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Sioux Hall (Huben 2016) 36 EM 3.5, Lavender Self, Dor Dip
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.
Here's Sioux demonstrating atemi with my daughter, Carol Huben.
Here's Sioux demonstrating proper control of uke in nikkyo with Peggy Huben.
In full sun, the camera can make the flowers look pinker. The lavender in the first photo is much more accurate.
In hot weather, there is more recurve, but the flower remains sunfast even at 100 degrees. The green throat becomes more yellow.
Sobek 93.36 (Sobek ) 50 M 3, Purple Self, Dor Dip
((Barbary Corsair * Rose LGES3) * (Corky * Pardon Me)) * (((Jersey Beacon * With Bells On) * altissima) * (altissima * Lullaby Baby))
Gladycita (Huben 2016) 36 EM 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
(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.
Ice Trumpets (Huben 2007) 30 E 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Emo
(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.
Boston Symphony (Reilly 1998) 30 E 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
(Swiss Mint * Gentle Shepherd)
MH9735A (Huben ) 50 EE Re 4, Yellow Self, Evr Dip Fra Noc Ext
(Snowed In * H. yezoensis)
Lights Of Valinor (Wetzel 2004) 44 EM Re 5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
(Wendy Glawson * Charleston Snow)