|'Drama Queen' (TB K.Keppel 2002)|
American Dykes Medal 2011
Wister Medal 2009
|'Mesmerizer' (TB Byers 1990)|
American Dykes Medal 2002
Wister Medal 2000
'Mesmerizer' (Monty Byers, R. 1990). Sdlg. E101-1. TB, 36" (91 cm), Medium season Bloomer. Ruffled white; beards tangerine red with large uplifted frilly white flounce terminating in pale green button pompon. B37-12: ('Sky Hooks' x 'Condottiere') X 'Branching Out'. Moonshine 1991. Honorable Mention 1993; Award of Merit 1996; Wister Medal 2000; American Dykes Medal 2002.
|'Anvil of Darkness' (TB Innerst 2013)|
UPDATE: I Intended to order 'Hello Darkness', a Dykes Winner, but ordered 'Anvil' instead. Bob Van Liere was gracious about making a change, but 'Hello Darkness' is not one he sells. Dykes Medal Winner does not equal great grower in any particular area. In fact Beverly Sills preforms well for some in my area and for others, not so much. Van Liere writes...
Neil, I have never been able to grow Hello Darkness. When ever it came out, 10-12 years ago maybe longer I ordered 3 plants and I think I still have 3 plants maybe less or I just completely gave up on it and discarded what I did have. It has maybe flowered once in all those years, it just won't increase for me. I have moved it and it isn't happy any place I have planted it. Anvil of Darkness, Before the Storm and Black Suited are the three really black ones that seem to do well for me. Midnight Oil has never respond to our climate either. I need to try some of the newer ones but haven't gotten around to ordering them yet. Maybe this year. If you don't want Anvil of Darkness let me know which one I can replace it with.So I will give it a chance! I have 'Before the Storm' and 'Night Owl', two "black" cultivars. Night Owl did really well for a number of years, but neither did anything much last year.
|'Crowned Heads' (TB Keppel 1996)|
American Dykes Medal 2004
Wister Medal 2003
|'Titan's Glory' (TB Schreiners 1981)|
American Dykes Medal 1988
'Titan's Glory' (Schreiners, R. 1981). Seedling K 80-A. TB, height 37" (94 cm). Early to Midseason bloom. Bishops purple; self beard. 'Navy Strut' X H 201-2: ((Y 54-A x Y 240-B) x ('Rococo' x 'Prince Indigo')). Schreiner 1981. Honorable Mention 1983; Award of Merit 1985; American Dykes Medal 1988.
|'Abby and Me' (TB Burseen 2003)|
|'Prague' (TB T.Johnson 2004)|
|'That's All Folks' (TB Ghio 2004)|
Wister Medal 2011
(Dykes, runner-up 2012)
'That's All Folks' (William Maryott by Joseph Ghio, R. 2004). Seedling DD-117G. TB, height 40" (102 cm), Mid bloom season. Standards brilliant gold; falls white with gold blending to wide muted gold band; beards gold. Sibling to 'Pure And Simple'. Bay View 2005. Honorable Mention 2007; Award of Merit 2009; Wister Medal 2011.
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