Lewis (Mary Lightfine X Steve Moldovan)
flower, 40" scape, 4 way branching, 17 buds, MLa, Sev.Tet.
This grand purple daylily is named after my great grandfather, Henry Egert. Henry was a harness maker in Cleveland, Ohio in
the late 1800's, who married Anna Egert, and had 5 children, my grandmother, Dorothy Brickley amongst them.
This is the first introduction from the daylily Steve Moldovan that I am aware of. Back in 2006 after Steve's passing
I was privileged to be given some pollen from Steve's namesake daylily. (Thanks goes to Roy Woodhall.) I took
that pollen to all the purples in my garden and lined out several rows of purple seedlings in 2007. This daylily had
the best plant habit of all the daylilies in the rows. I planted it next to Jamie Gossard's great "Big Bird's Friend," and
the colors complement each other quite well. This is my first purple introduction and I am happy it was from one
of Steve Moldovan's great purples. Easily fertile both ways.