RAINBOW (Stamile,P.) TET 319-E [(Victorian Lace x Michael Miller) X
Spectral Elegance] 35” EERe. emo. Ev. 6.5” x 3.5” x 2.5”. 6-way
branching (4 laterals + terminal “y”) 55 buds.
This fabulous polychrome was a “failure” to get a
white like ALPINE RUFFLES. A beautiful polychrome with pink
nuances over cream and highlighted with a gold edge, is in my opinion,
destined to be one of my most popular. When you look at the very early
bloom season you rarely see the quality of the midseason. QUARTZ
RAINBOW would be an introduction if it bloomed in the midseason but
this is an extra early. It is a flower that gets more beautiful the
longer it blooms. Like all edged daylilies the green edge becomes more
and more prominent while the subtle colors become more prominent. This
is one of our “modern Stellas”- large flowers that continue to bloom
Also important is that this is a flower that will open when morning temperatures are in the 40s.
It is the overall combination of qualities that I
believe will stand the test of time; large flowers on tall well
branched scapes with beautiful delicate coloration, durable like quartz
with the subtle colors of a rainbow. Easily fertile both ways.