*BARCODE (Stamile,P.) TET 5186-D (Tholian Web x Bit Of Blue) 33” Ere. emo. Ev. 5” x 2 .5” x 1.5”. 3-way branching. 18-23 buds.
Of all the daylilies that I have seen this daylily
undergoes the most dramatic changes in the course of a bloom season.
All patterned daylilies show some variability depending on soil type,
temperature and bloom cycle but this daylily undergoes a complete
metamorphosis as if going from a chrysalis to a butterfly.
The early blooms on first scapes show a pale yellow
flower with alternating bands of maroon and lavender in the eye from
which the daylily gets its name. As BARCODE continues to bloom and
especially on rebloom all maroon coloration disappears and blue,
lavender and purple colors begin to appear. The base color undergoes
the usual transformation from pale yellow to cream so it is really the
eye that undergoes the dramatic change.
I don’t know which flower you think is Jekyll and
which you think is Hyde and honestly I don’t know whether Jekyll or
Hyde will appear for you. In my garden both are there and it is a truly
fascinating daylily. I show both images so if you get one while hoping
for the other you will understand it is the nature of this daylily.
Different. Fertile both ways.