Loading...

Plant Preview


Welcome to Plant Preview, a blog dedicated to helping gardeners learn about gardening techniques and preview new plant cultivars. Read about new plants here first and hear how your "comrades in compost" are making use of new plant introductions in their gardens and landscapes. Blog author Geri Laufer is a life-long dirt gardener, degreed horticulturist, author and former County Extension Agent. Plant Preview is copyrighted by Geri Laufer.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily Enjoys Uninterrupted Bloom All Season Long


Enjoy 24/7 “the no work plant collection” adds landscape value.

Better than other long-blooming daylilies, Garden Debut®’s new introduction Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily delivers fabulous color, a long bloom season and desirable disease resistance.  Daylilies in the Enjoy 24/7 “the no work plant collection” share outstanding characteristics that appeal to gardeners, homeowners, landscape designers and contractors.

Sophisticated flowers of Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily have wide, medium flesh-pink petals accented by a wide, rosy red eye-zone and a contrasting yellow throat; the combination evokes soft pink tropical sunsets. Wide, overlapping petals are lightly ruffled with the barest hint of a faint rose picotee outlining some edges. The rosy-red eye covers nearly half of the rich and clear pink petal surface, creating a dramatic two-tone effect in the landscape.  In warm weather, the medium size flowers recurve, presenting a chic, round shape.

This luscious pink daylily is one of the new Garden Debut® Tetraploid daylilies offered in the Enjoy 24/7™ series that features three seasons of continuous bloom on short, disease-resistant plants with large, brightly-colored flowers. The series is named for the lush, tropical colors of the Beach Boys’ classic song, Kokomo.

Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily is a 2011 introduction in the Tetraploid series Enjoy 24/7™ “the no work plant collection” from Garden Debut® that features shorter plants with large, brightly-colored flowers. Flowering begins six to eight weeks earlier than standard daylilies and flowers develop even during cooler spring weather and cold nights, a big plus for retailers whose customers will be captivated by the colorful display on their springtime garden center trips.  Blooming continues on branched flower scapes throughout summer and fall, until cut down by hard frost (as late as Thanksgiving in Zone 7).

What’s more, Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily is resistant to Daylily Rust that afflicts all previous long-blooming daylilies. Short, grassy foliage, clean shedding of old blooms, prolonged reblooming that extends the season, and a rapid increase of divisions adds up to a fine, desireable daylily. Compact plants of this daylily with short flower scapes and foliage eliminate blow-over in garden centers common to taller daylilies sold in gallon pots.    

The culmination of seven years of targeted plant modification by renowned daylily breeder and author Dr. Ted Petit of Le Petit Jardin, McIntosh, Fla., Garden Debut® is pleased to provide the green industry with superior plants through this partnership. Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily is available in summer 2011. Future introductions in this daylily collection will continue with enjoyable names derived from the Beach Boys hit, Kokomo, and the flowers will evoke a tropical feel of freedom and fun.           
 Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily, Hemerocallis ‘SPd 06-01’ PPAF
(2011 introduction of the Enjoy 24/7™ “the no work plant collection”)
Plant Category:
 Perennial
Mature Height:
18 inches, shorter plants won’t blow over in gallon pots
Mature Spread:
12 inches
Mature Form:
 Grass-like foliage, short mounds
Growth Rate:
Vigorous; rapid increase in landscape or garden quickly forming large clumps
Disease Resistance:
 Very Rust resistant, Enjoy 24/7 “the no work plant collection”
Sun Exposure:
 Full sun to partial shade, very resilient
Soil Moisture:
 Wide range, tolerant of dry to damp soils
Soil Type:
 Loam, Sand, Clay, tolerant of all soil types 
pH Level:
 Wide range, tolerant of soil reaction
Flower Genetics:
 Tetraploid. More flowers with heavier substance, yet overall, plants in the series are shorter with narrow leaves that will not blow over in gallon nursery pots.
Intensity:
 Bright colored, luscious, two-toned pink blooms
Flower Color:
 Bahama Pink Sky™ Daylily have wide, flesh-pink petals accented by a wide, rosy red eye-zone and a contrasting yellow throat; overlapping petals are lightly ruffled with the barest hint of a faint rose picotee outlining some edges. The rosy-red eye covers nearly half of the rich and clear pink petal surface, creating a dramatic two-toned effect in the landscape.  Recurved petals yield a round flower shape.
Flower Size:
 4 inches
Bloom Time:
 Continuous bloom spring through summer.
 Starts blooming 6 to 8 weeks earlier than standard commercial varieties, blooms during spring retail rush.
Weather:
 Flowers even in cool weather and cold nights
Repeat bloomer:
 Good re-bloomer with multitude of flowers on well- branched scapes
Self-cleaning:
 Clean shedding of old blooms
Season:
 Flowers extremely early (with Azaleas and Redbud) and throughout  summer
Landscape Value:
 Improved of garden mainstay; popular perennial now fits into retail racks and has greater landscape application
Zones:
 5 – 9
Heredity:
 U.S., Dr. Ted Petit, McIntosh, FL
                                                           
                        When performance counts, use Garden Debut® introductions
#     #     #








No comments:

Post a Comment