ZERUBBABEL 2013 introduction
ZERUBBABEL JAMAICAN MIDNIGHT X UKN 30 X 7 18 buds 3 way branching early-mid rebloom dormant prolifs tet $37 DF
ZERUBBABEL (JAMAICAN MIDNIGHT X UKN) 30X7 18 buds 3 way branching early-mid dormant prolifs pod fertile $37 DF
ZERUBBABEL X GOLIATH'S FOE a sdlg out of two of my large red and purple intros, which created the blackest red in my daylily field!
Another first yr sdlg out of ZERUBBABEL X GOLIATH'S FOE displaying a clear white outline around the black-purple petals and sepals and excellent branching.
ZERUBBABEL is one of those faithful purples that holds its quality of color and bloom no matter what the weather. 'Z' was destined to be moved and lined out years ago, but got left behind way over yonder in the other field.....BUT not forgotten!
The 7" deep black purple blooms with purple to red diamond dusting, never ceaseing to amaze me! I am always happy when a daylily freely give prolifs too, and ZERUBBABEL does that!
I hope to put white frilly edges and/or teeth on 'Z' this next season now that "he" is planted over by all the select seedlings for ease of hybridizing.
3way branching (in very poor soil without auxillary watering)
long bloom season
ZERUBBABEL is mentioned in numerous places in the Bible and was in the direct line of Jesus Christ, so this regal color of purple is quite appropriate, plus I just like how the word sounds!
'The word of the Lord came to Zerubbabel and said "not by might nor by power but by my Spirit says the Lord of hosts". '