*MICHAEL MILLER (Stamile,P.) TET
7419-G (Great White x Platinum And Gold) 30 EMRe. nofr. emo. ev.
6 x 3 ½ x 2. 3-way branching. 22 buds.
When Michael asked me to name my best white for him, both Grace and I thought
immediately of 7419-G. We had admired it all season.
This cream white was more white than cream. While it did not have
the elaborate flutes, furls and ruffles of a VICTORIAN LACE, there was
something about MICHAEL MILLER that garnered special attention. It
could not be the size since VICTORIAN LACE was larger at 7.
It could not be the gold edging since both CORTINA and NEW DIRECTION had
bigger gold edges. I think the thing that sets MICHAEL MILLER off
is its great elegance. It simply is one of the most beautifully formed
whites with hardly ever a bad flower. Looking down a row of
MICHAEL MILLER you are struck by this quality. A lot of whites
go white by thinning out the substance. This is not the case with
MICHAEL MILLER. The substance is excellent for a white.
If you hybridize you
will appreciate MICHAEL MILLERs ability to pass on both size and substance.
If the other parent has a gold edge, the results are phenomenal!
The MICHAEL MILLER x VICTORIAN LACE and MICHAEL MILLER x JT DAVIS this
past season were breathtaking. While not as green as KEY LIME ICE,
MICHAEL MILLER does have enough green to enhance the coolness of
the white. A fabulous daylily. Fertile both ways