Violet's Army

Violet's Army

Violet's Army
$8.00

'Violet's Army' was from a cross that I made in hope of getting some budbuilder daylilies.  Both parents  are budbuilders.  The pod parent is the first daylily that I ever bought and is a great budbuilder with fantatstic plant habit and is rock solid hardy.  However, I have never been able to identify it (a golden yellow star-shaped flower) and it turned out not to be what was written on the tag.  The pollen parent is 'Diabolique', another budbuilder.  During the 5 years that I grew the plant it never exhibited any budbuilding and the bud count was only 13.  However, I decided to register it because it bloomed early and overall blooming always lasted at least a month, and because many visitors to the garden asked if it was for sale.  It is a lovely bitone that can change the shades of colour throughout the day, but not by fading.  Early in the day the darker colour on the petals can be a clear purple shade and on other days the petals are more of a red/wine colour.  The sepals carry the same colours but in lighter tones mixed with a light lemon hue.  The summer after I registered it, we had consistant rainfall and it exhibited budbuilding qualities and each scape had over 20 buds, extending the bloom season to over a month and a half! 

List price: $8.00
Price: $8.00

Hybridizer: 

  • Banks

Year: 

  • 2011

Height: 

  • 25 inches

Season: 

  • E

Ploidy: 

  • Diploid

Foliage: 

  • Dormant (deciduous)

Flower Form: 

  • Single

Flower Size: 

5"