Daylily: Possession of Obsession

Hybridizer: P Owen
Year of Intro: 2007
Ploidy: Tetraploid
Bloom Size: 5.50 in.
Scape Height: 30.00 in.
In Stock: Yes
Basic Attributes:

blooms early to mid-season, reblooms, 3 branches, 22 bloom count, pod fertile, pollen fertile, semi-evergreen.

The pod-parent is (Evening Enchantment x Tooth)
The pollen-parent is Ninja Knight


Having started my daylily endeavors in northern PA, one characteristic that truly swept me to the mercy of our beloved daylilies was color... their saturation and intensity. When I started breeding, I quickly moved toward deep red and purple, obsessed with coming up with offspring that would hopefully soothe my obsession. This one most surely gave it to me, and in a big way! And much to my happiness, its great form and substance made it very colorfast after moving here to NC (where the sun is much more intense)... which I can't say for the majority in the same color genre. As rich as can be, this heavily ruffled (and nearly rubber-like) near-black purple has an unbelievable amount of velvet sheen to it, literally glistening in defiance of the mid afternoon sun. The slight watermark and tiny white quasar in the throat seem to give it a nearly "surreal" look. HUGE Beefy plants are hardy as boulders, and produce nice tall "baseball bat" scapes for the ultimate display of this beauty. You too, can possess this obsession!

I only had 10 of these to sell when I introduced it, which I oversold immediately. It took 3 years of being "sold out" to regain stock, and by then, collectors must have figured it was "too old"... and rarely bought it. A REAL shame, for 3 reasons: It's an AMAZING and rare plant, it's one of the best breeders on the property here (for a LONG list of reasons), and it's truly worth 3X its current selling price. The one benefit in my eyes about all this: When someone orders it, I know who the "true" daylily people really are!

Sinfully fertile and GREAT breeder for large flowered, tall, and great performing plants... like "Gorilla in the Mist" (Owen, '11), "Loveboy" (Owen, '09), and "U Know U Want Me" (Owen, '14).
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