PATTERNED TETRAPLOID DAYLILIES BY HYBRIDIZER DI DECAIRE
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.
Seedling x Seedling (no relation to the FBIO lines)
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.
Early season bloom
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.
Mid season bloom with possible rebloom
Seedling x Four Beasts in One