Photo initial bloom
Photo end of 1st set of scapes
Photo of rebloom

BLUE BEETLE      
(Gossard, James)  2010 introduction

((Butterfly Ripples x (Angel's Smile x Fantasy Finish)) x (Blue Dragon )
TET 28" Midseason Semi-Evergreen emo fr 5.5" 3-4 way branching  18-22 buds. Fertile both ways.
Blue Beetle has creme pink flowers with a eyezone of charcoal, light blue, blue ,lavender blue, lavender purple, purple , maroon and maroon red. Petals even have a start of a gold edge, see outside photo. Blue Beetle is my best introduction for 2010 for many reasons.  One of the difficulties of hybridizing for Blue  eyed daylilies is that they are blue in the morning and by noon they are more lavender. Blue Beetle is my best one which retains the blue eye in the afternoon, it was and still is my number 1 parent for blue daylilies. Substance is very good and flowers hold up to the evening hours. Thus, I  consider Blue Beetle a real break though. Third of the way through bloom, it starts to double. Rebloom scapes can be fully double. Because it dose not double all the time, it was not registered as a double. Blue Beetle's form is in between and can be utilized in round or narrow hybridizing. Dianna has taken it all over to her doubles, I used it a lot this past season with both narrow and round forms. Lots of conversions in Blue Beetle such as Tetra  Crystal Blue Persuasion, Tetra In the Navy, Tetra Spell Fire and Tetra Elsie Spalding.  Blue Beetle is a break through in blue pattern breeding at the tet level...$100 single fan

Photo of BLUE BEETLE full sun, outside, mostly unshaded shot.
As you can see, very blue eye zone

Pollen and pod parents pedigree, from AHS database.

Butterfly Ripples (Gossard, 2008)
height 28", bloom 5", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Very Fragrant, 22 buds, 5 branches, Blue white red maroon blend above green throat. (Chain Energy × tetra Crystal Blue Persuasion)

Chain Energy (Gossard, 2006)
height 31", bloom 5", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, 17 buds, 3 branches, Light pumpkin orange with shaded red eye above green throat. (Masked Phantom × Isle Of Zanzibar)

Blue Dragon (Gossard, 2008)
height 26", bloom 4.25", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Very Fragrant, 18 buds, 4 branches, Purple maroon bitone with multi colored sky blue navy blue purple eye and small gold edge. (tetra Crystal Blue Persuasion × tetra In the Navy)

Masked Phantom (Sellers, 1995)
height 24", bloom 5", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Cream with deep brugundy eye and green throat. (sdlg × tetra Spell Fire)

Isle of Zanzibar (Kaskel, 1996)
height 28", bloom 6", season E, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Chrome yellow with purple eyezone and green throat. [(sdlg x PIRATE'S PATCH) X TETRA ELSIE SPALDING]

Crystal Blue Persuasion (Salter-E.H., 1996) (James Gossard conversion to tetraploid form)
height 18", bloom 2.75", season M, Rebloom, Evergreen, Diploid, Pale lavender with slate blue pencil edge magenta eyezone and green throat.
(Navy Blues x ( California Blues x ( Elfin Etching x ( Dragon Dreams x Enchanters Spell )

In the Navy (Salter-E.H., 1993) (James Gossard conversion to tetraploid form)
height 18", bloom 3", season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Lavender with navy blue eyezone above green throat.
(Fairy Finery x ( unknown x ( seedling x Enchanters Spell )

Spell Fire (Salter-E.H., 1988) (Sellers conversion to tetraploid form)
height 20", bloom 3.5", season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Cream yellow with bright red eyezone and green throat. [(PYEWACKET x ELF WITCH) X BURNING DESIRE]

Angel's Smile (RECKAMP-Klehm, 1985)
height 23", bloom 4", season M, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Pink blend edged yellow with green throat.

Fantasy Finish (Morss, 1987)
height 26", bloom 5", season E, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, Pastel fawn edged violet and gold with violet eyezone above yellow green throat.