Morry – 2011

All introductions are listed in alphabetical order. Click on each photo to see a full-size, high-quality photo of the flower in full bloom as it would appear in your garden.

BEAUMONT HAMEL-Mick Morry 2011 intro-(Superlative x Shades Of Darkness); Dormant Tet, 5 x 25 ” 4 way branching, 12-16 buds per scape, M easily fertile both ways  BEAUMONT HAMEL On the 1st of July 1916 801 officers and men of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment were sent over the top of a trench line at Beaumont Hamel, France, by their British commanders to launch the British offensive to retake France from German occupying forces. The next morning only 68 of them remained to answer roll call. The rest of the regiment was dead, missing in action, or wounded. My great-grandfather, Howard Leopold Morry, though wounded, was one of the men able to answer roll call that morning.. Had he not, our entire family line would never have continued. In Newfoundland, then a British colony, and now a province of Canada, the First of July is a day of national mourning as a generation of its youth disappeared in a single catastrophic battle initiating what became known as The Battle of the Somme. I have introduced a number of daylilies to mark that day and those brave soldiers including Howard Leopold Morry, Beaumont Hamel and The Somme. These are the first three of a series of daylilies that I have since registered to cover other significant British and Canadian Battles in World War One. In keeping with the somber, sober nature of war, I chose to commemorate those battles and the brave soldiers who fought in them primarily in shades of red, mauve and purple.
HERE COMES THE SUN (Lanny Morry 2011 Intro) Tet (Bill Munson x How Beautiful Heaven Must Be) Sev, Mid Season, 6 x 29″ 4 way branching, 16-20 buds per scape, frangrant, rebloom. Easily fertile both ways  HERE COMES THE SUN Here Comes The Sun–opens as a cream and as the day progresses it develops yellow and pink tones. Its colour seems to brighten and becomes richer and brilliant… just as the sun rising everyday shows itself within it’s hot yellow tones. Named after the famous Beatles Song of the same name… Here Comes The Sun makes a happy, colourful addition to any garden. Here Comes The Sun is behind some truly fantastic heavily ruffled southern looking futures.
I DREAM IN BLUE TOO (Mick Morry 2011 introduction) Tet (Linda’s Magic x Twice In A Blue Moon) Dormant, Early to Mid Season, 5.5 x 30″ 4 way branching 20-24 buds Easily fertile both ways.  I DREAM IN BLUE TOO I Dream In Blue Too has a simply yet elegant look to it. It’s pale slate lilac eye and edge show off the clean pink base. I Dream In Blue Too has been a great hybridizing tool for getting closer to the blue range in my flower program. It is the parent of many future Avalonia introductions.
JOHN AND YOKO (Mick Morry 2011 Intro) Tet (Ferengi Gold x Front Porch Swing) Dor Mid Season Nocturnal fragrant, Extended 4.5″ x 36″ 5 way branching, 25-30 buds. Easily fertile both ways  JOHN AND YOKO John And Yoko is named after Rock legend John Lennon and his devoted partner in life…Yoko Ono. John And Yoko is one of the brightest pony sized flowers to come out of my hybridizing program. It has been a reliable breeder of shapely vibrant ruffled yellows and creams. It is sure to make any garden glow.
JURASSIC JUNGLE (Jennifer Patterson 2011 Introduction) Tet (Tuscawilla Tigress x Area Fifty-One) Dormant Mid Season 6 x 34″ 5 way branching 25-30 buds per scape, 20% polymerous Easily fertile both ways  JURASSIC JUNGLE If you are looking for a hot orange that you can spot from any part of the garden…then Jurassic Jungle is the flower for you. Its large flowers on tall scapes can often poly with 4×4 tetramers. A great breeder of large neon flowers.
SMILODON (Jennifer Patterson 2011 Introduction) Tet (Matt x Area Fifty-One) Dormant, Mid Season, 26 inch scape, 4 way branching, 20-24 buds, fragrant, 6 inch flower. Easily fertile both ways  SMILODON Meet Smilodon — terror of the Pleistocene age! The earliest Sabre Tooth Tigers were just 150 to 200 lbs and dominated the earth as far back as
2.5 million years ago, and survived until 500,000 years ago. The Sabre Tooth cats went through a long evolutionary period and survived through out the world…surviving and thriving in nearly every continent…up until just 10,000 years ago. It is thought that their main prey died off, and they could no longer sustain themselves with the remaining smaller mammals that were starting to show up more and more due to the changing world and the power of evolution. Others believe they themselves were hunted by early humans right into extinction. By the end of Smilodon’s rule the great predator had become a third larger than the modern Siberian Tiger. They weighed between 350-550 Kilograms and could take out any land animal of their time. Smilodon…the flower…has hooks, horns and small serrated teeth. Once in a while it throws a fused bloom as shown. It has been a great breeder in getting teeth that consistently show up in cold weather conditions with its children.
WHEN DARKNESS FALLS (Mick Morry 2011 introduction) Tet (Norman Lee Henell x Area Fifty-One) Dormant, Mid Season, 5 x 28″ 4 way branching 16-20 buds, 25% polymerous. Easily fertile both ways.  WHEN DARKNESS FALLS When Darkness Falls is one of my darkest introductions that polys on a regular basis. Like most deep purples that are nearing the black range…When Darkness Falls has many hues it shows within the deep purple range. Some days it looks near black…while other days it shows a more burgundy purple hue. It has been a strong producer of Polymerous children.
WHEN I’M SIXTY-FOUR (Mick Morry 2011 introduction) Tet (Alexa Kathryn x Shores Of Time) Dormant Mid Season 30 inch scape 4 way branching 16-20 buds. Easily fertile both ways.  WHEN I'M SIXTY-FOUR When I get older losing my hair….many years from now. Will you still be sending me a Valentine? What a great opening line to a song. The Beatles sure knew how to start off a song! When I’m Sixty-Four is a song from The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. The lyrics to this catchy song always seem to put a smile on my face…so I named this happy flower after it. When I’m Sixty-Four has flat flowers that open early and hold up well under the hot sun. It also thankfully breeds flat open easy flowers. When I’m Sixty-Four’s large green expansive throat is a real eye catcher, and its children have been fortunately inheriting it.
WHERE’S CAPTAIN KIRK (Mick Morry 2011 introduction) Tet (Lori Godston x Area Fifty-One) Dormant, Mid Season, 6 x 26″ 4 way branching, 16-20 buds per scape, Easily fertile both ways.  WHERE'S CAPTAIN KIRK Where’s Captain Kirk is a song I have always liked by the Punk Rock group Spizzenergi. It is a vibrant, hot orange that changes hues depending on the heat and light levels of the day. On cooler days it develops eyes and sometimes watermarks. Other days it has no eye. Where’s Captain Kirk is a great flower to do non orange breeding with. It can be taken to purples, and other colours with great effect. It behaves much like my 2009 introduction…. Area Fifty-One….Where’s Captain Kirk’s father….does. So don’t just hybridize this flower to the orange and yellow range. Surprises can happen if you breed this flower outside of it’s own colour range.