Let Me Be Clear
Let Me Be Clear (Huben 2010) 26 EM Re 4, Pink w' Faint Band, Dor Dip
Let Me Be Clear is simply the clearest colored continuous rebloomer to date. Most "pink" rebloomers are distinguished by dull, muddy colors that get worse when the sun hits them. Not this icy pink! Compare its color clarity to Lullaby Baby (on the right):
(Southerners, please note that Lullaby Baby is not white in the north, but much more a clear, pale apricot pink.)
Let Me Be Clear increases rapidly to make a dense clump with outstanding foliage. It blooms three sets of scapes per year for me, and well into October at Harmon Hill Farm. Scapes have only 9 buds, but that's not a problem for rebloomers with a never ending procession of scapes. It's not a strong seed setter, but it does throw strongly reblooming kids when crossed with other continuous rebloomers.
Frequent Flyer (Kendall 2003) 28 E Re 4, Cream w'Lavender Eye, Dor Dip Ext Noc
(Millie Schlumf * Brocaded Gown) F2
An awesome continuous rebloomer, with airy, well-branched scapes. It is also an amazing breeder, passing rebloom and often taking on the form and clarifying the color of the other parent.
MH0015.5 (Huben ) 24 E 4, NearWhite Self, Evr Dip
(Millie Schlumf * Early And Often)
Millie Schlumf (Guidry 1981) 20 EE Re 6, Pink Self, Evr Dip Emo
Early And Often (Huben 2001) 26 E Re 4, Peach Polychrome, Dor Dip Ext Fra Noc
(Sunny Honey * Sobek 94.12)
Honorable Mention award 2006! At last: a northern rebloomer that isn't yellow or gold. The heart of my breeding program, producing a great diversity of seedlings, many of them rebloomers. Very rapid increase. Tested and found highly rust resistant (a character passed to most of its kids.) Early And Often was my first introduction, and has lived up to its promise as a continuous rebloomer; it blooms non stop from early July until frost. Some growers report as many as seven sets of scapes per season. Unlike other diploid rebloomers, it is a color clarifier and readily gives up the melon tones in seedlings.
Sunny Honey (Millikan 1989) 24 E Re 3.5, Yellow Self, Sev Dip Noc
(Stella De Oro * Brocaded Gown)
Sobek 94.12 (Sobek ) 28 E 4.5, Cream Self, Dor Dip
(Three Seasons * Tuscawilla Tranquility)