*MADIBA MAGIC (Stamile,P.) TET 2178-F (Ribbons And
Things X Walking In Beauty) 28” EMRe. SEv. emo. 5½” x 3½”
x 2”. 5-way branching. (3 laterals + terminal “Y”) 25-30 buds.
At the request of a South African friend, MADIBA
MAGIC honors Nelson Mandela. Affectionately called “Madiba” by the
people of South Africa and believed to be endowed with the magic to
make things happen, Nelson Mandela is the embodiment of courage,
determination, grace and dignity. It is hoped that the last two
qualities are captured by the daylily MADIBA MAGIC. I selected this
daylily in particular because of its elegance and color. South Africa
is known for its gold and platinum and what better daylily to select
than a clear lavender pink with a platinum white base and edge and an
outer edge of pure gold.
MADIBA MAGIC is special because the flowers are
beautifully formed, never hang despite “angel wings” and elaborate
ruffling. MADIBA MAGIC has “Madiba’s” magic in that in each fan
double scapes, i.e. soon after the first scape appears in the fan a
second scape appears. This gives the plant incredible bloom
The color for those who remember it is close to
Frosted Pink Ice, a clear ribbon pink with hints of blue rather than
Outstanding plant habits, plant balance and foliage.
A great parent for gold edges and easily fertile both ways. If the
temperatures are not too hot MADIBA MAGIC will set a pod on every