Thursday, October 31, 2013

About This Web Site

Many hybridizers toil in regional obscurity, producing what are commonly known as "regional treasures": varieties with exceptional qualities that go unrecognized outside their home clubs. The New England Daylily Society has its share, and one of the foremost is my daylily mentor, Bob Sobek.

Bob is resolutely unwired, and so I have taken it upon myself to create a small site for him and his creations. Bob was persuaded to write a description of his breeding program and descriptions of his cultivars.

One caveat: it is nearly impossible to get the colors right in these images. Cameras often change the colors, and monitors vary all over the map.

I've slapped together this web site with Blogger. I'll continue to add things, but I expect Bob to edit these entries to add information and descriptions of his introductions and seedlings.

Amusingly, I've posted all the introductions with the date set to the year of introduction, so that they can be viewed in order of introduction.

I've copied in a few posts from the online daylily robin in 1999 that were about Bob. They're in the Welcome index.

I welcome other materiel for this site: I can append other photos and comments about the cultivars. Please contribute: if you email them to me, I'll put them in.

Mike Huben

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sobek 10-1a

Sobek 10-1a   Fraises au Lait X Huben 519l

Sobek 08-42a

Sobek 08-42a   (Rebloomer)  (90-36a x Frequent Flyer) X (Siloam Royalty x Frequent Flyer)

Sobek 11-12b

Sobek 11-12b   (Rebloomer)  (ESP x Vanilla Stella) X (05-26 x Huben 422f)

Sobek 09-71

Sobek 09-71   98-69 X Siloam Orange Splash

Sobek 10-1f

Sobek 10-1f   Fraises au Lait X Huben 519l

Sobek 09-43e

Sobek 09-43e   (79-19 X His Servant's Hand)

Sobek 09-76

Sobek 09-76   (01-45b X 03-78b)

Sobek 10-12a

Sobek 10-12a  (rebloomer)  (My Complimentary x Rosy Returns) X (Fraises au Lait x 95-31b)

Sobek 08-38A

Sobek 08-38A   (rebloomer) (Bill Crocker x Red Dundancy) X Huben 316F