Dan White..2014..dipolid unusual form..tall 48 inch scape, large 9 inch bloom, 2-3 way branching, 14 buds, dor, late season bloom...
((Firestorm x Medicine Feather) X Skinwalker)
Long soft creamy yellow going to rosy pink color toward end of petals and sepals, above a soft to brith yellow throat..
2004 Ned Roberts spent s morning in our garden, on that morning his Skinwalker had 26 blooms....Ned kept saying "that is the best clump of Skinwalker I have seen"...he tooka number of photos and even emailed me about how great Skinwalker looked...after that morning I received an number of emails from Ned regarding myhybridizing efforts...he gave me hybridizing suggestion and guidance...I sent him some photos of my seedlings for his thouhgts, he commented he seldom did comment on other's seedlings but gave me his thoughts . knowing he was very ill at the time he still took time to give me encouragment..
SPIRIT WHISPER name reflects not only having two of Neds kids in its background, but his past and continued influence, guidance and encouragment...I feel he is till speaking to me.
Thanks to Jane Mahan for her name suggestion..also a big thanks to Betty Roberts for her support...
Dan White, 2014, tetrploid, 20 inch scape, 5.5 inch bloom, 2 way branching, 14 buds, sev-dor, mid season bloom.
(Sunbear X Birdtalk)
Unique color combination of rosy red with mauve accents, some texturing, veining, above a triangular red eye with blue tip flashes, yellow to green throat, petals edged in multi shades of red to white, often showing teeth.
A special thank to my friendFrank Perry for taking this photo.