*GREAT WHITE (Stamile,P.,1999) TET T-5365-B (Glacier
Bay X (Papillon x Tetra Barbara Mitchell) 28” EMRe. Ev. fr. EMO.
ext. 6 1/4” x 3 1/2” x 2 1/4”. 5 - 6 way branching.
30 - 35 buds. Why would I call this ivory cream GREAT WHITE?
It’s not my whitest - that honor would go to WHITE PERFECTION or WHITE
CRINOLINE. It’s not my largest white - that honor would go to MAL.
It’s not my widest white - that honor would go to NORDIC MIST, and it’s
not my best branched white - that honor would go to KNIGHTS IN WHITE
SATIN. No…GREAT WHITE gets its name because overall it has the greatest
concentration of desirable characteristics. First, the plant is large
and husky and has excellent proportion with outstanding scape to foliage
balance. Well branched scapes carry up to 35 buds without ever crowding
the very large 6¼” flowers. The flowers are large, wide,
full and flat with edges deeply ruffled and gathered in gold. Of
all my whites it was GREAT WHITE I took into my pinks. GREAT WHITE
crossed into the pinks helped clarify even the best of the pinks.
Moreover, on pinks with a wire gold edge it produced outstanding gold edged
pinks. As a white breeder GREAT WHITE has been superb for getting
outstanding plant habits into my whites. More than a great white,
this is destined to be a great daylily. Easily fertile both ways……………………..$100.00