The primary reason for the trip was to get some more solid stock in preparing for my shipment to David Cupps. The Dykes Medal collection is getting more complete. I had Silverado and Dusky Challenger from David, but one did not survive las winter and the other was not very vigorous. I asked Dana about Starwoman. "That one the Dykes Medal? It's an intermediate or smaller. I think I have a clump and I break you off a few." Indeed it is intermediate an winning the Dykes was an accomplishment. I can't wait to see it and David got a rhizome.
I have included "Vision in Pink" from my first Borglum visit and Italian Velvet a bonus from Schreiner's.
'Yaquina Blue' (Schreiners , registered 1992). Seedling W18-2. TB, height 37" (94 cm), mid season bloomer. Ruffled medium blue (RHS 96B); beards yellow, tipped white. N59-A: (J78-3: (('Cup Race' x 'Tufted Cloud') x 'Sailor's Dance') x I 38-A: ('Sapphire Hills' x ('Parisian Blue' x (('Blue Linen' sibling x (J 274-A x 'Violet Harmony')) x ('Swan Ballet' x 'Snowy Heron'))))) X L 100-A: (I 144-G: ((((('Black Onyx' x N 371-1) x 'Grand Ball') x ('Sterling Silver' x ((('Pierre Menard' x ('Blue Rhythm' x 'Chivalry')) x 'Harbor Blue') x ('Blue Sapphire' x 'Harbor Blue')))) x unknown) x 'Neptune's Pool') x G 119-H, 'Royal Regency' sibling). Schreiner 1992. American Dykes Memorial Medal 2001 .
Ruffled violet raspberry (RHS 77A), hafts washed bronze; beards blue purple. R 720-D: ('Louisiana Lace' x 'Entourage') X T 879-B: (L556-1: (G 510-A x 'Fabulous Frills') x 'Starcrest'). Schreiner 1994.