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Re: Lemon Lily name


Hmmmmm... more incriminating evidence that they are indeed the same.  More
clues for the mystery. But WHEN did Munson write this?  And if the name
change happened 250 years ago,  why haven't the PTB acted on it yet?
Hmmmmmm.......

Thanks Chris.

Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Petersen" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 6:19 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] Lemon Lily name


> Kitty,
>
> I haven'y been keeping up with garden chat as I've been working on a
daylily
> project almost non-stop.  Possibly someone has answered your post already,
> but what I could find is that the Lemon Lily is mentioned in botanical
> literature as early a 1570 under the name Asphodelus luteus liliflorus. In
> 1762, it received the name Hemerocallis flava by Linnaeus.  There are a
few
> different clones circulating with this name.
>
> I got this information from Hemerocallis The Daylily by R.W. Munson, Jr..
> He was a well known hybridizer. The species daylilies are a group unto
> themselves!  Some people are really into them.  I have a few, but not H.
> flava.
>
> Chris Petersen
> Northport, Long Island, New York
>  Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>
> chris@widom-assoc.com
> My garden: http://photos.yahoo.com/chrispnpt
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of kmrsy@netzero.com
> Sent: Saturday, January 07, 2006 1:26 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] Lemon Lily name
>
> I need to make a seed packet label for Lemon Lily. I had done it for
> Lilium parryi, but now they tell me the seed is from Hemerocallis
> lilio-asphodelus. OK, but I'm getting mixed signals on the intenet on
> the name. Some sites mention that this Hem and H. flava both use the
> name while other say that H.l-a is a synonym for H. flava. Does anyone
> know if these are the same plant? I'm sort of a stickler for getting the
> name right.
>
>
> Kitty
>
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