Hasten Down The Wind
Angels Gather Round X (Moment in the Sun X Roger Herr)
4 way—32 buds
Bisque bicolor with ruffled gold edge. Bisque-really? I never know what color to describe a bloom.
I get my color descriptions from this site: https://html-color-codes.info/color-names/
This one is fertile both ways with very good branching and bud count. Hardiness –I am not sure
what to think. It has a lot of Southern genetics in it. I grew it to clump strength and it did fine every
year. Then we lined it out into pots in summer 2018.The pots spent the winter outside under a
landscape blanket We had little snow cover and the plants looked very bad in spring 2019. Many
did not bloom. By the end of summer they looked pretty good. So what to do? It’s too nice to just
compost it. Instead I decided to introduce it with the understanding it may not do well if you are
zone 6 or colder.
The name comes from a sad and beautiful song by Warren Zevon—later covered by Linda
Ronstadt—about a couple drifting apart. Zevon's version of the song features Phil Everly singing
"She's so many women
He can't find the one who was his friend
So he's hanging on to half her heart
He can't have the restless part
So he tells her to hasten down the wind"
Warren sang some offbeat tunes like Excitable Boy and Werewolves of London". He passed away
in 2003 from cancer.