Dr. Stout Introductions

Dr. Arlow Stout's daylilies

$15 per double fan.

We grow about 60 of Stout’s 91 introductions and we are constantly on the lookout for more. Stout introductions multiply relatively slowly in our climate and so the list of what is commercially available is relatively small. We have many others that have three or four fans and we could trade those for some that we do not have. Write for particulars if you do not see what you are looking for.

Identification continues to be a serious problem when collecting Stout introductions. What I sold last year as ‘Caballero’ (Stout 1941) turned out to be ‘Jean’ (McDade/Schreiner 1943), probably a better plant but not a Stout. I now use photos I’ve taken of paintings that Stout had done at the New York Botanical Garden of his introductions, and this gives me a better idea of what is really a Stout.

We have added ten new Stouts to our list this year. We think these are accurately identified. They are very limited in quantity, however, and are shown as VL.

Those for sale include:

Autumn Minaret (1951).
70 4.25 MLa – L dor dip. Still one of the best of tall, late daylilies. A cross between H. altissima and a wild fulva from China.

Bagdad (1935).
37 4.5 M dor dip. Based on ‘Mikado’ and three different species. The name is one that a grower in the US would probably not choose today.

Bertrand Farr (1941)
VL 30 5 M ev dip. Named after the legendary nurseryman in Pennsylvania who marketed all of Stout's introductions.

Bicolor (1941)
VL 40 5 M sev dip

Boutonniere (1939).
41 4.25 EM dor dip. Based on the species H. multiflora.

Buckeye (1941).
42 4.25 EM dor dip. Darker eye than ‘Mikado’. Background includes four different species.

Challenger (1949)
VL 48 5 M ev dip

Dominion (1941)
VL 40 5 EM sev dip

Elfin (1949).
24 3.5 EE dor dip. Most successful of Stout's program of dwarf daylilies.

Fantasia (1946).
41 6 EM ev dip. One of Stout’s several UFs. One of my favorites but a slow increaser.

Festival (1939)
VL 48 5 Mla dor dip

Gold Bouquet (1960).
25 4.5 E dor dip. A Stout seedling introduced by the Farr Nursery three years after Stout died. It measures as a spider, a type that Stout usually did not care for.

Hiawatha (1941).
38 4.5 EM dor dip. An H. multiflora kid.

Linda (1935)
48 4.5 Mla dor dip. Based on species such as wild fulva from China.

Mignon (1941).
39 4 EM dor dip. A cross between H. multiflora, H. flava, and a fulva.

Mikado (1929).
40 5.5 EM sev dip. One of his first three introductions and his overall favorite. He used it heavily in promoting daylilies when he spoke to garden clubs.

Patricia (1935)
38 5 MLa ev dip. Because Stout used H. aurantiaca , the source of evergreen traits, so much in his program, many of his intros, like this one, are evergreen and are only marginally successful in our climate.

Poinsettia (1953)
32 4.5 MLa dor dip. Can be quite attractive in a clump

Port (1941)
VL 20 4 E sev dip

Princess (1935)
39 5 M ev dip.

Rajah (1935).
37 5 M dor dip. Based on ‘Mikado’ and a wild fulva.

Sachem (1935)
40 4 M ev dip.

Saturn (1935)
VL 36 5 M dor dip

September Mikado (1990)
VL with Piotrowski. 46 5 Vla sev dip

Serenade (1937).
52 4 EM dor dip. A spritely UF from a fulva background. One of my favorite Stouts.

Soudan (1932)
VL 36 4 EM ev dip

Statuesque (1956)
VL 60 4 M dor dip

Symphony (1941).
43 4.5 EM dor dip. Surprisingly, Stout's records indicate a fulva double in the parentage.

Taruga (1933).
33 6 EM ev dip. A hardy and vigorous UF, from his first UF, ‘Wau-Bun’, which is quite tender in our garden.

Theron (1941).
34 4.25 M dor dip UF. This is the first mahogany red daylily which caused quite a stir when Stout announced it in 1934. He had panels painted (for his talks to garden groups) showing the four generations of crosses which resulted in ‘Theron’. Unfortunately, it increased rather slowly and he was not able to introduce it until 1941.

Yeldrin (1941).
41 3.5 MLa ev dip.

Zouave (1941).
40 4.25 E ev dip. His best bi-tone.