Region One: The Tipping Point

Ten years ago, when I began attending Region One meetings, we would not have had 35+ hybridizers to email and ask for their photos. And that’s just the 35 I could contact quickly in time for this issue – I’m sure there are many more of you out there dabbing pollen and dreaming. It’s amazing – at least 15% of our Region One members are hybridizing – that’s 1 out of every 7 of us!

The assignment to hybridizers was this – send in a photo of a recent introduction, or a planned future introduction, to publish in a new feature – the Hybridizer’s Corner. The only rule given was that if not introduced yet, it must be a planned future registration.

We hope you like this feature, because we’d like to continue it in future issues. If you didn’t participate this time, please – send me a photo to include next time. Email addresses are included for every hybridizer; I invite you to contact the hybridizers directly with your questions (and praises) of their lovely daylilies.  – From the editor, Kyle Billadeau

H. ‘Michael Poliga’ (Val-Hansen, 2009)

David Hansen, Papillon, NE 

35″, 6″ bloom, 3-way branching, 15-27 buds, Tetraploid, (Pure Indulgence x Forestlake Ragamuffin)

Flat ruffled bitone, yellow with heavy red infusion on petals and subtle red nuances on sepals. Petals are edged with sharky tendrils; sepals edged in tiny teeth. A red band on the petals and halo on the sepals. Named for David and Val Jean Hansen’s oldest grandson

H. ‘Betsy’s Pet Eels’ (Wilson-B., 2009)

Bob Wilson, Knoxville, IA

51″, 8″ bloom, Sev, ML, true cascading spider, Diploid, (Dream Light x Black Ice)

Deep red maroon with a yellow-gold throat and a buff midrib up all tepals, sunfast. Wingspan of 11.5″, slightly fragrant. Branching is top heavy as a “Y” or a “W” with anywhere from 11-22 buds in a long period of bloom. Fertile both ways and an older clump will show some recurrent bloom. 

Seedling 07-59-6, future intro

Stan Murdock, W. Des Moines, IA

25″, 5″ bloom, Tetraploid (Sherry Lane Carr x JT Davis)

Stan intends to introduce this seedling sometime in the next couple of years.

Seedling T4242, future 2011 or 2012 intro

Kathleen Lamb, Champlin, MN

28″, 5-½” bloom, 4-5 way branching, Dormant, Tetraploid

Dark burgundy with a fine gold edge, darker eye, green throat and dark buds.

H. ‘Cosmic Cowboy’ (Schaben, 2009)

Gary Schaben, Monticello, MN

30″, 5″ bloom, 4-way branching, 30 buds, Tetraploid, sdlg #T01AB

H. ‘Glory and Praise’ (Bernt, 2009)

Jim Bernt, Columbus, NE

32″, 6-¼” bloom, Sev, 3-way branching, 17 buds, Tetraploid

Pink rose blend with a light yellow petal edge above a lime green throat, fertile both ways.

H. ‘ Quinny The Pooh’ (Grossmann-M., 2010)

Mike Grossmann, Mantorville, MN

32″, 6-½” bloom, 4-5 way branching, about 20 buds, Mid, Ext, Sev, Tetraploid (Queen’s Coronation x Spice Hunter)

Selected by son-in-law Quinn Justman to bear his nickname, before he passed away at age 26 on November 11, 2009.

Seedling 1-007, future 2010 intro

Karen Schock, Mandan, ND

30″, 5-½” bloom, Mid, budcount 25, Tetraploid, (Techny Breeze x unknown)

Pink blend with yellow edge and yellow throat radiating out onto the petals and is lightly mottled. Fertile both ways.

Seedling D06BN2, future intro

Philip Fass, Cedar Falls, IA

40″, 6-½” bloom, Diploid, (Big Ross x North Wind Dancer) Phil describes the color in the sun as a warm shade of salmon, and in the shade it slides to pink (and if the clouds are floating by one can watch the color shift back and forth!).

H. ‘Profound Mystery’ (Emmerich, 2009)

Karol Emmerich, Edina, MN

28″, 5 to 5-½” bloom, M, Dor, EMO, very fragrant, Re(but not in MN), 4-way branching (2 lat+V), 18 buds, Tetraploid. (Heartbeat of Heaven x sdlg*).

This is an exquisite flower that undergoes a remarkable transformation during the day, ending up as a cranberry lavender reverse bitone; cranberry etching with cranberry lavender watermark, multiple edge, yellowgreen throat. Photo 10 shows the morning bloom, 10A shows the evening bloom. Yes – this is the same flower!