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WE ARE CLOSED FOR SALES UNTIL THE 2022 SEASON

2020...It's been a difficult year to say the least...COVID...then freezing cold temperatures for the first half of May followed by searing heat and no rain for July and August.  This unfortunate weather has set plants back and greatly impacted our ability to select and line out future introductions and special seedlings.  Don't get me wrong, with the tribulation came some stunning seedlings in the 2018 and 2019 crops and we are excited for the future.  My helper and I are frantically trying to get caught up now that temperatures have moderated and we are getting a bit of rain but the truth is, our recently lined out plants just won't be ready to sell next year.  Facing that reality, plus the uncertain political, economic and national health landscape...I'm retired and Social Security and Medicare are under attack by the current administration...the pandemic continues unabated with no effective national plan in evidence to fight the spread...we've made the difficult decision to not have any new introductions or sales for the 2021 season. This will give our plants time to recover and and grow into the size and healthy specimens we like to send out and also allow us some breathing room in these dark times for our country.  Thanks to all who have supported us in the past, let's look forward to a brighter future. Be safe, be healthy, be kind.

Mike Derrow

6247 Roberts Ridge Road

Moundsville, WV 26041                              adena156-c@gmail.com

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2020 ADENA DAYLILIES  - 14 new introductions...all are registered with the AHS... 
 - 5 diploid and 9 tetraploid cultivars - each is a proven performer in our garden and most have played important roles in our hybridizing program. Prices listed in descriptions for new offerings are for single fans, however, most have already increased and you get all of the increase. MANY OF OUR PLANTS ARE QUITE LIMITED THIS YEAR - 10 plants or fewer to sell!
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READY FOR MY CLOSEUP - diploid - Adena Pattern Flatterer x Ida Mae Norris...height 38 in., bloom 7 in., season M, Dormant, 22 buds, 4 branches, pale to medium pink-violet lilac petal color with lighter and darker inner bands of color transitioning to a large green throat. The initial MEDALLION GREEN THROAT offering out of this line, with more to follow in the coming years. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into mid-August on tall graceful scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is of average to low pod fertilty here and the pods you get will likely be small with few seeds…but I DO get pods!!! The pollen is extremely fertile however. RFMC is an intriguing parent producing excellent patterned seedlings with flat faces and large green throats. $150 for single fans, though most are already double fans

SHOW STOPPING NUMBER - diploid - (Frequent Flier x Connie Can’t Have It) X SEEDLING (which was sold as Caribbean Wilbur Causey but apparently never registered) x Marilyn Apps)...height 43 in., bloom 5 in., season E, Semi-evergreen, Diploid, Rebloom, 30 buds, 5 branches, intense, velvety ruby red self, plus a small green throat.This plant begins blooming in mid-June and continues into August on tall, well branched scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. Rebloom scapes come on while the initial round is still blooming. It is marginally pod fertile here, producing small pods with few seeds but the pollen is extremely fertile. It creates an extremely strong visual statement in the early season garden due to the scape height and intensity of the red color. $100 for single fans, though most are already double fans.

THREADFALL - diploid - Michael's Sword x Texas Feathered Fancy...height 25 in., bloom 4.5 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen, 24 buds, 4 branches, sculpted cristate, medium violet-red self, with patterned sepals plus a small green throat. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into August on medium height scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is very pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile. In 5 years I have never seen a bloom that did NOT have cristate tissue in the throat, whether grown outdoors or in the greenhouse though of course, your results may differ.  It produces many cristate seedlings when crossed to cristate partners but its true value is in its ability to produce cristate seedlings in outcrosses.  Most of the resulting seedlings have good pollen, too. Did I mention that it is an example of CRISTATE sculpting and not some other unofficial nomenclature???  $150 for single fans, though most are already double fans.

ADENA DENTICLES  - tetraploid - Lemon Fringed Pastel x Malcolm David Brooker Senior...height 33 in., bloom 5.5 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen, 25 buds, 4 branches,  medium yellow petals, faint pink overlay on petals, gold edge with teeth and tendrils, yellow green throat. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into mid to late August on medium height, well branched scapes that hold the blooms above the foliage. It makes a stunning clump with good pod fertility and pollen, and has been an excellent parent. When the summer heat ramps up, the edge really begins to develop and the blooms are a sight to behold with teeth, tentacles, horns and other forms...the sepals have teeth, too. Out of two excellent parents, the price is $100 for single fans, though most are already double fans.

ADENA GLAMORPUSS - tetraploid - Ruffled Strawberry Parfait x Priscilla's Smile...height 38 in., bloom 6 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen, 27 buds, 5 branches, medium pink self, toothy gold edge, yellow green throat.  An absolutely delightful garden plant, this gem simply glows in mid summer as the blooms display a silvery shimmer on the pink petals. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into August on tall, well branched scapes. It is easily pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile.  I've used it with multiple partners - reds, pinks, purples and toothed cultivars and seedlings - and it's producing some excellent seedlings. $100 for single fans, though most plants are double fans already.

DELINQUENT DOLL – tetraploid - Purple Umbrella x Ruffled Strawberry Parfait...height 42 in, bloom 6 in, season L, Dormant, 32 buds, 5 branches,  medium rose pink petals, faint watermark, gold edge with teeth and tendrils, yellow green throat. (Purple Umbrella x Ruffled Strawberry Parfait) This plant begins blooming in late July and continues into mid to late September on tall, well branched scapes that hold the blooms above the tall foliage. It makes a stunning clump in the late garden...scapes are loaded with blooms. It's also a fun plant to work with, being an easy pod setter and and having good pollen. Early results show potential to be an excellent parent, especially when crossed to toothy partners. $100 for single fans, though most are already double fans.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS  - tetraploid - Ashwood Summer Sunshine x Autumn Reflection...height 37 in., bloom 6.5 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen, 27 buds, 5 branches, rebloom, cream yellow self, heavily ruffled gold edge, yellow green throat. This plant begins blooming in late June to early July and continues into late August on tall, well branched scapes. Instant rebloom extends the season with new scapes often blooming as older ones are finishing up. Don't make the mistake of relegating this to the category of "another yellow"; it's much, much more than that ald will likely claim an important spot in your garden and hybridizing. It is pod fertile but stubborn and the pods don’t hold many seeds. The pollen is extremely fertile and this cultivar has been an excellent parent for me (hint - use it with eyed/edged partners). It has one fault in that due to the extremely ruffled edge, some (few) blooms will hang up. $100 for single fans, though most plants are double fans already.

MASTER HARPER - tetraploid - Clarity Of Vision x Unknown (likely Across The Universe)...height 34 in., bloom 6 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen, 30 buds, 5 branches, strong rebloom, light pink self, rose pink eye with a double edge of rose pink and gold (often with a triple edge of dark rose, rose pink and gold!), yellow green throat. I can't say enough about this plant as a garden specimen and parent. It's extremely beautiful, makes beautiful seedlings and will often send up 3 rounds of scapes in my garden (if there's enough rain through the summer.) This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into August on strong, well branched scapes. The foliage is thick, wide and arching. It is easily pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile, too.  This cultivar has been used with multiple partners (try it with reds and purlples!!!) and is proving to be a powerful parent.  The price will be $100 for single fans but again, most are already double fans or more and you get it all.

ORNAMENTED DOO DAD - tetraploid - (That Voodoo That You Do So Well x Bluegrass Music / The Tribble With Blue)...height 32 in., bloom 5.75 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen,18 buds, 3 branches, cream white petals, multiple colored bands in eye, yellow green throat. This one DOES NOT reach my normal plant habit standards for introduction however...THE BLOOM is amazing and it's a strong parent for patterns. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into August on moderately tall scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. it only has 3 way branching here, though the pod parent seedling had good branching and Tribble usually throws better branching in its seedlings. It is pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile. There is often a metallic band along with violet, indigo, gray and magenta bands or halos of different widths. And yes, in even light, you would swear there's B##E in the eye! $100 for single fans, though most are already double fan plants...this one is EXTREMELY limited

PART OF THE GAME - tetraploid - Glass Bead Game x Wide Awake - height 33 in., bloom 5.75 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen, 30 buds, 5 branches, medium ruby red with light pink watermark and yellow green throat.  The edge is a bubbled yellow gold. From Curt Hanson and Br. Charles Reckamp genetic lines, you can expect a tough plant with attractive presence in the garden and that's just what you get with Part Of The Game. This plant begins blooming in early July and continues into August on tall scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is pod fertile here, but not easily so and the pods are small with few seeds inside…but you CAN get pods…the pollen is extremely fertile and this plant is an excellent parent, though in truth, I haven't used it much previously. However one seedling blooming last year caused me to begin using it heavily over the last 2 seasons and I will once again next year. $100 for single fans, though most are already double fan plants.

ROSIE WITH A RING - tetraploid - Unknown x Empire Of Dawn And Dusk...height 31 in., bloom 5.5 in., season EM, Semi-evergreen, 24 buds, 4 branches, cream white petals, large rose red eye and picotee edge with a small yellow-green throat. If you enjoy startling rose red color on a clean, near white background, plus good plant habit, then this is one to consider getting. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into August on medium tall scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is of average pod fertilty here and the pollen is extremely fertile. Rosie With A Ring is a great parent for red and pink eyed/edged seedlings with extremely clean petal and eye colors.  A clump is mesmerizing...this is one eyed/edged cultivar you will definitely see from a distance. Plants are $100 for single fans, though most are already double fans in the lineout beds.

WARMER CLIMES - tetraploid - Sun Panda x Empire Of Dawn And Dusk...height 40 in., bloom 5.75 in., season M, Dormant, 26 buds, 5 branches, glowing primary yellow petals with a rosy peach-mango eye and picotee edge, plus a small yellow green throat.  Wow, talk about a tropical accent in the garden border!!!  The big clump of this beauty basically dominated the corner of the garden where it grew and lit up the landscape with its sunny blooms. This plant begins blooming in early July and continues into August on tall scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is moderately pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile. I’ve only used it as a parent the previous 2 seasons so have no idea how it will be as a parent but I’m betting I’ll see some good things this coming summer.  I've made a LOT of seeds with it! $100 for single fans, though most are already double fan plants.

ADENA DIAMOND DAN – diploid - A dual registration with Dan Robarts who made the cross...Seedling x Ink In The Snow, height 25 in., bloom 3.75 in., season M, Evergreen, Rebloom, 30 buds, 5 branches, creamy white-peach-parchment self with violet-blue or violet-red patterned eye and narrow picotee edge, plus a small green throat. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into late August on medium height scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. With good crowing conditions and adequate water, it reblooms easily, often producing 3 rounds of scapes in my zone 6 garden. It is very pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile, too. This has been my most used pollen over the last 5 seasons and it’s producing some wonderful seedlings. Thank you Dan Robarts for the seeds and allowing me to register this beauty! $125 single fans, though most are already double fans   NOT RECOMMENDED FOR POT GROWING FURTHER NORTH

 

ADENA LATECOMER – diploid - Flourish Of Trumpets x Ida Mae Norris, height 38 in., bloom 7 in., season ML, Dormant, 35 buds, 6 branches, muted rose red to vermilion red self, it sometimes shows a slightly darker halo, plus a large green throat. This plant begins blooming in mid-July and continues into September on tall scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is pod fertile here though you may need to work to get them to start setting (I had bee pods on it last summer though) and the pollen is extremely fertile. This is a tower of color in the late season garden.  There is one flaw though…there are so many branches and blooms, some crowding occurs, especially when the plant reaches mature clump strength. The parents are two of the best plants I've ever grown and this new introduction carries on those genetics.  A TOWER of color in the late garden!  This is easily a $100 plant but I have a good supply so the price will be $75 and you will most likely get a 3-5 fan clump.

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