*SPECTACLE OF WEALTH
 
 
*SPECTACLE OF WEALTH (Sultry Smile x Drowning in Desire) (John Peat) Sev. 6 fl. 26 sc. M 30 buds.  In a garden full of lavender and purple flowers, Spectacle of Wealth has been one of my favorites since its maiden bloom.  The color is a very clear lavender purple with a large lighter watermark and big green throat.  The flowers are surrounded by a wide, bubbly gold edge, which folds and loops in a heavy braiding.  As if the gorgeous flower were not enough to make me love this plant, these plants are also extremely fertile.  Even in the Florida heat, Spectacle of Wealth sets a pod almost every time, such that at the end of the season the scapes look like clumps of grapes, loaded with seed pods.  Highly recommended to any hybridizer interested in breeding purple and lavender daylilies.