*CEDAR KEY
 
 
*CEDAR KEY -- (Magical Passes) (Mardi Gras Ball x Adventures with Ra) Sev. 5.5 fl. 29 sc. M.  The flowers of Cedar Key are a push to move the violet and patterned eyed flower into a more modern form.    More and more hybridizers are working with patterned daylilies because of the tremendous potential of these flowers.  However, the early work has been difficult because most of the interesting patterns had to be obtained from converting diploids.  This has left us with small flowers with little ruffling or gold edging characteristic of the modern tetraploid.  Cedar Key and Wheel Of Time have broken these boundaries for pattern daylilies.  The base color of the flower is a lavender pink, but this only begins to describe the flower.  The blooms carry a complex patterned eye.  The center of the eye is a blue violet, which is surrounded by a burgundy edge that streaks inward along the petal veins.  This burgundy violet edge extends along the petal edges as a matching picotee.  The edges are also nicely ruffled, with a gold edge surrounding the picotee.  At the center of the flowers is a green throat.      Excellent scapes with 3 laterals plus top branching carrying 40 buds.  An important breeder for pattern daylilies and easily fertile either way.