Rust Resistance

Rust Resistance Articles

Click Here for the list of all my Sun Dragon Daylilies introductions and their individual Rust Resistance Ratings. All of the cultivar names at that link are also linked to their description page, so just click the name of the cultivar to go to the description page.

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Below - Posts concerning selection of, and breeding for, rust resistance. Click the title to read that article.




Breeding and Selecting for Daylily Rust Resistance: Anecdotes From One Gardener's Experience
I am very proud to announce that my first article for the American Hemerocallis Society Daylily Journal was published in the Spring 2018 issue. It was titled "Breeding and Selecting for Daylily Rust Resistance: Anecdotes From One Gardener's Experience". The article details the five year rust screening program I did from summer 2012 through fall 2016. I outline the most important aspects of such a program, from my own experience and from the scientific literature on breeding for rust resistance in other plant genera.