The taste of old wine

The fun thing about daylilies is they come in many colors, shapes, and sizes.   And they come in many ages.  Take Black Plush it is an old daylily.  Introduced in 1955 it has been around for a few years.  Nearly older than me.  If you go to the AHS database advanced search and enter parentage ‘black plush’ you will find 43 daylilies that share those genes.  Most of them were introduced after 1990.  So much for the theory of crossing the latest and greatest with the latest and greatest.  Black Plush is a beauty in its own right.  It just took about 30 years for folks to figure out that lots of pretties follow in its tracks.black plushI guess this is one other way to taste an old wine.

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