(Kinnebrew, John / Gossard, James) 2023
(Ripples and Reflections) x (Tetra Tk1, sib
Canary Bird Song)
Seedling number 48-19
Tetraploid 30" Midseason Semi-Evergreen
emo fr 7.5-8 " 5-6 way branching 25-28
buds. Fertile both ways. Rebloomer.
Very good rust, leaf streak and insect
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5-10
Flowers are lavender rose with a broken,
multicolored, patterned eye zone, triple
edge with teeth and green throat. 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 Rave Reflections when
crossed to other patterned toothy daylilies
takes the offspring to the next level.
Nowhere else can you get these genetics.
It is a very good garden cultivar for the late
season. Excellent plant habit, branching
and bud count makes for a grand garden
plant as well as hybridizing parent.