INDIANA DAYLILY-IRIS SOCIETY (IDIS)
Non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of daylilies and iris
On our site you will find our calendar of events for this year, our newsletter, links to our national and regional societies, and links to local growers.
Join us on Tuesday, May 11, at 6:30pm as Phil Korth presents
"Hybridizing in the tundra". Phil and Luel Korth own Pinewood Gardens
in a northern suburb of Green Bay, WI. While being close to Lake
Michigan's Green Bay, the shallow bay freezes each winter and offers
no temperature moderation. This means they are a full zone colder than
directly across the lake in western Michigan. All their plants are field
grown on sandy soil amended with topsoil and compost. Hybridizing
daylilies since 1997, their program features full form tetraploids in
a variety of colors and large green throated diploids. Raising around
1000 new seedlings each year, they have introduced 197 plants. All
introductions are by both Phil and Luel so they have to agree on the
flower and name.
Prepare to hear the challenges of hybridizing in zone 4 and what
future introductions may be coming from their work.