*BAS RELIEF (Stamile,P.)TET 68-B (Apricot Jade X Lemon Electra) 26” ERe.  SEv.  vfr. EMO.  ext. 7” x 3½” x 2”.  5-6 way branching.  30-35 buds.  When Jay Turman called me over to say I had a new kind of daylily, I knew he must be thinking BAS RELIEF.  This daylily along with others from fellow hybridizers does mark the beginning of a new kind of daylily – daylilies with sculptural relief.  Embossed internal sculpting is clearly a part of the exciting future of the daylily.
     Early blooms of BAS RELIEF are a melon, golden yellow blend.  Blooms are flat and circular with deep heavy ruffling and striking embossed sculpting.  Later blooms show more pink within the sculpting and in the sepals.  The heart of the flower is grass green.
    BAS RELIEF is slow to increase and is one daylily that prefers full sun and does not like to be disturbed if you want to see it with its magnificent scapes.  The flowers always have the intense sculpting from its cool weather beginning to the last flower of rebloom.
     BAS RELIEF almost went dormant for me last winter and I suspect it may be dormant in the North.  Here in Florida it behaves as a semi-evergreen.
     BAS RELIEF is a powerful parent easily passing on its embossed sculpting to flowers that do not possess sculpting.  Fertile both ways but a difficult pod parent.  Thank you Sally Millman-Taft for the perfect name to fit this daylily…$200.00