My Friend Phil, Daylily

*My Friend Phil

*MY FRIEND PHIL (Pierce G.)  179-F ((Over the Mountain x Picasso’s Intrigue) x Going Big Time) TET EV EMRE 48” 6.5” flower, 5 way branching, 35-40 buds.

As a hybridizer I will generally look at a daylily and think to myself how I can improve it.  Taller, better color Etc.  In the case of MY FRIEND PHIL I remember gazing at the clumps of blooms thinking… it’s done.  And I believe that today.  MY FRIEND PHIL is a large, round like a dinner plate, ruffled, with wonderful scapes, low arching foliage, and easy fertility.  He even has heavy sculpting from deep in the green throat out to the ends of the big eye.  I miss Phil.  We should all be so lucky as to have a friend, and a good man like Phil, especially as a neighbor!!!  I regret not spending more time with him, I just work too darn long.  Anyway… To the most honorable man I know, I dedicate his namesake to one of my very best daylilies.  I miss you buddy, keep an eye on all of us please.  MY FRIEND PHIL is fertile both ways, and looks exactly like the photo on every bloom.