Monday, September 3, 2007


I've just sent in the registration papers for this daylily, Polymultipetalicious, which is, as far as I know, the first double polytepal. I wish it were other than yellow, but I've been working with it in my hybridizing program and so there may be another one in the future, maybe with an eye or ruffles, or ???? It is a fast multiplier and blooms mid-summer. No fragrance as far as I remember. The deer ate all of the scapes this year, so I didn't even get to see it bloom. Unfortunately, that was the case for a lot of our daylilies. Since the rains, the deer have been less obvious in the garden, but we still are getting some damage. Maybe they've just eaten everything they like so they've gone elsewhere. The Red Oaks seem to have made acorns even though the others didn't , so they will have something to eat this fall. That should help somewhat. They are still overpopulated around here. Thirty years ago it was rare to see one, but now it is a common occurrance, even small herds regularly graze across the road near the parking lot. I enjoy watching them but wish they would find somewhere else on these 100+ acres for their dinner.

1 comment:

Daylilymike said...

Hi Hank, Nice plant!! Put my name on your list for it, when you get it ready to sell. Mike Oatney. I think H. Beware the Wizard is also a poly/double.