Tag Archives: Stella’s Ruffled Fingers

building a big little steam

both flowers tonight are descended from Stella de Oro. it is the daylily that is planted all over. it is a small yellow reblooming daylily. it is in gardens both home and commercial space all over. it may be more planted than the orange ditch lilies to be found along roads where ever daylilies are grown. i grow Stella’s Ruffled Fingers the pink daylily here tonight. in my garden it grows better than the Stella de Oro i see growing all around me except in my garden. i do not grow Stella de Oro. if you look at the clump image of Stella’s Ruffled Fingers there are twenty of thirty bloom scapes. this plant is going to bloom and bloom and bloom some more. there are lots of Stella’s Ruffled Fingers kids in the garden. no they do not all rebloom as good as their parent. they do carry the genetics that make rebloom possible. the picture with the rabbit shows a line of eight or so plants from this line of breeding. they are all part of why there is so much early bloom in the garden. there are about 20 plants to choose from to work from to work towards early and continuous bloom. it is going to be fun finding the combinations that will move this forward. there will be more to bloom in the coming days. and if you look back the last four days you will see Stella’s Ruffled Fingers aka SRF in those pictures. oh and most of these flowers are on the small side. many are under 19 inches 48 cm tall and bloom around 3.75 inches 10 cm.

shaddows and reflections

this is a seedling from the line of Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.  they tend to be short, about 18 inches 2.54 cm and to bloom early in the season.  this one has the flower shape and form of its ancestor.  the color is its own, white with a red eye zone.  three images…

shades of orange

these two opened today.  both are small plants and small flowers.  the flowers are in the three inch 7.62 cm range.  each year both of these plants are among the first to bloom.  one is an unknown orange that forms a simple star.  and the other a peach colored bloom is Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.  one blooms early and is done.  the other if it gets enough water and is not crowded out by its neighbors can bloom all summer and be among the last to finish blooming.  five images…

all summer

what do you call a flower that will bloom all summer?  the simple answer is a plant that should be in your garden.  here i call it Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.  it may be one of the shortest daylilies here and that does not stop it from being one of the longest blooming flowers.  it is one of the grandparents of last night’s flower.  three images…

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going back

this is an image from the beginning of summer 2016.  it is a Stella’s Ruffled Fingers kid the second generation.  So it is seedling x seedling.  and it is spidery.  this year is the first that this seedling bloomed.  it did not rebloom.  perhaps next year.  that is one of the other hopes of these crosses.  that the seedlings rebloom like Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.  four images…

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G2 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella's Ruffled Fingers

G2 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella’s Ruffled Fingers

G2 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella's Ruffled Fingers

G2 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella’s Ruffled Fingers

little lavender

i have been working with seedlings from Stella’s Ruffled Fingers for several years now.  slowly yet still working with them.  one of the hopes is to get them more spidery.  the other is to get them to rebloom like their parent.  one step at a time.  four images…

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14-001 13-0702-002 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella's Ruffled Fingers) x Stella's Ruffled Fingers

14-001 13-0702-002 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella’s Ruffled Fingers) x Stella’s Ruffled Fingers

G2 too

this will be continued.  and continued.  there are about a dozen siblings and cousins with Stella’s Ruffled Fingers or her children getting ready to bloom in the garden.  eventually they will make their way here.  unless they are named pete and repeat.  then i might just skip a few.  or not.  this one is a bit more spidery.  and all of them will most likely need a year to mature and rebloom.  the second year will be more telling of the final look and form.  this one started the day fairly straight and then picked up a bit of ruffles and twist.  they are small 3 – 4 inch 7.6 – 10.1 cm flowers.  several images…

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G2 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella's Ruffled Fingers

G2 Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella’s Ruffled Fingers

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G2

as in generation two.  this is a seedling from the second generation from a cross of Little Rainbow x Talon) x Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.   the second generation cross was sibling to sibling.  i am trying to keep the plants small like Stella’s Ruffled Fingers and to bring back the rebloom that was lost in the first generation.  this one looks a lot like Stella including the bloom shape.   the color has changed from pink to a peach shade.  two images…

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with

a yellow seedling with a pink blush.  it did not even wink at me and still caught my eye.  this is a seedling out of Stella’s Ruffled Fingers x (Little Rainbow x Talon).  Stella is pink, Little Rainbow is yellow with a lot of pink blush, and Talon while itself a dark flower often gives up its color to the other parents.  so what can be in the works to combine this flower with other small flowers of its size with pink and yellow in the color wheel ?  two images…

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this flower

is not blooming now.  it appears to be done for this summer.  one of its seedlings rebloomed today.  perhaps the rebloom will make it to the camera soon.  for now this will do.  a flower for tonight.  Stella’s Ruffled Fingers.  image found.

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