(Stamile,P.) TET 4286-A (Shores Of Time x George Washington) 28” EMRe.
emo. Ev. 6” x 3.5” x 2.5”. 4-way branching (2 laterals + terminal “y”).
First question, “What is a Cosenza?” Cosenza is a
city in the south of Italy from which my grandfather emigrated to the
United States landing on Ellis Island with $25 in his pocket and a
dream in his heart.
Neither of my parents were gardeners and I never
knew my grandfather as he died when my father was a young man. I knew
him only through the stories that my father would tell me of how he
worked in his father’s olive orchards in Italy. Here in the US my
grandfather would grow his own grapes that my father would stomp to
make wine. He was always growing plants outside their climate zone like
figs in New York. He set up controlled experiments testing different
fertilizers and herbicides to see which would kill broadleaf weeds but
allow grass to grow. In short, he was a lot like me, loving and working
with plants his whole life. So, to you Grandpa I name this daylily in
COSENZA, the daylily is a beautifully formed bright
rose pink with a large watermark and gold edge. Guy and I love this
one. Personally, I like bright clear color on tall well branched
scapes, color that is so bright and so clear that it radiates across
the garden. This is one of the best. Fertile both ways and a great
parent for both white edges and gold edges.