Light golden-yellow/cream with a feathered raspberry-red eye and olive green throat. The bloom is large (8") and has heavy substance; it is an Unusual Form-Cascade.
40" EM 8" dormant diploid. 2 branches and 14 buds but gives a stunning display in the garden. Pollen fertile but pod difficult.
Cherry red with a green throat. 38" EM Re 7" dormant diploid, Unusual Form-cascade.
Out of two parents that are garden favorites, this is a bright, curling, recurved bloom has ruffles and is nicely branched and budded. It has also rebloomed heavily for us.
3 branches and 24 buds. Pod and pollen fertile.
M. Reed 2023 -Puzzle Pieces is a narrow patterned daylily that has been an important breeder for me. It is lavender-pink with a green throat, and the purple feathered eye contains a pattern with multiple cream-pink arrows extending out onto the narrow petals. The pattern is fairly consistent and the substance is good. The bloom is lightly ruffled.
36" EM Re 7.5" dormant diploid, Unusual Form-Cascade. 3 branches with 19 buds. I am using it to try to achieve a pattern that reaches the tips of the petals on a narrow cascade. Good rebloomer. Pod and pollen fertile.
Parentage: (Opal Road x Ponder Stibbons) Sibling to Thief of Time! There is little resemblance between the two, however.
M. Reed 2023 -Raspberry Fairy blooms are deeply ruffled raspberry red with a very green throat, held on tall, graceful branched scapes.
45" MLa Re 7.5" dormant diploid, Unusual Form crispate with good substance. 3 branches, 14 buds.
Looks like a richer-colored version of Garden Fairy. Has a slight watermark
Parentage: (Garden Fairy x Metzger's Purple Storm) This is a sibling to Rockfish River!
Rockfish River is a deep, rich purple with a green throat blending to cream that reaches out onto the midribs. It has strong branched scapes and ruffled blooms at a medium height. 36" tall MLa Rebloom 7.5" bloom, dormant diploid. Unusual Form-crispate
3 branches with18 buds. Some rebloom. Pod and pollen fertile.
Parentage: (Garden Fairy x Metzger's Purple Storm). This is a sibling to Raspberry Fairy!
The Rockfish River is in Nelson County, Virginia and runs through the small rural town of Schuyler, home of the original "Walton's Mountain" family tv show, and a number of soapstone quarries.
Thief of Time is a very large, ruffled, light cream pink with a large, feathered rose-pink eye and bright green throat.
34" MLa Re 7.5" dormant diploid, Unusual Form-cascade. It has good substance, and blooms at medium height. 3 branches with 20 buds, strong scapes. Comes from pattern genetics, but is not patterned -gorgeous in the garden.
Parentage: (Opal Road x Ponder Stibbons) This is a sibling to Puzzle Pieces!