Ardor Glowing (2014) Espirit de Corp X Tim Kornder
Tetraploid 5”, 30”, EV, Midseason, 4 branches, 18 buds, fertile both ways. My late friend, Sally Millman Taft, once reported on a visit to Matthew Kaskel's garden and touring his seedling bed. "Color! Color! Color!" he exclaimed as the First Commandment of selection. I think of Sally every time I enjoy Ardor Glowing. It's a deeply saturated coral rose-orange with a faint watermark and a zesty citrus medley throat coloration of orange-lemon-lime. Rounded, reflexed, lightly ruffled, a dazzling color and a perfect opener. There is never a day when its color is less than impassioned!
Ardor Glowing continues my series of daylilies with names derived from the first stanza of the hymn "Come Down O Love Divine" and is the third in the series.