I would love to share seed from this if I knew exactly what it was. I am pretty sure I obtained a clump of seedlings at a local NARGS meeting, but my notes are failing me. It blooms late, usually Aug-Sept. This year it is warm enough that it is reblooming Oct 26! The plants are over 5 years old, so this seems to be the final size. The color is a clear lemon, the leaves are very narrow. My best guesses from species lists are either much too large or bloom much earlier. (Ithaca NY, USA zone 5 for reference) A larger image facing the flower is attached, except it seems to be lodging itself smack against the one above! Sorry for the clear evidence of poor garden maintenance.
If it is a species, I would think H. nana, or maybe a small form of H. minor.. But perhaps it is a hybrid? Did all the seedlings turn out the same?
Nevertheless, it is very cute, and if the seed comes fairly true, I could certainly put the seed to good use.
I think it is a species or very stable hybrid. The seedlings all came out the same. I thought H. nana was closest, but supposedly it blooms "early". As does H. minor. The hybrid daylilies I DO have are all finished by mid-summer. I was excited at the possibility of H darrowiana, which supposedly blooms in August. But then I read that probably there are none in commerce, only mis-named plants. SIgh.
I will make a point of growing out the seed this year, and if it is true, I would be happy to send it anywhere or give to the Seedex. Thanks for your response.
Wow, H darrowiana, I didn't know there was such a plant! Very cool!