Lickety Split, Daylily
*Lickety Split

* 'Lickety Split'  (Carved Initials x Wheel of Time) Sev. 6.5” fl. 34” sc. M 20 buds.  I made this cross thinking that the heavy carving of Carved Initials would be very important in patterned flowers, making the complex patterned eye become 3-dimensional. What I got in this ruffled coral rose flower far exceeded my expectations.  The patterned violet eye with a burgundy mascara edge follows the contours of the carving, making the life-like 3-D pattern jump out at you. Adding to this is a deep green throat that is also overlaid on top of the carving, moving out on ridges into the patterned eye.  What an unusual, remarkable and exciting break, sure to change the future of patterned flowers.