Lonesome Soldier got its name for 2 reasons:
1) because it is strong & proud, yet subtle in character, with very good garden presence.
2) because most people will pay little, if any, attention to it, since is does not sport teeth, knobs, stripes, spots, splotches, chicken fat edges, or any other flamboyant trait currently the rage in a daylily.
If you are into fads, then Lonesome Soldier is NOT the cultivar for you. However, if ever there was a plant for the hybridizer, or gardener, who is interested in a high level of hardiness, showing superior resistance to disease in the foliage, & excellent plant habit & vigor, Lonesome Soldier is just that plant. The outstanding foliage is the main reason I registered it. It carries a rich bloom, in a warm, claret red, recurved open form, having bronze undertones, with a subtle darker eye, over a green tinged yellow throat that extends out to the mid-rib, encased in a trace of a yellow picotee edge. This plant has fabulous habit & foliage, surpassing anything else I grow, with the exception of its offspring. It is the pod parent for the 2022 Region 4 Stanley Saxton Seedling Bed, 1st place winner. An easy pod setter, especially for a darker color, it is pollen fertile. Color holds well in heat & rain.
Ashwood Still Night X Unknown
BR: 5 way (3 lats under a terminal Y)
Mid / Late season