Giant Teratorn         
(Gossard, James)  2011 introduction

(Rouge and Curls x Primeval Force )
Diploid 33" Mid season Dormant emo fr 13" 3 way branching  18 buds. Fertile both ways. Rebloomer

Giant Teratorn is my biggest diploid daylily I have introduced todate. It also is the biggest daylily I grow. The Wing spand is over 16 inches. Converted, who knows, may be 20 inches. It is a hard Dormant. Grows in zone 7, but much happier in zone 5. Color is lavender pink with deeper maroon pink eyezone. Throat is yellow green. It is a UFO cascade and true spider with ratio of 7.5 to 1. Named for the largest flying bird ever discovered........$75

     


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentavis

Argentavis magnificens (literally "magnificent Argentine bird") is the largest flying bird ever discovered, larger in every aspect than any other flying aves, including the enormous Haast's Eagle from the Pleistocene to Holocene of New Zealand. This bird, sometimes called the Giant Teratorn, is an extinct species known (as of 2009) from three sites from the late Miocene (6 million years before present) of central and northwestern Argentina, where a good sample of fossils has been obtained.[1]
The humerus (upper arm bone) of Argentavis is somewhat damaged. Even so, it allows a fairly accurate estimate of its length in life, which was a bit shorter than an entire human arm.[2] The species apparently had stout, strong legs and large feet which enabled it to walk with ease. The bill was large, rather slender, and had a hooked tip with a wide gape

Pollen and pod parents pedigree, from AHS database.

Primeval Force (Gossard, 2011)
height 46", bloom 8.5", season Mid, Rebloom, Dormant, Diploid, UFO Crispate-Cascade, Marroon purple and deep maroon purple eye zone, with large green throat.

Rouge and Curls (Temple, 1995)
height 29", bloom 9.87", season E, Rebloom, Evergreen, Diploid, Spider Ratio 7.25:1, Beige pink with maroon eyezone and very green throat. ((Rainbow Spangles × Garden Portrait) × Mountain Top Experience)


Yabba Dabba Doo (Hansen, 1993)
height 30", bloom 10", season L, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Spider Ratio 4.35:1, Medium purple spider variant self with large chartreuse throat.

Kirsten's Corsage (Burkey, 1996)
height 37", bloom 7", season ML, Dormant, Diploid, UFo Cascade , Rosy purple with darker eyezone and huge chartreuse throat. (WILLIE Belle × Lola Branham)