Vanilla Gorilla (Huben 2008) 44 M 8, Cream Self, Dor Dip Ufo
Honorable Mention award 2013!
This daylily is named for Snowflake, the albino gorilla, who recently died.
This UFO measures about 8 inches, and has been drawing a great deal of attention at Carl Harmon's garden. Apparently, it's finding a wide following in lovers of UFO's. 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.
I'm so focussed on my reblooming goals, that I essentially ignored this one, and it was rescued by Carl. Let this be a lesson to new hybridizers: trust other people to evaluate your plants and tell you what else is good.
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
Orchid Corsage (Saxton 1975) 32 ML Re 7.5, Pink Self, Dor Dip
Magic Of Oz (Herrington 1995) 37 M 7, Pink Blend, Dor Dip Spv Ext
Green Widow * (sdlg * (Wind Frills * Rainbow Spangles))