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Zyzzified

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Zyzzified continues the excitement that Four Beasts in One started. Add a ruffle and a more expanded pattern on a lighter yellow base. This photo depicts the extreme best, but I couldn't help showing it off. It more commonly looks like the photo below. Sunfast is fair with some softening on high dew point days or in heavy rain.

I think this will be a versatile breeder because of its mixed habit. The plant is strong, healthy and makes prolifs naturally. I never use bap, ever. The scapes are straight with good branching and loads of buds - nothing to complain about there.

6" flowers
31" scapes
Mixed habit
Early season bloom

Seedling x Four Beasts in One

$200 (remains very limited due to high demand)





Cherry Bliss

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A big splashy pattern of deep cherry with a brushstroke of fig at the base and a vivid green throat. Though the colors do tend to fade by afternoon these large flowers are open wide early in the morning. The scent is like cherry pie baking in the oven, though I do admit to a suggestible imagination.

Cherry Bliss has huge fans and big scapes with good branching and blooms aplenty. The arching leaves cascade with unusual twists and twirls.

6" flowers
32" scapes
Dormant
Early

Seedling x Seedling (no relation to the FBIO lines)

$200

She Sells Seashells

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Patterns call to mind so many things we love to gaze at - kaleidoscopes (I won't coopt that name from Mark), butterflies, most obviously, rainbows and ancient script. But this particular daylily holds a shell-like fascination with its form, coloration and a tendency towards mother of pearl patterns. Sunfast and opens a bit slower on cool mornings.
A very hardy and vigorous blue-green dormant. Well-branched scapes explode with plentiful flowers.
5.5" flowers 28" scapes Dormant Mid season bloom with possible rebloom Seedling x Four Beasts in One

$200

Percussion

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Percussive vibrations emanate from a small olive throat. The pattern is chestnut red on honey yellow, rounded petals and sepals. More sunfast than some and a lot of intricate pattern fun.

The plant is a hard dormant with tidy arching fans that emerge with clever caution. Fair branching and bud count.

5.5" flowers
30" scapes
Dormant
Mid season bloom, sometimes rebloom

Seedling x Seedling (Four Beasts in One grandparent)

$200 (very limited)

Chubbykins

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Chubby blooms of heavy substance, a big ruffle (for a pattern at least) on a stocky plant with chubby fans. The grape and cream blooms have clear breaks some days and are filled with silver metallic glints on others.
The plant is a hardy blue-green dormant with good branching and bud count. Overall you get an impression of chunkiness and somewhat smaller blooms with rich coloration. 5" flowers
27" scapes
Dormant
Early season bloom

(Answering Angels x Oceans Eleven) X Four Beasts in One

$200

Generous Spirit

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When I asked my daughter Francesca if she would like to name this seedling she decided on Generous Spirit, and this trait is certainly reflected in her. The base color can be more apricot than it was on this particular day, and the pattern color is raspberry, given to metallic outbursts. The throat is olive green. More sunfast than many of my patterns but opens slower and needs higher temps to open well.

The plant is a near dormant mixed habit with very good vigor and health. Bud count and branching are good. I'm not sure about listing numbers in this regard anymore because each scape can be different, but suffice it to say it is certainly quite adequate. Lots of natural proliferations.

6" flowers
31" scapes
Mixed habit - nearer to dormant
Early season bloom

Gentle Soul x Jinxy

$200 Available