CAY (Stamile,P.) TET 4266-A (Shelter Cove x Spectral Elegance) 37” MRe.
emo. fr. Ev. 6” x 3 ¼” x 2”. 5-way branching (3 laterals +
terminal Y) 35-40 buds. Every once in a while fortune smiles on a
cross. Looking to make whites and pastels fancy, I was crossing
SPECTRAL ELEGANCE onto a variety of the pastels when I spotted a single
bloom of SHELTER COVE and thought well…maybe… From that single pod with
about 5 seeds came ELOQUENT CAY.
Much taller than either parent ELOQUENT CAY is
almost 40” tall. The flowers are a deeply sculpted bright melon
gold with a deep green throat and occasional green gold edge.
Like most melons it seems to get prettier as the sun plays on the
flower to bring out the pink tones. Fertile both ways.