*NORDIC MIST (Stamile,P.,1999) TET T-5352-B
[Glacier Bay X (Rhythm And Blues x Seminole Wind)] 26” MRe. Dor.
fr. EMO. 6 1/2” x 3 3/4” x 2 3/4”. 3 - 4 way branching.
20 - 25 buds. From RHYTHM AND BLUES, a lavender and SEMINOLE
WIND, a deep pink, I got a large white seedling. The seedling didn’t
have the bud count to introduce it but it did have size and color.
I crossed this 7 1/2” seedling to GLACIER BAY which was relatively small
(5 1/2”) but did have the buds and branching. The result was NORDIC
MIST, which I call my “white Tetra Barbara Mitchell”. This flower
has all the voluptuousness of Tetra Barbara Mitchell but in a cream white.
Moreover, the tightly ruffled flower is edged in deep gold just adding
to its beauty. It’s like a dream fulfilled to get the size, petal
width, color and edge all in one flower. Moreover, while most
of the gold edged whites have been evergreen, this one is dormant.
I would say a dormant GLACIER BAY but it really is a much different
flower. NORDIC MIST is pictured on the inside back cover and with
Grace’s seedling T-95-35-B on the outside back cover. Grace’s seedling
is about 3” - to give you an idea of the relative size of NORDIC
MIST. As you might expect, like
BIG SUR and GREAT WHITE, NORDIC MIST has been a favorite among
hybridizers. A great flower for giving size and gold edges to the
whites. With almost 4” petals, NORDIC MIST is the widest of
my whites and passes on good form as well. Super. Fertile both