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Chill (Huben 2014) 28 EE 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip

MH0434R = (Ice Trumpets * MH0207K)
Price: $20 DF


Chill is a beautiful extra early, ruffled near-white with green veins and a sunfast green throat. It opens with Stella De Oro, plus or minus a week. There's nothing else that pretty at that time of year. Even better, Chill opens well after a 48 degree night.

Only 2 branches and 8 buds in my garden this year. Normally, I wouldn't introduce a plant with such a low budcount, but Chill has fantastic breeding potential: see its kids below (three future introductions with much better branching and budcount.) Chill also may be prone to spring sickness. I haven't seen that in the kids, though.

Chill is a near-white whose tone can vary greatly with the temperature. At cool temperatures it is melon toned, and in warm temperatures it takes on a very light yellow tone. The following picture shows Chill in warm weather photographed in direct sun, to maximize the appearance of yellowness. It never looks that yellow to the eye

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I don't think I've observed Chill well enough to recommend it as more than a hybridizing plant, though it is an excellent hybridizing plant. I haven't yet had it grown outside of MA and NH: who knows what it might do in warmer or wetter climates? I think it will produce more buds than in my garden. But at diploid prices, you can take a chance, and I'll update this page as I get feedback.



    • Commence Commence (Huben 2016) 26 EE 4, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Noc
      (Ain't Yeller * Chill)
      My very best extra early to date. A very pale melon with a green throat that opened the first of June! 4 branches and 24 buds. Extra earlies need to open well in cool weather, and this one was flat open well before 7AM after a 55 degree night (I didn't get to check with cooler temperatures.) It has excellent substance and is rainfast, though it is not entirely sunfast. I love the wide, ruffled petals and cool melon color. There is nothing else like it during the extra early season. Vigorous, too! If you want to have a beautiful daylily that blooms with the June perennials but isn't yellow, this is the one. If you want to breed for early bloom to facilitate rebloom or to cope with short growing seasons, I highly recommend this one.

    • MH1023B MH1023B (Huben ) ? EE 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Frozen * Chill)
      A breakthrough in near white extra earlies!

    • MH1026.23 MH1026.23 (Huben ) 24 EE 3.75, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Ain't Yeller * Chill)
      The earliest near white I've ever seen! Rainfast, opens well in cool weather. Nice green throat! 3 branches and 12 buds.

    • MH1430H MH1430H (Huben ) ? E ?, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Frozen * Chill)
      Another near white early, much whiter than the others. Excellent substance and opens well in cool weather.

    • Shiver (Huben 2020) 30 E 5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ext
      (Frozen * Chill)


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