2000 Introduction

Aileen Castlebury, Pine Branch Daylily Garden

CASTLE ORCHID SURPRISE

(R. '99, I. 2000) Dip - 24" EMRe sev 5 1/4" (#95-167-OE) The surprise in the bloom was the orchid ruffles. The color is beautiful when first seen in the morning. The orchid fades slightly, but doesn't lose its beauty. The soft cream petals and sepals are accentuated with a lovely green throat, blending to chartreuse. Substance is good and holds throughout the day. The three-way branched scapes carry an average of 15 buds, with good rebloom. $10.