Daylily Parents are represented in crosses differently, depending on the amount of information that is known about the Pod and Pollen parents in any given cross. For any seedling, the daylily parents could both be registered cultivars or could be unregistered seedlings. In some cases, the parent in unknown. In Garden Tracker for Daylilies each of these classes of parents are set up differently in the system allowing for the heritage diagrams to render accurately. The information below will guide you in entering daylilies for the purpose of rendering the heritage correctly.
- The parent is a registered cultivar
- The parent is a seedling, but the parents of that seedling are registered cultivars
- The parent is one of your own seedlings (not yet registered)
- The parent is unknown
The parent is a registered cultivar
In this situation, the daylily is entered into your application as you would enter any daylily. You should minimally enter the Daylily name, Hybridizer name, Registration Year, Ploidy, Season, and Foliage. You should also associate a Featured Image, and assign the category of either ‘Daylily is Mine’ or ‘Not in My Collection’. If you have either, or both, of the parents of this daylily entered already, then you should associate those parents to this new record.
The parent is a seedling, but the parents of that seedling are registered cultivars
When the parent is a seedling, the daylily name should be represented as ‘Sdlg(pod parent name x pollen parent name). The most efficient way to set this up in the application is to enter the pod parent daylily record and the pollen parent daylily record (as above under The parent is a registered cultivar), and then create the Sdlg(pod name x pollen name) record, and associate those daylilies to the sdlg record. Sdlg records entered in this way might have one, or the other parent unknown. In that case, the name would look something like Sdlg(unknown x cultivar name). Or, the Sdlg may have a different Sdlg as one of it’s parents – See the examples below.
Please note that the nomenclature is important. Long names don’t render well in the heritage diagrams, and the Sdlg names tend to be long. So, the application will truncate a long name starting with Sdlg( to Sdlg on the heritage diagrams. Please follow this convention when naming Daylily Parents that fall into this category