Richard Haynes & Jack Bilson Jr.
Following is an addendum to our previously published list.
The following was recently published in the Region 11 Magazine. I thought you might get a chuckle or two. It is perfectly OK to re-print as long as you identify the source. Take care all, Jack
FIP = Fake Invoice Provided — for those who have a spouse who thinks $10.00 or more is too much for any daylily.
MFG = Not to be Mistaken For Grass, sorry, our intros are really small this year.
WNI = For those of you with limited space, this intro Will Not Increase it’s number of fans regardless of how well you treat it. Ideal for container gardening!
POP = The color of this daylily is the Product of Photopaint. Thesecolors do not exist in the real world except in spray cans. We always blame the printer when people question why the color never looks like the catalog picture but really we hope to just get by those collectors that are color blind anyway. Thank you for not noticing that there are only 4 foliage designs among all the daylilies pictured. We were afraid that would be a dead give-away that these hems were not really photographed in a garden but assembled on the computer.
OOPS = we grow our OOPS plants in a special bed. When our markers have been lost and we can no longer identify a plant, rather than compost the clump, they are moved to this bed and renamed with non-registered AHS names…and given as gift plants to Newbies who hopefully do not own a checklist.
SOI = Sibling Of Intro–Hey, we ran out of the plants lined out to be sold, so we substituted a look-alike but not quite as robust sibling.
SC = Spin Color – Making the best presentation out of an unattractive daylily – given to rather ugly daylilies that are neither grey or brown but no really attractive color either…so instead of “grey-pale rose” we call it “Antique Rose”, instead of “dirty white” we call it “Ivory”, instead of “mud”, we call it “Victorian Leather”.
EYC = Eats Young Children (and small animals), this abbreviation will probably be used in the near future as the result of genetic engineering and the Florida Hybridizers who grow daylilies too close to evolving carnivorous plants.
MCC = Melted Cotton Candy – typically used to identify red and purple hems that are unable to withstand more than 90.25 minutes of direct sun.
NT = Never tested for growth or hardiness beyond the garden it was born into.
RTHG = Remove to heated greenhouse between the months of September through May.
PWI = Pink With Imagination
BWI = Blue With Imagination
PWR = Probably will repeat – needs to survive first winter in order to repeat bloom production in the second year.
DCWQ = Don’t call with questions as to whether we ship one or two fans. “What are fans? We sell single bulb daylilies.” – quote from a Customer Service Representative. “Probably more pests can be controlled in an armchair in front of a February fire with a garden notebook and a seed catalog than can ever be knocked out in hand-to-hand combat in the garden.” – President Lyndon B. Johnson