*FRANCOIS VERHAERT


*FRANCOIS  VERHAERT (Stamile,P)TET 9224-A (Bold Encounter x Awesome blossom) 24 EMRe. fr. Ev.  5½ . 3 way branching. 18-24 buds.
     FRANCOIS VERHAERT, daylily connoisseur of Belgium, Europe, selected this cultivar to bear his name. Oh, you could describe FRANCOIS VERHAERT as an orchid with a plum violet eye and edge and chartreuse throat but this would hardly begin to describe this flower! The plum violet eye is almost black at times reaching out from the throat while the huge deep black violet plum border reaches in from the edges leaving but small triangular dollops of orchid color in the petals. Wire the edge of the black violet plum border in white and you mark the sepals with a patterned eye and you begin to understand the complexity of this incredibly beautiful flower. An absolute must for the hybridizer exploring the nuances of eyes and borders.Fertile both ways........$150.00