The Nebraska Daylily Society has several hybridizers among the membership. See below for some of the creations our members have come up with.
What's new under the sun in NDS member registered daylilies?
FAR FROM OVER, Doug Moritz 2006, 26" M 4.5" SEV Tet, Pink with burgundy eye and burgundy gold tooth edge.
INSTANT SATISFACTION, Doug Moritz 2006, 32" MLa 5" SEV Tet, Red self with light gold edge.
MAGGIE'S CREAM PIE, Doug Moritz 2006, 24" M 5" SEV Tet, Pale yellow cream with faint pink blush and yellow edge.
EASTON JAMES, Jim Bernt 2012, 25" EM 4" SEV Dip, Ruffled peach with a large bold dark burgundy eye.
SOFT RUFFLED ELEGANCE, Jim Bernt 2009, 26" E re 5.25" SEV Dip, Cream pink blend with slight cream edge.
GLORY AND PRAISE, Jim Bernt 2009, 35" EM 6.25" SEV Tet, Pink rose blend with light yellow edge.
PIXIE CHICK, P. McIntosh 2006, 24" EM 2.87" DOR Dip, dark yellow with orange highlights.
HOOKED ON ANGEL WINGS, P. McIntosh 2010, 24" ML 6.5-7" DOR Tet, pale yellow fading to near white w/yellow radiating eye and edge.
SANDHILL CRANE, P. McIntosh 2011, 48" M 10" DOR Dip UF Crispate, Cream pink with rose feathered eyezone.
CAITLYN MCKENZIE, D/V Hansen 2006, 28" M 5.5" SEV Tet, flesh gold with rosy mauve halo.
MICHAEL POLIGA, D/V Hansen 2009, 35" M 6" SEV Tet, yed yellow bitone with red halo and sharky tendrils.
MIRRIAM ANNE, D/V Hansen 2010, 29" M 5" SEV
Tet, rose pink with darker eye and double rose and gold fluted edge.
Hybridizing daylilies is an interesting hobby/garden venture. Keeping it under control can be a problem though, as the further along a person gets, the more seeds seem to be made and then it comes to the nursery rhyme of "The old woman in the shoe, she had so many children she didn't know what to do". It can happen all too quick.
The best part of hybridizing is to see the first blooms of a seedling crop, most often two years after the seeds have been made, in Nebraska/Western Iowa. Looking at the individual crosses on paper can bring wonderful visions of "what can be", but often when those first blooms open, it makes a person wonder where they came from! Then there is the day when a fantastic bloom is open when checking to see what glorious flowers have opened in the morning, to find what hybridizing is all about;the appearance of what seems to be a perfect flower. Bingo! More spreading of pollen.