(Kinnebrew, John / Gossard, James) 2023
introduction

(Spacecoast Blue Bayou) x (Tetra Tk1, sib
Canary Bird Song)

Seedling number 241-19

Tetraploid 30" Early Season Semi-
Evergreen emo fr 6-6.5 " 3-4 way
branching 18-22 buds. Fertile both ways.
Rebloomer.

Very good rust, leaf streak and insect
resistance.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5-10

Flowers are yellow with a multi-colored
patterned broken eye zone of purple,
whites, and magenta. Sepals also have the
same pattern. Throat is green. 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.
tetra TK1 with teeth