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Vanilla Stella (Huben 2009) 18 E Re 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip

MH0318A = (MH0021A * Ace Up My Sleeve)
Price: S/O

Description

Pronounced "vanELLA stella". My most exciting near-white 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 per year in my garden! This past year, Vanilla Stella bloomed continuously until frost in November in the Harmon's New Hampshire garden.

Bob Sobek and I are using Vanilla Stella heavily in our breeding: we each have hundreds of seedlings coming from it. It's a very rapid increaser that throws near white seedlings with great green throats. It passes its rebloom and excellent form when crossed appropriately. It's a great as a pod or pollen parent. Likely rust resistant.

Vanilla Stella with Stella De Oro.jpg

Here's a comparison with Stella De Oro that shows how under some conditions of light and temperature, Vanilla Stella can look more creamy than the catalog photo. Is that pale creaminess a fault? Not if you think pale cream to white is a desirable color in your garden. Vanilla Stella does have one minor fault: in my shady conditions, the scapes can lean. This doesn't seem to happen in sunnier gardens.

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Siblings

  • Embarrassingly Early Embarrassingly Early (Huben 2020) 33 EE 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip
    MH1114C = (MH0021A * Ace Up My Sleeve)
    This sibling to Vanilla Stella is being introduced as a breeder because it is an extremely pure melon flower that blooms a full week before Stella De Oro with 3 branches and 15 buds. It's an early morning opener even on 50 degree mornings. It does not rebloom for me, but should carry strong rebloom. Pollen is good, but will not set pods. The earlier we push rebloom, the more we will have each seasons, and this is a big step in the right direction. Cross to anything in my rebloom lines. Probably rust resistant because of its parents.
    $25 SF
  • MH1114C MH1114C (Huben ) 33 EE 3.5, Melon Self, Dor Dip
    (MH0021A * Ace Up My Sleeve)
    extremely pure melon, a week before SDO, OWC

Descendents

  • 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!
    • 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.

    • MH1103.16 MH1103.16 (Huben ) 34 E Re 2.75, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Accentuate The Green * MH0923W)
      5br35bu, GT, trumpety, tiny ruffles, heavy substance, opens poorly, not very white

    • MH1103.21 MH1103.21 (Huben ) 24 E Re 2.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Accentuate The Green * MH0923W)
      very small, GT, 3br9bu, melts

    • MH1103.24 MH1103.24 (Huben )
      (Accentuate The Green * MH0923W)
      Very green!

    • MH1103.31 MH1103.31 (Huben ) 24 E 3, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Accentuate The Green * MH0923W)
      4br19bu

    • MH1103.32 MH1103.32 (Huben ) 24 E Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Accentuate The Green * MH0923W)
      GT! very white, 5br19bu, three reblooms!

    • MH1503K MH1503K (Huben ) ? ? ?, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Accentuate The Green * Precocial)
      A near white rebloom seedling growing in Ecuador that has bloomed continuously for more than a year. Shows good rust resistance, probably from parent Precocial. Usually opens well after 45 degree nights. Foliage is very short in the cold at 2 miles elevation, as if it wants to go dormant.

    • North Meets South North Meets South (Huben 2020) 26 EM Re 4, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
      (Accentuate The Green * Evelyn Gates)
      20 years ago I started breeding to produce this, a daylily that is very white and performs a lot like Stella De Oro. About half the fans rebloomed last year: more rebloom should be expected in the south. A very near-white bagel with beautiful ruffling. It opens well in cool weather, and very importantly it also closes well so that it doesn't need deadheading. 4 branches and 17 buds. The foliage and clump look really good until it goes dormant, darker green than most near-whites. Anybody wishing to breed for beautiful northern rebloomers should use this for its size, clarity, ruffles, rebloom, good increase, foliage and clump. I'd recommend crossing it to anything in my rebloom lines. Pod and pollen fertile. And it goes without saying that I recommend this as an extraordinary garden plant. Probably some rust resistance from parent Evelyn Gates.

  • Flurries Flurries (Huben 2020) 26 E Re 3.75, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    (Vanilla Stella * Precocial)
    A diamond dusted, near-white, northern rebloomer with a green throat. It opens well in cool weather and closes well, not needing deadheading. It has excellent foliage that makes a great looking clump, slightly better than Icy Stella's. 4 branches and 15 buds. Probably rust resistant because of its parents.

  • 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.


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