*STAR ASTERISK (Stamile,P.) TET 048-B
[(Moonlit Masquerade x Tetra Rainbow Spangles) X Tetra Satan’s Curls]
40” EERe. vfr. emo. Ev. 9½” x 1¾” x 1”. 12” wingspan. Petal
length 5¾”, petal width 1¾”. Spider ratio 3.2:1. Unusual
form – quilled and pinched crispate. 5 way branching. 25-30 buds. Strong
erect scapes with multiple branching.
STAR ASTERISK has
a powerful presence in the garden. With its pinched petals and quilled
sepals it looks like clusters of giant asterisks in the garden. The color
is a deep lavender, not purple, with a purple eye and pale Spring green
throat. The quilling of the sepals usually ends in a simple tube but can
often widen and be tipped in an arrowhead shape. The effect is to have
the petals narrower at the ends with its pinching while the sepals are
narrower in the midsection. A strange and wonderful cultivar, STAR ASTERISK
also adds Nell Carndall’s Tetra Satan’s Curls to the tet spider gene pool.
Fertile both ways………………….$100.00