I did it !! I registered my very first hybrid with The American Hemerocallis Society . I thought long and hard on which of my seedlings it would be, and what I would name it.
‘Connie Casserole’ is a cross between ‘Ferengi Gold’ and ‘Michael Miller’ . Out of this cross, I raised two outstanding seedlings, and about ten that were pretty nice. But, ‘Connie Casserole’ was the best of the best . I have to say, this plant really performs. The growth habit is exceptional, also. It quickly forms a very symmetrical clump with an unusally high number of fans. Each fan produces one or two spikes of 26 or more buds, on 24″ scapes. The blooming period goes on all summer. I love ruffled edges on a very rounded flower, and here they are ! The flowers are citrus yellow , with a faint peachy haze in full sun. It is also fragrant ! The petals are very thick, and the surface is ‘diamond dusted’ .
I would say I have raised 3,000 seedlings to the flowering stage , and kept three plants. This is one of them ! I am going to introduce the other two very soon !
About the name : ‘Connie Casserole’ was the name of a very funny male character in the groundbreaking , mainstream ,1970′s gay-themed movie ‘The Boys in The Band’ . You should rent it ! It was produced by Dominic Dunne !
A limited number of blooming size single fans are for sale this spring. They are $25.00 each. You may order them from us, (see our order form on this website) ,or from Erikson’s Daylilies in Langley, BC.
(604)856-5758 www.plantlovers.com/daylily. Email firstname.lastname@example.org