This year, I have 19 new introductions that I am very proud of and should do very well all across the United States. There is a mix of diploids and tetraploids, singles and a double, patterns, and some strange and unusual finds. All introductions are very limited. Some are so limited that I will only have 3 or 4 divisions to sell. Please send me a text to 404-626-2869 or send a message on Facebook Messenger to ensure that the plants you would like are available. You may email me also at firstname.lastname@example.org but I sometimes go for a period of time without checking my personal email.
The 2023 introductions are listed as single fan divisions but I try to be very generous with what I send when I can. There will be NO bonus plants with new introductions. Shipping is $15 for the first three plants and $2 per plant after that. I ship priority mail through the USPS. Payment is due when you order. I accept check, money order, and PayPal payments. PayPal payments should be sent to email@example.com and MUST be sent as "Friends and Family".
Shipping will begin after April 15th.
My mailing address is:
4842 Jennifer Lane
Douglasville, GA 30135
Checks should be made out to William Marchant.
I have worked very diligently to produce plants with good hardiness, rust resistance, and great plant habit. I have also been very selective to ensure that my plants are not just "look alikes" of other plants already on the market. I also love to work with dormant plants. It has been my goal to have the majority of my introductions to exhibit dormancy and I am getting very close to that goal. The plants that are listed as SeV or Ev have gone through freeze thaw cycles and just this winter have done well even though we have had lows in the single digits with no snow cover or mulch.
At this time, due to the fact that my hybridizing is winding down and my work hours are long, I am no longer open for garden visits. Exceptions can be made by prior arrangement. 2022 was a difficult year with very little rain and long work hours. For many years, I had a month during the summer to work in the garden but when I became a district administrator, that time went away. And as I have gotten older, my body can and wants to do less than it used to do.
**All names are pending until approved by the AHS registrar.
Also, as many of you know, my hybridizing career is starting to wind down I plan on retiring as an educator in 2025 and we have plans to move to Central America at that time. So, I am no longer planting seeds or new seedlings. I hope to sell my hybridizing program by late 2024 so that I can work on leveling beds and getting the property ready for the market. I have hundreds of selected seedlings that are introduction quality that will allow another individual to carry on the lines that I have worked so diligently on for the last 25 years. There are seedlings among those selects that are mind blowing. It is hard to think about no longer creating new daylily cultivars, but we are ready for a change of pace in life and political climate.
I will have a few fall 2023 introductions and then will have one final round of introductions in the spring of 2024.
Wicked Whisper (Marchant 2023)
This was seedling 15-15 if you purchased seeds from me in the past. It has been an outstanding parent.
Live Long and Prosper x Feng Zhu
DIP, 25" scape, 6" flower, 3 way branching, 15-18 buds, SeV, RE
Druid City Coat of Many Colors (Marchant 2023)
This has been the parent of many selected seedlings and is a parent extraordinaire!
Live Long and Prosper x Center of the Universe
DIP, 40" scape, 6" bloom, 4 way branching, 20-24 buds, SeV, RE
$125 SF (SOLD OUT)
Live Long and Prosper x Cosmic Aftershock
DIP, 44" scape, 6" flower, 5 way branching, 25 buds, SeV, RE
This one is an unusual form. I have not used it in crosses.
(seedling x Live Long and Prosper) x Blue Phoenix
DIP, 26" scape, 6" bloom, 4-5 way branching, 20-25 buds, DOR, RE
This is a full sibling to Shattered Image. While it doesn't have the patterning of its sibling, it was the largest in the cross, around a 9 inch wingspan, with LOTS of green.
Live Long and Prosper x Like a Shepherd
DIP, 33" scape, 7" flower, 3-4 way branching, 15-20 buds, DOR, RE
Never fails to disappoint and caused my heart to flutter on its very first bloom (see 4th photo).
(Chapstick Blonde x Deep Impact)
DIP, 27" scape, 6" flower, 3-5 way branching, 15-18 buds, DOR RE
Only 4 fans to release. This one takes many forms. It can be polymerous, crested, crazy!! Imagine the possibilities!!
Chapstick Blonde x Bow Tie Envy
DIP, 27" scape, 6" bloom, 3-4 way branching, 15-20 buds, DOR, RE
$200 SF (SOLD OUT)
Lots going on in this bloom. Happy little plant!!
Remembering Lives Lived x Fashion Icon
DIP, 32" bloom, 5" flower, 4 way branching, 20 buds, DOR, RE
Druid City Commotion (Marchant 2023)
This is a fantastic daylily but the amount of patterning can vary from day to day.
Prince Poppycock x Ed Kraus
DIP, 32" scape, 6" flower, 4 way branching, 20 buds, Ev, RE
Smoochy (Marchant 2023)
This daylily has been a consistent performer even in a less than ideal situation that would have stunted others. It should perform even better when it is grown in an ideal location.
(Leprechauns Curls x Kaleidoscopic Intrigue) x Live Long and Prosper
DIP, 30 " scape, 6" flower, 4 way branching, 20 buds, DOR, RE
This is seedling 17-08 for those who have followed my work. It has it all: pattern, colored midribs, reverse bi-tone, spots, edging, streaks, and it is a remarkable parent. It can be a game changer and won't be shipped until the fall, after Labor Day.
((Starmans Quest x Rose F Kennedy) x (Super Fancy Face x Kaleidoscopic Intrigue)) x Feng Zhu
DIP, 33" scape, 6" flower, 3-4 way branching, 15-20 buds, SeV, RE
$200 SF for fall shipment
Our Friend Olin x (Forsyth Pink Flying Dragon x Royal Pink Twist)
DIP, 26" scape, 8" flower, 4-5 way branching, 30 buds, DOR, RE
And along comes another spotted kiddo from When Angels Cry.
When Angels Cry x Center of the Universe
DIP, 26" scape, 6" flower, 5 way branching, 25 buds, SeV, RE
If you are looking for a double edged diploid, here you go!
seedling x seedling
DIP, 25" scape, 5.5" scape, 3 way branching, 15 buds, SeV, RE
Blue Phoenix (Marchant 2023)
And finally 17-04 is ready for release. I could set the price at double what I am listing it for but with the current state of inflation, I want it to be affordable for anyone who wants it. It is out of a mini and a huge unusual form. So, there are so many ways to take it. It is one of the parents of this year's Say Love!. Imagine the possibilities.
Blue Darling x Multi-ring Pileup
DIP, 22" scape, 5 way branching (when well grown and established), 5" flower, 20 buds, DOR, RE
Metallic Apparition x Voluminous Lashes
TET, 28" scape, 6" flower, 3 way branching, 15-18 buds, SeV, RE
If you want PERFECTION in a double daylily, this is the one for you. Always exquisite and 100% fully double. 😍
Story of My Life x Glamour Princess
TET, DBL, 33" scape, 6" flower, 4-5 way branching, 20-25 buds, DOR, RE
I only have 5 divisions to release. While it isn't a monster bloom, it is phenomenal. Better than pictured and fantastic plant habit.
Druid City Watermelon Woman x tetra Rose F Kennedy
TET, 32" scape, 6" flower, 4-5 way branching, 20-25 buds, DOR, RE
A marriage of Di's northern bred She Sells Seashells and the gorgeous Yoga Man from Dan Hansen. This is one beautiful plant. Has perfect scapes and perfect blooms.
She Sells Seashells x Yoga Man
TET, 31" scape, 6" bloom, 4-5 way branching, 20-25 buds, SeV, RE