Monday, November 11, 2019

2020 Donato Introductions

So I'm going to post my introductions on here with photos and details. Please forgive the fact that this is a blog.

If you wish to inquire about buying any of these, please email me at:

Everything here is super limited, and named for my enjoyment only. I really dont sell professionally or as a hobby, but will try my best to help anyone interested in a plant.  

"Steve's Lost His Pants" 

Named in Honor of "Steven Todd", Steve has been a great friend, a mentor, and an all around great guy. I bought Clown Pants from him awhile back, and this is one of the first, and many registrations to come from Clown Pants. 

Stats: 38in Tall, 7in flower, 3 Branches, 20 buds average, Midseason Bloomer, SEV, TET. 
Parents- Degroovie x Clown Pants
Very Fragrant 

Price-  The last availible fan will be auctioned on the Lily auction this march, the previous fan sold for 400. 

Other information:  So far this has been a stellar plant in my garden. It blooms consistently striped, as with clown pants the form does change day to day and the stripes are more pronounced in the beginning. The habit is good, grows fast, and has so far been a great plant for me. 

"What's another Cat"

True to the name... Me and my wife saved another cat this year... we had always said "six was enough" but alas... "What's another cat"  We now have seven. 

Stats:  29 inches Tall, 6in flower, 4 branches, 20 buds average, Midseason Bloomer, DOR, TET.
Parents- Unk x Unk  

I hate to do that, but its truly unknown.  This was a plant I grew from seed that I traded with Dave Mussar.  We Believe this to be "Splatter x Tet. Cherry Stripes"  But I cant say it with 100% Certainty

Price: 300/SF (Sold Out) 

One of my favorites in the garden, It never gave me anything in the ways of a scape until I left it alone and let it establish itself.  The seedlings I've bloomed from it have been amazing so far.


"Peter Saladino" 

Named for my Grandfather Peter Saladino, whom passed away this summer. My grandfather was a great man, and a great artist. His medium of choice was water color. My Grandmother's favorite color is pink and nothing made my grandfather more happy then to make my grandmother happy. So hopefully I manage to do both with this Pink, Watermarked Daylily in tribute of his exceptional life. 

Stats:  33 inches tall, 7in Bloom, 3 branches, 15 buds, midseason bloomer, DOR, TET

Parents: Unk x Unk

Wish I knew the parents, but the first crop of seedlings I planted, I marked with Sharpie... 

Price- Not Available (Family Only) 

"There's Trouble in the Cat-House"

Isnt there always? 

Named for the ruckus that is 7 cats now...  Another standout in my seedling beds, with thick scapes, great habit, and wonder deep color and a watermark, with a slight midrib color streak... Opens perfect, Perfect form (to me), and just an all around beautiful plant

Stats: 36 inches tall, 6in Bloom, 4 branches, 27 buds average, Midseason bloomer, DOR, TET

Parents: Red Hulk x Reckless Girls

Price- 50/SF 

"Till the Cats come home"

Why do the Cows get to have all the fun?

This is more inline with what people would expect to see out of my breeding so far "Green"  Now, I'm a big green fan, and trust me when I say green's a coming! This is the first of many "breed for me" green's coming.  I know I'm late to the green party and I'm just unabashedly not sorry. 

I knew Id intro this tall, sturdy green kid once I moved it and it bloomed in its second year. Another "Sharpie:2015 Disaster" With Unk x Unk... but I'm guessing Sen. Ed Kennedy is in there...  

Stats: 44 inches tall, 7in Bloom, 4 branches, 20 buds average, Midseason Bloomer, DOR, DIP

Parents:  Unk x Unk

Price: 50/SF


"Lola's Christmas Proposal" 

My wife never saw it coming, 14 cars, 7 cats, 10,000 daylily's... But it all started with "Lola".  Lola is Shayna's first cat, a pure breed Bengal that I got for her, for Christmas.  A year later I put a ring around Lola's neck and proposed to Shayna with Lola.  Alas "Lola's Christmas Proposal" 

This is Shayna's Introduction.  S. Donato. 

Stats: 42 inches tall, 6in bloom, 4 branches, 24 buds, Midseason Bloomer, DOR, DIP.

Parents: Dynamite Returns x Unk

A wonderful garden plant, grows like a weed, proliferates readily, and looks great while doing it!  Tall, sturdy, and Green... whats not to enjoy? 

Price: 50/DF

"Helen with the good Floof"


There's Becky with the good hair, and now there is Helen with the good Floof. Wish I could take credit for this creative name, but this was my very good friend Jame's Clancy's idea. 


Stats: 40 inches tall, 7in bloom, 3 branches, 18 buds average, Mid season bloomer, DOR, DIP

Parents: Eye of Shiva x Wings over Rainbow

Price: 75/SF very limited

One of my favorites, super pale pink with a green throat, tall, sturdy, fertile, used heavily in my green breed program... Originally from seed bought on the Lily auction fall of 2015.  Seed purchased from Jame's. He came up with the perfect name! 

Me and the "Floof"

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome, awesome group! You've done yourself proud! And I know that you know there's one I am absolutely drooling over and can't wait to get! lol