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White And Nerdy (Huben 2012) 28 EM Re 4.5, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip

MH0321A = (MH0034F * Ace Up My Sleeve)
Price: Held For Increase


My finest near-white rebloomer yet!

Sib to Snowy Stella, White And Nerdy has everything you could want except a bagel form. It is one of the very few LARGE continuous rebloomers, at 4.5 inches, and may be the only one that is not yellow. It is whiter than any tetraploid "white", has a green throat, good ruffling and heavy diamond dusting. At 16 buds, it has more than twice the budcount of Stella De Oro, and sends up three sets of scapes in my garden. In optimal conditions, it will bloom 11 weeks or more. It is vigorous and has excellent foliage.

This one is named for my personal theme song, "Weird Al" Yankovic's "I'm Too White & Nerdy". When I greet my new students in the fall, I tell them that I may mispronounce their multi-ethnic names because I have a handicap: I'm too white and nerdy. Even if they don't know the song (and many do), they warm up.

White And Nerdy is one of the most important breeders in my program. It is pod and pollen fertile. When crossed to other continuous rebloomers, it throws a high percentage of reblooming kids. Even more interesting, it tends to throw great color clarity, high budcount, large green throats and a great deal of green in sepals as well. Look at some of the descendents below for examples.


  • Snowy Stella Snowy Stella (Huben 2007) 24 E Re 3.25, NearWhite Self, Dor Dip
    MH0257C = (MH0034F * Ace Up My Sleeve)
    At any northern nursery, Stella De Oro sells like hotcakes because customers are told it reblooms. The question most often heard is “Do you have it in other colors?" At last, Stella De Oro’s rebloom is available in a near-white. Snowy Stella is definitely a near-white, and definitely a very strong northern rebloomer. It increases very well, has an excellent stature, 16 buds on erect scapes, blooms are well presented, has a nice clump form, and pretty much all the fans rebloom. Scapes are somewhat staggered too: that prevents gaps in the bloom. Compared to Stella De Oro, the flowers are similar in size and form. The scapes have twice as many buds, and the continual rebloom is far more certain and abundant. The plants are slightly shorter, and bloom starts a week or two later.
    $20 DF



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