*Roman Steel (Pierce
G.) 1451-B (Cutting Loose X Magical Marrakech) X Sib to Buffalo
Thunder) TET SEV EE 30” 7” flower, 6 way branching, 35-40 buds.
This is easily one of my finest daylilies, well admired by Matthew
Kaskell along with Bluegrass Shadows, which at the time were side by
side when Matthew visited. I have bloomed well over a hundred
thousand purple seedlings and rarely does a daylily have the presence
of Roman Steel. I cannot tell you everything in words just that
she sings with style!!! The rich purple petals have dark purple
veining throughout and are outlined in a strong ruffled white
edge. Inside the edge is a bluish silver shadow that matches the
large watermark above the green throat. Honestly Roman Steel
looks 3-D to me and is one of the heaviest flowers I grow.
I have not been able to truly capture the lure of this daylily in a
photo, though every pic could be a cover shot; and I will not use
magnifying lenses! Anyway, this flower takes my breath away and I
will be continuing to use Roman Steel for some time. Easily
fertile both ways, with great success. Very heavy
substance. This is a daylily that I would like to see win the
Stout Medal someday. Easily fertile both ways.