FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN Part 9, Daylily Teeth Blog Angelo Brunetti

critical mass x bass gibson FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN Part 9, Daylily Teeth Blog Angelo Brunetti
Critical Mass x Bass Gibson Angelo Brunetti

Angelo Brunetti e-mailed me an image of a seedling that he hybridized. The cross is (CRITICAL MASS x BASS GIBSON). If you didn’t read the post on BASS GIBSON, you may want to do so.  CRITICAL MASS (Whatley) is (Mexican Art x Bear Claws). BEAR CLAWS has STARTLE in it. STARTLE goes back to Brother Charles’s  “MY SUNSHINE”.  MEXICAN ART is (Sligo x Mexican Sunrise) SLIGO is out of Tet Christmas Is and MEXICAN SUNRISE has YUMA and SLIGO in it. Don’t forget YUMA is in FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN. All of this combined should still make CRITICAL MASS an important teeth breeder in reds(two doses of Tet Christmas Is). One thing to consider when using CRITICAL MASS is scape height. Most of the direct crosses in the daylily are under  28”. The average scape height is close 26 inches. So if you want more scape height , look for a taller outcross.

A final thought on CRITICAL MASS is the daylily is loaded with dormants in the background and C.M. is a solid dormant itself. Zone 8 and higher may not get enough cold for this daylily to perform fully but I’d still use it to add dormancy to your line.

An observation about Angelo’s seedling is that the form went backwards. CRITICAL MASS is round red and BASS GIBSON is triangular. What happened? The open form genetics kicked in. I wonder if the sibs were open form also. Anyways, the UF teeth breeders are going to find his daylily very desirable. Another bonus is there are teeth on the sepals. I always like this added feature. If I had Angelo’s seedling, I’d  still cross it into John Benz’s “HORNS” for size and radical teeth and also take it into a round red with an edge like John Benz’s SPARTAN WARRIOR(Startle x Rose Destiny)

Thanks Angelo for sharing your seedling on the Daylily Teeth Blog…I’ll catch up with everyone Monday morn… we have a hybridizers meeting this weekend…. 

Mike

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One Response to FORESTLAKE RAGAMUFFIN Part 9, Daylily Teeth Blog Angelo Brunetti

  1. Nancy Olson says:

    Hi Mike..I have so enjoyed your blog and especially your transparency and historical knowledge about the plants you are featuring. You mentioned how Bass Gibson had narrowed things down and how you would breed itfor different results. I just wanted to let you know I have a seedling out of CRITICAL MASS x BEAR CLAWS and it is the most vivid clear red(almost irridescent) fulll formed plant I have in the garden. Instead of teeth it has “bear claws” with a yellow to gold coloring. My concern is that it is more top-branched than it should be and also rather low(24″?). I bred it this year to my radish red, RUFFLED STRAWBERRY PARFAIT kid that I garden named “Truth” and Truth is about 30″ tall with a nicely toothed ivory edge and well branched. Do you have any suggestions of a toothy cultivar that would enhance the height and branching and still keep the red prominant? So far, RSP has given me some nice clear reds and pinks and few polychromes , all with variable amounts of teeth. I did put RSP on this above mentioned seedling(CMxBC) in 2009, but got very few seeds to plant from it. I also used RSP with PAINTING THE ROSES RED and WISH FULFILLMENT that same year. Have you seen teeth from either of those cultivars?
    I guess I ended up with two different questions didn’t I??!! Sorry!

    I have been enjoying your blog so much and can’t wait to see what other insights you will be sharing!
    Thanks so much
    Nancy from Alma, Wi Zone 5A

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