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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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Hill Street Blues*

(Morss 2005) 42” E Re Ex Ev 7”. Royal shades of intense, mulberry amethyst violet, with a grey lavender watermark above a wide yellow-to-green throat. The petals are outlined blue purple, tipped white-gold and pewter.

$35.00
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Angel's Share*

Angel's Share* (Morss 2010) Lavender pink full single with wide watermark halo and yellow to green throat. Recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$35.00
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BLUE TOOTH*

BLUE TOOTH* (Morss 2010) Blueish purple single with shaded violet-blue eye& violet-silver edge. Recurrent scapes.Fertile.

$30.00
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Thinly Veiled*

Thinly Veiled* (Morss 2015)  Full single, Tan yellow with a pink to lav eye. Reucurrent scapes. Fertile

$75.00
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Folkert Schellekens*

(Morss 2010) Tet 30” EM Re Ex Ev 6 1/ 2”. It is a silky, diamond-dusted, peachy-pink flower with a big, bluish amethyst halo and a wide, matching, inside edge. With a wide, creped & pleated outer yellow edge.

$35.00
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Lunar Lagoon*

Lunar Lagoon* (Morss 2010) A pastel yellow full single, with lavender-purple eye, outlined in wine. Recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$20.00
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Kentucky Shape shifter*

Kentucky Shape shifter* (Morss 2010) Beautiful yellow cream full single with a red and yellow edge and a red eye. Recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$35.00
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New PLEASURE PALACE*

PLEASURE PALACE* (Morss, 2018)  The 5 1/2" deep amethyst blooms display lavender, metallic eyezones and edges.

 

$100.00
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Rosalie's Smile*

Rosalie's Smile* (Morss, 2010) Beautiful orange single with a purple and cream edge and a purple eye. Recurrent scapes.

$20.00
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Kyle Billadeau*

(Morss 2014) 30" E Re Ex Sev. 5". Named for a real AHS soccer mom and the AHS Treasurer, this is a beautiful flower with lilac, lavender and orchid, watermark, patterned eye, outlined in violet above small green throat. Petal edges match the eye. Cold weather equals deeper color. Very fertile! Strongly recurrent well branched scapes. (Solo Girl X Seedling)

$50.00
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Celebrate the Light*

Celebrate the Light* (Morss, 2018) Full violet single with a bluish purple eye. Recurrent scapes. Fertile

$100.00
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Vino Di Travis*

Vino Di Travis* (Morss 2010) Intense wine purple full single with violet eye and small yellow to green throat. Recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$35.00
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MABLE BOWLING*

Mable Bowling* (Morss 2014) Gorgeous lavender with patterned blue lavender purple violet eye and very green throat. Strongly recurrent scapes. Edges match the eye.

$35.00
original Price $50.00
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CHASTITY LYNN

CHASTITY LYNN* (Kirchhoff 2016) Giant orange full single with a orange-gold throat. Recurrent scapes.

$35.00
original Price $75.00
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Pam Tillis*

Pam Tillis* (Morss 2014) Grape purple color with deep purple eye edge. A light lilac arrow pattern embedded in the purple eye. Recurrent scapes.

$50.00
original Price $75.00
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JUNGLE ROYALE*

JUNGLE ROYALE* (Morss 2016) Magnificent full single with pastel coral-pink color and a beautiiful purple eye. Recurrent scapes.

$75.00
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FASHIONABLY EARLY*

Fashionable Early* (Morss, 2018) Beautiful near white with a purple to lavender eye. Recurrent scapes.

$60.00
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VIOLET MUSE*

VIOLET MUSE* (Morss 2016) Magnificent violet-purple single with a white edge. Recurrrent scapes. Fertile.

$35.00
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NASHVILLE BLOOMERS*

NASHVILLE BLOOMERS* (Morss 2016) Single blend of lavender with giant watermark. Tall. recurrent scapes. Fertile.

$50.00
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DARK ELIXIR

DARK ELIXIR (Morss 2016) Black red full single with black eye and a silver edge. Recurrent scapes.

$75.00
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LOVE WINS*

LOVE WINS* (Morss 2016)  Gorgeous full single with pastel and cream-pink blend of color and a yellow edge. Recurrent scapes.

$75.00
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JUST LIKE CANDY*

JUST LIKE CANDY* (Morss, 2003) Pastel peach full single with a vibrant cherry red eye and edge. Recurrent scapes.

$20.00
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INNER VIEW*

INNER VIEW* (Morss, 1982) Lavender cream single with a prime rose yellow halo. Recurrent scapes. Fragrant.

$15.00
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SANFORD CROSSFIRE*

SANFORD CROSSFIRE* (Morss, 2007) Peach full single with wide red-pink eye and edge. Recurrent scapes. Fragrant.

 

$20.00
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Simply Divine*

Simply Divine (Morss, 2002) height 26 in., bloom 3.5 in., season E, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, 24 buds, 5 branches,  Pastel Spanish orange with French blue lavender eye and yellow gold lavender edge above yellow to green throat

$15.00
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ALWAYS AFTERNOON

ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss,1987) Beautiful full pink single with a purple eye. Recurrent scapes.

$15.00
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Symmetry in Yellow*

Symmetry in Yellow (Morss, 2002) height 28 in., bloom 7 in., season La, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, 23 buds, 3 branches,  Lemon yellow self above green throat.

$15.00
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NASHVILLE SYMPHONY*

NASHVILLE SYMPHONY* (Morss, 2010) Magnificent cream-yellow single with pink highlights and pink eye.

$20.00
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PARADISE REGAINED*

PARADISE REGAINED* (Morss, 2010) Magnificent full almond-orange single with a purple eye and edge. Recurrent scapes.

$25.00
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ELSE KAISER*

ELSE KAISER* (Morss, 2001) Magnificent simple dark purple single self above yellow throat. Recurrent scapes.

$15.00
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