(Gossard, James) 2008 introduction
Delta Blues x tetra Crystal Blue Persuasion )
TET 28″ EM Evergreen emo fr 4 3/4″ 3-4 way branching 18-22 buds. Very fertile both ways.
BLUE DESIRE is a blue daylily with fleshy pink flowers with a large blue eye zone. The wait is over for the much desired blue parent of my blue eyed hybridizing program.The throat is a deep green starburst, which transforms into charcoal, almost an illusion. Several shades of blue are apparent in the eye,10 colors in all. Such can be more or less depending on environmental conditions. Starting at the throat, colors are deep green, yellow, charcoal, light blue, blue, baby blue, deep blue, lavender pink, lavender purple, light maroon, and deep maroon. And if that is not enough it has a small gold edge on petals and a rose pink rim on the sepals. Sepals also carry the pattern, but are hidden in this photo. It has been a tremendous parent for hybridizing for blue dayliles. It is producing better sunfast blue patterned kids than itself. A favorite of Larry Grace and Ted Petit both of whom guested Blue Desire ( seedling DBCBP #1). In Grace’s garden, it was better than pictured and described. Northern hardyness is unknown at this time. Consider it a southern Daylily. Lots of conversions in Blue Desire such as Tetra Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tetra Elfin Etching, Tetra Blue Moon Rising, Tetra Janice Brown, Tetra Siloam Virginia Henson and Tetra Priscilla’s Smile. Blue Desire is a break through in blue pattern breeding at the tet level