Although my main goal is to grow daylilies for enjoyment, I have not
resisted the temptation to make new daylilies. This is done by setting
seed pods on one plant ("pod parent") by using the pollen from a different one
("pollen parent"). The pods take about 6 weeks to ripen a set of shiny black
seeds. After several months in the refrigerator, the seeds are started and
grown under fluorescent lights until March, when they are introduced in a cold frame
to the out-of-doors and eventually planted in the ground. These young plants
will generally have their first bloom in another year, thus it is two years from
pod to bloom.
These seedlings are currently under evaluation, and eventually a few may be registered and introduced.
Pick a seedling group from the left frame.