AHS Achievement Medal winner in 2004, CRESTED FRENCH KISS is a pale cream crested double, with a lavender eye, green throat, and both lavender and gold ruffled edges. The bloom is 4" on a 24" scape, although it grows to 32" tall, has five way candelabra branching, and up to 40 buds per scape. Mid season, extended, it blooms thru August. It's very vigorous and hardy semi-evergreen.
Tet, it's both pollen and very pod fertile, and has been a great parent for branching and bud count, also throwing some lovely crested kids. (sdlg #01.1996) (First released in 2013)
ISABEL HIBBARD'S WHISPER is a very unusual, cool, light rose pink self, with darker rose eye and a yellow green throat. Having a 6" bloom 44" high, it's lovely planted with my David Austin roses because it's color is so clear. It was named for Isabel Hibbard, who was a wonderful daylily friend to many of us, mentor to me, and important hybridizer of daylilies. Always in great demand by garden visitors, stock is limited. It's a stunningly beautiful garden plant, has 26 buds, and three way, well spaced, branching. It's fragrant, semi-evergreen, diploid, and fertile both ways. (sdlg #46.1997)
A high percentage, 90%, polytepalous double, LARRY YOUNG'S WOW is a clear, cool shade of lavender, with a light yellow/green throat, white midrib and ruffled petals. The bloom is 6" on a 24" scape. It has three way branching, 21 to 28 buds per scape and blooms mid season into August. It's hardy semi-evergreen, and vigorous, fertile both ways, diploid, and has been a great parent for me, throwing cool, clear colored polytepals. It was named after Larry Young, a true gentleman and daylily friend from Long Island, who spent a visit to the garden rooted in front of this plant just saying "Wow!" (sdlg #130.98) (Released in 2013)
OUT OF THE MIST was awarded an AHS Junior Citation in 2007, and also won Best Seedling at the Long Island Daylily Society flower show. It's a lovely graceful clear lavender. An Unusual Form, crispate, it has a 7.5" bloom, and is 39" high. It's and EMid, but blooms into August due to it's 28 buds and four way branching. It's sev, dip and fertile both ways. A really great parent in the "Whispering" line. (sdlg #04.2000) (First released in 2013)
Winner of the AHS Junior Citation, WHISPERING WATER NYMPH is a full double that starts blooming mid-late and continues to send up scapes thru August, September, October and even into November. A pale, clear lovely shade of peach/pink, with a slightly darker rose eye, yellow green throat and a ruffled gold edge. The 4" flower has extraordanary substance, on 24" scapes, 27 buds per scape, four way branching, and is a very hardy and vigorous dormant. It's tetraploid, fertile both ways, and is showing itself to be a great double parent. (sdlg #55.1998) (Released in 2013)