Mary Ruffin (Mason M. 2000)
*MARY RUFFIN (Mason, M. 2000) Dor 31" EM-M 5"
Mary Ruffin My sweet mother-in-law loved flowers and gardening. Even after her sight had gone, she said she could see my daylilies in her mind's eye. She wasn’t a "delicate" person, rather a mover and shaker who lived in a time when few women were. Sunshine, blue skies, and warm weather made her days, and this flower is a nice representation of everything she loved. A sunny yellow base is lightly overlaid with an earthiness of peach-caramel brushing. MARY RUFFIN opens well, and despite it's petal width and ruffling, always turns a happy face to the early morning. Like it's namesake, it laughs at adversity (like wind, rain, and an occasional tornado). Five-way branching and 35 buds are the norm, and you can expect a nice long bloom season. (Atlanta Supreme X Smuggler's Gold)