(Kinnebrew, John / Gossard, James) 2023

(Spacecoast Singing The Blues) x (Tetra
Tk1, sib Canary Bird Song)

Seedling number 162-19

Tetraploid 32" Early Season Evergreen
emo fr 6" flower 6-8 way branching 28-32
buds. Fertile both ways. Rebloomer.

Very good rust, leaf streak and insect

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5-10

Flowers are a creamy white with a etched
lavender blue eye zone and wine purple
edge and a green throat. Very small teeth
around edges. What we got with
Spacecoast Etched Invitation was a bigger
flower that resembles both parents, but
much more etched than either parent.
Seedling Tetra Tk1, sib to Canary Bird
Song was a soft canary yellow with a
blended pattern eye zone and a bi-colored
picotee edge. Larry Grace and Mike
Holmes were at Pleasant Valley Daylily
Farms in Dayton Oh and noticed several
diploids, TK1 and TK2, that were
intriguing. During discussion with Tom
Polston, he said they were Carpenter
seedlings purchased by Bob Faulkner from
Jack Carpenter. Bob had bought a dozen
or so Carpenter seedlings and three
survived proving to be northern hardy.
These two daylilies at Tom's were two of
the three daylilies that survived in Bob’s
Garden. Subsequently, Bob had then
given the diploids to Tom for his diploid
program. These seedlings were the
backbone of his diploid program. After
more discussion, Mike purchased the
daylilies from Tom. Since his interest was
in patterned Tets., Mike later sent the
daylilies to Larry Grace to convert to
tetraploid. After numerous yearly attempts
to convert by Larry Grace, TK1 was
converted. What was outstanding was the
tetraploid conversion showed teeth. A
photo below shows tetra TK1 with teeth.
We have used it heavily in our program to
get toothy, northern hardy pattern
seedlings. We will have many future and
current introductions from tetra TK1.
Spacecoast Etched Invitation when
crossed to other patterned toothy daylilies
takes the offspring to the next level.
Nowhere else can you get these genetics.
Excellent plant habit, branching and bud
count makes for a grand garden plant as
well as hybridizing parent.


tetra TK1 with teeth