Sunday, September 22, 2013

Previous Introductions

2013 Introductions



LEPRECHAUN'S CURLS is a cross of YELLOW MONKEY x ROSE F KENNEDY.  It has been a wonderful grower.  It makes quite a statement in the garden.  While it doesn't poly consistently enough to be registered as a poly, it will poly several times throughout the bloom season.  It is easily pod and pollen fertile and has been producing some amazing offspring in a variety of colors.  DIP, 31" scape, DOR, 4 way branching, 20+ buds, RE, 6" flower due to the UF form which curls and twists. 

 $50.00 per single fan  (SOLD OUT as the last few fans have been reserved)




EYE OF SHIVA is a cross of STARMAN'S QUEST x WHITE MAGICIAN.  It is a beautiful purple with a huge chalky white purple eye that covers most of the petal surface.  It takes a season to establish and show off its true potential but it is worth the wait.  DIP, DOR, 32" scape, 3 way branching, 18+ buds, RE, 8-10" bloom depending on the day and amount of recurve.  It is fertile both ways but pods take persistence.  $35 per DF.


UNCONDITIONAL ACCEPTANCE is a cross of a MALACHITE PRISM seedling x WHITE MAGICIAN.  It was registered not because it is a mind blowing flower but due to its ability to produce some amazing seedlings.  When crossed to patterns, it throws some mind blowing kids.  DIP, DOR, 27" scape, 3-4 way branching, 8" bloom, 15-18 buds, RE.  Fertile both ways.  

$25 per DF. 







MEMNOCH'S LAIR is a beautiful streaked, freckled, striped kid from LEDGEWOOD'S FIRECRACKER x tetra TRAHLYTA.  It is also one of those 2fer blooms starting the day with all the spots, etc. but becomes more solid as the day progresses.  TET, 30" scape, 3 way branching, 6" blooms, 18+ buds, RE, DOR.  It is fertile both ways.  $40 per DF. 


GRANNY'S SMOKEHOUSE is a cross of (SEMINOLE WIND x MILDRED MITCHELL) x PURPLE CHEETAH.  This smoky purple beauty reminds me of the winters on my grandparent's farm when it was time to butcher the hogs that had been fattening all season.  My grandmother cured the meat and hung it in the smokehouse.  On cold morning around Christmas, there was nothing better than smelling the hickory smoke that wafted from the top of the smokehouse as the bacon, sausage, and ham slowly smoked.  On cold mornings, my memories still bring that wonderful smell to my mind.  TET, DOR, 30" scapes, 4 way branching, 23-30 buds, RE, M, 6 inch blooms.



ARTHUR MARCHANT is a cross of SARA MARCHANT x PRICELESS and is name for my father.  It is very difficult to get the color to photograph well but it is a beautiful saturated orange.  The bottom photo is representative of the form but the color is off.  The top photo is truer to the color.  The orange has a pink undertone.  Easily pod fertile, I will bloom many kids next year.  TET, SEV, 27" scapes, 4-5 way branching, 18-30 buds, RE, M, 6' blooms.  $50 DF.




VIVA GLAM GIRL is a cross of HEAVENLY FISSION x BARRY GOLDWATER.  It is being used in Bill Waldrop and Mark Carpenter's double hybridizing and is being grown across the United States.  It is a parent extraordinaire.  AMAZING!!  Beautiful scapes with great branching, 25+ buds, Repeats at least 3 times here.  Easily fertile. UF form TET double that is SEV.  

 $75 per DF (SOLD OUT)


$25 per DF.



Saturday, September 21, 2013


Druid City Daylily Garden
Daylily Garden of William Marchant
4842 Jennifer Lane
Douglasville, GA  30135
Check, Money Order, or Paypal accepted.  Shipping on 2014 Introductions begins in late April 2014.  $8 for first daylily and $2 per additional cultivar.  Collection price is $500 with free shipping.
New Introductions for 2014


BLUE GOBLIN is a cross of EDGE OF MADNESS x LINDA SIERRA.  It has been an exciting daylily since its maiden bloom.  An incomparable parent that makes an impression on everyone that sees it.  There have been many people on the waiting list for this cutting edge beauty.  If you love teeth, then the blue teeth on this dormant bloom will make you very happy.  I have quite a few future introductions out of BLUE GOBLIN and many more seedlings growing in the seedling beds.  I used it again this year heavily as both a pod and pollen parent.  32" scape, DOR, RE, M, 6" bloom, 3-4 way branching with 17-25 buds.  I have only a few SF divisions of this blue baby left.  $125 per SF.

 (Sold Out)

DISTURBANCE IN THE FORCE is a cross of (LOUNGE LIZARD x GOD SAVE THE QUEEN) x tetra INDIAN GIVER.  If you want something different for your garden, then DITF is for you.  Makes a clump quickly due to its vigorous nature.  This beautiful purple with lighter eye and edge is easily pod and pollen fertile.  33" scape, DOR, RE, M, 6" flower, 3-4 way branching and 20+ buds.  Will not be missed in your garden.  $75 per DF.


LAS NUBES means "the clouds" in Spanish.  Pronounced (las new bess).  Named for the clouds that always engulf the peaks of the mountains, PICO BONITO, that overshadow the beautiful Honduran city of La Ceiba on the coast of the Caribbean.  My son lives in La Ceiba and I always love to sit and admire the mountains as I relax at a seaside dive sipping on a cold cerveza.  It is a cross of SILVER RINGS x SUBTLE KNIFE.  SILVER RINGS was extremely tender here in the N. Georgia area and never thrived.  Crossing it with SUBTLE KNIFE gave me a daylily that has beautiful large foliage that has done well even in the coldest winter in recorded history (in our area) with weeks of below freezing temps.  It is a saturated purple with a darker eye and a beautiful bubbly white silver edge with sharks teeth on the peals and sepals.  It is fertile both ways but pods are more difficult.  27" scape, EV, RE, M, 5.5-6" bloom, 3 way branching, 18 buds.  $50 per DF.


MEMNOCH'S BRIDE is a full sibling to my 2013 introduction MEMNOCH'S LAIR.  It is a cross of LEDGEWOOD'S FIRECRACKER x tetra TRAHLYTA.  Now how did I get two beautiful purples from the yellow with red eye and edge LEDGEWOOD'S FIRECRACKEK?  I have no idea but I am happy with what mother nature did for this cross.  This one is named for a character in one of my favorite author's, Anne Rice, books.  If you like the spots and streaks on your daylilies, then this one is absolutely amazing.  A hard dormant.  31" scape, DOR, RE, ML, 3-4 way branching, 18-24 buds, 6" flower.  Is fertile both ways.  $75 per DF. 


ZERO DARK THIRTY is a cross of STARMAN'S QUEST x APOPHIS.  From around 50 or so seedlings from this cross, I selected the one that I like best.  This is a daylily that I call a 2fer.  It begins the day as a grey lavender with a black eye and around noon become a beautiful purple with a black eye.  If you like dark daylilies, then you will love ZERO DARK THIRTY.  It puts on a show for the entire summer.  STARMAN'S QUEST has been an incomparable parent for me.  Add the amazing APOPHIS from Brian Mahieu and there had to be a homerun.  Brian has given his approval for this kid of his APOPHIS.  DIP, DOR, 33" scape, RE, M, 8.5" bloom, 3-4 way branching, and 26+ buds.  It is fertile both ways.  $50 per DF.


SPRING LIGHTNING is a cross of PRAGUE SPRING x LIGHTNING FORCE.  A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to use John Lambert's extraordinary cultivars in my hybridizing.  PRAGUE SPRING was one that I especially liked.  This beautiful cream yellow has a nice green overlay.  When it is blooming in a clump, it will stop you in your tracks.  A clump will have several blooms open each day making for a grand display.  DIP, DOR, 24" scape, 6" bloom (wingspan is larger but it recurves and twists), 3-4 way branching, M, 15-18 buds.

  $50 per TF.   (SOLD OUT)

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Keep checking back for future introductions including some amazing toothy and patterned daylilies.