*SOME SWEET DAY
SWEET DAY (Stamile,P.) TET 2181 ([(Arctic Lace x Northern Glitter) X
Walking In Beauty] 35” MRe. no fr. emo. Ev. 6 ¼” x 3
½” x 2 ¼”. 5-way branching (3 laterals + terminal ”Y”).
Ah, my workhorse! This is one daylily I depend on in
hybridizing. Why you might ask would you depend on SOME SWEET DAY? Well
you have to go back to some of the pitfalls of the modern fancy
daylily. Most of the fanciest faced seedlings I bloom don’t have scapes
that are too short but rather they have very tall upright foliage. Most
of this upright foliage goes back to ADMIRAL’S BRAID or IDA’S MAGIC but
also to many many conversions that pass on this trait. The result is
daylilies that are superb off scape but bloom down in the foliage in
clumps. SOME SWEET DAY at 35” with low arching foliage is almost too
tall for the foliage and so makes a perfect tool to use. Also some of
the extremely ruffled fancy edged daylilies will hang up and need to be
pried open. This is a trait that I despise. I have never seen SOME
SWEET DAY hang up even when it has the most elaborate hooks, knobs and
braids. The flowers seem programmed to snap open.
SOME SWEET DAY seems primed to go any color. I have gotten beautiful
pinks, lavenders, reds and purples out of this beautiful lavender rose.
Many of its seedlings have a deep chartreuse to emerald green cast to
Lastly SOME SWEET DAY is easily pod and pollen
fertile so it gets quite a work out taking pollen from new induced
tetraploids. An important breeder.