this began a few weeks ago after our sale.
One of the beauties I bought, Kashan,
was dug from Joe
Maxfield’s garden. I surfed the
Internet to find what each of my Daylily purchases would look like when they
I ran into a problem when I got to Kashan.
some information from Joe about the bloom’s hybridizer, Bob Tankesley-Clarke. Joe
unusual petal shape, color and distinctive foliage.
looked up everything I could find concerning Kash, Kasha, etc. Couldn’t find a
thing. There were several mentions
of the name “Kasha” associated with plants and biology, but I was way, way
I wrote directly to Bob Tankesley-Clarke at Adamgrove Nursery in California,
Missouri. He was the hybridizer of Kashan. Who
better to ask about how it was named? He
graciously answered my questions in an email which I include for you to read.
for your inquiry. Kashan
was named for an ancient/current city in Iran - on the Silk Road perhaps.
I had another dip about the same time which I named Khan.
I like names with exotic geographic/historic references.
don't know Kasha.
Kashan won for us the AmHemSoc Region 11
Hybridizer (of the year) Award at the summer regional meeting in Topeka a few
years ago. It was putting on a
tremendous display in two tour gardens. (all
thanks to the growers) I believe Kashan
was on the cover of the MoKanOk Region 11 Newsletter following its win in
for your note. Our garden is on the
Region 11 tour next summer. Hope to
see you there.
and Eric Tankesley-Clarke