Jimmy Kidson

Jimmy Kidson

Jimmy Kidson

This daylily was noted for further evaluation from the first time that it bloomed. It is difficult to capture in a photo the full intensity of the saturated, beautiful dark colour of its flower. The petals are a slightly ruffled deep wine colour with a very intense black eye. Dark veins radiate inward from the eye into the throat, giving a starburst effect. There is also a dark edge on the petals that matches the dark eye of the daylily and the edge has a pencil line lighter, outer rim. Surrounded by yellow or lighter coloured daylilies or perennials in the garden, this daylily will literally draw you into its inner dark beauty. It is a cross between one of my seedlings ('Gavin Petit' x 'Loaves and Fishes') and Bryan Culver's 'David White'. There is an average bud count of 15 with 2-3 way branching on the scapes. I am very pleased to dedicate this daylily to the memory of Jimmy Kidson, an excavator operator extraordinaire, who sadly lost his battle with cancer in December 2021. Jimmy learned to operate excavation equipment at a very young age from his father, and went on to practice his craft for over 50 years. I was very privileged to have Jimmy work on much of the transformation of our property from rugged hillside to its present garden beauty. I was also privileged to work together with Jimmy on several landscaping projects on other properties. The Eastern Shore and surrounding areas have been a convas bearing testament to his skill. From septic fields to beautiful gardens, rock walls and sea walls, as well as ponds or rock sculptures like his huge Inukshuk in Oyster Pond, Jimmy has left his mark on the landscape of the Eastern Shore. It represents a  lifetime of work that may persist for centuries to come! For his contribution to landscape gardening and landscaping in general, I am glad to honour the memory of Jimmy Kidson with this daylily. $65.00 DF (Double Fan)

List price: $65.00
Price: $65.00


  • Banks


  • 2022


  • 31 inches


  • M


  • Tetraploid


  • Dormant (deciduous)

Flower Form: 

  • Single

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