(Kinnebrew, John / Gossard, James) 2023

(The Wasp x tetra Indian Sky = 2023
Heavenly gardens intro) x (Tetra Tk1, sib
Canary Bird Song)

Seedling number 39-19

Tetraploid 34" Early Midseason Semi-
Evergreen emo fr 7-7.5 " 5-6 way
branching 20-22 buds. Fertile both ways.  

Very good rust, leaf streak and insect

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5-10

Flowers are yellow with a patterned purple
eye zone with some 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 Wide Eyed Envy 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