Michael Arnholt

This red first bloomed for me in the mid-1980s, and it was the fullest, roundest red I had seen. Unfortunately, I had no irrigation wells then, and it got no extra water through years of drought. So there was little increase.
I put it in my catalog with only 14 plants on hand. So very few people have ever seen this in any garden. Over the years, I continued to grow this reasonably sunfast, yellow-throated, rich tomato red. And now, as you can see, I have a pretty good supply.
So the price is far more reasonable now. And you're almost certain to get this if you order it. That's a good thing. Because this is still one of the fullest, roundest and most sunfast, large red tetraploid daylilies available.
Named for a friend and the managing editor at the Fayetteville Observer, where I worked for about 28 years.
Its special qualities include heavy, waxy substance and ribbed texture.
Chief Red Cloud x Seedliing
Bloom size: 6.25 inches
Scape Height: 32 inches
Bud Count: 14
Plant habit: Dormant
Bloom time: Midseason
Blooming habit: No rebloom
Fertility: Pods difficult, pollen is easy.
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Flaws: Doesn't fully open until about 9:30 a.m.
Exceptional qualities: Robust growth. Tough flowers resist thrips and water spottiing. Sunfastness is excellent.
Price: $30
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