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SPIDER TO THE FLY
(Elizabeth O. Shooter, 2002)

40 M Re Dor. #95-0647. [RUBY SPIDER X Seedling]. 9 - 2 1/2 - 1 1/2. Tetraploid.

Come into my parlor said the spider to the fly. This giant bright crimson red is just as deceiving. It has spider form and size, but does not meet the length to width requirements to be officially classed as a spider. Can you ignore these very triangular widespread blooms? Not at all. These bight crimson blooms with a blue-black overlay on the outer third of the petals and a 4 1/2" star center of light lemon tinted green will lure you in every time. Petals flare while sepals pinch and twirl. Waved, crimped and ruffled. Sepals are edged yellow. Petals are also edged yellow from throat one-third of way to tips. Tall, straight, heavy scapes. Three-way branching, 15-18 buds. A big, bright, showy spidery daylily that you just cannot resist.