Sunday, January 21, 2018

Ferengi Gold

Ferengi Gold

Petit – 1994 – [Betty Warren Woods X (Emerald Dawn x Betty Warren Woods)] – Tet – 19” – 6” – EM – Dorm – Flesh pink to yellow polychrome with yellow eyezone above green throat


Ferengi Gold is a lovely flower with a fancy ruffled edge. The scapes are short, but it has a lot of impact in the front of a border and it reblooms well in my garden. The foliage looks good and it is a senescent (dormant) that is hardy and does well here, but is also said to do well in the south (as it was bred in Florida) and in the north. 


Ferengi Gold is fertile both ways and it shows moderate rust resistance here most years. It is said to show moderate rust resistance in many gardens, as well. In my experience it has some breeding value for rust resistance, if paired with things more resistant than itself. It is useful for bringing fancy ruffled edges into rust resistance breeding efforts. I have found it useful to cross with highly resistant, but plain-flowered cultivars resulting in a few fancier-flowered, high-resistant seedlings for me.