Yearn To Be Clouds
Yearn To Be Clouds (Huben 2014) 38 EM Re 3.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
I knew this one would be an introduction the morning it first opened. The plant and the scape and the beautiful buds hinted strongly that it would be good, but the first sight of the up-facing flowers with their distinctive uplifted petals sold me.
The flowers are intriguing in several ways. They are very strongly recurved, but the petals lift and separate above the sepals, reminiscent of Iris. This gives the up-facing flowers an interesting silhouette. They are not a very pure white, but they have a faint green sheen all over (and especially on the sepals) that I intend to strengthen in future generations. The throat is quite green. The photo below (taken in full sun, hence the yellowish appearance) shows clearly the beautiful presentation of the flowers.
Yearn To Be Clouds makes a really graceful clump, with up-facing flowers that seem to be pulling towards the sky. The scapes have 5 to 6 branches and 21 buds, and the instant rebloom (a pleasant surprise to me!) makes for long and abundant bloom. I intend to test it for rebloom breeding. Likely rust resistant.
Yearn To Be Clouds is a sibling to Clarity Of Purpose. When I saw Clarity Of Purpose and its other siblings, I remade the cross long to get Yearn To Be Clouds. Yearn To Be Clouds increases faster than its siblings or parents, a big plus for my nearwhite breeding.
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. Likely rust resistant.
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. Likely rust resistant.
MH0219I (Huben ) NearWhite Self, Dor Dip Noc
(A Small Multitude * Pinegarden Purity)
5 branches and 30 buds. An attempt to combine the excellent scape of A Small Multitude with a very clean near-white. Excellent blooms, but not a great grower or great scape.
A Small Multitude (Huben 2010) 44 EM 2.5, Gold Self, Dor Dip Noc
(Corky * Early And Often)
Gold Self. Tall and Small. Minute, species-like spatulate flowers on tall, well-branched scapes. Extraordinary breeder. Rust resistant.
Corky (Fischer 1959) 34 M 3.5, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
(sdlg * Mignon)
Mignon (Stout 1941) 40 EM Re 2.5, Yellow Self, Dor Dip Ext Noc
Early And Often (Huben 2001) 26 E Re 4, Peach Polychrome, Dor Dip Ext Fra Noc
(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. Rust resistant.
Sunny Honey (Millikan 1989) 24 E Re 3.5, Yellow Self, Sev Dip Noc
(Stella De Oro * Brocaded Gown)
Sobek 94.12 (Sobek ) 28 E 4.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip
(Three Seasons * Tuscawilla Tranquility)
Pinegarden Purity (Seaman 1997) 32 ML Re 6, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
(Gentle Shepherd * Window Dressing)
A favorite near-white, but not vigorous for me. The bloom is very white, very flat open and the scapes are pretty good.
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)