Rumi's Blues
(DF $25)

(Ansari 2012) C2207B (Cosmic Odyssey x Moments Rich in Blessing) Tet. Ev. MRe; 28” scape; 5.5” flower; orchid base, lemon throat transitions to blue washed eye in shade, more lavender in hot sun, shading into a deep blue violet; veining feathers the eye, notched and broken with white midrib; edge of petal is blue, blue-violet, white; 3-way branching, BC 14-20, easily fertile both ways.

Click the play button to hear the song "Rumi Blues" from which this daylily takes its name. I love the song, composed by Allaudin Mathieu, and sung by the late Bob Maize, may God bless him, with the Sufi Choir in 1973. My husband, Huzur, was playing clarinet. It's available through, The Sufi Choir ("The Blue Album," 1973) (played here with permission). Another of my daylily introductions, For the Love of God, takes its name from the refrain. Photo in the middle (3rd photo) and the last photo (5th) by Kenny Minder, in Kentucky, used with permission. Other photos are mine.

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