G. Pierce 584 (Spinefeld x Briar Patch) EV EM RE 32 high 5.5” flower 5 way branching 30-35 buds.
This bold little beauty always gets her fair share of attention in the garden. I only say small as most of my things are now over 7 inches, and this is why ABALONE BITE is only $55! A cross made by sheer desperation the flower is a shocker by contrasts and has been a great breeder in my teeth and pattern program. *Here’s a tip - Try taking ABALONE BITE to Double Edges and see what happens. Easily Fertile both ways and she always looks great. What's nice is how the black picotee is pulled-up into the long pure white teeth. As the saying goes "Very interesting... The sepals are all edged in teeth too just out of sight. An easy and strong healthy grower. I have never lost a single plant!
G. Pierce 3248 (Diamond Shores Seedling x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) SEV EM RE 32” high 6 3/4” flower 6 way branching 30 buds Fragrant Easily Fertile Both Ways.
I love this flower!!! No, she does not have a big edge, nor is she 8" but there is more to life - Much More, and what you get in APPLE BOUNTY is a blossom that is richly saturated in the purest glistening purple color, with the Greenest of green throats. Probably the most alluring feature, is this sweet bluish watermark around the green. I am beginning to work now with Blues and I strongly see a link between my rich GREEN Lines and Blue. I believe Blue will someday soon pop out of one of these Green crosses, and then... Oh Boy! APPLE BOUNTY is another of my thick double substance daylilies and I promise YOU, you will love her. The price reflects an overstock as I am Still breeding with APPLE BOUNTY.
G. Pierce 418-A (Sonya Starchak x Lucky You) DOR/SEV EM RE 27” high 7.25” flower 5 way branching 30 buds low arching foliage Diamond Dusting Bi-Tone
Another example of how the addition of Tet Rose F. Kennedy's GREEN can really make a daylily Pop! The garden name for BERRY AMBITIOUS was “Sonya on steroids” and next to H. Sonya Starchak the blooms are like a Ram to the Billy Goat. ***Daylilies will never stop leaping forward... Like most of my BIG flowers, you just can't see in a photo just how much substance and how heavy the blooms really are. There is a special glow and uniqueness to the white and green watermark, it has a kind of neon effect that the others do not have. BERRY AMBITIOUS is almost twice the flower of Sonya. She is easily Fertile Both Ways and startling in person. Being Dormant she should actually do better for YOU… Enjoy...
CHERRIES GO ROUND
G. Pierce 437-J (Crimson Cowboy x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) DOR EE RE 30” high 7” flower 5 way branching 30-35 buds Fragrant
If you have been wanting a different kind of Red/Red, this is the ticket… Double the substance of Crimson Cowboy or any red due to the influence of Tet Rose F. Kennedy. Petals are stronger, and all the red coloration is Diamond Dusted, just like a cars clear coat with red flecks imbedded. The large watermark of lighter red/pink gives a look like no other, and the Green/GREEN throat is not too bad either. The best part is now that you have this TRFK stamp on this flower, other green throated reds will not be an outcross, and MORE of your kids will now have this green effect. The Large blooms of CHERRIES GO ROUND are ruffled and with an edging. She is easily Fertile both ways and will set seed BETTER than even Swan Song! Dormant, and I have never lost a plant. Have fun…
G. Pierce 436-O (Buffalo Thunder x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) SEV/DOR RE EM 30” high 8.25” flower 5 way branching 30 buds Fragrant Crystalline Merlot Red color
My second Red Introduction with Tet Rose F. Kennedy and I’ll tell you, getting that Green throat to come through properly, was no easy task, simply because putting Green where there was none before is an outcross!!! An Outcross is like putting an eyed flower on a self and hoping the Eye does not come through. If you can imagine how hard that would be, you will have an understanding how hard it was to Stamp-On Green where there was none before! Honestly, I thought it would be easy – No! This is why a flower like CRYSTAL RUBIES and CHERRIES GO ROUND are so important if you want to breed Big Reds with Big Green Throats. CRYSTAL RUBIES is larger, taller, and has a bigger green throat so, she should be more expensive, and… with only these two Reds ever introduced, this New Look, again makes for a premium! But, I am also trying to be realistic. (Here is where I kick myself.) Anyway… I have more stock and being SEV, she has multiplied faster. Just like the picture. Easily Fertile both ways, this Big Solid completely Diamond Dusted Red is a vision, and your bridge to Future Green Throated Reds!
G. Pierce 433-D (Morningside x Guy’s Outrageous) SEV EM RE 27” high 6 3/4” flower 5 way branching 25-30 buds bi-tone Low Arching Foliage
What a Beauty! My garden name for #433-D was Fluffy. You will find that FLOATING LOTUS is and looks very thick like Cake. As with all my TRFK intros this Thick Heavy blossom is delightful color like a cool Jacaranda purple, and all the colors are radiant. A classic Full Form daylily, FLOATING LOTUS will always open perfectly with her wide, ruffled chartreuse/yellow edging, and a dazzling GREEN center. Another Bi-tone with a thick pleated throat. She is Very easily Fertile both ways and is a great breeder.
HIGH MOUNTAIN DEW(Pierce G. - 2019) #5000 (New Day Sunshine x Guy’s OH HAPPY DAY!) EE Sev. RE 40” tall, 8.5 to 8.75” flower, 5 way branching, 35-40 buds *Wonderful Scape, Fragrant Greenish.
Basically, what is emerging here, with a hell of a lot of hard work, is a new daylily color; Green. Now HIGH MOUNTAIN DEW is not green, But, and here it is… They ARE coming, step by step using Tens of thousands of seed, AND Time. But this is for another day. Visitors have commented, and I feel it is a fair, close example, they say “That big one looks like a huge Tennis Ball”, I will tell you “She is certainly NOT a yellow”. HIGH MOUNTAIN DEW is also the best and most full form I have released in this coloration – Yea!!! One of the best Tetra Rose F. Kennedy offspring to date. A Warning; After only a few blooms, you will find yourself not able to look at (older/other) yellows the same way again. She is easily fertile both ways.
BIG RED BULL (Pierce G. – 2019) 571-A (Big Red Wagon x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) x (Red Bull x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) (a side note -this came from a very small cross – the first parents/cross only gave me 2 seeds!) SEV EM re 38” tall, 8.5” flower, 9 way branching, 45-55 buds, fragrant, flat flower.
This is the first Red with features and excitement. There is a lot going on in BIG RED BULL, and best of all every bloom is perfection, opening perfectly!!! The color in the picture does have some purple shades in it, the RED is seen more with your own eye. A perfect daylily carrying ALL 8 of (my) required characteristics to become a Pierce introduction. A funny story. The first year she bloomed after seedling selection, a man came up to me and said he wanted to “Follow” this daylily. I said sure. With the blooms texture and all the branching, I could see why. What is especially beautiful and unique is the watermark, a watermelon/bubblegum white which repeats on the edging too. A Neon Green throat covers 50% of the flower face – GLOWING!!! Enjoy.
G. Pierce 481-FD (Diamond Shores x Purple Ninja ) x Purple Ninja DOR- SEV EM RE 34” high 9” flower 5 way branching 30 Buds
Oh My… Honestly, I don’t know whether to describe GREENZILLA as a HUGE Green flower with a bit of darker purple, or the other way around, all I KNOW is she is a keeper and… an unreal parent. The entire flower surface is Diamond Dusted and hard. No, not bullet-proof or priceless – Just impressive! You may get into arguments with folk trying to tell you that “That flower is Not a daylily”. This has been my joy and I see No End in sight with futuristic hems. Lucky Us… GREENZILLA is a daylily that is always great. Crank-up the heat and hear her purr, being Dormant she should be even better for You! Fertile both ways.
G. Pierce 480 BZ (Applique Prism x Galactic Green) x Tet Rose F. Kennedy SEV-DOR EM RE 40” high 10” flower 6 way branching 30-35 buds Diamond Dusted Fragrant $125.00
In KELLY’S STAR you get this HUGE and monumental blossom with Tet Time Stopper and x2 doses of Tet Rose F. Kennedy. Impressive! The whole flower is covered in Diamond Dusting especially the green throat which is like sparkling plastic. KELLY’S STAR is also what I would call an ‘everbloomer’. A strong healthy plant that just does not stop putting up scapes. It is now August and she is on her fourth set of scapes and still blooming strongly whereas most others have shrunk down and stopped. Again… Impressive. Fertile both ways, and an easy pod parent which is almost unheard of since most BIG Blooms are hard to set on. Be impressed…
G. Pierce 332-A (Fancy Lace) x Seedling ( Snow Crystal x Tet Tuscawilla Snowdrift) SEV EM RE 32” high 7” flower 9 way branching 45 buds Ever-bloomer Blue/green arching foliage
In the photo LIGHTNING ROUND is on the right and H. Fancy Lace on the left. I did this, so the customer can better judge size or more accurately / honestly, which in my opinion has become a foreign term to big hybridizers today. *Only you can put a stop to this…
LIGHTNING ROUND is a pink based near white not a yellow based near white. I say near white because large white/whites just melt in the sun. You will find LIGHTNING ROUND to be big, ruffled, flat and fancy on every bloom with a wonderful scape. She is priced to sell only because I kept her back 2 extra years to set pods – So I have good stock to offer. I make thousands of (White) crosses every season and making something Different / Eye Catching / Better… AND with ALL the good plant habits, isn’t easy so when I do release one – It’s a goodie! You’ll notice the sunlight does not pass through on LIGHTNING ROUND! Enjoy… Easily fertile both ways.
G. Pierce 4001-BB (Diamond Shores x Vivacious Spirit) DOR EM RE 28” high 6.25” flower 5 way branching 30 buds Bi-Tone *Limited
Here’s another TRFK Beauty… Color – Color – COLOR! And BOLD!!! Look at that edge how the gold and the green and the bubbly sparkles all mix with a lighter watermark pink. Then there’s all that Dark GREEN!!! I like it and it’s Dormant too… MINT JELLIES is Hot, Bright and Cool all at the same time.
You find me a prettier daylily anywhere and I’ll eat my hat. MINT JELLIES is completely Diamond Dusted, Heavy, and Fertile both ways. If you miss this one the rest will all sell-out in the garden.
G. Pierce 439-L (Chesapeake Bay x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) SEV-DOR EE RE 32” high 6” flower 7 way branching 40 buds Fragrant Diamond Dusted Bi-Tone Low arching foliage
There’s not much more to say that you can’t get from just looking at the photo. There is the old daylily breeding tip that states if you want to clean-up your flower colors, run a pink through your line. Well, Rose F. Kennedy must meet this criterion, because when I win, I win Big. If you grow many of my flowers you know what a stickler I am for EVERYTHING, especially clean colors, and this above all else in NEON DAZZLE is what you get. There may be a few daylilies out there that have this look (In picture form) NEVER in person. NEON DAZZLE glows in a warm blueish orchid/pink and green, all in Full Form fashion! Plus, she is an absolute Pod Master with buds and branches galore!
G. Pierce 4001-J (Diamond Shores x Vivacious Spirit) DOR EM RE 28” high 7.5” flower 5 way branching 30 buds Fragrant Low arching foliage
Again, like Greenzilla, is this a purple flower with lots of green or an absolutely flat green blossom with a dark purple picotee edge??? I will let you decide. Some of PLUM SMOOTHIE’S kids have less than a 1mm colored edge and the rest is all Brilliant Glowing Green – Hello!!! Maybe come out to the garden for a visit in May and see for yourself. Diamond Shores continues to be a wonderful parent and PLUM SMOOTHIE is a perfect example. Fertile both ways.
G. Pierce 5131 (Supreme Team x Halloween Effect) SEV EM RE 35” high 7” flower 6 way branching 35-40 buds Low arching foliage
It took me a while to get a new break, something Better and Bolder in my Double-Edged Eye program. In RUGGED RAVEN this came in the form of large size and clean clear contrasting colors. Wow! Haven’t these flowers come a long way… RUGGED RAVEN is easily pod fertile and is always opened perfectly blooming non-stop for over six months! You WILL be impressed…
G. Pierce 419-K (Diamond Shores x Pistachio Moon) x Guy’s Outrageous DOR EE RE 28” high 7.5” flower 5 way branching 30 buds fragrant thick substance with 100% diamond dusted.
Oh My – I love this flower… From one clump to now 5 rows, she’s all grown-up now and ready to be shared. With 3 separate doses of Tet Rose F. Kennedy there is some serious and solid GREEN in SASSY SAPPHIRE! Always flat, always perfect. The hotter the temps more green ripens. Some of the TRFK kids took with them edging and some did not. SASSY SAPPHIRE definitely got the big bubbly yellow green edging. The petal color is the coolest light blue/pink/orchid with 100% Diamond Dusted. The throat or middle area – Well, you’re going to want to touch it AND squeeze it! Green Sepals Too! Easily fertile both ways. I will be keeping back at least 10 pots to breed with, so she will be limited.
TO THRILL A MOCKINGBIRD
G. Pierce 510-B (Stick figure x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) x (Frog’s Eye x Tet Rose F. Kennedy) DOR-SEV EE RE 40” high 8.75” flower UFO 8 way branching 45-50 buds fragrant Cascade Spatulate 100% Diamond Dusting. Low arching foliage
As you may have guessed by now, starting back in 2013 I began using my New conversions (7) of Rose
F. Kennedy and put it on everything including spider/UFO’s. With that nice rose/pink color and of course all the green it seemed like the logical choice for big blooms and for something different. This is desperately what daylilies needed. But, as I have explained this NEW daylily look simply did not just happen, like crossing pretty on pretty, often does. It was a volume thing, waiting for that one seedling to genetically jump the fence… Luckily from 60-80,000 seedlings each year I got a dozen that worked, and this was enough to keep me motivated. And so, with two winning (green) UFO seedlings crossed together, I got #510-B TO THRILL A MOCKINGBIRD. I did have two others to introduce, a pink and a mulberry purple UFO, but they did not have that PERFECT Coloration I needed to put my name on. So… A lot of time and great – GREAT effort went into getting this one magnificent wax-like GREEN flower – So Please, Enjoy her!!! Second photo shows all those blooms on one scape! *FYI - Plants with massive scapes just don’t multiply as fast as others so stock will be limited.
Image of many flowers all on one scape!
ABSOLUTELY STELLAR(Pierce G. – 2019) 6072-B (Waves of Joy x Bowtie Affair) x Pharaoh’s Arrows SEV EM re, 32” tall, 7-7.5” flower, 5 way branching, 30 buds, heavy prolifs , consistent pattern.
What can I possibly say but Wow! This is my darkest pattern to date, with multiple silver Chevrons on a large face. The green throat is perfect. ABSOLUTELY STELLAR looks like this from the first blooms in April until the heat of August and September! I could have taken the photo in the shade or in low light which…… would have made the contrasts literally pop. I am trying to be as honest and transparent as I can, especially with some of todays hybridizers. I have offered a more affordable single fan price @ $160. And when I say I am limited – Well you’ll see. Advanced with Chevrons, and another that prolifs, and multiplies like mad. Enjoy! Fertile both ways.
INNER RUMBLE (Pierce G. – 2019) 6037-F Venetian Pools x (Little Ripper x Tet Kaleidoscope Puzzle) EV, EM Re, 36” tall, 7.75” flower, 5 way branching, 30 buds, fragrant, consistent pattern.
I do love this lovely pattern! Firstly, (here) she goes from 2 fans to a huge clump of over 20 in one season. Clean, WITH arching foliage, (as with ALL my intros), and THE PATTERN is literally in your face, never losing her look! INNER RUMBLE is bold & colorful. The petal color is a pure and bright Canary yellow. The pattern offers multiple shades of dark purple to near black. She is bold but smooth and classy. An easy parent and will be your preferred pollen parent for size and well… Everything. You will love her.
TONY THE TIGER(Pierce G. – 2019) 6172-G (Mythical Art x Tet Tiger on the Mountain) EV EM Re, 32” tall, 7.5” flower, 5 way branching 30-35 buds, fragrant.
Wow! And Big, Big, Huge. Also… Intense Colors, Colors, Colors! The problem is that you cannot see what I am talking about from a picture. This probably the most intensely saturated group of colors you may ever see. I love how the bright green throat blends into the patterned watermark of very near ice blue. The petal color is so rich and has an underlay of green. The reddish eye band bleeds into this petal color. Wide sepals. Wide petals. Sorry but completely blows the little diploid away. Thank you for her use!!! If you compared TONY THE TIGER to Sylvester Stallone in Rocky, and you owed Tony money – RUN! Enjoy and have some fun. Easily fertile both ways.
PATTERNED FOR SUCCESS (Pierce G. – 2019) 588-CR (Waves of Joy x Stenciled Infusion) x (Venetian Pools x Tet Kaleidoscope Puzzle) EV EE Re 36” tall, 7.25” flower, 6 way branching, 35 buds – consistent pattern.
This is the ultimate in pattern achievement. Honestly you could not squeeze any more onto this large Full Form blossom. PATTERNED FOR SUCCESS always looks great, holding her strong patterns boldly, flat-out and open. No Canoeing! A very easy pod parent, one I will continue to use for years to come. She grows easily with healthy dark green arching leaves, and I have never lost a plant!
LOVE THAT GLOW(Pierce G. – 2019) 502-A (Stenciled Infusion x Mythical Art) EV EM re 34” tall, 7.5” flower, 5 way branching, 30 buds, fragrant, some doubling.
In this time of breeding new daylilies to be nothing short of wild & crazy, I give you one that is absolutely and simply refreshing. The price is lower to reflect this but mark my words LOVE THAT GLOW is a winner by being very large for a pattern, and an explosion of bright colors. I have never lost a plant, she grows like a weed, and… occasionally throws out a surprise in doubling. The green substance is Diamond Dusted and Heavy. Yes, this look has been done before but never with such Size and Saturation. Fertile both ways.