Daylilies forum: What Happened to this flower???

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jul 13, 2012 6:06 AM CST
I had an exceptional looking seedling that I registered 2 years ago. I wanted to move it from the seedling bed in the fall, so I surrounded the entire clump with a piece of yarn so that I could not possibly dig out the wrong clump. Well guess what, I don't know what happened to my beautiful flower. In its new location the bloom is entirely different. I have never seen a bloom change so drastically. I am so disappointed. I keep rethinking the plant I moved and if it could be the correct one but being that I had it marked, I don't know how I could possibly have the wrong plant. Look at the differences in the pictures please and see for yourself. The eyezone is even a different color. Maybe another summer will change its appearance.

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hines
Jul 13, 2012 10:22 AM CST
i see that youre right you cant believe its the same one one of mine is white no resemblence its so weird thanks so much for your pictures
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tink3472
Jul 13, 2012 1:16 PM CST
I bet you next year it will be back to it's old self. Moving daylilies does weird things to them sometimes.

Last year I had the same plant in two different spots in my yard. The self color was the same but the throat colors were different, one had a bright green throat and the other had an orangey throat.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 13, 2012 2:19 PM CST
I sure hope so. I know this has happened before to me. I had a seedling in the backyard that bloomed consistently double. I moved it to my doubles bed in the front yard. For the first 2 years it bloomed only single. This year it is finally starting to bloom double again. I guess it just takes time for some to settle in.
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Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Jul 13, 2012 2:27 PM CST
I would venture between the move and the weather things are a little strange. I've had a few plants that were well established throw different flowers as the temps rose.
Name: Sandi
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Seedsower
Jul 13, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Could be the lack of rain, hot temps. I have daylilies from well known hybridizers that you'd not even recognize. Don't look like their normals selves due to this extreme weather we've been having this year.
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daylily
Jul 13, 2012 5:31 PM CST
One of the bigger hybridizers told me that it takes 2-3 years after moving a seedling before they can "see" it again. Meaning it takes that long to settle in, bloom size, color, branching etc. all change after moving.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 13, 2012 6:05 PM CST
I believe some are more fussy than others. I have some that definitely have taken 3 years and then Linda Beck that I just planted last fall is beautiful this year. She just settled in nicely.
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Name: Jan
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philljm
Jul 14, 2012 5:05 AM CST
That is a gorgeous daylily - I love that vivid pink! ~Jan
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 14, 2012 6:19 AM CST
When its blooming right it is lovely. Thanks Jan!!!
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Jul 14, 2012 10:19 PM CST
Cindy, another possibility is that your clump also contained a piece
of an adjoining plant. One year I moved several clumps that had
two plants even though I was so sure that I only had one.

And one bloomed out three different plants. My seedlings are
close together in the beds, and I can see each clump, or so
I thought. Really surprised me that I dug up a clump with
more than one plant blooming. And they are totally different.
Even different colors.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jul 15, 2012 5:09 AM CST
Yes, that could be a possibility since my seedlings are close together.
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