Sunday, April 8, 2012

The fun of Hybridizing

(Smile Again x American Flyer) x Briar Patch
When you start in the adventure of making crosses in the daylily beds you have high hopes and dreams of what you will accomplish. Some times you make crosses hoping for one thing and do not even come close.  The pod parent of this flower (pic to left) is an 8" yellow with small teeth. I crossed it with Briar Patch from Larry Grace hoping for a lavender with teeth. I never expected to get a lavender with a blue gray patterned watermark.

Calamity Jane x Jamacian Paradise
Then the next time you make a cross of two very tall and well branched red eyed and edged flower you think you will and eyed and edged but not always. This bloomed really caught my attention when walking the seedlings but in would have never guessed the cross.

Every once in a while you will get something that you were trying to get. When I crossed Cosmic odyssey and But now I see I was hoping to clear up the self color of Cosmic Odyssey and make the eye of But now I See a little more blue well I think I got it.


  1. Very beautiful pictures for this first article of the season. Wish to read many others ! Good luck and thanks.
    I love second cross, very nice form and colors.

  2. this Cosmic Odyssey kid is beautiful. Hope it turns out to be a good plant for you!