This black violet eyed and edged sibling to WALTER KENNEDY makes up part of the triumvirate of beautiful bloom that begins our season. SHAMROCK DEW, FANCY LACE and JOHN HAWKINS are often beginning to bloom in early to mid March – a full eight weeks before peak bloom in Florida. These are the flowers that put a smile on my face.Low arching forest green foliage is noteworthy along with the double eye of violet black and purple, the double edge of violet black and purple and the bright spring green throat. Fertile both ways. A top early daylily, with the deepest black color of any we grow. Start your season with JOHN HAWKINS.