*BOURBON STREET
 
 
*BOURBON STREET -- (Fire Down Below) (Romeo is Bleeding x Jack of Hearts) Sev. 5.5” fl. 27” sc. M. 25 buds.  I have been breeding for black daylilies with gold edges since I began hybridizing, because of the potential drama and contrast.  Because of this, many of my red cultivars can be traced all the way back to ‘Midnight Magic’.  ‘Bourbon Street’ was not bred from my previous black introductions, but from my best red lines.  However, a quiet building up of those black genes in my red lines threw this beauty.  The result is probably the most full formed of all my black flowers.  The dark black purple petals are extremely wide, forming a very round, voluptuous flower.  The edges are beautifully ruffled, carrying a crunchy gold edge.  There is also a trace of a lighter, patterned watermark surrounding the green throat.