STORM (Stamile, P.) TET 5234-A (Elderberry Candy X Tetra Peppermint
Delight) 26” Ere. Emo. Slight fr.Dor. 6” x 3” x 2 ½”.
5-way branching (3 laterals plus terminal Y) 25-30 buds.
This ruby red eyed sib to GIANT PANDA was a surprise
dormant. The obviously evergreen Tetra PEPPERMINT DELIGHT was carrying
genes for dormancy which showed up in RUBY STORM. I expect GIANT PANDA
to be carrying those same genes for dormancy.
While still having some orchid influence RUBY STORM is redder than BART
ROBERTS. As a result we have taken RUBY STORM primarily to red eyes
while BART ROBERTS has been used with many different colors.
Another thing RUBY STORM has is early bloom and
strong rebloom. It is one of the most colorful flowers of the early
season. Fertile both ways. A very fine daylily.