Saturday, September 13, 2008


24 EE 3.25, Yellow Self, Dor Dip
MH0039H * MH0067D = (Elfin * Early And Often) * Sunshine On Clouds * Early And Often

Long, fluorescent purple bracts! The first half of June, this plant looks as if it has weird trident-like purple flowers, that stand out and scream in the sea of daylily foliage before most even have scapes. It's a true EE, blooming about a week before Stella De Oro. The flower is plain, a pale yellow that dwarfs the bracts (which do dry out) and renders the appearance ordinary. MH0433P should carry melon, and I'm making some seed with others that have long purplish bracts. 4 branches and a good number of buds, but no rebloom. Imagine if those bracted scapes were emerging throughout the year, with white flowers contrasting with the purple bracts!

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