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Patterned eyes, Mort Morss

Mort Morss

Mort Morss

Mort Morss began hybridizing daylilies at Ed & David Kirchhoff’s DaylilyWorld in 1972 in Sanford, Florida. His initial goals were to breed appliqué throat patterns, fancy edges, and patterned eyes. Morss was one of the first hybridizers to get excited over toothy edges and to see their potential. H. ‘Shark’s Tooth’ (1985) was his earliest toothy introduction. H. ‘Fortune’s Dearest’ (Morss) 1994 and H. ‘God Save The Queen’ (Morss 2005) are two of his best known and most popular toothy hybrids.

His cultivars win an impressive array of awards. There are many Honorable Mention and Award Of Merit awards to his credit.  His award-winning first introduction, H. ‘Inner View’ (Morss, 1982), received rave reviews for its appliqué throat pattern. The 1997 Lennington All American Award-winning H. ‘Paper Butterfly’ (Morss, 1983) was one of the first widely acclaimed cultivars with a patterned eyezone. H. ‘Paper Butterfly’ won the Don C. Stevens Award in 1987, and H. ‘Always Afternoon’ (Morss, 1987) won the Stevens award in 1993.

His unwavering pursuit of excellence in the realm of patterned daylilies results in three RW Munson, Jr. awards for patterned daylilies: H. ‘Witch Stitchery’ (Morss, 1986) won the award in 2001, as did H. ‘Gerda Brooker’ (Morss, 1995) in 2005 and H. ‘Julie Newmar’ (Morss, 2000) in 2006. H. ‘Julie Newmar’ won the Extra Large Diameter Award in 2008. H. ‘Always Afternoon’won the Stout Silver Medal in 1997. H. ‘Barbara Dittmer’ (Morss, 1994) won the Annie T Giles Award (small flower) in 2003 and the Early Season Bloom Award in 2005.

In 2000, the AHS honored Mort Morss with the Bertrand Farr Silver Medal, a distinguished honor reserved for members who have attained outstanding results in the field of hybridizing. Morss and Kirchhoff moved the Daylily World Garden to a hilltop in Kentucky in 2006. They are fast re-establishing their lines as reliable and consistently hardy daylilies for northern gardens.


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After Midnight*

(Morss 2001) 28" E Re Ex Ev 5". The color is somewhere between eggplant, deepest red, and black! The throat is small, cloverleaf patterned, and chartreuse. . The scapes are strongly recurrent with 3 way branching and 14 - 18 buds.

$15.00
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Angela Wilkins*

Angela Wilkins* (Morss 2011) A slender, star shaped copper, pink single blend with a purple eye. Recurrent scapes. Fertile. Tall.

$60.00
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Hazel Tinsley*

Hazel Tinsley* (Morss 2012) Intense full violet purple single with lighter watermark eye and white edge. Recurrent sacpes.

$60.00
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Mermaid Princess*

Mermaid Princess* (Morss 2012) This is a full single pink daylily with a purple eye and a purple AND white edge. Recurring scapes. Tall.

$25.00
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Transcendence*

Transcendence* (Morss 2012) Full pink peach single with a purple bkue eye and a gold edge. Recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$40.00
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Lemon Madeline*

Lemon Madeline* (Morss.2001)  Lemon blooms with emerald green throats. Tall single. Up to 50 buds

$20.00
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Amethyst Veil*

(Morss, 2007) 30" 5.75" M, Ev Tetraploid, 28 buds, 4 branches Lavender orchid with dark amethyst stippling and dark amethyst halo with purple and white gold edge.

$35.00
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Limehouse Blues*

Limehouse Blues* (Morss 2007)  Full pink single with blue-lavender to pink eye. Recurrent scapes.

$25.00
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Lunacy*

Lunacy* (Morss 2003)Buttercup yellow with quadruple eye pattern of blue lavender single. Widespread

$20.00
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Big Dipper*

(Morss 2003) 35" E Re Ex Ev 7" Papaya cream with a washed slate lavender eye, webbed and outlined in raspberry. The throat is chartreuse into a large, strong green heart. 3 way branching and 18-23 buds.

$35.00
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Marilyn Morss Johnson*

Marilyn Morss Johnson* (Morss 2007) Medium orchid,layered blue lavender violet purple patterned eye. Recurrent scapes. Fertile and

$50.00
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Moroccan Madness*

Moroccan Madness* (Morss 2005)Cream yellow with violet plum eye above yellow to green throat. Strongly recurrent scapes. Fertile. Tall

$25.00
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Butterflies Are Free*

(Morss 2008) 30” E Re Ex Fr Ev 7”. The base color is greyed orchid lavender. The eyezone is a web patterned, lavender blue color, clearly outlined in violet, repeated boldly on petals and sepals. Inside the eye, the web color is blue violet, and it is red violet outside the eye.

$20.00
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Chromatic Butterfly*

(Morss 2003) 30" EE RE EX SEV 6" The color is alabaster ivory with a triple eye pattern in shades of pewter, blue lavender and violet. The recurrent scapes have three way branching and 25-27 buds.

$25.00
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Patsy Bouvion*

Patsy Bouvion* (Morss 2005) Full single with a pastel coral eye and elegent edge. Recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$25.00
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Curtis Montgomery*

(Morss 2007) 30” M Re Ex Ev 6”. This is a coral, cedar rose and ivory brushed pastel orchid bitone, with a lavender watermark halo tinged blue. The scapes are recurrent, with five way branching and 37 + buds.

$25.00
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Eye Gaze Pattern*

Eye Gaze Pattern*  (Morss 2015) Single rusted orange color with a purple eye. Fertile and recurrent.

$75.00
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Diana Grenfeld*

(Morss 2002) 28" ML RE EX EV - 5" to 6" The flower has a black sheen to its deep wine color with black veins and a lighter triangular watermark. The strongly recurrent scapes carry 4 to 5 way branching, and 27-30 buds.

$20.00
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GRAPE PEARLS*

GRAPE PEARLS* (Morss 2015) Perfect grape purple full single with a lavender purple eye and edge. Recurrent scapes. Very fertile!

$50.00
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Aspiring Angel*

Aspiring Angel* (Morss 2015) Lavender single and ivory sepals brushed with lavender. Great repeater. Simple but lovely.

 

 

$75.00
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GRATEFUL PRAISE*

GRATEFUL PRAISE*  (Morss 2015) A pastel peach single with wine and lavender eye and yellow to green throat. Fertile. Recurrent scapes.

$50.00
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Edge of Madness*

(Morss 2007) 30” E Re Ex Ev 4 3/4”. The beauty of this purple flower brings some folks right to the edge of madness. The color is purple with a violet eye zone and violet edge, set off by the brilliant, small green throat. The scapes have four branching and up to 30 buds

$20.00
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Kentucky River Mist

Kentucky River Mist* (Morss 2015)A full single, pastel with a silver edge. Yellow to green throught. Strongly recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$100.00
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Silver Tips*

Silver Tips* (Morss 2015)  Near black wine full single with small yellow through and a white edge. Recurrent scapes.Fertile.

$75.00
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Sanford Intermezzo*

Sanford Intermezzo* (Morss 2005) Elegant full white single with pink eye and pink edge. Fertile

$25.00
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Nellie Rarick Memorial*

(Morss 2013) Tet 32” EM Re Ex Ev 5”. The color is cattleya orchid or Concord grape violet with a watermark eyezone in patterned zones of blue-lavender and violet.

$40.00
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Sanford Star Search*

Sanford Star Search* (Morss 2007) Almond peach full single with a patterned pewter blue lavender eye. Fertile

$20.00
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So Many Rivers*

So Many Rivers* (Morss 2004)  Violet full single with blue purple halo and white brushed edge. Recurrent scapes. fertile.

$15.00
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Heaven's Declaring*

(Morss 2005) 32” E Re Ex Ev 5”. Medium amethyst and lilac, the watermark eye is comprised of sky and watercolors. The color of the eye repeats on the petal edge, the innermost edge being deeper shades of amethyst, ringed blue violet, and encircled in gold. Five way branching 45 or more buds

$20.00
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Solo Girl*

(Morss 2013) Tet 30” EM Re Ex Ev 4 ¾”. It is a monochromatic lavender-ivory bitone with a watermark eye. The watermark pattern is a pewter-lavender color with orchid veining The colors of this stunning beauty, although subtle, are enticing, illusive and enchanting.

$50.00
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