*JOLLY RED GIANT
*JOLLY RED GIANT (Stamile,P) TET 643-DD
(Star of India x Long Stocking) 68 ERe. very slight fragrance. emo.
Ev. 8 x 2 ¼ x 1 ½ . 6 way branching.
56 buds. Unusual Form - pinched and twisted crispate. I dislike
writing in superlatives such as the most ruffled, the heaviest substance,
etc. since it presumes the writer knows the entire world of daylilies.
In growing daylilies for 20+ years including the species Altissima and
the Challenger hybrids, I can say that I have never seen a daylily as tall
as JOLLY RED GIANT. JOLLY RED GIANT towers over mere 5 tall
Altissima and Challenger hybrids and at 58 can be used in place of a
small shrub or tree. This is truly a fun flower for those
who want bragging rights for the tallest. Being evergreen it may not
grow as tall in the North but here in the South the first scapes bloom
at 68 and rebloom just shy of 6. Very strong well branched
erect scapes. Pod sterile but pollen fertile