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Garden Debut daylily enjoys uninterrupted bloom

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Bahama Pink Sky, part of "the no work plant collection," adds landscape value.

| April 21, 2011

PARK HILL, Okla. – Garden Debut has introduced the Bahama Pink Sky Daylily delivers color, a long bloom season and disease resistance. Daylilies in the Enjoy 24/7 “the no work plant collection” share characteristics that will work for landscape designers and contractors.

Flowers of Bahama Pink Sky Daylily have wide, medium flesh-pink petals accented by a wide, rosy red eye-zone and a contrasting yellow throat; the combination evokes soft pink tropical sunsets. Wide, overlapping petals are lightly ruffled with the barest hint of a faint rose picotee outlining some edges. The rosy-red eye covers nearly half of the rich and clear pink petal surface, creating a dramatic two-tone effect in the landscape.  In warm weather, the medium size flowers recurve, presenting a chic, round shape.

This pink daylily is one of the new Garden Debut Tetraploid daylilies offered in the Enjoy 24/7 series that features three seasons of continuous bloom on short, disease-resistant plants with large, brightly-colored flowers. The series is named for the lush, tropical colors of the Beach Boys song, “Kokomo.”

Bahama Pink Sky Daylily is a 2011 introduction in the Tetraploid series Enjoy 24/7 “the no work plant collection” that features shorter plants with large, brightly-colored flowers. Flowering begins six to eight weeks earlier than standard daylilies and flowers develop even during cooler spring weather and cold nights.  Blooming continues on branched flowerscapes throughout summer and fall, until cut down by hard frost (as late as Thanksgiving in Zone 7).

Bahama Pink Sky Daylily is resistant to Daylily Rust that afflicts all previous long-blooming daylilies. Short, grassy foliage, clean shedding of old blooms, prolonged reblooming that extends the season, and a rapid increase of divisions adds up to the daylily. Compact plants of this daylily with short flowerscapes and foliage eliminate blow-over in garden centers common to taller daylilies sold in gallon pots.    

The culmination of seven years of targeted plant modification by daylily breeder and author Dr. Ted Petit of Le Petit Jardin, McIntosh, Fla., Garden Debut is pleased to provide the green industry with superior plants through this partnership. Bahama Pink Sky Daylily is available in summer 2011. Future introductions in this daylily collection will continue with enjoyable names derived from the Beach Boys hit, “Kokomo,” and the flowers will evoke a tropical feel of freedom and fun.
 

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