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A Small Multitude (Huben 2010) 44 EM 2.5, Gold Self, Dor Dip Noc

MH0042D = (Corky * Early And Often)
Price: $15 DF

Description

Imagine a host of tiny, spatulate yellow flowers dancing on tall, nicely branched scapes. This is a delicate, airy-looking variety that looks more species-like than most species. If there are other daylilies out there like A Small Multitude, they must be forgotten because I haven't seen them.

A Small Multitude is the parent of From Darkness Comes Light and Helicopter, two of my most important introductions. It is an extremely versatile breeder of tall, reblooming and unusual form seedlings, sometimes with dark scapes and more importantly with melon flowers. It throws graceful branching, budcount, and vigor.

I've used A Small Multitude quite a bit in my breeding and even though it is yellow I have looked forwards to the delicate beauty of its bloom every year. There's nothing in my garden like it.

Siblings

    Descendents

    • From Darkness Comes Light From Darkness Comes Light (Huben 2010) 34 E 3.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip Noc
      (MH0047I * A Small Multitude)
      My next nominee for an award. Cream blooms on inky purple scapes. 25 buds, 4 branches. Exceptional plant habits and performance.
      • Army of Darkness Army of Darkness (Huben 2015) 32 E 4.25, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Ext
        (MH0466A * From Darkness Comes Light)
        An enormous breakthrough in dark scape breeding! This first dark-scaped melon has entirely dark scapes, 4 branches and 27 buds, long branches, and a strong red stripe on sepal reverse. The flowers are not fancy, but they are a distinctively colored light melon with cream tints, yellow green throat and yellow and green veins. I've used this one very heavily in my breeding program.
        • MH0965D MH0965D (Huben ) 40 EM 3, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
          (Donna Diana * Army of Darkness)
          This is what dark scapes and buds can be. One of the darkest things I've bred. Carries melon. 4 branches and 12 buds.

        • MH1074N MH1074N (Huben ) 20 EE Re 3.75, Melon Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0433P * Army of Darkness)
          An exciting seedling with 5 branches and 35 buds on very dark scapes. Some instant rebloom.

        • MH1123A MH1123A (Huben ) 32 E 3.25, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
          (Golden Sprouts * Army of Darkness)
          This one is preregistered already as 'Vader's Choice' because the scapes are so very black. It has only one fault in my opinion: the flowers are yellow. The flowers have a green throat and bronze sepal backs and open well early in the morning even in cool weather. The stiff, erect scapes are dark on all sides and have up to 5 branches and 30 buds. The foliage is dark, glossy, and low, and it is a good increaser.

        • MH1123B MH1123B (Huben ) 32 E 3, Gold Self, Dor Dip
          (Golden Sprouts * Army of Darkness)
          OWC, EMO, Dark++, 5br30bu, bronze sepal backs, stiff erect scape, GT, foliage dark, glossy, low

        • MH1124B MH1124B (Huben ) 38 E 3, Gold Self, Dor Dip
          (Little Cheese * Army of Darkness)
          5br36bu, dark scape, GT

        • MH1125F MH1125F (Huben ) 55 EM 5, Rose Bicolor, Dor Dip Noc
          (LM2 * Army of Darkness)
          erect, 7br36bu, melon base, carries dark scapes

        • MH1125G MH1125G (Huben ) 44 E 4, Yellow Self, Dor Dip Noc
          (LM2 * Army of Darkness)
          This one has tall, very dark scapes with 7 branches and 36 buds. I'd introduce it in a heartbeat except that the scapes fall in my garden. The flowers are green throated, large, bright and beautiful, if tailored. I'm breeding this to melons with erect scapes and some dark scape genetics.

        • MH1125X MH1125X (Huben ) 42 E 4.5, YellowGreen Self, Dor Dip
          (LM2 * Army of Darkness)
          Dark scapes!

        • MH1128E MH1128E (Huben ) 44 E 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip
          (Exalted Trumpets * Army of Darkness)
          A very pure melon, ruffled, OWC, 4br30bu, erect, stiff scape, sunfast, narrow and trumpety. Pod sterile, pollen weak, carries dark scapes.

        • Vader's Choice Vader's Choice (Huben 2017) 32 E 2.75, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
          (Golden Sprouts * Army of Darkness)
          This one was registered as 'Vader's Choice' because the scapes are so very black. I knew it would be an introduction just looking at the scapes, before the flowers had even opened. It has only two minor faults according to my tastes: the flowers are yellow and they don't recurve as much as I like. The flowers have a green throat and bronze sepal backs and open well early in the morning even in 50 degree weather. More importantly the flowers furl well into beautiful, bud-like bundles, making this plant self-grooming. The stiff, erect scapes are very dark on all sides and have up to 5 branches and 30 buds. Vader's Choice presents its distinctive, black scapes for weeks before Stella De Oro blooms, and then starts blooming shortly after Stella. The foliage is terrific: dark, glossy, and unusually low. It is a vigorous increaser.

      • Darkness Rising Darkness Rising (Huben 2016) 54 EM 4, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
        (From Darkness Comes Light * MH0466A)
        A sulphur-yellow with a green throat, red markings on the backs of the sepals, and the best TALL dark scapes I've ever seen, with 5 branches and usually 23 buds. However, it frequently bud builds with up to 9 buds per branch, and I've seen 37 buds on some scapes. The darkness of the scapes persists longer than many other dark scape daylilies. It's a rapid increaser. The only fault is that it's yellow, instead of the white I eventually want. Darkness Rising should carry melon, meaning that you could leave the yellow behind in half the offspring in the next generation. This is from an excellent cross that gave me 3 introductions.

      • Halloween Darkness Halloween Darkness (Huben 2016) 36 EE 4, Melon Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0466A * From Darkness Comes Light)
        My favorite garden plant among my dark scape introductions. Not quite as dark scaped or pale flowered as its sibling Army of Darkness, and not as tall as sibling Darkness Rising, but with a wonderful saturated melon color that can verges on pumpkin and a green throat. The dark scapes have 4 branches and 33 buds, and there is a strong red stripe on the sepal reverses. Halloween Darkness will add a lot of excitement to your garden because the dark scapes and the first flowers appear very early, preceding Stella De Oro. Gorgeous and distinctive!

      • MH1122.22 MH1122.22 (Huben ) 32 E 3, Melon Self, Dor Dip
        (From Darkness Comes Light * Sobek 84.76B)
        Great increase, dark scapes and it is not yellow.

    • Helicopter Helicopter (Huben 2013) 36 EM Re 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip Ufo
      (A Small Multitude * MH0315E)
      Helicopter is the most distinctive introduction I have this year, and really excites me. Several people are working on small spideries and UFOs, and I got one by accident! My actual goal was hanging flowers, but what I got was a small MELON spatulate. Three breakthoughs at once: small size, narrow spatulate form, and melon color that will let me move to clean whites, pinks, reds and purples. All that AND it has one-time rebloom (late) in my garden and at Harmon Hill Farm. In plant habit, Helicopter resembles Nutmeg Elf (McCabe 1978), an Award Of Merit winner. A forest of slender, well branched scapes floats numerous flowers well above the foliage and well separated from each other. Grace personified! A great increaser with four branches and 18 buds.
      • MH1211.10 MH1211.10 (Huben ) 20 EM 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (Helicopter * MH0902S)
        A first attempt to bring narrow forms into white rebloomer lines. Not as narrow or white as the ultimate goal, and no sign of rebloom yet. Maybe next year.

      • MH1331E MH1331E (Huben ) 26 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (Helicopter * MH1107N)
        You know how sometimes the first bloom is all you need to decide on an introduction? MH1331E opened today, and looks like Nutmeg Elf in near-white.

    • MH0219I MH0219I (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Noc
      (A Small Multitude * Pinegarden Purity)
      5 branches and 30 buds. An attempt to combine the excellent scape of A Small Multitude with a very clean near-white. Excellent blooms, but not a great grower or great scape.
      • Clarity Of Purpose Clarity Of Purpose (Huben 2014) 44 E 5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ext
        (MH0219I * Ice Trumpets)
        3 to 5 branches and 15 to 25 buds. An extremely clean near-white with a green throat, white veins, good substance and heavy diamond dusting. Great foliage, increases well, and very aphid resistant.
      • Virgin Virgin (Huben 2016) 44 EM 3.75, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0219I * Ice Trumpets)
        One of my favorites because of the extremely clear white color. This one really stands out in the garden for the brilliance of the white. 4 branches and 14 buds. From my tall-and-small near-white breeding.

      • Yearn To Be Clouds Yearn To Be Clouds (Huben 2014) 38 EM Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0219I * Ice Trumpets)
        5 to 6 branches and 21 buds. A near-white with a green throat, a faint green overlay, good substance and extreme diamond dusting. Flowers are held facing upwards, with the petals lifting off the sepals. Instant rebloom, great foliage, excellent scape and rapid increase.
    • MH0220E MH0220E (Huben ) 36 EM 2.75, Cream Self, Dor Dip
      (A Small Multitude * Ice Trumpets)
      A plain, light yellow with dark scapes and excellent branching and budcount. Poor substance.
      • Darkness Must Go Darkness Must Go (Huben 2015) 36 EM 3.5, Yellow Self, Dor Dip Ext
        (MH0220E * MH0451L)
        A vigorous small yellow with dark scapes. The darkness persists much better than most others. From a separate breeding line. Should carry melon, and makes a fine clump.

    • MH1115E MH1115E (Huben ) 30 E Re 3.25, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
      (A Small Multitude * MH0902S)
      4 scapes from a single fan! First scape 6branches and 46 buds, later 27, 28, 10+ buds.

    • MH1115R MH1115R (Huben ) 26 E 3.25, Melon Self, Dor Dip
      (A Small Multitude * MH0902S)
      6br44bu, no bud drop, wide blunt sepals, tailored, bonsai scape, excellent increase

    • MH1115X MH1115X (Huben ) 34 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (A Small Multitude * MH0902S)
      Tall, slender, graceful scapes with loads of buds and reblooms! 4br28bu, opens flat, sunfast, melon side of near-white.

    • Seeker of Light Seeker of Light (Huben 2015) 30 EM 3.75, Melon Reverse Bitone, Dor Dip Ufo
      (Ace Up My Sleeve * A Small Multitude)
      A wide spatulate unusual form in a pale melon bitone with a green throat. It has that wildflower look which is so rare in modern dayliliy breeding. The scapes lean slightly outwards without falling, and the blossoms all aim towards the light. Four branches and 18 buds.
      • MH0451L MH0451L (Huben ) 40 E Re 3.5, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip
        (Kendall TTBS2 * Seeker of Light)
        Long wide thin branching on visibly dark scapes, some rebloom, scapes fall, on the cream side, poor opener, slow increaser.
        • Darkness Must Go Darkness Must Go (Huben 2015) 36 EM 3.5, Yellow Self, Dor Dip Ext
          (MH0220E * MH0451L)
          A vigorous small yellow with dark scapes. The darkness persists much better than most others. From a separate breeding line. Should carry melon, and makes a fine clump.


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