Tuesday, July 5, 2011

It's Daylily time at Urban Oasis

The Daylilies have just started to bloom. Stop in and visit our demonstration beds, they should be at their peak in a 2-3 weeks. We have 120 named Cultivars you can preview the catalog on our web site. More exciting for me is watching the seedlings bloom. I expect to see at least 1000 unique Daylilies put out their maiden blooms this season. Here is one of the first to bloom. (Going Bananas x Cool Blue Breeze A) This flower is out of Going Banana's and Cool Blue Breeze. The picture detail is terrible, it is the most amazing pale amber apricot color with a pure crimson eye and veins. The flower has a delicate cerise overlay that is almost hot fuchsia at the midribs with lots of diamond dusting. It is big too, almost 6". I can't wait to see if the blooms improve as the plant matures. Here are pictures of the parents, who was it that said purple and yellow make muddy colors. This cross came out as pretty as a sunset.
Going Banana's is the Momma. Cool Blue Breeze is the Poppa I have already crossed (Going Bananas x Cool Blue Breeze A) with Joseph's Coat
Joseph's Coat

I used the (Going Bananas x Cool Blue Breeze A) pollen on Lilywood Orchid Tones, a flower I am using to add veining to my breeding program. It is a great parent for patterned eyes, which I believe should work for veins too.

Lilywood Orchid Tones

So far I have wanted to keep 2 out of 3 of my new flowers, hmmm 997 or more to go this could be trouble!

Ask about our daylily breeding program and take a peak at the seedling nursery, you could be the first to see a new flower make it's debut into the world. You would have to get there early though because thats the first thing I do every morning, grab a coffee and check out the Seedlings.

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