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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Development of a New Hemerocallis Cultivar, 'chesapeake Belle'

Author
item Griesbach, Robert

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 8, 2003
Publication Date: January 1, 2004
Citation: Griesbach, R. 2004. Hemerocallis L. 'Chesapeake Belle'. HortScience. 39:190-191.

Interpretive Summary: The production of perennials is now the fastest growing segment of American agriculture and Hemerocallis or daylily is the leading perennial. Most Hemerocallis cultivars are tall (inflorescence over 1 meter) and flower only once during the Summer. Shorter semi-dwarf cultivars exist (inflorescence about 50 cm). Most of these semi-dwarf cultivars re-flower several times during the Summer and Fall. There are dwarf cultivars (inflorescence under 25 cm) but none re-flowers as well as the semi-dwarfs. Chesapeake Belle is a dwarf cultivar that re-flowers as well as the semi-dwarfs. Chesapeake Belle produces 8 cm, gold-orange flowers on 24 cm tall inflorescences.

Technical Abstract: The production of perennials is now the fastest growing segment of American agriculture and Hemerocallis or daylily is the leading perennial. Most Hemerocallis cultivars are tall (inflorescence over 1 meter) and flower only once during the Summer. Shorter semi-dwarf cultivars exist (inflorescence about 50 cm). Most of these semi-dwarf cultivars re-flower several times during the Summer and Fall. There are dwarf cultivars (inflorescence under 25 cm) but none re-flowers as well as the semi-dwarfs. Chesapeake Belle is a dwarf cultivar that re-flowers as well as the semi-dwarfs. Chesapeake Belle produces 8 cm, gold-orange flowers on 24 cm tall inflorescences.

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