GREEN (Stamile,P.) TET 4129-D (Inimitable x Zephyr’s Song) 27” EMRe.
emo. ext. Ev. 5.75” x 3.25”x 2.25”. 4-way branching (2 laterals +
terminal “y”). 25-30 buds.
The idea here was to put the “lettuce edges” of
ZEPHYR’S SONG with the green throat of INIMITABLE. The biggest surprise
was not the green edge but rather the green
suffusion over the entire flower. It is like we took a scape of
INIMITABLE and placed it in green food coloring so that the cream
became saturated with green. GOING GREEN has become our most important
flower for breeding both pure green flowers and for getting lemon
yellows. Since there is some bitone effect I am also hoping to
elaborate that characteristic. In my minds eye I see pure green petals
with white or pink sepals. And why not? If we can dream it…
GOING GREEN as you can see rolls back. Flower size
would be more like 6.5” if it did not recurve as much. Substance is
heavy and leathery but flowers open perfectly well.
If you are breeding for green, green yellows or lemon yellows I would
recommend this flower. If you are doing bicolors it might be more of a
long shot but still worth a try.
As a garden flower GOING GREEN adds a new color to
the pantheon of daylily colors. Many visitors exclaim when first seeing
GOING GREEN, “Oh my, that really is green!” As a hybridizer you are
always thinking to the next generation and I am hoping to see some true
emerald greens this year. Fine flower. Fertile both ways.