34 E 3.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip Noc
(Aerial * Boston Symphony) * A Small Multitude
Seedling number: MH0231D
A breakthrough! I've long admired the dark scapes on Corky and Golden Chimes, but I wanted to get away from the yellow to cleaner, brighter colors. Here's a distinctive light cream self with wide petals, ruffles, and plenty of green in the throat on inky purple scapes! The buds add to the beauty with their intriguing dark shading at base and tip. This one should win an award.
Another distinctive feature of From Darkness Comes Light is the extraordinary quality of the foliage. This year I noticed that it showed no signs of senescence or disease at Harmon Hill Farm at the end of August. Unlike the gnarled, stubby foliage of Sir Blackstem, this foliage is graceful and slender. The photo above was taken August 31st.
From Darkness Comes Light is terrifically fertile, setting pods either way with ease. First results have shown some seedlings with excellent branching, much darker scapes and exciting bud colors. A few have left the yellow behind, and are melons or clear, pale reds. I've made a LOT of seed from this one!