Monday, January 10, 2022

Explosion Of Substance

 Explosion Of Substance

Name: Explosion Of Substance

Seedling Number: KCSLCTSE1

Bloom Diameter: 5”

Scape Height: 34”

Branches: 4

Bud Count: 27

Bloom Season: ML

Rebloom: Yes

Color/Description: A flower of very heavy substance starting the day bright yellow and fading to a cream and gold by evening.

Ploidy: Tet

Bloom Habit: Diurnal

Foliage: Dorm

Pod Parent: Kona Coast

Pollen Parent: SDLG

Year Bred: 2014

Rust Resistance: A+/2 Years

Fertile: Both Ways, some years strong pod set, some years poor pod set. Pollen always good.

Explosion Of Substance is one of those daylilies that just gives its all. It is a stunning display every year and reblooms profusely here each year once established. A+ rust resistance during the last two years of my testing program. Thrips resistance is good. Fertile both ways, but pods can be difficult, some years easy, some years impossible, but its seedlings are often quite good,  showing its excellent branching and nice performance.

Explosion Of Substance is a half sibling to Elizabethan Lace Collar through their pollen parent that is a sdlg. That seedling shows a very flat flower with extremely heavy petal substance and in many ways behaves in breeding just like the Substantial Evidence family. The pod parent, Curt Hanson's Kona Coast is a pleated type with heavy flower substance and I have seen some pleating in early seedlings from Explosion of Substance. 

Explosion Of Substance is both an excellent flower for breeding and for the garden. Check out all the pictures below to see how glorious it looks in the garden.

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Below you will find multiple pictures of Explosion Of Substance from 2018 through 2021, first in the seedling bed and then in the line out garden. Click on any image below to see a large image and easily look through all the images in a photo gallery.

On fall rebloom - note two different sets of previous scapes. The earliest ones are fully brown while the second round are green but have no buds while the rebloom is occurring in the third round of scapes.

Note three series of scapes visible here.