*PRETZEL POWER (Stamile, P.) TET 0148-A
(Inky Fingers X Royal Celebration) 38 MRe. fr. emo. Ev. 10 x 1 7/8 x
7/8. 13 wingspan. Petal length 6 7/8, petal width 1 7/8. Spider ratio
3.6:1. 7 way branching. 45+ buds. Unusual form crispate. This candy
apple to cardinal red crispate uf easily gives the appearance of being
the skinniest of our introductions because of the lack of overlap in the
The story of PRETZEL
POWER is an interesting one. Grace and I plant in blocks of
4. If there are 3 seedlings 3 will be planted. If there are 5 seedlings
the smallest will be discarded. When lining out the INKY FINGERS
x ROYAL CELBRATION seedlings some were too small and we put them off to
the side to discard. Well we got busy and several rooted to the side
of those lined out. One of these was later to become PRETZEL POWER. While
it was a tiny seedling it grew to be a powerful and vigorous cultivar.
The wonderful twisting
gives this cultivar its name. The sepals always twist while the petals
often twist as well. Strong erect scapes carry these large dramatic flowers.
Like many spiders PRETZEL POWERs blooms dry and curl inconspicuously for
such a large flower. High scape density, high flower density and
wonderful color mark this fabulous contribution to the tet spider class.
A great daylily. Fertile both ways.....$100.00