Daylilies forum: London Tower -- Dip or Tet?

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Name: Betty
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Betja
Jul 17, 2012 1:43 PM CST
I just purchased the daylily LONDON TOWER through the Daylily Store in the Lily auction, and everything I looked at (including the AHS registration) indicated it is a tetraploid, but when I went into the hybridizer Frank Smith's website to see what he had written about it, he listed it as a diploid. Does anyone know for sure? I would hate to try making crosses with it next year if it's really a dip, and I will just plant it in the garden rather than keeping it in a pot if it's a dip.

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rebloomnut
Jul 17, 2012 1:50 PM CST
Betty check the Pod & Pollen Parent and see what they are, then you will know regardless of what he or the LA have it as.

I just looked and the Pod parent is Crystal Bluer Persuasion so it must be a DIP.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jul 17, 2012 2:48 PM CST
The AHS website isn't always correct. I purchased a daylily as an intro many years ago named Highland Tower and AHS lists it as a dip. I can tell you without any hesitation that it is definitely a tet. I have been hybridizing it with tets for many years.
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jul 17, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Betty it is most definitely a dip. I used it on Kim's dips before James shipped the last one out.

I know you were wanting it as a tet so if I were you I'd email Mark and let him know that you were buying it as a tet and you don't want the dip and see if he can cancel your order. Also, he just copied and pasted the info from AHS (as most of us do on the LA) and he probably didn't even realize it should have been listed as a dip.
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jul 17, 2012 4:37 PM CST
Thanks for that info, guys -- Unfortunately I mailed off a check before I noticed the difference, but I've purchased from Mark before so maybe he'll still let me do it and carry a credit. We'll see...

Betty
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tink3472
Jul 17, 2012 4:44 PM CST
Just see if he has something else you may can trade it for, he's good to work with.
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