Going Bananas


Denomination: 'Going Bananas'
Botanical Name: Hemerocallis
Applicant/Holder: Walters Gardens, Inc.
1992 96th Avenue
P.O. Box 137
Zeeland, Michigan
United States of America
Breeder: Chris Meyers, Walters Gardens, Inc., Zeeland, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2006-09-13
Application Number: 06-5574
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-02-23
Certificate Number: 3454
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-02-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Happy Returns'

Summary: 'Going Bananas' has a slightly shorter and wider leaf than 'Happy Returns'. The beginning of flowering for 'Going Bananas' is later than 'Happy Returns'. 'Going Bananas' has a larger flower than 'Happy Returns'. The flower colour of 'Going Bananas' is a lighter yellow with less orange than 'Happy Returns'.


PLANT: vegetatively propagated perennial, bushy-rounded to arching growth habit, sparse degree of branching, medium green stem with absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: arranged in basal fans, simple type, linear shape, acute apex, entire margin, medium green, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, no variegation, no petiole

FLOWERING: begins mid season, almost continuously for a long period
FLOWER: simple type, terminal position, erect attitude, light green to yellow green flower bud, yellow to light yellow on inner side

Origin & Breeding History: 'Going Bananas' was selected from a population of hybrid Hemerocallis seedlings derived from a cross made in 1992 between 'Happy Returns' and 'Brocaded Gown'. Selection criteria included flower colour and length of flowering period.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted during the summer of 2007 in Oxford Station, Ontario. There were twenty plants of each variety individually grown in 15 cm plastic pots in a poly house.

Comparison tables for 'Going Bananas' with reference variety 'Happy Returns'

Flower diameter (cm)

  'Going Bananas' 'Happy Returns'
mean 9.09 7.41
std. deviation 0.36 0.45

Flower length (cm)

  'Going Bananas' 'Happy Returns'
mean 9.01 7.43
std. deviation 0.48 0.43

Flower colour (RHS)

  'Going Bananas' 'Happy Returns'
main 6C/D 15C/D

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Going Bananas
Daylily: 'Going Bananas' (left) with reference variety 'Happy Returns' (right)

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