Thursday, December 31, 2015


I began breeding daylilies in 1972, just three years after I began crossing bearded irises. I had no goals at the outset. I made lots of crosses in a wide range of color and shape classes; probably 1/3 of my crossing was tet at the outset. Because I basically came to prefer dips and also because I had more initial success with them, the tet breeding dwindled, actually disappearing totally for a while from 1985-1988, to come back somewhat in recent years.

In 1990 I reviewed my breeding to see where I had actually gone up to that point and decided that my crosses could be placed in four subdivisions:

* early and rebloom (lumped together because crosses in rebloom lines will often give good earlies which fail to rebloom)
* mid-season, color-clarification
* species and near-species lines
* lates

Reviewing recently in more detail where that has taken me over the last decade, I'd say I have about six main sub areas:

* rebloom lines in colors other than yellows
* mid-season pink diploids
* early red dips
* trumpets in colors other than yellows
* greenish-yellows dips and tets, in any season
* lates and very lates in all colors, both dips and tets

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Sobek pink seedling

 Sobek 11-?       unknown parentage

Sobek 11-81

                                                                Sobek 11-81    02-86d X 02-25

Sobek 11-53

                                                    Sobek 11-53      First Rose of Summer X 04-85

Sobek 11-47

                                                       Sobek 11-47 (rebloomer)     08-32a X 04-85

Sobek 11-44

                                                        Sobek 11-44     05-21b X Height of Fashion

Sobek 11-22

                                                             Sobek 11-22    Masked Bandit X 05-4b

Sobek 11-20c

                                                             Sobek 11-20c     08-23c X 06-37

Sobek 10-T9

                                             Sobek 10-T9     Promise to Behave X Ashwood Still Night

Sob 10-1c

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

Sobek 09-39b


                                                              Sobek 09-39b   Crazy Kids X 04-101

Sobek 09-35

                                                                Sobek 09-35     04-99a X 03-51d

Sobek 09-18b

                                                              Sobek 09-18b          04-31c X 00-42

Sobek 05-111

                                            Sobek 05-111     74-16b (Cool Spice sib) X Meadow White

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sept Ember (Sobek '15)

SEPT EMBER (Sobek'15) 36" VL 5.75" DOR TET Dark red with yellow-green throat. Pinhill Claret Symphony X Red Flat Fred. 14 buds.

Sea Shapes (Sobek '15)

SEA SHAPES (Sobek '15) 33" VL 5 1/2" DOR DIP
Melon polychrome including throat. Vermont Dimpled Cheeks (unregistered) X Biding My Time. 33 buds. Fertile both ways

Plum Tardy (Sobek '15)

PLUM TARDY (Sobek '15) 38" VL 5.5" DOR DIP.
Plum purple with green throat. 96-41b [FFO 9/10] Darrow Sdlg Olallie Beta X Glowing Remembrance. 16 buds

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sobek 09-76

Sobek 09-76     01-45b X 03-78b

Sobek 11-T4a

Sobek 11-T4a     Miss Elly X Sapphire Skies

Sobek 11-54a

Sobek 11-54a     Cassidy X 03-78b

Sobek 10-18a re

Sobek 10-18a re    02-3a X 06-36

Sobek 11-20a re

Sobek 11-20a re         08-23c X 06-37

Sobek 11-11a

Sobek 11-11a  re       04-31a X 06-36

Sobek 10-46

Sobek 10-46      05-98 X 03-53

Sobek 10-32 (?)

Sobek 10-32 (?)       Parentage in question.

Sobek 10-14a

Sobek 10-14a      05-21b X 00-42

Sobek 09-9

Sobek 09-9       02-1 X 00-55a

Sobek 08-28c

Sobek 08-28c    88-17k X Huben 316f