Recent nursery sights and seedlings
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WE'RE BACK!!!  After a year away from sales it's time to get back in the saddle and offer some plants to discriminating daylily folk.  The time away certainly didn't mean we stopped working. We've spent the time building new beds, lining out future introductions, evaluating seedlings and making seeds. Did I mention making seeds? After two disappointing years for seed crosses, this past summer  I made the highest total of seeds I ever collected in over 25 years of hybridizing...over 25,000...and am just itching to get them started in the greenhouse in a few weeks. Many of this year's new introductions are parents or grandparents of the seedlings that will come from the winter seed planting.  It's an exciting time in our program and for daylilies in general.  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                              adena156c@gmail.com

2022 ADENA DAYLILIES  - 5 new introductions...1 diploid and 4 tetraploids...all are registered with the AHS... each is a proven performer in our garden and most have played important roles in our   hybridizing program.
                                     Prices listed in descriptions for new 2022 offerings are for double fans

      MANY OF OUR PLANTS ARE QUITE LIMITED THIS YEAR - 10 - 15 plants available to sell of each variety...
 1). CLICKING ON AN IMAGE shows a larger photo of the bloom in slide show format.  
 2). HOVER YOUR MOUSE on the HOME button  for a link with MORE PHOTO INFORMATION for our 2022 intros.
 3). HOVER YOUR MOUSE over PRICE LIST WITH PHOTOS for previous introductions we are offering this year
 4). ORDER PLANTS by printing and filling out the ORDER FORM (2nd drop down menu) and mailing it to me 
     It's always a good idea to check on availability of your desired plants by emailing me at adena156c@gmail.com.
 5). THREADFALL is back...but LIMITED!!   And we've got some PINK STRIPES plants too - original, not tissue cultured.
 6). If you missed out on DELINQUENT DOLL, ADENA DIAMOND DAN, ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS or WARMER CLIMES in 2020,          then shame on you, lol!  Give them a look and consider adding one of them to your order...you won't be disappointed!

SCROLL below for INTRODUCTION PHOTOS and DESCRIPTIONS plus an ANNOUNCEMENT at the bottom of the page.

ADENA IDA'S GEM – diploid - (Ida Mae Norris x Adena Diamond Dan), height 30 in., bloom 6 in., season M, Semi-Evergreen, Rebloom, 25 buds, 4 branches, Wide, flat blooms with luminous pink petals and a yellow green throat, marked with a large vibrant scarlet eye and complete picotee edge 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, always producing 2 rounds of scapes in my zone 6 garden. It is marginally pod fertile here the pollen is extremely fertile. This has been my frequently used pollen over the last 4 seasons and it’s producing some wonderful seedlings.  

$100 double fans

Folks, words and photos really can't describe how good I feel this daylily is...it's a beautiful combination of the best qualities of both parents and puts on a great show for almost 3 months due to the superb scape and rebloom which starts just as or immediately after blooms on the first scape are finished.  This one gets my highest recommendation for garden value and is a great breeding tool, too (though can be tough to get pods).


DANCING ON MY OWN – tetraploid - (Soli Deo Gloria x Transylvanian Tango), height 33 in., bloom 6.25 in., season Mid, Semi-Evergreen, 28 buds,  5 branches. DOMO has large flat blooms of medium purple with a darker eye and a bold yellow green throat.  Petals are rimmed with abundant white teeth. This plant begins blooming in early to mid-July and continues into late August or  early September on tall scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is pod fertile here (I had bee pods on it last summer) and the pollen is extremely fertile.

$100 double fans. SOLD OUT FOR 2022

Honestly, there's an overabundance of purple blooms with white teeth on the market, but few of the quality of this plant, both as a garden specimen and as a potential parent.  With unique parentage, DOMO is producing quality purple and dark red seedlings (even some pinks); it's behind almost every toothy selection I've made over the past 3 seasons.  As a parent, it seems to help at least some of the resulting seedlings jump ahead a couple of generations, with bloom size, scape height and branching, plus the number of teeth all showing improvement at once on the same seedling(s).

HITS DIFFERENT - tetraploid - (Heartbeat Of Heaven x 16 Tons)...height 30 in., bloom 5.75 in., season Early Mid, Semi-Evergreen, 25 buds, 4 branches.  Dark purple petals with very light lavender watermark and vibrant yellow green throat. The ruffled white petal border is edged in ruffled, bubbled yellow gold. This plant begins blooming in early July and continues into mid-August on nicely branched medium height scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is of average to low pod fertility here and the pods you get will likely be small with few seeds…but I DO get pods!!! The pollen is extremely fertile however.

$100 double fans

If you want drama in the garden, this one certainly provides it. The rich dark purple blooms with the stark contrasting watermark and white ruffled edging make a gorgeous clump in the garden.  There were some beautiful seedlings from HD in the beds this year and their and HD's pollen were spread liberally this past summer.

SUMMER STITCHERY - tetraploid - (Ashwood Summer Sunshine x unknown)...height 34 in., bloom 6 in., season Midseason, Semi-evergreen, Rebloom, 30 buds, 5 branches. Flat pertals of gold, diamond dusted self with a large yellow gold eye and a minute green throat. The eye is bordered by a feathered triangular purple eyeliner band. There is a double edge of narrow purple picotee bordered with translucent gold tissue with fine teeth on the petal edges. This plant begins blooming in late June and continues into August on tall, well branched scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. Rebloom scapes usually come on while the initial round is still blooming. It is pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile. It creates an extremely strong visual statement in the garden due to the scape height and intensity of the gold color.

$125 double fans SOLD OUT FOR 2022

This one!!!  I thought it was unique when it first bloomed and years later, still feel that way about it, after not having seen anything like it in the seedling beds or other gardens in 25+ years of hybridizing.  Strangely, I haven't used it much in hybridizing but worked to correct that over the last two summers and am eagerly anticipating seedlings this coming summer.  Late rebloom scapes were 38" with 7 (seven) way branching!!!

THUNDERBIRD DANCER - tetraploid - [(Special Candy x Whale Tails) X Sometimes Shadows Speak]...height 30 in., bloom 5.75 in., season Midseason, Semi-evergreen, 25 buds, 4 branches. It displays flat near white/cream blooms with a rich purple eye and picotee edge. The green throat, eye and sepals are marked with multiple chevron patterns often taking on the shape of a thunderbird. This plant begins blooming in early July and continues into August on medium height scapes with arching blue-green foliage underneath. It is pod fertile here and the pollen is extremely fertile. Though variable, the patterning shows on most cool, warm and hot days.

 $125 double fans    SOLD OUT FOR 2022

There are a lot of patterned daylilies being introduced these days but few (maybe none so far) with such clear, clean petals.  The near white petal color makes the eye and patterning stand out and the arching dark green foliage creates a wonderful clump.  Though not listed as a rebloomer, I get some rebloom on a few of the lineouts every year.  I'm looking forward to seeing lots of seedlings over the next few seasons from using it as a pod and pollen parent on many of the best southern patterned daylilies.  And you can be sure I'll use it heavily this coming summer with my patterned acquisitions from northern gardens.

People have been asking when these 4 seedlings will be introduced...they will be 2023 releases...I've held all 4 due to great initial interest creating a desire to have enough plants for them to be affordable to most everyone that wants one, including the 'general' daylily lover.