*WREN’S SONG (Stamile,P.) TET 1325-C
[(Shimmering Elegance x Ed Brown) X (Red Fang x Northern Glitter)] 26”
EERe. fr. emo. ext. Dor. 7” x 3 ½” x 2 ½”.
6-way branching. 30-35 buds.
come as no surprise to hybridizers to learn that 90? of your “keepers”
come from 10? of your crosses. That is certainly the case here with cross
1325 – three great introductions from one cross: SHORES OF TIME, the gold
edged rose pink, LESLIE RENEE, the green edged rose and WREN’S SONG, the
early huge flat edged ribbon pink bitone.
is what WREN’S SONG is about. It is one of the earliest pinks to bloom
and it is also one of the longest blooming. Long bloom is a characteristic
you cannot see from any image. You can only see it in the garden after
other daylilies have bloomed out. It is one of those characteristics I
wish every daylily had.
SONG is not just about performance, it is a very large, very flat ribbon
pink bitone with a prominent gold edge. Being a dormant like its sib, SHORES
OF TIME, it should travel well anywhere. The picture in the catalog and
on the Internet shows a typical bloom on first scape. For those who get
rebloom this cultivar has gold tentacles some of which are ¾” long.
I know of no other ribbon pink with this characteristic. Alas, it only
occurs on rebloom when it is quite warm here so it may not show up everywhere,
that is why I have not pictured it in its tentacle form.
I used this cultivar? Being taller I have used WREN’S SONG to get some
of the gold edged purples, which tend to bloom low and in the leaves, to
come up. Being 7” in bloom size, it is much larger than its sibs so I have
used it to get extra large blooms in every color. Easily fertile both ways.