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Shields Gardens Ltd: Daylily 'Byzantium'

BYZANTIUM (Jim Shields, 1999), seedling #652T01, is an Early-Mid season bloomer, Semi-Evergreen tetraploid, with large flowers that tend to recurve strongly to about 5" diameter. The color has proved very difficult to capture on film and even more so on computer screens; it seems to me to be a rose-umber shade. It carries 12 to 16 buds. Other seedlings in this cross were pink and purple. Pollen parent, #463T03, was a red-brown. BYZANTIUM's pollen is sinfully fertile; it is also pod fertile, but less so than with its pollen. Tet, Ht. 26.0, EM. Pedigree: [click here]. $150.00

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Last updated 9 July 2000
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