*LIGHTNING STRIKE (Stamile,P.) TET
5213-A [((Dewberry Candy x Admiral’s Braid) x (Dewberry Candy x Admiral’s
Braid)) X ((Opus One x Paper Butterfly) x Fantasy Finish)] 27” EMRe. Ev.fr.
EMO. 5½” x 3” x 2”. 3 way branching. 18 buds. 60% double.
The first time LIGHTNING STRIKE bloomed it was electrifying seeing this
huge cream with a purple eye and edge double. I had never seen such a huge
eye and full picotee border on a double before. The flower, an early
morning opener (EMO) opens flat and then soon recurves to give it a very
rounded look. As a seedling, LIGHTNING STRIKE bloomed double each
time, though later proved it could show its single heritage and blooms
double 60 % of the time. Never the less, LIGHTNING STRIKE has been
the most powerful parent for eyed, edged and patterned consistent doubles.
Some look like double versions of RAINBOW EYES while others look
like huge versions of FORTY SECOND STREET. The eye and edge in this double
seem to want to color shift into pink or red or break up into a myriad
ring of colors. I have also gotten some double edged
doubles. If you are interested in hybridizing complex eyed doubles,
bold eyed doubles, patterned eyed doubles, this flower is a must.
LIGHTNING STRIKE is truly one of a kind. Fertile both ways………$150.00