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Early And Often (Huben 2001) 26 E Re 4, Peach Polychrome, Dor Dip Ext Fra Noc

MH9761A = (Sunny Honey * Sobek 94.12)
Price: $15 DF

Description

Often when I read a catalog, I wish there was more information to help me decide on a variety, especially comparative information. Since this is my first introduction, forgive me if I wax eloquent (and self indulgently) at great length about Early And Often.

Early And Often is a true northern rebloomer like Stella De Oro, and one of the first to leave the yellows and golds behind. Early And Often starts blooming within one week after Stella, then blooms and reblooms continuously for at least 9 weeks in my experience. I commonly see up to 3 sets of scapes per fan, the scapes staggered a month apart. Early And Often does not take a midsummer rest the way Stella does.

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Early And Often, more melon than usual on a cool morning. (Annual Blue Woodruff, Asperula azurea, is in the background.)

It is a pale peach color that blends well with other colors in the garden, and is always open flat early in the morning, even in cool weather. It has prospered through zone 4 and 5 winters. It is pod and pollen fertile, a great parent. It is the same height as Stella in my garden. There's a fair amount of ruffling, heavy diamond dusting, an unobtrusive yellow throat, and faint yellow veining.

Why would you want Early And Often? It's not large or gaudy. Well, it's a season extender at both the early and late ends of the season, and one of the few that's not yellow. If you want to sell it like Stella is sold, it is the first strong northern rebloomer in its color class that is NOT PATENTED. And if you want to breed rebloomers, it is a fast route away from the yellow. It's larger than Stella, and throws beautiful kids in the first generation. Most of the kids are early morning openers if not nocturnal, and they readily take green throats from the other parent.

Interestingly, Early And Often has been highly rust resistant (tolerant) during a decade of testing with rust in West Virginia and elsewhere. It passes that characteristic on to its kids.

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Stella De Oro (yellow) compared to Early And Often on a cool morning.

Early And Often is named not only for its terrific performance, but for a locally famous campaign slogan of Boston's reknowned criminal Mayor Curley (who served part of his fourth term of office in jail in the 40's.) "Vote early and often for Mayor Curley of Boston."

Another feature of Early And Often is rapid increase in northern gardens under real garden conditions, like Stella. In my sandy soil with tree root competition and partial shade, Early And Often increased from seed to 25 fans in only three years, despite almost every flower having been podded. That's rapid increase, and in my conditions it is unbelievable. How many northern hybridizers can start shipping a new variety in just four years from seed harvest?

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In the greenhouse, the increase is still faster, as the above picture shows. A single fan (beginning to show a scape) has produced 4 fans on each side, a veritable fan of fans. I've observed similar (though less photogenic) behavior outdoors: every time I turn around, another new fan has popped up!

Early And Often has no conspicuous faults, though it does have room for improvement. It melts under the same sunny, windy conditions as Stella. The foliage is not as deep a green as I prefer. It is only average in spider mite resistance. It has the same low budcount and branching as Stella. It is not as extended a bloomer as Stella because it is not nocturnal. The throat color is yellow, not green. Under warm conditions ( or when grown in a greenhouse) the blooms can have more yellow coloration. Its performance in a clump is not yet known: it has been divided every year. None of these are big negatives.

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Apricot Sparkles (left) compared to Early And Often.

The only daylily available that is comparable to Early And Often is the patented Apricot Sparkles (Apps 00). If you want one, you likely will want the other. A brief comparison between the two shows Early And Often is earlier, taller, paler, fuller, and flatter. Apricot Sparkles seems more resistant to melting in the sun, and has darker foliage. In 2002, in my garden, Early And Often's first bloom was two weeks ahead of Apricot Sparkles: mid June instead of the end of June. And importantly for breeders, Early And Often easily gives up its color and form, clarifying the color of its kids, while Apricot Sparkles produces kids that strongly resemble the parent. (With rare exceptions.)

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A clump of Early And Often at Dave Mussar's garden during a regional.

Siblings

    Descendents

    • A Small Multitude A Small Multitude (Huben 2010) 44 EM 2.5, Gold Self, Dor Dip Noc
      (Corky * Early And Often)
      Gold Self. Tall and Small. Minute, species-like spatulate flowers on tall, well-branched scapes. Extraordinary breeder.
      • 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.

    • Ace Up My Sleeve Ace Up My Sleeve (Huben 2010) 22 E Re 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Early And Often * Sunshine On Clouds)
      Near white self. Northern Continuous Rebloom. Increases slowly but an exceptional breeder of continuous rebloomers.
      • But I Repeat Myself But I Repeat Myself (Huben 2015) 30 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ext
        (Boston Marathon * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        A very white northern continuous rebloomer with wide sepals and 4 branches with 15 buds. A very important parent! Throws very good branching and whiteness.
      • Frozen Frozen (Huben 2015) 30 EE 4.25, Cream Blend, Dor Dip Ext
        (Many Melon Moons * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        When you have that desperate need for your daylilies to start blooming, and Stella De Oro just doesn't satisfy, here is what you need. A round, ruffled heavily diamond dusted, light cream blend with melon and a small green throat. Great form, 6 branches and 39 buds, starts with Stella De Oro and blooms at least 4 weeks.
        • MH1023B MH1023B (Huben ) ? EE 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (Frozen * Chill)
          A breakthrough in near white extra earlies!

        • MH1142E MH1142E (Huben ) 32 EE Re 3.25, Cream Self, Dor Dip
          (Frozen * LRCJO)
          A much lighter yellow than in this picture, opening two weeks before Stella De Oro with good ruffling. 5 branches, 18 buds, instant rebloom this year, diamond dusted, opens at 50 degrees, may carry melon, closes poorly, may be slow increaser and would not set seed.

        • 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.

      • MH0315C MH0315C (Huben ) 20 E Re 2.75, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (Boston Marathon * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        • MH0902S MH0902S (Huben )
          (MH0315C * White And Nerdy)
          • MH1102.12 MH1102.12 (Huben ) 22 EM Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Accentuate The Green * MH0902S)

          • MH1102A MH1102A (Huben ) 22 EM Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Accentuate The Green * MH0902S)
            Rapid increase! Rebloom isn't heavy.

          • MH1104.4 MH1104.4 (Huben ) 30 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Green Effusion * MH0902S)
            very white, IRe! 4br18bu

          • MH1107N MH1107N (Huben ) 20 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ufo
            (MH0319A * MH0902S)
            Instant rebloom, extremely white, spatulate, few buds
            • 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.

          • MH1109K MH1109K (Huben ) 24 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Vanilla Stella * MH0902S)
            Excellent substance, sunfast, very white.

          • 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.

          • 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.

      • MH0315E MH0315E (Huben ) 24 EM Re 3.25, Melon Self, Dor Dip
        (Boston Marathon * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        • 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.

        • MH1116E MH1116E (Huben )
          (MH0315E * Green Effusion)
          A melon and white bicolor.

      • MH0319A MH0319A (Huben ) 20 E Re 4, NearWhite Self, Evr Dip Vfr Ext
        (MH0025B * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        • MH0911A MH0911A (Huben ) 17 EM ?, NearWhite Self, ? Dip
          (MH0319A * MH0320C)

        • MH1107N MH1107N (Huben ) 20 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ufo
          (MH0319A * MH0902S)
          Instant rebloom, extremely white, spatulate, few buds
          • 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.

      • MH0320C MH0320C (Huben ) 26 EM Re 5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0032R * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        • MH0911A MH0911A (Huben ) 17 EM ?, NearWhite Self, ? Dip
          (MH0319A * MH0320C)

        • MH0913L MH0913L (Huben ) ? E ?, Pink Self, ? Dip
          (Snowy Stella * MH0320C)

        • MH1112B MH1112B (Huben )
          (Encore D'Ivoire * MH0320C)
          Snowball!

        • MH1112I MH1112I (Huben ) 32 EM Re 4.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (Encore D'Ivoire * MH0320C)
          very round and ruffled, 5br27bu
          • MH1310.27 MH1310.27 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH1112I * MH1118C)
            Remarkable for being precocial (blooming in only 7 months from seed) and extremely rapid increase (8 baby fans from the first one.) The clear color, green throat and beautiful form are a big bonus. This pollen went onto every rebloom parent in the garden. No rebloom yet, but I can't wait to see how it performs in 2015.

          • MH1310.7 MH1310.7 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH1112I * MH1118C)
            A precocial sibling to MH1310.27 that also has rapid increase.

        • MH1112K MH1112K (Huben ) 30 EM Re 5.5, Ivory Self, Dor Dip
          (Encore D'Ivoire * MH0320C)
          very round and ruffled, 2br12bu, almost beige

      • MH0433P MH0433P (Huben ) 24 EE Re 3.5, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0039H * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        Brilliant purple bracts!
        • 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.

      • MH1114C MH1114C (Huben ) 33 EE 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0021A * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        extremely pure melon, a week before SDO, OWC

      • 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.

      • Snowy Stella Snowy Stella (Huben 2007) 24 E Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0034F * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        At any northern nursery, Stella De Oro sells like hotcakes because customers are told it reblooms. The question most often heard is “Do you have it in other colors?" At last, Stella De Oro’s rebloom is available in a near-white. Snowy Stella is definitely a near-white, and definitely a very strong northern rebloomer. It increases very well, has an excellent stature, 16 buds on erect scapes, blooms are well presented, has a nice clump form, and pretty much all the fans rebloom. Scapes are somewhat staggered too: that prevents gaps in the bloom. Compared to Stella De Oro, the flowers are similar in size and form. The scapes have twice as many buds, and the continual rebloom is far more certain and abundant. The plants are slightly shorter, and bloom starts a week or two later.
      • Vanilla Stella Vanilla Stella (Huben 2009) 18 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0021A * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        Near white self.

        Pronounced "vanELLA stella". My most exciting near-white continuous rebloomer. It's not the whitest, though it's far from cream. It has a nice green throat, a voluptuous bagel form, ruffles, and three sets of scapes! Vanilla Stella blooms continuously until frost at Harmon Hill Farm in New Hampshire. It's a very rapid increaser that throws near white seedlings with great green throats. It's a great as a pod or pollen parent.

        • Accentuate The Green Accentuate The Green (Huben 2013) 29 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
          Accentuate The Green is the first of a series of perfect little white flowers with green throats that rebloom in profusion. From its parent Vanilla Stella it inherits northern rebloom, rapid increase, excellent form and a very green throat. I thought the branching and budcount were ok, with 12 buds in my garden, but at the Harmon's it increased to 17 buds with their better conditions. The green is what makes this one special for me. It radiates out of the throat in the veins, a characteristic I'm breeding for. I have a lot of seedlings of Accentuate The Green with its sibs and MH0837A. I don't usually do sib crosses, but the green-on-white potential here is so high!
        • Green Effusion Green Effusion (Huben 2014) 21 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
          Green Effusion is the second of a series of perfect little white flowers with green throats that rebloom in profusion. From its parent Vanilla Stella it inherits northern rebloom, rapid increase, excellent form and a very green throat. I thought the branching and budcount were ok, with 4 branches and 12 buds in my garden, but at the Harmon's it skyrocketed to 32 inches, 5 branches and 50 buds on some scapes! The green is what makes this one special for me. It radiates out of the throat in the veins, even more than for its sib Accentuate The Green. I'm breeding heavily with this one for green over white. I also love the up-facing habit of the flowers. One small detail that is really attractive when you notice it is the rosy color of the pollen sacks against the green throat before they open.

          This one has one minor flaw: it doesn't open well after cool nights.

        • MH0923P MH0923P (Huben ) ? EE Re ?, Pink w'White Edge, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)

        • MH0923W MH0923W (Huben ) ? E Re ?, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
        • MH1109K MH1109K (Huben ) 24 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (Vanilla Stella * MH0902S)
          Excellent substance, sunfast, very white.

        • MH1110A MH1110A (Huben ) 26 E Re 3.75, NearWhite Polychrome, Dor Dip
          (Vanilla Stella * Height Of Fashion)
          I knew Height Of Fashion carried rebloom, but this kid sent up 4 scapes from a single fan! Green throat, ruffles, 2 branches and 10 buds.

        • MH1111E MH1111E (Huben ) 26 E Re 4, Lavender Bitone, Dor Dip
          (MH0422F * Vanilla Stella)
          A lavender bitone rebloomer of startling clarity. Sent up 3 scapes from the one fan.

        • MH1111G MH1111G (Huben ) 30 E Re 3.75, Orchid w'Dark Eye, Dor Dip
          (MH0422F * Vanilla Stella)
          An orchid rebloomer.

      • White And Nerdy White And Nerdy (Huben 2012) 28 EM Re 4.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0034F * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        My best white rebloomer. Sib to Snowy Stella. A continuous rebloomer that is not yellow. Whiter than any tetraploid "white", it has a green throat good ruffling and heavy diamond dusting. 16 buds with 3 sets of scapes in my garden. Pod and pollen fertile. When crossed with other continuous rebloomers, it throws a high percentage of reblooming kids, great color clarity, high budcount, large green throats and a great deal of green in sepals as well. This one is named for my personal theme song, "Weird Al" Yankovic's "I'm Too White & Nerdy".
    • Boston Marathon Boston Marathon (Huben 2010) 24 E Re 3.5, Pink w'Rose Eye, Dor Dip Noc
      (Frequent Flyer * Early And Often)
      Pink with rose eye. Northern Continuous Rebloom. A pretty pink rebloomer with great green throat. Blooms until frost.
      • But I Repeat Myself But I Repeat Myself (Huben 2015) 30 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ext
        (Boston Marathon * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        A very white northern continuous rebloomer with wide sepals and 4 branches with 15 buds. A very important parent! Throws very good branching and whiteness.
      • Ethereal Pink Ethereal Pink (Huben 2016) 24 E Re 4, Pink Self, Dor Dip
        (Boston Marathon * MH0207K)
        The best, clearest, appleblossom pink color I have ever seen in a daylily, and on one of my continual rebloomers no less! I love the narrow, flat-open, ruffled form which I am working into my other narrow forms. An early morning opener with a green throat. Not crazy vigorous like its parent Boston Marathon, but adequately so. 3 branches and 12 buds, but who cares: it reblooms strongly!

      • MH0315C MH0315C (Huben ) 20 E Re 2.75, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (Boston Marathon * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        • MH0902S MH0902S (Huben )
          (MH0315C * White And Nerdy)
          • MH1102.12 MH1102.12 (Huben ) 22 EM Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Accentuate The Green * MH0902S)

          • MH1102A MH1102A (Huben ) 22 EM Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Accentuate The Green * MH0902S)
            Rapid increase! Rebloom isn't heavy.

          • MH1104.4 MH1104.4 (Huben ) 30 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Green Effusion * MH0902S)
            very white, IRe! 4br18bu

          • MH1107N MH1107N (Huben ) 20 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ufo
            (MH0319A * MH0902S)
            Instant rebloom, extremely white, spatulate, few buds
            • 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.

          • MH1109K MH1109K (Huben ) 24 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (Vanilla Stella * MH0902S)
            Excellent substance, sunfast, very white.

          • 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.

          • 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.

      • MH0315E MH0315E (Huben ) 24 EM Re 3.25, Melon Self, Dor Dip
        (Boston Marathon * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        • 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.

        • MH1116E MH1116E (Huben )
          (MH0315E * Green Effusion)
          A melon and white bicolor.

    • Kanai Sensei Kanai Sensei (Huben 2006) 18 E Re 3, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Emo
      (Early And Often * Rosy Returns)
      Kanai Sensei is named for my Aikido and Iaido teacher for 20 years. It always opens to a perfect little bagel with a peculiarly difficult to describe color. It has a tiny green throat, and somewhere between 6 and 16 buds depending on how well it is grown. It's sun fast, and has excellent low foliage. What makes it special though (besides the excellent rebloom) is the phenomenal increase. It's the fastest increaser in my garden, yet doesn't seem to get too crowded. Its small stature, rapid increase, good foliage, rebloom, and nice clumping habit make it well suited for edging. As a parent for rebloomers, it throws all those characteristics very nicely.
    • MH0001.8 MH0001.8 (Huben ) 11 E Re 3.5, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip
      (Delicate Lace * Early And Often)
      • MH0416A MH0416A (Huben ) 20 E 3.25, Cream Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0001.8 * MH0207K)
        • MH0837A MH0837A (Huben ) 24 EM 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0416A * White And Nerdy)

        • MH1118C MH1118C (Huben ) 18 EM Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0416A * MH0801V)
          Short rebloomer with a huge green throat that holds all day. Great form, 2br8bu.
          • MH1310.27 MH1310.27 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH1112I * MH1118C)
            Remarkable for being precocial (blooming in only 7 months from seed) and extremely rapid increase (8 baby fans from the first one.) The clear color, green throat and beautiful form are a big bonus. This pollen went onto every rebloom parent in the garden. No rebloom yet, but I can't wait to see how it performs in 2015.

          • MH1310.7 MH1310.7 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH1112I * MH1118C)
            A precocial sibling to MH1310.27 that also has rapid increase.

    • MH0015.5 MH0015.5 (Huben ) 24 E 4, NearWhite Self, Evr Dip
      (Millie Schlumf * Early And Often)
      • Let Me Be Clear Let Me Be Clear (Huben 2010) 26 EM Re 4, Pink w' Faint Band, Dor Dip
        (Frequent Flyer * MH0015.5)
        Icy Pink with faint band. Northern Continuous rebloom. The clearest pink rebloomer to date. Rapid increaser. Excellent rebloomer. Blooms until frost.

      • MH0207K MH0207K (Huben ) 20 E 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Noc Ext
        (MH0029R * MH0015.5)
        • Brilliant Bouquet Brilliant Bouquet (Huben 2013) 28 EM Re 3.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip
          (Sunshine On Clouds * MH0207K)
          When I bred Sunshine On Clouds, I loved the behavior but wanted a whiter flower. With Brilliant Bouquet I failed to get a whiter flower, but kept all the good behavior, improved the foliage, improved the flower form a little, and got a marvelous performer. Sunshine On Clouds often covers itself in bloom, but Brilliant Bouquet brings that to a new level, at times giving a "cushion mum" effect. The above photo is ungroomed except for liveheading the previous day, and it is unnecessary to remove the spent blooms because they close well. With 5 branches, 28 buds, some bud building and some rebloom, that means a long season covered with flowers.
        • Chill Chill (Huben 2014) 28 EE 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (Ice Trumpets * MH0207K)
          A beautiful extra early, ruffled near-white with a sunfast green throat.
          • 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.

        • Ethereal Pink Ethereal Pink (Huben 2016) 24 E Re 4, Pink Self, Dor Dip
          (Boston Marathon * MH0207K)
          The best, clearest, appleblossom pink color I have ever seen in a daylily, and on one of my continual rebloomers no less! I love the narrow, flat-open, ruffled form which I am working into my other narrow forms. An early morning opener with a green throat. Not crazy vigorous like its parent Boston Marathon, but adequately so. 3 branches and 12 buds, but who cares: it reblooms strongly!

        • Height Of Fashion Height Of Fashion (Huben 2012) 44 EM 4, Pink w'Dark Eye, Dor Dip
          (Frequent Flyer * MH0207K)
          Tall-and-small, well-ruffled pink with a dark eye and green throat. Rapid increaser that stands erect and has splendid foliage. Something of a bitone. Strong pollen parent. 20 buds, 4 branches.
        • MH0416A MH0416A (Huben ) 20 E 3.25, Cream Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0001.8 * MH0207K)
          • MH0837A MH0837A (Huben ) 24 EM 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH0416A * White And Nerdy)

          • MH1118C MH1118C (Huben ) 18 EM Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH0416A * MH0801V)
            Short rebloomer with a huge green throat that holds all day. Great form, 2br8bu.
            • MH1310.27 MH1310.27 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
              (MH1112I * MH1118C)
              Remarkable for being precocial (blooming in only 7 months from seed) and extremely rapid increase (8 baby fans from the first one.) The clear color, green throat and beautiful form are a big bonus. This pollen went onto every rebloom parent in the garden. No rebloom yet, but I can't wait to see how it performs in 2015.

            • MH1310.7 MH1310.7 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
              (MH1112I * MH1118C)
              A precocial sibling to MH1310.27 that also has rapid increase.

        • MH0422F MH0422F (Huben ) 20 E Re 4, Pink w'Rose Eye, Dor Dip
          (My Complimentary * MH0207K)
          A clear, sunfast, pink rebloomer. Few buds, small plant.
        • Magenta Kisses Magenta Kisses (Huben 2013) 28 E Re 3.5, NearWhite w'Magenta Eye, Dor Dip Noc
          (Frequent Flyer * MH0207K)
          Magenta Kisses has long been a favorite of mine, because it has such beautifully clear colors and such a sharply defined, very green throat. It is one of the spin offs I expected from my rebloom lines, but not directly in my breeding plans because I'm not working for eyed rebloomers. Magenta Kisses is a child of Frequent Flier, which can act as a color clarifier and often passes rebloom. It is a consistent one-time rebloomer here, and could be an important part of anybody's northern rebloom program. Even though it has only three branches and ten buds, that's not important because of the rebloom. Because it is only a modest increaser, I would recommend crossing it with rebloomers that have rapid increase.

      • MH0331A MH0331A (Huben ) 22 E 2.75, Pink Self, ? Dip
        (MH9913B * MH0015.5)
        • Accentuate The Green Accentuate The Green (Huben 2013) 29 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
          Accentuate The Green is the first of a series of perfect little white flowers with green throats that rebloom in profusion. From its parent Vanilla Stella it inherits northern rebloom, rapid increase, excellent form and a very green throat. I thought the branching and budcount were ok, with 12 buds in my garden, but at the Harmon's it increased to 17 buds with their better conditions. The green is what makes this one special for me. It radiates out of the throat in the veins, a characteristic I'm breeding for. I have a lot of seedlings of Accentuate The Green with its sibs and MH0837A. I don't usually do sib crosses, but the green-on-white potential here is so high!
        • Green Effusion Green Effusion (Huben 2014) 21 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
          Green Effusion is the second of a series of perfect little white flowers with green throats that rebloom in profusion. From its parent Vanilla Stella it inherits northern rebloom, rapid increase, excellent form and a very green throat. I thought the branching and budcount were ok, with 4 branches and 12 buds in my garden, but at the Harmon's it skyrocketed to 32 inches, 5 branches and 50 buds on some scapes! The green is what makes this one special for me. It radiates out of the throat in the veins, even more than for its sib Accentuate The Green. I'm breeding heavily with this one for green over white. I also love the up-facing habit of the flowers. One small detail that is really attractive when you notice it is the rosy color of the pollen sacks against the green throat before they open.

          This one has one minor flaw: it doesn't open well after cool nights.

        • MH0923P MH0923P (Huben ) ? EE Re ?, Pink w'White Edge, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)

        • MH0923W MH0923W (Huben ) ? E Re ?, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
    • MH0021A MH0021A (Huben ) 18 E Re 3, Cream Self, Dor Dip Noc
      (MH9707A * Early And Often)
      • MH1114C MH1114C (Huben ) 33 EE 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0021A * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        extremely pure melon, a week before SDO, OWC

      • Vanilla Stella Vanilla Stella (Huben 2009) 18 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0021A * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        Near white self.

        Pronounced "vanELLA stella". My most exciting near-white continuous rebloomer. It's not the whitest, though it's far from cream. It has a nice green throat, a voluptuous bagel form, ruffles, and three sets of scapes! Vanilla Stella blooms continuously until frost at Harmon Hill Farm in New Hampshire. It's a very rapid increaser that throws near white seedlings with great green throats. It's a great as a pod or pollen parent.

        • Accentuate The Green Accentuate The Green (Huben 2013) 29 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
          Accentuate The Green is the first of a series of perfect little white flowers with green throats that rebloom in profusion. From its parent Vanilla Stella it inherits northern rebloom, rapid increase, excellent form and a very green throat. I thought the branching and budcount were ok, with 12 buds in my garden, but at the Harmon's it increased to 17 buds with their better conditions. The green is what makes this one special for me. It radiates out of the throat in the veins, a characteristic I'm breeding for. I have a lot of seedlings of Accentuate The Green with its sibs and MH0837A. I don't usually do sib crosses, but the green-on-white potential here is so high!
        • Green Effusion Green Effusion (Huben 2014) 21 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
          Green Effusion is the second of a series of perfect little white flowers with green throats that rebloom in profusion. From its parent Vanilla Stella it inherits northern rebloom, rapid increase, excellent form and a very green throat. I thought the branching and budcount were ok, with 4 branches and 12 buds in my garden, but at the Harmon's it skyrocketed to 32 inches, 5 branches and 50 buds on some scapes! The green is what makes this one special for me. It radiates out of the throat in the veins, even more than for its sib Accentuate The Green. I'm breeding heavily with this one for green over white. I also love the up-facing habit of the flowers. One small detail that is really attractive when you notice it is the rosy color of the pollen sacks against the green throat before they open.

          This one has one minor flaw: it doesn't open well after cool nights.

        • MH0923P MH0923P (Huben ) ? EE Re ?, Pink w'White Edge, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)

        • MH0923W MH0923W (Huben ) ? E Re ?, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0331A * Vanilla Stella)
        • MH1109K MH1109K (Huben ) 24 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (Vanilla Stella * MH0902S)
          Excellent substance, sunfast, very white.

        • MH1110A MH1110A (Huben ) 26 E Re 3.75, NearWhite Polychrome, Dor Dip
          (Vanilla Stella * Height Of Fashion)
          I knew Height Of Fashion carried rebloom, but this kid sent up 4 scapes from a single fan! Green throat, ruffles, 2 branches and 10 buds.

        • MH1111E MH1111E (Huben ) 26 E Re 4, Lavender Bitone, Dor Dip
          (MH0422F * Vanilla Stella)
          A lavender bitone rebloomer of startling clarity. Sent up 3 scapes from the one fan.

        • MH1111G MH1111G (Huben ) 30 E Re 3.75, Orchid w'Dark Eye, Dor Dip
          (MH0422F * Vanilla Stella)
          An orchid rebloomer.

    • MH0029R MH0029R (Huben ) 24 E 4.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Boston Symphony * Early And Often)
      • MH0207K MH0207K (Huben ) 20 E 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Noc Ext
        (MH0029R * MH0015.5)
        • Brilliant Bouquet Brilliant Bouquet (Huben 2013) 28 EM Re 3.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip
          (Sunshine On Clouds * MH0207K)
          When I bred Sunshine On Clouds, I loved the behavior but wanted a whiter flower. With Brilliant Bouquet I failed to get a whiter flower, but kept all the good behavior, improved the foliage, improved the flower form a little, and got a marvelous performer. Sunshine On Clouds often covers itself in bloom, but Brilliant Bouquet brings that to a new level, at times giving a "cushion mum" effect. The above photo is ungroomed except for liveheading the previous day, and it is unnecessary to remove the spent blooms because they close well. With 5 branches, 28 buds, some bud building and some rebloom, that means a long season covered with flowers.
        • Chill Chill (Huben 2014) 28 EE 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
          (Ice Trumpets * MH0207K)
          A beautiful extra early, ruffled near-white with a sunfast green throat.
          • 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.

        • Ethereal Pink Ethereal Pink (Huben 2016) 24 E Re 4, Pink Self, Dor Dip
          (Boston Marathon * MH0207K)
          The best, clearest, appleblossom pink color I have ever seen in a daylily, and on one of my continual rebloomers no less! I love the narrow, flat-open, ruffled form which I am working into my other narrow forms. An early morning opener with a green throat. Not crazy vigorous like its parent Boston Marathon, but adequately so. 3 branches and 12 buds, but who cares: it reblooms strongly!

        • Height Of Fashion Height Of Fashion (Huben 2012) 44 EM 4, Pink w'Dark Eye, Dor Dip
          (Frequent Flyer * MH0207K)
          Tall-and-small, well-ruffled pink with a dark eye and green throat. Rapid increaser that stands erect and has splendid foliage. Something of a bitone. Strong pollen parent. 20 buds, 4 branches.
        • MH0416A MH0416A (Huben ) 20 E 3.25, Cream Self, Dor Dip
          (MH0001.8 * MH0207K)
          • MH0837A MH0837A (Huben ) 24 EM 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH0416A * White And Nerdy)

          • MH1118C MH1118C (Huben ) 18 EM Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
            (MH0416A * MH0801V)
            Short rebloomer with a huge green throat that holds all day. Great form, 2br8bu.
            • MH1310.27 MH1310.27 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
              (MH1112I * MH1118C)
              Remarkable for being precocial (blooming in only 7 months from seed) and extremely rapid increase (8 baby fans from the first one.) The clear color, green throat and beautiful form are a big bonus. This pollen went onto every rebloom parent in the garden. No rebloom yet, but I can't wait to see how it performs in 2015.

            • MH1310.7 MH1310.7 (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
              (MH1112I * MH1118C)
              A precocial sibling to MH1310.27 that also has rapid increase.

        • MH0422F MH0422F (Huben ) 20 E Re 4, Pink w'Rose Eye, Dor Dip
          (My Complimentary * MH0207K)
          A clear, sunfast, pink rebloomer. Few buds, small plant.
        • Magenta Kisses Magenta Kisses (Huben 2013) 28 E Re 3.5, NearWhite w'Magenta Eye, Dor Dip Noc
          (Frequent Flyer * MH0207K)
          Magenta Kisses has long been a favorite of mine, because it has such beautifully clear colors and such a sharply defined, very green throat. It is one of the spin offs I expected from my rebloom lines, but not directly in my breeding plans because I'm not working for eyed rebloomers. Magenta Kisses is a child of Frequent Flier, which can act as a color clarifier and often passes rebloom. It is a consistent one-time rebloomer here, and could be an important part of anybody's northern rebloom program. Even though it has only three branches and ten buds, that's not important because of the rebloom. Because it is only a modest increaser, I would recommend crossing it with rebloomers that have rapid increase.

    • MH0032R MH0032R (Huben ) 27 EM 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip
      (Swiss Mint * Early And Often)
    • MH0034F MH0034F (Huben ) 20 E 4.25, NearWhite Self, Evr Dip Noc Ext
      (Winter Wonderland * Early And Often)
      • Snowy Stella Snowy Stella (Huben 2007) 24 E Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0034F * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        At any northern nursery, Stella De Oro sells like hotcakes because customers are told it reblooms. The question most often heard is “Do you have it in other colors?" At last, Stella De Oro’s rebloom is available in a near-white. Snowy Stella is definitely a near-white, and definitely a very strong northern rebloomer. It increases very well, has an excellent stature, 16 buds on erect scapes, blooms are well presented, has a nice clump form, and pretty much all the fans rebloom. Scapes are somewhat staggered too: that prevents gaps in the bloom. Compared to Stella De Oro, the flowers are similar in size and form. The scapes have twice as many buds, and the continual rebloom is far more certain and abundant. The plants are slightly shorter, and bloom starts a week or two later.
      • White And Nerdy White And Nerdy (Huben 2012) 28 EM Re 4.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
        (MH0034F * Ace Up My Sleeve)
        My best white rebloomer. Sib to Snowy Stella. A continuous rebloomer that is not yellow. Whiter than any tetraploid "white", it has a green throat good ruffling and heavy diamond dusting. 16 buds with 3 sets of scapes in my garden. Pod and pollen fertile. When crossed with other continuous rebloomers, it throws a high percentage of reblooming kids, great color clarity, high budcount, large green throats and a great deal of green in sepals as well. This one is named for my personal theme song, "Weird Al" Yankovic's "I'm Too White & Nerdy".
    • MH0039H MH0039H (Huben ) 16 EE Re 3.75, Gold Self, Dor Dip Fra Ext
      (Elfin * Early And Often)
    • Wompom Song Wompom Song (Huben 2016) 30 E 5, Melon Self, Dor Dip Bud Emo
      (MH9808J * Early And Often)
      Named in honor the the brilliant Flanders & Swann song. Why Wompom? Because of the potential breeding versatility. It is an early, large, fertile, melon, bud building rebloom carrier with a green throat. Wompom has an extraordinary long bloom season due to strong and reliable bud building of up to 9 buds per branch in my garden, and it throws that characteristic to some of its offspring. Usually, Wompom has 4 branches and 30 buds. It's vigorous and attractive in the garden. Wompom is not registered as a rebloomer because it seldom reblooms in my home garden, but your mileage may vary.


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