*SONGWRITER (Stamile, P.) TET 1232-F [(San Ignacio
x Ed Brown) X Tetra Grace Pierce] 25 EERe. Ev. vfr. emo. 6 ¾ x
3 ¾ x 2 ¾. 6-way branching. 40 buds. Called a red
by those seeing it in the early season, SONGWRITER is really a deep, clear
vibrant rose with a citron green throat. Blooms are exceptionally large
with first blooms easily over 7 and petal width easily over 4. It inherits
this size from Tetra Grace Pierce which imparts both exceptional size and
early bloom to its offspring. Tetra Grace Pierce can also impart muddiness
but if you run it through a clear pink you will clarify the colors and
certainly SONGWRITER and NANCY BILLINGSLEA are illustrative of this.
One of the finest Tetra Grace Pierce seedlings I have seen SONGWRITER seems
to have it all wonderful flutes and ruffles while opening flat and easily.
Later blooms often have a fringey white edge on the edges of the ruffles.
Easily our best parent for big deep roses with gold edges SONGWRITER will
make a big impact in the world of daylilies. Absolutely gorgeous and a
personal favorite. Fertile both ways