Introducing the hitchhiker, M5

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  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    As the gates of our local Daylily farm swung closed for the last time and the final customers hauled away their purchases some unknown daylilies hitched a ride. Such was the case with M5. A larger shovel width as the worker selected the chosen daylily included one of the neighboring daylilies (M5). The small specimen took several years to mature. This year it’s color was displayed over several days with this example:

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    ( photo / image / picture from Jerry Sullivan's Garden )

    A little detective work with the last catalog issued by the nursery reveals 12 other selections available in the same row. But one had the ideal matching color(new kid on the block Betty Kennedy!!).

    Jerry
     
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    Sherry8 I Love Birds!

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    Beautiful and worth the wait Jerry..
     
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    Gorgeous colour Jerry.
     
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    That is gorgeous Jerry!!! Looks like Madge Cause to me but it is Betty Kennedy? Madge blooms at the beginning of the season if memory serves me.

    In any case, I love it Jerry.
     



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  5. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Hi MG,
    I looked in my Seawright 2013 catalog and Madge Cause is not listed. A search of the AHS site yielded nothing under Madge Cause, Cause or Madge that seemed close, is the Name correct?

    The only info on Betty Kennedy in Seawhight's catalog was the row number. The same row number(P43) as Midsummer Farewell, the daylily Betty Kennedy was mixed in with. The only mismatch is AHS says the flower is fragrant. I know I have a bad nose for smells....hmmmm maybe I will get Joyce to sniff it, one more bloom left. :)

    Searching.........Found it maybe....Madge Cayse?? is a double....that sort of rules that one out.

    Nice Apricot Double, I wish my latest double had a similar petal arrangement.

    My newest daylily from seed opened today here

    Jerry
     
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    Sorry Her, a typo. I seem to excell at them!

    I picked up the Madge Cayse at Seawrights when it was closing.

    Your eye is better than mine:. your are right, Madge is a double.

    BTW, I love your latest daylily from seed. Beautiful colors!
     

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