Water Drops
*Water Drops

*WATER DROPS (Stamile,P.) TET 5194-AB (Clouded Sulphur x Bit of Blue) 29” EERe. Ev. 5” x 2.25” x 1.75”. 5-way branching (2 laterals plus terminal “w”) 35-40 buds.

            What an incredible flower. WATER DROPS has an eye that normally looks like stained glass.  The eye itself varies considerably but always involved colors of blue, charcoal, fuchsia and lavender. The image shows a typical bloom but the eye can vary anything from bands of color to solid. The water drops can vary from light blue lavender to white. Occasionally the water drops also become a metallic diamond dusted gray.

            As usual I try to analyze where things come from and so many times it goes back to MYSTERIOUS EYES which is the grandparent on both sides. It was also vital for breaking the eye in GET JIGGY and RINGS of WONDER. For me MYSTERIOUS EYES was vital to break open solid eyes into a kaleidoscope of colors.

            WATER DROPS is one of the most eagerly awaited daylilies since it was pictured in The Journal and Daylily Encyclopedia. An amazing daylily that passes on “stained glass” eyes. Fertile both ways.