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Sunshine On Clouds (Huben 2006) 26 E Re 4.25, Cream w'Pale Midrib, Dor Dip

MH9872I = (MH9721E * MH9650E)
Price: $15 DF

Description

I had no intention of introducing this seedling: it wasn't white, it only rebloomed a bit for me, it didn't increase as fast as my other rebloomers, it was a reluctant pod parent. But Bob Sobek proclaimed it the 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. I attribute that to the extreme diamond dusting. The upfacing blooms have a yellowgreen throat. Crossed with EARLY AND OFTEN, it is the parent of my first nearwhite rebloomer, and the grandparent of my latest crop of nearwhite rebloomers. It has 18 buds on three branches.

In my garden, Sunshine On Clouds reblooms lightly, but in other people's gardens, it is a much stronger rebloomer.

Siblings

    Descendents

    • 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".
    • 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.
    • MH1156D MH1156D (Huben ) 30 E 4, Melon Self, Dor Dip Bud
      (Wompom Song * Sunshine On Clouds)
      A pale melon bud builder with 3 branches, 20 buds, and excellent increase in my garden.


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