Journey of Magic
$200

Journey of Magic

(Royal Cypher x Ruffles Have Ripples) x (Royal Cypher x Blue Eden). Sev. 6.5" fl. 30" sc. M 30-40 buds. Average to good rust resistance. Fertile both ways. Royal Cypher was an important break for me in the patterns because of its complex face and tall scape, so I kept trying to compound its great traits. Journey of Magic obviously captured the very best of Royal Cypher, taking it to another level. The dramatic, dark violet pattern eye is surrounded by a burgundy mascara and continues out, highlighting the petals as a multi-colored picotee, which is surrounded by a bubbly gold edge. The pattern is set against a background of pale flesh pink. Journey of Magic has one of the best scapes I have ever seen in a daylily, with branches on branches. It is also the most ornately and dramatically ruffled pattern daylily that I know of. Virtually every flower is a shocker, covered with ruffled angel wings on every petal. Daylily aficionado Norman Hughes from Pennsylvania saw Journey of Magic and said, "that's the one I am waiting for." Say goodbye to patterns on simple flowers and mediocre scapes, and say hello to the ornate and magnificent Journey of Magic.