*BODINE (Stamile,P.) TET 519-A (Pirates Patch X
Tet Time Stopper) 37” E EV Re nofr. CMO. 8.5” 3-way branching. 15 buds.
has been a pod and pollen parent of some of the most unusual daylilies
bloomed last year. In its seedlings the large green throat of BODINE
expands and becomes deeper green while the white patches on the sepals
become green and also enlarge leaving one with some of the most
remarkable purple and green flowers I’ve ever seen. This fits with Dr.
Maurice Dow’s work that the greenest flowers may come from flowers
where the chloroplasts fail to become chloroplasts and from the
bluish-purple pigments mixed with yellowish pigments to produce
greenish colors. “This could happen with delphinidin mixed with cream
to pale yellow chalcone, quercetin or kaempfererol or mixed with yellow
stelladerol.” (Dr. M. A. Dow, AHS The Daylily Journal Vol. 66 No.
While not a very good bud count or branching BODINE
manages to bloom early and repeat bloom throughout the season blooming
just as long as some of the better branched daylilies. While not a very
easy pod parent, I think you will treasure the seedlings from both its
pollen and as a pod parent. A striking daylily and an exceptional