EDGINGS (Stamile,P.) TET 4262-B [(Pink Intrigue x Tetra Beautiful
Edgings) X Tetra Forsyth Flaming Snow] 33” MRe. emo. Ev. 6” x 2.625” x
1.625”. 4-way branching (2 laterals + terminal “y”). 20-25 buds.
CRIMSON EDGINGS is the closest I have come to a true
red Picotee on a snow white flower. Moreover, CRIMSON EDGINGS opens
this way first thing in the morning. It is not a pink or lavender
flower that fades during the day to reveal a colored border in what are
called in hybridizing circles “fade outs”.
Ever since I saw the diploid FORSYTH FLAMING SNOW at Iron Gate Gardens
I have been dreaming of having such a flower. Of course, I wanted the
base color even whiter and the edge color even brighter so that the
entire edge would pop out of the flower.
Yet, sometimes I look at this flower in the garden and it doesn’t look
real. Certainly it looks as if someone had taken red lipstick and
painted the edge of a white flower. Moreover, there is no “mustache” or
hint of an eye to mar the true picotee effect. A must for those doing
edges with no eyes. Fertile both ways.