Kathy Krattli

KATHY'S STORY

I am just a back-yard hybridizer and love the excitement of creating something unique. I love the hybridizing and growing part but not the selling part, so I was delighted that Laura was willing to handle that end. After all, daylilies do multiply and I need to find homes for my special ones. I want to make my registrations affordable to those who, like me, won't spend $100 for a daylily plant.

My first hybridizing effort took place late in the 2001 growing season. Oscie Whatley talked me into this by saying it was only the first year that you had to wait two years for the results of your efforts. His reasoning was that if you hybridized every year after that, every year you'd be seeing results. I made two crosses that first year. One produced nothing. The other produced three seedlings. One of those was my first registration.

Since 2001, my goals have become a little more focused, although I get side-tracked easily. I want to produce large (over 7") blooms which have great branching and budcount and have healthy, hardy plants for my USDA Hardiness Zone 5 area of Missouri.

Kathys Garden

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2016

Elfin Energy Elfin Energy (2016)

14" Tall with 3.5" blossom
Mid-Season, Dormant, Diploid
(Rosy Returns X Stella's Ruffled Fingers)

A continuous bloomer, sending up bloom
scapes from Early thru Late season.
Ginna Juliana Ginna Juliana (2016)

36" Tall with a 6.5" blossom
Mid Season, Dormant, Tetraploid
Dependable instant rebloom
(Duane Cookson X Get Jiggy)

Makes a very bright showy clump.
Named for my Colombian
"adopted granddaughter".
Handsome Cowboy Handsome Cowboy (2016)
36" Tall with a 8" blossom
Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
28 Buds and 4 branches, Reblooms
(Redeemed Treasure Witch's Stick)

A very masculine, velvety burgundy
bloom.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2015

Josie's Posy Josie's Posy (2015)

29" Tall with a 6" blossom
Mid-Late Season, Dormant, Diploid
Prolific bloomer, always double
((Ice Cream Dream X Frances Alicia)

Named for an old high school classmate.
Mamalahlee Mamalahlee (2015)

40" Tall with a 8" blossom
Mid-Late Season, Dormant, Diploid
20 Buds and 3 branches
((Tylwyth Teg X Lake Norman Spider)
X Lovely Pink Lady)


Named for my good friend, Laura Hood
(her "Grandma" name). Staggered scaping
provides long bloom time. Color is very
much affected by temperature, being much
brighter pink in cooler weather.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2014

Angie's Fancy Angie's Fancy (2014)

26" Tall with a 6" blossom
Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
24 Buds and 4 branches
(Sdlg x (Gillian x Barbarian Princess))

Named for my daughter-in-law who loves
purple. What makes this purple one so
unique is that it has white streaking on
the petals in cool temperatures.
Beve's Curls Beve's Curls (2014)

35" Tall with a 7.5" blossom
Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
25 Buds and 5 branches
((Tylwyth Teg x Lake Norman Spider) x
Rainbow Serpent)


Sib to HEAVENLY HULA DANCER. Not as
tall but with larger blooms and with the
same candelabra branching. It really puts
on a show! Named for my good friend,
Beve Creely.
Frieda Marie Frieda Marie (2014)
36" Tall with a 6.5" blossom
Mid-Late Season, Dormant, Diploid
30 Buds and 4 to 5 branches.
((Tylweth Teg x Lake Norman Spider) x
(Purple Oddity x Diabolique))


Another one whose color is affected by
temperatures. In cooler temps it's a straw-
berry red with a gold throat. In warmer
temps it's a lighter rose pink with a lemon
yellow throat. This one really puts on a
show with so many blooms at one time. Named
for my good friend, Frieda Alexander.
Veronica Louise Veronica Louise (2014)

26" Tall with a 8" blossom
Early-Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
16 Buds and 3 branches
((Tylweth Teg x Lake Norman Spider) x
Lovely Pink Lady)


I probably wouldn't have registered this
one since I prefer a higher budcount. But
my neighbor, Veronica Leefers, fell in love
with it. It is beautiful!

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2013

Heavenly Hula Dancer Heavenly Hula Dancer (2013)

Up to 60" Tall with a 7" blossom
Early Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
25 Buds and 5 branches
((Tylwyth Teg x Lake Norman Spider) x
Rainbow Serpent)


My most amazing achievement so far.
The first year it bloomed I knew it was
special. The blooms literally "danced"
over my head! And being from Hawaii the
name came easily.
Malika Malika (2013)

36" Tall with a 7.5" blossom
Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
25 Buds and 4 branches
(Redeemed Treasure Skinwalker)

I wanted to name MALIKA "Spider Wannabe"
but rules now say you can't use "spider" in
the name if it doesn't qualify as a spider.
But that's what it 'told me', the first time
it bloomed! So I hope it's not too unhappy
being named MALIKA--"queen" in Hawaiin.
Wil's Chill Wil's Chill (2013)
30" Tall with a 7.5" blossom
Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
20 Buds and 3 branches.
(Redeemed Treasure Witch's Stick)

Named after my grandson. A teenager who's
'into' zombies and such, this was the perfect
daylily for him to choose. Each bloom looks
different and sometimes very strange in the
way the petals and sepals twist and turn.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2012

Grandma's Sweetpea Grandma's Sweetpea (2012)

28" Tall with a 7" blossom
Mid-Late Season, Dormant, Diploid
16 Buds and 3 branches
(Tylwyth Teg Lake Norman Spider)

I hadn't planned on registering this one,
although I did love the bloom. Three-way
branching and only 16 budcount! But my
friend Lynn Kroemer insisted that I should,
and she picked the name in honor of her
granddaughter. When it won the
Oscie Whatley seedling award at our
AHS Region 11 Meeting, I had to register it!
Kathy's Orchid Bouquet Kathy's Orchid Bouquet (2012)

28" Tall with a 7" blossom
Mid-Late Season, Dormant, Diploid, Reblooms
24 Buds and 4 branches
(Heavenly Angel Ice X Redeemed Treasure)

I've loved this one since the first time
it bloomed, even though it had only a few
blooms and they were way down in the
foliage! But the flowers were exquisite
so I decided to keep it another year.
Since then it has really evolved, rising
up out of the foliage, with candelabra
branching and so many blooms at peak
that it really does look like a bouquet.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2011

Remembering Jane Remembering Jane (2011)

38" Tall with a 7.5" blossom
Early-Mid Season, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid
24 Buds and 3 branches (Tylwyth Teg X
(Lake Norman Spider X Pastel Rainbow Curls)


Great substance and holds up to the heat.
Named for a great daylily friend,
Jane Saliaris, who liked this one.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2010

Jerry McDaniel Jerry McDaniel (2010)

30" Tall with a 7.25" blossom
Mid Season, Dormant, Tetraploid
15 Buds and 3 branches
(Full Grown X Corinthian Pink)

Huge bloom on a nice healthy plant.
Named for a friend who LOVES
big blooms.

Mamie Lauck Mamie Lauck (2010)

36" Tall with a 6" blossom
Mid Season, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid
15 Buds and 3 branches
(Holiday Party X Pink Duality)

Nice healthy plant that divides easily.
Good in full sun, but happier with some
afternoon shade. Named for a good friend.
Mary Lou Farrow Mary Lou Farrow (2010)
24" Tall with a 6.5" blossom
Early-Mid Season, Dormant, Tetraploid
24 Buds and 4 branches. (Corinthian Pink X
(Charles Johnson X Full Grown))


Bud-Builder that will give 8 weeks
of prolific bloom! When asked what
name she'd like given to a daylily named
after her, Mary replied, "Nobody would
ever name a daylily after me!"

Mattie Jean Mattie Jean (2010)

28" Tall with a 5.5" blossom
Early-Mid Season, Dormant, Diploid
20 Buds and 4 branches
(Ice Cream Dream X Frances Alicia)

Named for a long-time good friend.
Beautiful Bloom!

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2009

Duane Cookson Duane Cookson (2009)

30" Tall with a 7" blossom, Fragrant
Early-Mid Season, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid
20 Buds and 3 branches with instant rebloom
(Paper Butterfly X Intelligent Design)

Heavily diamond-dusted, very fertile and
sets pods easily. I love this daylily!
Named for a good friend and fellow
hybridizer.
Remembering Harriet Remembering Harriet (2009)

30" Tall with a 7" blossom
Early-Mid Season, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid
15 Buds and 3 branches
(Intelligent Design X Full Grown)

Named for a special high school
classmate in Hawaii.
Harriet died of cancer in 2008.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2008

Pastel Rainbow Curls Pastel Rainbow Curls (2008)
38" Tall with a 8" blossom, Unusual Form
Mid Season, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid
18 Buds and 4 branches.
(Tylwyth Teg X Lake Norman Spider)

This one told me its name the first
time it opened! It is most colorful
in cooler weather.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2007

Redeemed Treasure Redeemed Treasure (2007)
(Gossard/Krattli)

40" Tall with a 8" blossom
Mid-Late Season, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid
30 Buds and 5 branches with instant rebloom
(Tomorrow's Song X Kirsten's Corsage)

Jamie was going to compost this one,
but he allowed me to save it--hence the
name.

KATHY'S INTRODUCTIONS
2006

Frances Alicia Frances Alicia (2006)

24" Tall with a 4.5" blossom, 99% Double
Mid Season, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid
24 Buds and 5 branches
(Double Joy X Siloam Double Classic)

Better branching/budcount than SDC, with
a slight fragrance. Named for my mother.

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