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|If you are interested in purchasing any of the cultivars below or have any questions, please email your request to either the hybridizer Mike Maher at firstname.lastname@example.org or Carl Harmon at email@example.com|
|Mike Maher's 2021 Introductions|
|JEAN PORTER MALLEY (2021) a Dormant Diploid is 26 inches tall with a 4 inch bloom. Three branches support 19 buds. Rebloom
may extend the season from June to September. Seedling # mtm1612e (seedling x Creative Design) is winter hardy in NH zone 5, a good
increaser, an eye pleaser, and should be a welcome addition to the front of the garden bed. JEAN PORTER MALLEY is a lightly ruffled
open form with eggnog yellow petals with a raspberry eye above a yellow to green throat. Named after a long-time special friend.
|JEAN PORTER MALLEY|
|Mike Maher's 2020 Introductions|
|KRISTA MAHER (2020) 24" ML 4" DOR DIP 18 buds on 3 branches with rebloom. Hardy in zone 5 NH. Over the past 4 years
KRISTA MAHER has bloomed on average for 45 days. Seedling # mtm1305E (SPACE JUNK x WESTBOURNE HUMMINGBIRD'S DELIGHT). KRISTA MAHER
is a small pink open form with a wine edged lilac eyezone above a large yellow to bright green throat. Petals have light ruffles on
the edges. KRISTA MAHER is a good increaser and the eye pleasing color combination makes it a welcome addition to the front of the
garden. Named after our daughter-in-law.
|Mike Maher's 2019 Introductions|
|MELODY ANNE MARSHALL (2019) 36" ML 5" DOR DIP 20 buds with 3 branches on tall
scapes above the foliage. Hardy in zone 5 NH, in 2018 MELODY ANNE MARSHALL bloomed
from July 12th to August 23rd. Seedling # mtm1344L (SELFIE x DREAM SEQUENCE) is a large
red purple open form with a darker eye above a brilliant green throat with light darts into the
eye. Petals and sepals have light ruffling on the edges. MELODY ANNE MARSHALL is a good
increaser and both pod and pollen fertile. The contrast between the dark eye and intense green
throat draws attention in the garden. Named after our daughter.
|MELODY ANNE MARSHALL|
|Mike Maher's 2018 Introductions|
|MAGNOLIA SKYE (2018) 41" ML 6.5" DOR TET
20 + buds on 3 - 4 spaced branches carried well above the foliage. Hardy in zone 5, blooming mid July to mid August. Coming from proven parentage (Red Volunteer x B.J. McMillen) MAGNOLIA SKYE is a large red purple blend Crispate Unusual Form with pinched petals above a yellow to green throat. Fertile both ways. Seedling # mtm1115d
The height and rich bloom color should make MAGNOLIA SKYE a welcome addition to the back of the garden. Named after our granddaughter, supply is currently limited.
|OLIVE GREENOUGH MESSER (2018) 32" ML 6" DOR DIP
16 buds on 3 branches situated well above the foliage. Hardy in zone 5, blooming mid July to mid August. Fertile both ways and bred from hardy parents (Olive's Odd One x A Day At The Peach) OLIVE GREENOUGH MESSER is a large Spatulate Unusual Form with a talon like appearance common on the sepals. A bright orange yellow self (RHS 14A) surrounds a green throat. Increases well and displays well in a clump. Seedling # mtm1237a
|OLIVE GREENOUGH MESSER|
|Mike Maher's 2017 Introductions|
|QHAPAQ NAN (2017) 35" ML 8.5" SEV TET
16 buds on 2 to 3 branches. Mid Late bloomer (in 2016 it bloomed July 22nd to September 1st.) Coming from strong parents QHAPAQ NAN is a large open form that is a vivid red orange with yellow to green throat with yellow midribs. Northern hardy in zone 5. Parentage = Point Of View x Orange Clown - seedling # mtm1012c. QHAPAQ NAN is impressive in a clump. QHAPAQ NAN means "The Great Road" and is the native name for the main Andean backbone of the 23,000 km road system that spans six South American countries. A demonstration of universal value on a grand scale.
|Mike Maher's 2016 Introductions|
|CENTRIFUGAL FARCE (2016) 27" ML 9" DOR DIP
15+ buds on 2 to 3 way branching. Mid Late bloomer (in 2015 July 20 th through August 20th) CENTRIFUGAL FARCE exhibits a dominating presence in the garden. Coming from good parents CENTRIFUGAL FARCE is a large crispate unusual form that displays quilling as well as talons on the sepals. The various bloom appearances have that funk factor suggesting movement and dancing (imagine John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever). The lighter flesh pink to peach of the petals and sepals accentuates the very large lime green throat. CENTRIFUGAL FARCE really stands out in a clump, increases well, and is easily both pod and pollen fertile. Makes some big kids. Northern Hardy. Parentage (Coral Eye Shadow x Cheap Quills - seedling mtm908e) A welcome addition for the diverse collection.
|Mike Maher's 2015 Introductions|
|OVERNITE SENSATION (2015) 35" EM 7" SEV TET
17+ buds on 3 way branching. Early season bloomer (in 2014 July 8th through August 11th). Overnite Sensation is a large open form bright red with a darker red eyezone which exhibits an eyelash transition into a bright green throat. When viewed in sunlight the eyezone sports a bluish overcast. OS stands out in a clump, increases well, and is both pod and pollen fertile. The name has been a hands down favorite among friends and relatives for some time.
(Intelligent Design x Bureaucrat Tango - seedling mtm844c)
|SELFIE (2015) 38" L 6" DOR DIP
22+ buds on 4 way branching. Late season bloomer (in 2014 July 22nd through September 2nd) Selfie is a 6" open form with pinched pink petals and rose center with white midribs above a large green throat. Sepals are pink and striated with a lighter crimped edge. Coming out of strong parents, "Selfie" is northern hardy, increases well, and is both pod and pollen fertile. A welcome addition to the late garden and worthy of a picture.
|TYLER'S TATTOO (Maher, J 2015) 23" M 3" DOR DIP
17 buds, 3 branches, Veined lavender and cream open form bicolor with large bright yellow applique eyezone above a lime green throat. ((Three Seasons x Trahlyta) x Only in Dreams)
|Mike Maher's 2014 Introductions|
|COSMIK DEBRIS (2014) 7" EM 35" SEV TET UF Crispate Spatulate
(Lavender Arrowhead x Intelligent Design)
Dark purple with darker purple eyezone with complex eyelash transition into a green throat, 4 branches and 20 buds.
|GUACAMOLE QUEEN (2014) 6.5" E 36" DOR DIP
(Boston Symphony x Luna)
Very pale yellow open form with white midribs over deep green throat, 3 branches with 17 buds
|SPACE JUNK (2014) 3.5" EM 24" DOR DIP UF Crispate Spatulate
(Jocelyn's Oddity x Alien Invader)
Light purple bitone with darker eye and green throat, light edge on sepals, veining and ruffling on petals, 5 branches with 27 buds
|Mike Maher's 2013 Introductions|
|FOUNTAIN OF FIRE (2013) 37" M 8" SEV TET
Seedling MTM719a (Ledgewood's Christmas Angel x Springfield Clan) Conservatively registered as an 8" flower, much larger blooms are common. The 37" scapes have an average 13 - 15 blooms on terminal y plus one lateral branch. The midseason blooms are vibrant red with darker veins and a dark red eyezone above a green to yellow throat. The petals have white darts at the edge of the eyezone and the sepals have a lighter edging. The red of the petals exhibits a radiance in the sunlight. This semi-evergreen tetraploid is a good increaser and is easily fertile both ways like it's pod parent. In the 1983 Planet P Project song "Why Me?" the astronaut was soaring through outer space, riding on his FOUNTAIN OF FIRE.
|FOUNTAIN OF FIRE|
|Mike Maher's 2011 Introductions|
|JULIE PATCHOULY (2011) 36" EM 6.5" Sev Tet
(Star Of India x Michael Bennett) Light red violet open form with green to yellow applique throat (strokes and spatters), a faint watermark and piecrust edge on petals. Julie Patchouly increases well, is easily pod and pollen fertile and should never be mistaken for Julie Patchouli the bass player for the 80's all girl garage band "The Pandoras". Branching is 4 with 22 buds (mature clump having upwards of 6 branches and 30 buds).
|Mike Maher's 2010 Introductions|
|BUREAUCRAT TANGO (2010) 31" M 8" Dor Tet (Alaskan Midnight x Bali Watercolor) Large rich purple open form with darker
eye above large green to yellow throat. Sepals twirl, curl, and take on a talon like appearance. Branching is 2 with 10 buds.
|Mike Maher's 2009 Introductions|
|MISTAKEN ODD ENTITY (2009) 29" ML 7.5" Dor Dip Crispate UFO with quilled sepals (Wilson Spider x (Lake Norman Spider x Never Say Never) )
Very pale lemon cream and pale peach blend above green to yellow throat. Pod and pollen fertile.
The branching is 2 and budcount is 13.
|Mistaken Odd Entity|
|STRANGEITUDE (2009) 30" M 6.5" Dor Dip Crispate UFO (Black Plush x Astargic) Smoke red with red eye above large
green throat that transitions to wine with an olive/gold throat. Plenty of spooling, twisting and pinching. Pod and pollen fertile.
The branching is 2 and budcount is 14.
|Mike Maher's 2006 Introductions|
|A DAY AT THE PEACH (2006) 29" M 7 Dor Dip Crispate UFO (Lake Norman Spider x Never Say Never)
Light peach and bright yellow blend above green throat. Lots of motion in twisting, pinching
and curling. Fertile both ways.
|A Day At The Peach|
|ASTARGIC (2006) 28" M 5.5" Dor Dip Crispate UFO (Lake Norman Spider x Never Say Never)
Pink and yellow reverse bitone above green throat. Spooled sepals and pinched petals are commonly passed on to seedlings.
Fertile both ways. Makes nice kids. 2 way branching and budcount 12.
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