Paul K. Lewis's Spring 2021 intros

David Bowie (Paul K. Lewis 2021)
 

David Bowie (Paul K. Lewis 2021)

David Bowie

David Bowie (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021) (Bowtie Affair (Pierce) X Tattoo (Hansen)) Tet.,Sev, M, 6" bloom, 35" scape, 3 way branching, 17 buds.

Most patterned daylilies really lack good plant habit.  The scapes are either very short or if they are above the foliage they are top branched....but not David Bowie.  When you are walking the garden it's hard to miss the lovely 35 inch scapes that always boast 3 way branching at the very least. Then there's the pattern.  Plain and simple it's fantastic.  David Bowie is a cream colored bloom with violet patterned eye zone, complemented by concentric circles, blending into a  yellow green throat. There is also a narrow violet edge. David Bowie is pollen fertile, but pod difficult.  Pods are possible with effort. Too soon to tell if it is a good parent, but hoping at the very least it will pass along it's awesome plant habit. Named for an incredible singer who's music always takes me back to some of my favorite memories. SOLD OUT. $400. This one should appear on The Lily auction in 2022 or 2023 at some point. 


Wall of Voodoo (Paul K. Lewis 2021)

Wall of Voodoo (Paul K. Lewis 2021)


Wall of Voodoo (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021) (Wheel of Time (Petit) X Tet. Colorful Etchings (Pierce/Carpenter)) Tet., Sev, EM, 4.5" bloom, 31" scape, 2 way branching, 12 buds.

What a pleasant surprise seeing this lovely daylily blooming for the first time several years ago. Even though the pattern varies from day to day in intensity, it is always there. The base color of this bloom is a lovely peach color which shows off the outer ring of the dark violet eye zone, which lightens into the pattern area, blending into a yellow green throat. It has a corresponding double edge of dark violet lightning to a silver edge. Easily fertile both ways.  $200, SOLD OUT.  This one garnered early interest from my YouTube videos of my daylily garden.  Should be available on the Lily auction in 2022 or 2023.




Justin Torer (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)

Justin Torer (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)


Justin Torer (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021) (Soli Deo Gloria (Emmerich) X Dr. Frances S. Baker (Lewis)) Tet., Sev, MLa, 6.5" bloom, 32" scape, 4 way branching, 24 buds.

The first year I took notice of this daylily (and how could one possibly not notice this purple daylily?) it threw up 4 way branching on top of a 35 inch scape.  It has been absolutely stunning in a clump. You can see it from across the yard with it's lovely cream colored water mark. I knew from the first year it bloomed it had to be named for a family member.  Not just any family member.  For my brother, Justin. Justin is married to Juliane Torer and they have a lovely family of 4 children, Emma, Max, Ben, and the newest addition Olivia.  My brother is very gifted with home restoration and helped me with my landscaping business in the early years.  He has always been there for me and I will always be grateful for that. This is a small way I can say thank you. Justin Torer the daylily is a lovely purple daylily complemented with a cream colored watermark, blending into a yellow green throat. So easy to hybridize with being fertile both ways. Since it was so special I planted the first generation of offspring in a bed that blooms within a year and the kids have been outstanding.  Passes on that great plant habit very easily.  A very special daylily.  $300 SOLD OUT.  Another one people saw on videos and snapped up early.  Watch for it in the future on the Lily auction. 



The Dark Knight Rises (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)

The Dark Knight Rises (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)

The Dark Knight Rises (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021) (Absolute Ripper (Hansen) X Spacecoast Chomp Chomp (Kinnebrew)) Tet., Sev., M, 8" bloom, 48" scape, 2 way branching, 12 buds.

I am finding more and more when I look across a daylily field, my eye is drawn in towards the taller daylilies.  Tall daylilies add that element of depth in garden filled with shorter daylilies. My hope when making this cross was to put together a large purple toothy flower on a tall scape.  Not only that, but a scape that supports the weight of the flower.  I feel I have achieved that with The Dark Knight Rises.  The secondary rebloom scapes sometimes flop, but the main scapes to the clump do support the flowers towering above 4 feet sometimes.  I watched this seedling when it was windy to see if scapes wound up bending over and they never did.  Lovely 8 inch purple flowers with lighter purple eye zones blending into a yellow green throat. There is a silver toothy edge that is always there. Pollen fertile, but pod difficult.  I was able to set pods on the last blooms, so that's worth trying. Named for one of the many good Batman movies.  $200  SOLD OUT.  Should be available on the Lily auction in the future.



Charlie Matia (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)

Charlie Matia (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)

Charlie Matia (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021) (Born To Run (Stamile) X Dale Hensley (Smith)) Tet., Sev, M, 5" bloom, 25" scape, 2 to 3 way branching, 15 buds.

This lovely red daylily almost got killed off many years ago when I sprayed a chemical for nut grass control and over sprayed on this daylily's foliage. Managed to save a single fan and nursed it along back to health.  Formed a nice clump and I couldn't walk by this flower without stopping and taking it all in. It is a special daylily and had to be named for a family member.  Charlie Matia is my nephew and is the spitting image of both my father and my grandfather when they were younger.  Charlie, like my grandfather is a very gifted athlete.  Charlie Matia the daylily is a cardinal red bloom with a lovely cream colored watermark and corresponding cream colored edge, all blending into a yellow green throat.  Easily fertile both ways.  Charlie Matia is a front of the border daylily.  Plant it there and you will be rewarded with an amazing red you won't be able to walk by on any given day. $150  SOLD OUT.  Should be available on the Lily auction in the future.  



Beast of Burden (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)

Beast of Burden (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)


Beast of Burden (Paul K. Lewis, 2021) (Bellagio (Lewis) X Sips of Sin (Hensley)) Tet., Sev., M, 5.5" bloom, 30" scape, 2 to 3 way branching, 18 buds. 

In my yard you sometimes plant seedlings wherever you can find space, and if they thrive in a not so great spot, they make the cut.  Such was the case with Beast of Burden.  It was 1 of 3 seedlings lined out in the backyard.  Not the best location, but Beast of Burden was the clear winner from that cross.  Lovely 30 inch scapes and when it is in full bloom, it's the only thing you see in a field of daylilies.  It's awesome. Bright red self that blends into a yellow green throat.  Easily fertile both ways. $100 SOLD OUT. Should be available on the Lily auction in 2022.  



Every Breath You Take (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021)

Every Breath You Take (Paul K. Lewis, 2021)

 
Every Breath You Take (Paul K. Lewis, Spring 2021) (Carol Robinson (Hansen) X Regina Sitko (Kulpa)) Tet., Sev., MLa, 8" bloom, 48" scape, 2 way branching, 15 buds.

As you can see in the bottom picture, I had this large, lovely pink flower planted near the front of my property.  Scape height reached 4 feet.  The flowers are huge, consistently measuring 8 inches.  You can't miss this one.  It is breath taking.  Full disclosure: because these flowers are so big, occasionally a scape will lean a little bit, but I haven't seen any of them take a nose dive.  Pink blooms with a lighter water mark, complemented by a yellow green throat.  Pollen fertile.  I have had no luck setting pods on these monsters.  A daylily that will stand out in a crowd.  $150 SOLD OUT. Should be available on the Lily auction in 2023.  

Thank you for checking out my introductions.  Because I am in the north, I can't increase these fast enough to meet demand.  I send them to Abundantdaylilies down in Florida and they re sell them on the Lily auction.  So, even if one is sold out, it should become available in the years to come.  I do not do reservation lists either.  If I can provide any additional information, please email me at PLar4747@aol.com. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Paul K. Lewis

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