pumped up another 2 inches, combined with its’ glowing color, METHOS makes a stunning garden statement. More tollerant of heat than the dark purples, I have seen METHOS looking good at 103F. No wind or hail damage has been noticed. Unfortunately, the pod parent was never introduced, with its’ magnificent chalk blue watermark. METHOS seedlings show a high percentage of watermarks towards blue if crossed in that direction. Very fertile, pods and pollen easy. $100.

DAKOTA FLYER
44 EM 8 2BR 19B DOR TET CASCADE seedling x Risen Star X seedling x Risen Star

Tall daylilies are ‘in’, but I have a difficult time finding any that will withstand South Dakotas’ 90 mph winds. DAKOTA FLYER doesn’t care, unusual for a cascade. The tallest seedling of this superb sib cross, DAKOTA FLYER fades very little over 100F, and looks good at 115F. The green throat holds nicely, and the fringy edge adds to its’ charm, but the large 8″ flower size and glowing gold color and tall scape are the real attention-getters. The plant is a good grower. The ratty, burnt, hail damage foliage in the photo belong to the first year plant next to it. Sets pods in cooler weather. Pollen strong. $100.

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