SCARLET PIMPERNEL'S STOUT SILVER METAL AWARD 2019
It is an honor to win the Stout Silver Medal. Only sixty-nine daylilies out of over 83,000 registered cultivars have claimed this recognition up to 2019. A daylily with the Stout Silver Medal by its name is a remarkable statistic for a hybridizer since this is the highest award a cultivar can receive. To my amazement, I have now become only the 10th female hybridizer to win this prestigious award in the history of the society since the award began in 1950.
Nan Ripley will be awarded the Stout Silver Medal at the 2020 AHS Convention May 24-27, 2020 in Savanah, GA
(N. Ripley 2007) Tet (Ruby Spider x Royal Celebration). Height 35”, flower 10”, 3-way to 4-way branching, bud count 12-18 (depending on rain), unusual form. Glowing Royal Garnet Red combined with chartreuse green throat can put a WOW in your garden. This flower has strong saturated colors that dazzle a painter’s eye. I love to paint watercolors and when I laid eyes on Scarlet Pimpernel I immediately wanted to put the brilliant colors and flower form on paper. Scarlet Pimpernel is often producing 4 petals and 4 sepals making 4 x 4 polymerous blooms. The flowers stand erect all day and do not fade, looking as fresh in the evening as in the early morning. When you add that Scarlet Pimpernel is a rebloomer and is both pod and pollen fertile, it is a gardener’s, collector’s, and hybridizer’s dream machine. $30.00 double fan. Scarlet Pimpernel can be seen in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 National Gardens.