Joni Guptill

Joni Guptill

Joni Guptill
$50.00

This Cascade Unusual Form daylily is named to honour my friend and a great gardener, Joni Guptill. A quick google search of Joni Guptill's name reveals a lifetime of accomplishments related mainly to her profession as a medical doctor. She was very involved with Medicins sans Frontieres (MSF) (Doctors without borders) both in the field in a variety of countries and at home in setting up the Atlantic Office of MSF.  She also served on the Board and as president of MSF Canada. She received the Distinguished Alumni award from Acadia University as well as an honorary doctorate. She ran a medical practice in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and continues a family practice in Nova Scotia. Like Joni, this daylily has been outstanding. It is a full sibling to 'Celestial Trinity'. The flower is a very large 8 inches on tall 40", scapes so the size of the flower and the height of the scapes gives this flower presence in the garden! It is a very hardy dormant that really helps to extend the daylily bloom season because the average bud count is over 20 per scape and it is a late blooming cultivar. If you're looking for a plant to add colour to your late season garden this one is for you! Additionally, the scapes have 4-5 way branchng, giving all those flowers great spacing on strong sturdy scapes. The deep wine red/pink petals have a large slate pink halo that is echoed on the sepals. A tinge of green deep in the throat of the flower turns to bright yellow as it extends outward and then fades to cream as it travels along the raised midribs. The parents are my 'Emerging Star' crossed with 'White Eyes Pink Dragon'. Double Fan (DF) $50.00 

List price: $50.00
Price: $50.00

Hybridizer: 

  • Banks

Year: 

  • 2020

Height: 

  • 40 inches

Season: 

  • L

Ploidy: 

  • Tetraploid

Foliage: 

  • Dormant (deciduous)

Flower Form: 

  • Unusual Form

Flower Size: 

8"