*Sunset Strip (Pierce
G.) TET 987 (Sldg 722 x (Magnificent Magpie x Magical
Marrakech)) 36” 7.25” flower, EV emo Ere, 5-way branching
with 30 buds. Arching Foliage.
This flower is easy to describe in that she is an intense cerise red
with a HUGE ruffled gold edge. Always perfect, always
consistent, always looking just like the photo which was taken in early
April. At over 7” and with extremely heavy ruffling, I
have never seen Sunset Strip hang, which is one of the biggest obstacle
with today’s Big Edges. This is the #1 reason for pulling the
flag on my big keeper seedlings. Once I can handle, twice and I
won’t put it into my lines.
The cruelty of selection. I have been able to put this flat
face and big edge on my reds giving them a completely different
look. On rebloom the already big edge becomes even larger and
turns intense chartreuse. Even the sepals take on this color –
Every bloom, every sepal ½” wide chartreuse edge!
Sunset Strip a daylily that always takes my breath, and she has
essentially three looks. Beautiful – Wonderful – and absolutely
Wow! Fertile both ways. Limited.