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SPRING 2012 DAYLILY INTRODUCTIONS FROM BOBBY BAXTER

I believe that my passion for the daylily is most evident in these seven new flowers that I offer as my spring 2012 introductions. Three tetraploids and four polymerous diploids that are each deserving of being showcased in America’s finest gardens.

H. ‘HUGH NOURSE’… (Baxter, 2011), Sdlg. #HN, Tetraploid, 5 ½” to 6″ bloom, 24″ tall, semi-evergreen, reblooms. Simply my finest tetraploid introduction to date. The vibrancy and intensity of the colors in this flower explode across the entire garden and you can actually feel the electrical charge of this daylily. The base color is an intense orange backlit with yellow, and the large splashy red eye is infused with a slight spectrum of underlying tones that make this daylily scream. The eye color continues to wrap the petal edges. Named to honor one of the most brilliant people that I have ever known. This daylily is a very easy pod setter, has great pollen, and reblooms reliably. Parentage is H. ‘Adorable Tiger’ × H. ‘Cajun Christmas’

$125.00 single fan


H. ‘SWIM BIKE RUN’… (Baxter, 2011), Sdlg. #031, Diploid, 100% Polymerous, 7″ bloom, 24″ tall, semi-evergreen, reblooms. When I crossed my own H. ‘Pancake Platypus’ back to one of its parents, H. ‘I’m Different’, the resulting offspring were huge and wonderful. H. ‘Swim Bike Run’ is huge, often more than 8″, and always opens magnificently giving it a commanding presence. Great substance ensures this beauty maintains its appearance throughout the day even during the most intense periods of summer heat. It was one of my most important flowers during the 2011 hybridizing season. I named this flower as a tribute to my passion of competing in triathlons. Pod and pollen fertile.

$100.00 single fan


H. ‘IN CELEBRATION OF LIFE’… (Baxter, 2011), Sdlg. #014, Diploid, 100% Polymerous, 7 ½” bloom, 36″ tall, semi-evergreen. I have been working hard creating a new genetic line of pinkish-lavender ranging spidery type polymers resulting in three of my new 2012 spring offerings. Achieving 100% polymerous daylilies is difficult enough and so when a real beauty appears with the high percentage it calls for a celebration. The pinching petals and amount of “action” of this Unusual Form provide a nice balance and symmetry.

$85.00 single fan


H. ‘STATUS UPDATE’… (Baxter, 2011), Sdlg. #029, Diploid, 55% Polymerous, 7 ½” bloom, 27″ tall, semi-evergreen. This soft pinkish-lavender flower has a nicely contrasting eye, always opens wonderfully, and is a joy to see in the garden each day. During the 2011 season it was closer to 80% polymerous than its registered status of 55%. The color is clean and clear. Pollen is wonderful.

$60.00 single fan


H. ‘TIME AND DIMENSION’… (Baxter, 2011), Sdlg. #028, Diploid, 45% Polymerous, 7 ½” bloom, 29″ tall, semi-evergreen. A daylily that needs to be in every polymerous hybridizer’s arsenal. The potential of this easy pod bearing flower in the realm of polymers could be extraordinary and because of its vigorous nature I am able to offer double divisions for its inaugural debut. Such intensity of purple shades and petal veining. I am taking pollen frm my red polyspiders such as H. ‘Carolina Octopus’, H.Moosa Pa Loosa’, and H. ‘Redefining Genetics’ to it. Time will tell if the dimension of these hybridizing efforts will yield the dream.

$60.00 double fan


H. ‘REACHING NEW HEIGHTS’… (Baxter, 2011), Sdlg. #2tall, Tetraploid, 7 ½” bloom, 68″ tall, dormant. Here we have a true giant in the daylily world. A flower that begs you to stand next to and have your picture taken with it. And you do not have to squat, or stand in a hole, or use a funny camera angle to show the height of this daylily. Modesty dictates that I register this beauty at 68″ but I have measured scapes at 74″. What’s half a foot when we are talking about “reaching new heights?” I would rather tell you that it has wonderful fragrance, and 7 ½” blooms, and fabulous mounds of foliage…. and it sets pods!

At the time of introduction the AHS Registration Database shows 43 registered cultivars of 68″ or higher, and only 10 registered cultivars of 74″ or higher. Parentage is H. ‘Sears Tower’ × H. ‘Notify Ground Crew’

$80.00 single fan


H. ‘COURAGE AND DETERMINATION’… (Baxter, 2011), Sdlg. #018, Tetraploid, 5 ¼” bloom, 30″ tall, semi-evergreen. Purple is such a strong and commanding color especially when it is as bold, intense, and pure as it is in the eye and edge of H. ‘Courage and Determination.’ Blooms start in the early-mid season and continue for a long time. A wonderful bouquet bloomer possessing so many wonderful “whole plant” characteristics. Don’t be fooled by the low price. I am offering this fabulous daylily so that anyone can obtain a new introduction without having to pay the more typical high price of a new offering.

$45.00 single fan

The New Standard for Polymerous Spiders

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H. ‘Redefining Genetics’

Hemerocallis ‘Redefining Genetics’, an introduction from Bobby Baxter. H. ‘Redefining Genetics’ is over 90% polytepalous and is also an unusual form daylily that pinches and twists as the day goes by. Generally blooms in the 9″ to 10″ range on tall 38″ scapes. H.Redefining Genetics’ is a cross from H. ‘Carolina Octopus’ × H. ‘Chief Four Fingers’. The maroonish/purple petal color is slightly deeper than H. ‘Carolina Octopus’‘ and it has a much higher polytepalous percentage combined with greater height. H. ‘Redefining Genetics’ is both pod and pollen fertile! Diploid.

$100.00 for double division
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H. ‘Redefining Genetics’ is my most recent achievement in my pursuit for breeding “eight-legged spiders.” My goal is to assist in the creation of an entirely new gene pool that will serve as the foundation for hybridizing spidery daylilies with eight “legs” which is typical of true arachnids. My previous daylily registrations that are part of this new spider revolution are H. ‘Carolina Octopus’ and H. ‘Moosa Pa Loosa’.


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