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
36″ MidLate 25 buds 5br 6″fl frag extended blooming
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. $200 single fan.
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2409 Cruz Drive
Rapid City SD 57702
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This blog is my first attempt at computer stuff. My intent is to share my beautiful daylily creations with other people who love flowers. I hope to add photos and descriptions of my introductions from 2013, 2014, and 2015. Suzanne Karl, daylily hybridizer and enthusiast.
2014 DAYLILY INTRODUCTIONS OF SUZANNE KARL – 2409 Cruz Dr. Rapid City, SD 57702 605-348-2311
30″ M Re 7″ 2 br. 15 b. Dor Tet ELRiSt2 X IFRiSt2 (S1)
With a background of all yellows, the enchanting cinnamon overlay is truly a mystery. A vigerous grower, with instant rebloom, the second scape usually appears before the third bud has opened. Fabulous ruffles and a green throat complete the picture, and the black anthers and fragrance add a bit of spice. With lots and lots of big beautiful, bright flowers, CINNAMON MYSTERY blends well with other flowers and is sure to become a garden favorite. The first year planted the cinnamon fades to an extraordinary light yellow by day’s end. By the second year, the color holds all day. This plant does everything right. A great pod parent, CINNAMON MYSTERY has set pods at 105F, strong pollen.The seedlings are exceptional in a wide variety of colors, about 10% cinnamon. $100.
DAKOTA EYE SHADOW
36″ EM 7″ 2 br. 16 b. Dor Tet UF Crispate IFRiSt(7×2) X unk. (N8)
Fluttering like a flock of giant butterflies, the flowers on a clump of DAKOTA EYE SHADOW are brilliantly consistent. A glowing yellow, which upon close inspection, reveals a shadow of an eye and edge pattern once established. With fertilizer, water, and good growing conditions, you can expect larger flowers, better branching and many more buds. An exceptional garden plant, DAKOTA EYE SHADOW has shown no hail or wind damage with it’s wiry, flexible scapes and resilient foliage. Ruffled petals and a strong green throat complete this picturesque crispate. A garden favorite, I hesitate parting with this one, very limited. Great pods, strong pollen. $100.
BELLE SNOW BUNNY
28″ M Re 6″ 2br. 22 b. Sev Tet Arctic Snow X Great White (WS3)
This beautiful near white does very well in SD at 3500 ft., smiling and laughing at 115F heat. Originally selected for the superior ruffling, gold edge, and persistent green to yellow throat, BELLE SNOW BUNNY threw in a bonus. Exceptional pod fertility, especially for a near white. Pods have set at 105F, and also sets with very difficult pollen, giving lots of seeds. This SEV is vigerous and quick to form a clump, making a wounderful addition to any garden. No wind or hail damage has been noticed. Very fertile both ways. $100.
COOL RASPBERRY SMOKE
28″ M Re 6″ 2 br. 18 b. Dor Tet Noble Lord X Vatican City (Sid5)
Absolutely mesmerizing, COOL RASPBERRY SMOKE is best planted at the edge of a patio where you drink your morning tea to contemplate it’s intricate beauty. A good grower, it clumps quickly. After warm nights, it is a stunning velvety black-purple with a bold, clean, clear prominent white edge and green to yellow to white throat. After cool nights, the petals will be a smoky raspberry with a washed black-purple eye. Either way, this beauty will amaze you. Many thanks to Steve Moldovan for growing and selecting this seedling. No hail or wind damage noticed. Very fertile both ways, and parent of seedlings with superior branching and bud count. $100.
42″ EM 7″ 2 br. 15b. Dor Tet unk X Tet Spindazzle (GS)
The screaming orange-red color and bold yellow to green throat of GOB STOPPER command attention, with huge flowers on tall scapes. Establishing a large clump quickly, GOB STOPPER needs extra space in the garden. Greatly admired by visitors and earlier than most reds, this dazzler rarely shows thrip damage or color fading. Tollerating extreme heat and cold well, it blossoms over a long season. Scapes are exceptionally large and tough, standing up to excessive wind easily. Hail damage was noticed the first year after planting, but none since. GOB STOPPER can be left alone without dividing for years and has very strong roots. Incredibly strong pollen that makes great ‘starter’ pollen, and sets pods at lower temperatures. Seedlings all show exceptional vigor. $100.
EMBRACE THE SUNSHINE
30″ M Re 8″ 2br. 30b. Dor Tet Noc Ext UF Crispate IFRiSt(7×2) X Reap the Whirlwind (B7)
This glowing gold with a sparkling green throat will be an exciting addition to your garden. A highly ruffled crispate with ruffled, curled sepals, the large 8″ size and high bud count means this beauty will be a thrilling focal point in your garden. The mid rib and segment edges change to a beautiful light yellow by day’s end, making EMBRACE THE SUNSHINE very special. Being nocturnal, these flowers are wide open every morning, and stay open about 30 hours. With ‘toothy’ edges in it’s background, EMBRACE THE SUNSHINE is the parent of my most outstanding seedlings last season. Resents moving , but clumps quickly, vigerous. Pod and pollen fertile. $100.
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Generous Bonuses, no rust noticed here. Happy gardening, and thanks for the order. Suzanne Karl.
2013 SPRING INTRODUCTIONS FROM SUZANNE KARL – Rapid City, South Dakota 605-348-2311
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.