Last updated 10/25/07.
Welcome! This year again I have two new introductions. I've also got a limited supply of my first four introductions. All of these are strong northern rebloomers which will rebloom under conditions where even STELLA DE ORO hesitates to rebloom: partial shade, sandy soils, and low heat.
Ordering information is at the bottom of this page. Order early: I've sold out every year. No rust in my garden yet, for those who wish to avoid it. However, my quarantine is ended. Rust doesn't survive the winter without special care in zone six and colder.
Mike Huben (email@example.com)
Kanai Sensei (Huben 06) 18 E Re 3, Melon Polychrome, Dor Dip Emo
Early And Often * Rosy Returns
Single fans, $40. (Note: fans are TINY!)
Kanai Sensei is named for my Aikido and Iaido teacher for 20 years. It always opens to a perfect little bagle, of a peculiarly difficult to describe color. It has a tiny green throat, and somewhere between 6 and 16 buds depending on how well it is grown. It's sunfast, and has excellent low foliage. What makes it special though (besides the excellent rebloom) is the phenominal increase. It's the fastest increaser in my garden, yet doesn't seem to get too crowded. Its small stature, rapid increase, good foliage, rebloom, and nice clumping habit make it well suited for edging. As a parent for rebloomers, it throws all those characteristics very nicely. Seedling MH0010.4
Sunshine On Clouds (Huben 06) 26 E Re 4.25, Cream w'Pale Midrib, Dor Dip
(Happy Returns * Deicer) * (Three Seasons * Monica Marie)
Single fans, $40. SOLD OUT! Try again next year.
I had no intention of introducing this seedling: it wasn't white, it only rebloomed a bit for me, it didn't increase as fast as my other rebloomers, it was a reluctant pod parent. But Bob Sobek proclaimed it the outstanding clump in my garden for the brilliance, unique shade, and floriferousness. It is a brilliant light yellow, in the cream range but with none of the dullness of most creams. I attribute that to the extreme diamond dusting. The upfacing blooms have a yellowgreen throat. Crossed with EARLY AND OFTEN, it is the parent of my first nearwhite rebloomer, and the grandparent of my latest crop of nearwhite rebloomers. It has 18 buds on three branches. Seedling MH9872I.
Early And Often, $25 double fan
Delicate Lace, $25 double fan
Twist Again, $25 double fan
Flowers Of Sulphur, $10 double fan
See the 2005 Northern Rebloomer Introductions for photos and information on these varieties.
Order now for spring 2005 shipment. $5 shipping and handling per order.
Send checks to:
Mike Huben, 27 Winter St., Arlington, MA 02474
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