Friday, April 18, 2008

Rachel Lambertson



This is another daylily from Art Gallery Gardens in Florida. It's a very pretty ruffled pink with a purple edge and eye. It put up a late scape which started to bloom late in September of last year and therefore was brought inside to avoid frost damage. We were able to gather the pollen and freeze it for future hybridizing efforts. I'm so looking forward to spreading this pollen.

10 comments:

Amy said...

This one is gorgeous (but then aren't all daylilies?) I just bought a bag of three stella d'oro roots and last year I put in a few different kinds that haven't bloomed yet. I'm looking forward to seeing the flowers this year.

Jane Marie said...

Be still my heart!

Esther Montgomery said...

This sounds as if it will be a fiddly and challenging task.

Will you keep track of how you use the pollen (in a scientificy way) or spread it between plants and watch out hopefully to see if anything happens?

Esther
ESTHER IN THE GARDEN

em said...

beautiful photos! i really like this daylily, and the frost picture below. my brother breeds daylillies, and is going for a white repeat bloomer. i have many, but the deer love them so much, i have to fence them in!

thanks for all your comments on my blog!

Marie said...

What a beautiful daylily. Fantastic colour!

chey said...

Amy..Aren't they all! I hope you get blooms this year:).

Jane Marie..I hear ya!

Esther..you are so right (about the fiddly part). I keep track by labeling each bloom with a little tag that has the pollen name on it. I will then know each parent of the seeds produced.I might put several different pollen parents on the same plant, and the tags help me keep a record of what I've done.

Em..thanks for visiting!Your brother has a wonderful goal. White daylilies are difficult to find...mostly shades of cream.

Hi Marie.. Thanks so much! Cheers!

Jean Ann said...

MMM, wonderful daylily! Thanks for stopping by and spreading the rhubarb love!

chey said...

Thanks for stopping by Jean Ann! Gotta love that rhubarb!

Melanie said...

As always, another beautiful daylily! I can't wait for bloom season this year. I will only see the beginning as I'll be traveling during peak daylily season.

chey said...

Thanks Melanie! Our peak bloom is during vacation time...I find it so hard to pull myself away from the garden at that time.

Thanks for stopping by Vinho.