Daylily: Tempest in a Tutu

Hybridizer: Owen, P.
Year of Intro: 2010
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Bloom Size: 3.25 in.
Scape Height: 18.00 in.
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Basic Attributes:

reverse bitone, blooms mid-season, reblooms, 3-4 branches, 15-20 bloom count, pod fertile, pollen fertile, dormant.

The pod-parent is (Flock of Doves x Destined to See)
The pollen-parent is Ebony Pools

Description:

Wild and exotic, from whatever angle you choose to view her!  This 3-dimensional temptress is a result of a challenging approach to improving what has ALWAYS been my #1 priority... garden appeal.  Pretty face?  Well, how much more complexity have you ever seen in the face of a daylily?  No problem there, with amazing precision to the pattern.  Here's the tricky part though... how to get a form that looks really cool from other angles?  This form manages to do just that!  From the side... you can see that the sepals curl, and the petals shoot straight up and then fly out flat.  Add in that this is a demure reverse bitone, which gives more visual depth, and the dimensions are both physically and optically complete!  It can be pretty upsetting to create plants with major improvements that you can't see with a "mug shot" of a flat-faced bloom... so I figured I try this route out, to appeal to the sense of having plants with blooms that are pretty... from every angle!  Indeed, I'm hoping this flower might take away my furies... and have me dancing in the garden, instead!

 

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