(John Shooter, 2002)
22 EM Re Noc Fr SE. #94-MD [TET MARIETTA PIZAZZ X UNTAMED
GLORY]. 5 1/2 - 3 - 2. Tetraploid.
If you have ever watched the sun rise in the early morning,
you can picture the shades of pink, lavender, rose, cream and lemon that
make up MARIETTA DAYBREAK. Blooms are basically a light dusty lavender
rose with a 3" center of bright lemon and butter cream and an olive
green heart. Raised lavender pink midribs. Sepals have yellow-gold edges
while inner half of petals have a 1/2" edge of amber cream changing
to a bubbly gold edge on outer half. Very sparkling, diamond dusted. Very
ruffled (3/4") into throat. Gathered, waved, and fringed. Very velvety
texture, very smooth; very heavy texture. Form is flat, overlapped, rounded
triangular. Sepals recurve strongly, petals arch up. Distinctive and desirable.
Three-way branching with 14-18 buds.