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If you click on any introduction in my list, you will see a long description and tables of ancestors, descendents and siblings.

These can be purchased through:

Harmon Hill Farm
Carl and Marlene Harmon
49 Ledge Rd.
Hudson, NH 03051
Phone:(603) 880-6228
E-mail: harmonhill25@comcast.net

Partridge Hill Gardens
Ellen Laprise
23 Partridge Hill Road
Dudley, MA 01571
Phone: (508) 943-1885
E-mail: gentian1@charter.net

Click on any of these names or pictures for larger pictures, more pictures, more description, ancestry, descendants and siblings.

2017 Introductions

  • 2017 Collection: both for $50 (a $60 value.)
  • Hybridizer's seed collection. As I have relocated to Ecuador, I will no longer be growing new seedlings in the US. (I do have a backlog of about 5 years worth of introductions to make.) But if you are interested in continuing my diverse diploid programs for northern rebloom, dark scapes, northern bud building, tall-and-small reds and whites, trumpet forms and extra earlies. I will be happy to contract with you for large amounts of seed or key breeding material. Prices are negotiable, but should start at around $100 (500 seed) depending on how much you want. All plants and seeds will have full genealogy. Ask for the crosses you want, including those from my latest and greatest seedlings before introduction. Email me to ask about this.

These descriptions are incomplete: they will be finished by February.

  • Mangoes and Chocolate Mangoes and Chocolate (Huben 2017) 40 E 2.5, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
    MH0966D = (Red Corky * Donna Diana)
    When my friend Roger Swain (the man with the red suspenders) visited me at Harmon Hill Garden last year, he took one look at this beautiful plant and exclaimed that it was exactly the color of ripe mangoes. I agreed, and the chocolate-colored scapes made this an easy name to choose. This dark scape introduction is very species-like: graceful, long-branched scapes in an amazing profusion. Not the darkest scaped of my introductions, but with a wonderful color that gleams across the garden. The dark scapes have 5 branches and 27 buds, and there is a strong red stripe on the sepal reverses. Mangoes and Chocolate is rare: a self-cleaner. The flowers furl to a beautiful, bud-like orange roll the first day, light brown the second, and drop off the third. This is really useful for such profuse bloomers! It's also an excellent, rapid increaser.
    $30 SF
  • Vader's Choice Vader's Choice (Huben 2017) 32 E 2.75, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
    MH1123A = (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.
    $30 SF

Earlier Introductions (in alphabetical order)

  • A Small Multitude A Small Multitude (Huben 2010) 44 EM 2.5, Gold Self, Dor Dip Noc
    MH0042D = (Corky * Early And Often)
    Gold Self. Tall and Small. Minute, species-like spatulate flowers on tall, well-branched scapes. Extraordinary breeder.
    $15 DF
  • Accentuate The Green Accentuate The Green (Huben 2013) 29 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0628E = (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!
    $25 DF
  • Ace Up My Sleeve Ace Up My Sleeve (Huben 2010) 22 E Re 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0067D = (Early And Often * Sunshine On Clouds)
    Near white self. Northern Continuous Rebloom. Increases slowly but an exceptional breeder of continuous rebloomers.
    $25 DF
  • Ain't Yeller Ain't Yeller (Huben 2014) 36 EE Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Noc
    MH0382A = (MH0057F * Ice Trumpets)
    5 branches and 30 buds. Opens well cool. My first triumph in extra-early near-white breeding. A creamy near-white (can't tell if it's from the yellow side or the melon side.) Even better, it throws kids that can be much earlier than itself! It can rebloom, and will be used to move rebloom lines even earlier.
    $25 DF
  • Army of Darkness Army of Darkness (Huben 2015) 32 E 4.25, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Ext
    MH0735X = (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.
    $80 DF
  • Arterial Blood Arterial Blood (Huben 2011) 44 M 3.5, Red Self, Dor Dip
    MH0377C = (Sobek 90.34A * Red Spire)
    A tall-and-small red self. Brilliant velvety, saturated, flaming lipstick-red flowers with green throats standing tall above the foliage. Thrips and sun resistant. Excellent increase. 27 buds, 5 branches.
    $15 DF
  • Begin With A Bang Begin With A Bang (Huben 2009) 34 EE Re 4.5, Red Blend, Dor Dip
    MH9952B = (Ruffled Ivory * H. lilioasphodelus)
    What's that red Amaryllis doing in the daylily bed? In mid-June? Begin With A Bang is the first good red in my garden, and begins the growing season with some of the earliest dormant foliage to emerge. Beautiful gray-green bullets of foliage that scoffs at late spring frosts. The foliage is erect, disease resistant, and stays beautiful until autumn frost. Begin With A Bang has got some terrific qualities: it's a true EE, beginning a week before Stella De Oro. Its size and color are much better than any other red at its season. Begin With A Bang is a light red over a very pale yellow base. It's diamond dusted, sun fast and has a yellow-green throat. It always opens well in cool weather, and looks great in a clump. 12 buds per scape, yet it blooms well into midseason and sometimes reblooms. If you're one of us who can't wait to get those first daylilies of the season, this one is for you.
    $15 DF
  • Boston Marathon Boston Marathon (Huben 2010) 24 E Re 3.5, Pink w'Rose Eye, Dor Dip Noc
    MH0013F = (Frequent Flyer * Early And Often)
    Pink with rose eye. Northern Continuous Rebloom. A pretty pink rebloomer with great green throat. Blooms until frost.
    $15 DF
  • Brilliant Bouquet Brilliant Bouquet (Huben 2013) 28 EM Re 3.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip
    MH0413A = (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.
    $25 DF
  • But I Repeat Myself But I Repeat Myself (Huben 2015) 30 E Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ext
    MH0315Z = (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.
    $45 DF
  • Chill Chill (Huben 2014) 28 EE 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0434R = (Ice Trumpets * MH0207K)
    A beautiful extra early, ruffled near-white with a sunfast green throat.
    $30 DF
  • Clarity Of Purpose Clarity Of Purpose (Huben 2014) 44 E 5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Ext
    MH0461B = (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.
    $30 DF
  • Commence Commence (Huben 2016) 26 EE 4, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Noc
    MH1026.25 = (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.
    $50 DF
  • Darkness Must Go Darkness Must Go (Huben 2015) 36 EM 3.5, Yellow Self, Dor Dip Ext
    MH0887Y = (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.
    $20 DF
  • Darkness Rising Darkness Rising (Huben 2016) 54 EM 4, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
    MH0971X = (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.
    $50 DF
  • Delicate Lace Delicate Lace (Huben 2003) 18 E Re 4, Cream Self, Dor Dip Fra Ext
    MH9779I = (MH9501B * Spring Frolic)
    What an unusual form! Quite orchid-like: any narrower and it would be spatulate. The foliage is truly dwarf, with a flower large enough to surprise: it's almost a rock garden plant. Blooms start out cream, but rapidly fade in the sun to a highly diamond-dusted pearly polychrome. It usually blooms two sets of scapes for me, but more in other people's gardens. 8 buds. It throws excellent reblooming kids of all shapes and sizes, and carries melon.
    $15 DF
  • Early And Often Early And Often (Huben 2001) 26 E Re 4, Peach Polychrome, Dor Dip Ext Fra Noc
    MH9761A = (Sunny Honey * Sobek 94.12)
    Honorable Mention award 2006! At last: a northern rebloomer that isn't yellow or gold. The heart of my breeding program, producing a great diversity of seedlings, many of them rebloomers. Very rapid increase. Tested and found highly rust resistant (a character passed to most of its kids.) Early And Often was my first introduction, and has lived up to its promise as a continuous rebloomer; it blooms non stop from early July until frost. Some growers report as many as seven sets of scapes per season. Unlike other diploid rebloomers, it is a color clarifier and readily gives up the melon tones in seedlings.
    $15 DF
  • Ethereal Pink Ethereal Pink (Huben 2016) 24 E Re 4, Pink Self, Dor Dip
    MH0404.19 = (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!
    $50 DF
  • Exalted Trumpets Exalted Trumpets (Huben 2016) 44 E 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip
    MH0463S = (MH0226E * MH0288J)
    Modern trumpet form daylilies with modern ruffles and colors provide an important contrast to the usual bagel forms which so dominate our gardens. Exalted Trumpets is a true tall-and-small with excellent scapes that have 6 branches and 24 buds. Many other tall daylilies concentrate their branches in the last few inches, but Exalted Trumpets places the branches at wide intervals on the scape. The melon color is much less yellow than this picture shows, and the sepals have prominant red stripes on the reverse.
    $30 DF
  • Flowers Of Sulphur Flowers Of Sulphur (Huben 2003) 20 E Re 4.25, Yellow Self, Dor Dip Vfr Ext Emo
    MH9755B = (MH9501E * Spring Frolic)
    Why another yellow rebloomer? Well, it's a pure sulphur-yellow self, all the way into the throat, much bigger than most others, strongly diamond dusted, opens well, and has a delightful short stature. Only 9 buds (2 more than STELLA DE ORO), but routinely blooms at least two sets of scapes. Breeds rebloomers, and carries melon.
    $12 DF
  • Fountain Of Blood Fountain Of Blood (Huben 2012) 44 EM 3.5, Red Self, Dor Dip
    MH0378V = (Siloam Plum Tree * Red Spire)
    Velvety, brilliant fire engine red with green throat. Excellent foliage and increase and an excellent breeder - pod and pollen fertile. 40 buds, 6 branches. Needs protection from the sun.
    $15 DF
  • Frequent Flyer Frequent Flyer (Kendall 2003) 28 E Re 4, Cream w'Lavender Eye, Dor Dip Ext Noc
    95IRF2 = (Millie Schlumf * Brocaded Gown) F2
    An awesome continuous rebloomer, with airy, well-branched scapes. It is also an amazing breeder, passing rebloom and often taking on the form and clarifying the color of the other parent.
  • From Darkness Comes Light From Darkness Comes Light (Huben 2010) 34 E 3.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip Noc
    MH0231D = (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.
    $15 DF
  • Frozen Frozen (Huben 2015) 30 EE 4.25, Cream Blend, Dor Dip Ext
    MH0306A = (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.
    $60 DF
  • Gladycita Gladycita (Huben 2016) 36 EM 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0447A = (Ice Trumpets * Lights Of Valinor)
    The most graceful near-white I've bred so far. Gladycita is named for my fiancee's mother in Ecuador. An early morning opener with excellent ruffling, a nice trumpety shape, and the best kind of white with a green throat. Parent of Sioux Hall: Galdycita throughs extraordinary clarity and great form. Not a rapid increaser, but quite fertile. 4 branches and 12 buds in my garden, but much more at Harmon Hill Farm.
    $50 DF
  • Green Effusion Green Effusion (Huben 2014) 21 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0628S = (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.
    $30 DF

  • Halloween Darkness Halloween Darkness (Huben 2016) 36 EE 4, Melon Self, Dor Dip
    MH0735M = (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!
    $100 DF
  • Height Of Fashion Height Of Fashion (Huben 2012) 44 EM 4, Pink w'Dark Eye, Dor Dip
    MH0403.35 = (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.
    $25 DF
  • Helicopter Helicopter (Huben 2013) 36 EM Re 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip Ufo
    MH0761E = (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.
    $40 DF
  • Ice Trumpets Ice Trumpets (Huben 2007) 30 E 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Emo
    MH0055D = (Boston Symphony * MH9735A)
    The fashion for large, ruffled, round, eyed, edged, tetraploid daylilies has brought about neglect of other forms. In years past, many daylilies were celebrated for their simple, delicate, wildflower-like forms. Ice Trumpets is an important step in my quest for Golden Chimes in near-white. In just two generations from the species yezoensis, I have a very white, very green throat, narrow petalled trumpet form. As a matter of fact, it looks a lot like a small Easter Lily (though it is nowhere near as white as the real thing.) It has 21 buds and 4 branches.
    $15 DF
  • Indelible Blood Indelible Blood (Huben 2013) 44 M 4, Red Self, Dor Dip
    MH0377A = (Sobek 90.34A * Red Spire)
    Like most velvety reds, Indelible Blood is very difficult to photograph accurately. The photograph above is my best, yet it still doesn't show the true depth and intensity of the dark red color. However, it does show off the beautiful green throat and hint at the velvety sheen. The photo below shows more sheen and more or the oxblood-red darkness, but still cannot capture the true appearance. Indelible Blood is very simply the most durable red I've ever grown. It has all the types of sunfastness: I have never seen it curl, slick, fade or melt, not even in 100+ degree heat. It does not show thrips or aphid damage in my unsprayed garden. It is unfazed by rain. No blotchy petals from insects or water. The flowers close tight: no need to deadhead.
    $30 DF
  • Jerry's Whirligig Jerry's Whirligig (Deschenes 2000) 30 L 6, Lavender w'Burgundy Eye, Dor Dip Ufo
    (sdlg * Orchid Corsage)
    A cascade form UFO whose registration at 6 inches conceals a wingspread of 13 inches. A great breeder, pod and pollen fertile. Parent of Vanilla Gorilla
  • Kanai Sensei Kanai Sensei (Huben 2006) 18 E Re 3, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Emo
    MH0010.4 = (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.
    $15 DF
  • Let Me Be Clear Let Me Be Clear (Huben 2010) 26 EM Re 4, Pink w' Faint Band, Dor Dip
    MH0203D = (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.
    Held For Increase
  • Magenta Kisses Magenta Kisses (Huben 2013) 28 E Re 3.5, NearWhite w'Magenta Eye, Dor Dip Noc
    MH0403.12 = (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.
    Held For Increase
  • O Positive O Positive (Huben 2013) 46 EM 3.25, Red w'Dark Band, Dor Dip
    MH0765C = (Crazy Kids * Indelible Blood)
    This red has everything. It is vigorous, tall, sunfast, well branched and budded and beautiful. The instant Bob Sobek saw it, he said he wanted it: and not too surprisingly, it is out of one of his introductions. With 6 branches and 24 buds, it puts on a terrific display for a long time. The foliage is excellent. My other tall, red introductions have a trumpety form, but O Positive has more a ruffled bagel form: or perhaps you could say it resembles a red blood cell (but it's too big to be named Erythrocyte.)
    Held For Increase
  • Paean For Jocelyn Paean For Jocelyn (Huben 2013) 48 E 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0222.2 = (Sobek 88.40A * Ice Trumpets)
    I've been working on tall and small near-whites for many years now, and here is the first really good one. Paean For Jocelyn has excellent branching and budcount that it inherited from both parents combined with species-like graceful scapes. It is named in memory of Jocelyn Spragg, a dear friend and stalwart of the New England Daylily Society, who was also tall and well branched. Tall whites like this stand out in the garden even if their flowers are small. If you will pardon the pun, it is a high achievement.
    $50 DF
  • Seeker of Light Seeker of Light (Huben 2015) 30 EM 3.75, Melon Reverse Bitone, Dor Dip Ufo
    MH0233D = (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.
    $30 DF
  • Sioux Hall Sioux Hall (Huben 2016) 36 EM 3.5, Lavender Self, Dor Dip
    MH0853R = (Sobek 93.36 * Gladycita)
    This is a very intense and sunfast lavender with an extraordinary green throat that speaks for itself. It is named in honor of the late, great Sioux Hall (6th dan Aikido), who taught me so much about Aikido and raising children. I knew Sioux for 32 years, and she has been a close friend of my entire family. Sioux usually tied her red hair with a lavender ribbon. I'm registering this daylily with 5 branches and 33 buds, but sometimes it has 6 branches and 37 buds (and sometimes less.) The excellent scape, which is erect and doesn't lean at all, comes from altissima breeding by Bob Sobek.
    $50 DF
  • Snowy Stella Snowy Stella (Huben 2007) 24 E Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0257C = (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.
    $20 DF
  • Sunshine On Clouds Sunshine On Clouds (Huben 2006) 26 E Re 4.25, Cream w'Pale Midrib, Dor Dip
    MH9872I = (MH9721E * MH9650E)
    An outstanding clump in my garden for the brilliance, unique shade, and floriferousness. It is a brilliant light yellow, in the cream range but with none of the dullness of most creams due to extreme diamond dusting. The upfacing blooms have a yellowgreen throat. Crossed with Early And Often, it is the parent of Ace Up My Sleeve, and the grandparent of my latest crop of nearwhite rebloomers. It has 18 buds on three branches. Sunshine On Clouds reblooms lightly in my garden, but in other people's gardens it is a much stronger rebloomer.
    $15 DF
  • Twist Again Twist Again (Huben 2003) 28 E Re 5, YellowGreen Self, Dor Dip Noc
    MH9734C = (Cool Spice * Spring Frolic)
    The longest-blooming daylily in my garden. Four years running it has bloomed for 11 weeks on three sets of scapes. The color is a very cool yellow-green that fades in the sun to a remarkable cream and green giving the impression of a cream flower with a green bullseye. There is no other northern rebloomer on the market with this color. It has an excellent budcount of 20 (unusually high for a rebloomer.) The heavily ruffled petals twist differently in every flower, providing lots of motion in this unusual form. This one sells in August and September when people see the rebloom.
    $15 DF
  • Umpty Kajillion Umpty Kajillion (Huben 2010) 42 E 3.5, Melon w'Cream Polychrome, Dor Dip Emo
    MH0047Q = (Aerial * Boston Symphony)
    Melon with cream polychrome. 40 buds and 6 branches. Exceptionally floriferous, terrific scapes.
    $15 DF
  • Vanilla Gorilla Vanilla Gorilla (Huben 2008) 44 M 8, Cream Self, Dor Dip Ufo
    MH0168 = (Jerry's Whirligig * Magic Of Oz)
    Honorable Mention award 2013! Pronounced "vanILLA gorilla". This UFO measures about 8 inches, and has been drawing a great deal of attention at Harmon Hill Farm for several years. 5 to 6 way branching, 20 to 24 buds. Pod and pollen fertile. This was a fun cross, partly to test the pod fertility of the enormous Jerry's Whirligig, and partly to see what happens in the way of large offspring. Like Jerry's Whirligig, VANILLA GORILLA has wide petals in a cascade form: it reminds me of knuckle walking with the massive arms of a gorilla. Now, you could say some daylilies knuckle walk because the scapes fall, but VANILLA GORILLA's scapes stay upright.
    $25 DF
  • Vanilla Stella Vanilla Stella (Huben 2009) 18 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0318A = (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.
    $20 DF

  • Venous Blood Venous Blood (Huben 2011) 50 M 4.5, Purple Self, Dor Dip
    MH0379B = (Sobek 93.36 * Red Spire)
    A tall-and-small, clear, sunfast, velvety red-purple with yellow-green throat. Vigorous increase. 34 buds, 5 branches.
    $15 DF
  • Virgin Virgin (Huben 2016) 44 EM 3.75, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0461F = (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.
    $30 DF
  • Way Up There Way Up There (Huben 2015) 60 M 4.25, Burgundy w'White Midrib, Dor Dip Ext
    MH0874M = (Arterial Blood * Pit Of Despair)
    Five feet tall! A very clear burgundy with a white midrib, black veins and a green throat. 5 well-spaced branches, 20 buds and bolt erect scapes that do not fall.
    $120 DF
  • White And Nerdy White And Nerdy (Huben 2012) 28 EM Re 4.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0321A = (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".
    Held For Increase
  • Wompom Song Wompom Song (Huben 2016) 30 E 5, Melon Self, Dor Dip Bud Emo
    MH0016F = (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.
    $30 DF
  • Yearn To Be Clouds Yearn To Be Clouds (Huben 2014) 38 EM Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0848D = (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.
    $40 DF
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