Murphy, JP, 2022 6" ML 37" Dormant Diploid UF Cascade
Chris is my second youngest nephew, now a special young man, and picked this one! On hot days, this is black purple, and on cooler days, it takes on a greyed or frosted look with pronounced black eye. Green throat, and cream midribs, with blooms facing up and out. Shorter than it's sibling, Darkest Night, it looks very different in the garden. Open wide on cold mornings, and very sun resistant for such a dark flower. 3 branches, 20 buds, all perfectly placed above the foliage. Blooms about 5 weeks here. Very fertile and a great parent. Out of (Brer Rabbits Baby x "Ace") x (Focus) Metzger's Purple Storm
Proven hardy in Wisconsin Zone 5b.
Murphy, JP 2022 6" ML Dormant Diploid 49"
Gracing the late daylily garden is this fragrant, cream Unusual Form Cascade with high bud count and stout, 3-4 way branched scapes. Officially, 3 branches and 32 buds. It blooms without regard to sun, heat, and light rain. Open early and stays open late. Blooms about 6 weeks here. Green throat and ruffled edges complete the picture. Very fertile, out of two wonderful daylilies, Green Tea x Garden Ghost.
Murphy, JP 2022 7" E Dormant Diploid 39" UF Cascade
You can see this one in a crowded daylily garden from 100 feet. Distinction is being able to identify it anywhere and this has it. Purple with very large cream and green throat extending more than halfway out the tepals. Very good branching- 6! with 23 very well spaced buds. It blooms for about 6 weeks here. I have not brought it to a flower show, but it would be a good candidate. Fertile. Great parent. Out of Ocean Tides x ( Evil Gnome x Negative Image) Kathryn June Williams