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Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jan 2, 2014 5:23 PM CST
Alright, I want to jump in here. The "favorites" posts are filled with beautiful daylilies. I am drooling. Would you share pictures of your favorite patterned daylilies with me? It is such a nice way to keep the mind off this awful snowy weather.
Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Jan 3, 2014 6:11 AM CST
This has been my favorite for the pass two years
have a lot of seedlings from the pollen and a few
using it as a pod parent.
WILD DREAMS Grace 2012
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DRAGONFLY Trimmer 2012
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LILLIAN'S LYING EYES 2007
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PAINTED RAINBOW George T 2012
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HEATHER GRACE Grace 2011
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Name: Michele
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tink3472
Jan 3, 2014 7:27 AM CST
here's a few of mine

CURIOUS CUTIE
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KALEIDOSCOPE QUEEN


MONA OF GASCONE


WAVES OF JOY


WILD DREAMS




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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Jan 3, 2014 8:55 AM CST
Wow....Really like Wild dreams, DD, Waves of joy. Are any of those hardy enough to survive zone 5a?
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Hemlady
Jan 3, 2014 9:18 AM CST
I may have one patterned daylily and it is an oldie. I have a couple of new ones that should bloom this summer, Bella Isabella & Dragonfly Dawn. My oldie is CHINESE TEMPLE FLOWER.
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cats1
Jan 3, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Love the pics! Lovey dubby ~And wish I had a pic to share (my Cosmic Kaleidoscope hasn't bloomed yet), but I think I'm going to love it when it does. --Crossing my fingers it makes it through the winter though. We're getting some pretty cold temps.


Edited because I forgot about Picotee Prism. Smiling


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Name: Ann
Manhattan, KS (Zone 5b)
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annred97
Jan 3, 2014 2:09 PM CST
Here are a few patterned daylilies growing in zone 5/6 Kansas.

BONIBRAE BABY BLUE EYES


The next 2 are from Tim Bell. The first has been through a couple of our winters, Butterfly Moon was new last spring.
BUTTERFLIES AND RAINBOWS


BUTTERFLY MOON


CAPTAIN JACK is from gary Schaben in Minnesota so should be very hardy. New here last summer.



COLDBEAR RAPPORT I'm not sure if this pattern showed up consistently or not. Will have to check next summer.


DRAGONFLY DREAMS from Nan Wilkerson I've had this one for several years. Hasn't multiplied, but I think that may be due to shady location more than a hardiness issue, but who knows. Blooms well.



DREAM SEQUENCE This one was also new last summer. So far I just love it!



Will post more later. Looks like I've got more 'patterns' than I thought.....
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 3, 2014 2:23 PM CST
I love this thread! Patterns are something I've been curious about since I started growing daylilies, so I just went to the AHS site and read about patterned daylilies, and I've copied an excerpt here.

PATTERNS/PATTERNED DAYLILIES

"A daylily that exhibits variations in hue, value, or saturation of the base, midrib, or throat color, in such a way that a design is created beyond that of a bold or solid eye, band, halo or watermark, with or without simple picotee edging. This type of "patterning" includes, but is not limited to, daylilies with concentric rings or feathering of color within the eyezone or elsewhere. It excludes selfs, simple bitones, and simple bicolors."

There were several excellent photographs of different examples, and a couple of the pictures showed what they call a "mascara band" at the outer edge of the eye zone, followed by a different color or colors moving down toward the throat. It seems that I have quite a few of those and didn't realize they would be considered patterned daylilies. And when I went through my photos and really focused on the eye zone area, I was amazed at what I found there that I had never realized I had captured in my pictures!

I'm going to start with minis/smalls with eye patterns because I think they are absolutely adorable and such wonderful creations.

TINY FIRECRACKER - The pattern really showed itself on this little poly.
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LITTLE SURFER GIRL - This one can look quite different depending on the weather!
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LITTLE MENEHUNE
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ELFIN REFLECTION
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TET. STAR CHILD
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CURIOUS CUTIE


CRYPTIC CYPHER
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LITTLE BLOOM RIDER


CHILD OF ATLANTIS
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LITTLE LEPRECHAUN
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GOT THE BLUES
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PUGSLEY


SERENADE OF SPRINGTIME


CANADIAN BLUES
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MAGIC MANDOLIN


BLACK FATHOM DEPTHS - Not sure if this is patterned or not, but it sure is a cutie!



I do hope someone will let me know If I have misinterpreted what I now think patterned daylilies are.

Edit: Oops -- Forgot a wonderful little one:
ALL STAR EDITION


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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 3, 2014 2:26 PM CST
Wow, Ann, I just love your BUTTERFLY MOON and DREAM SEQUENCE blooms! And WAVES OF JOY is just spectacular -- I've ordered his new ANGEL LOVE, but I keep looking at WAVES OF JOY… Must resist, must resist!

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Name: Amy
Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Growgirl
Jan 3, 2014 4:21 PM CST
This is great. I am really enjoying everyones pictures. It is nice to see how many different patterned daylilies are out there and in our gardens.

Betty, I just read that information you posted from AHS last night! I found it informative. I never knew what the name was for a "mascara band" until I read it. Thanks for posting it. Your Tet. Star Child and Little Leprechaun really caught my eye, beautiful!

Fred - your Wild Dreams and Lilian's Lying Eyes are very much to my liking. I especially love the colors of LLE. This tends to be one of my favorite color combinations.

Tink - I do not think I can actually pick a favorite from your group of daylilies. All of them are beautiful in my eyes. Although...... I think that Waves Of Joy might go on my list of daylilies to look into.

Cynthia - I will be looking forward to seeing your Dragonfly Dawn picture this summer!

Cats1 - Your Picotee Prism is stunning with that color combination.

Ann - I simply cannot pick a favorite from yours either :)

Thank you to all who have posted and to any future posters. It is wonderful!

Name: Ann
Manhattan, KS (Zone 5b)
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annred97
Jan 3, 2014 4:23 PM CST
WILD DREAMS, PAINTED RAINBOW, WAVES OF JOY!! Wow so many gorgeous daylilies and so little space..... I'm trying to limit myself to things that might fit into my 'hybridizing' program. Unfortunately that's not very focused so not the most useful 'limit'......
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jan 3, 2014 4:54 PM CST
Have always loved Picotee Prism. Lovey dubby On the 'get it someday' wish list.
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Name: Char
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Char
Jan 3, 2014 6:28 PM CST

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I love the patterns we see in daylilies. The colors, combinations, intricate lines..all so interesting to look at. What a fantastic collection of small/mini patterns Betty and Bonibrae Baby Blue Eyes can't say I've seen that one before, gorgeous! A few more to add to the favorites...

Hidden Cameras
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Labyrinth


Marseilles Watercolor


Man in the Maze
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There's a Place
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Wayne's World
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Whale Tails


Screen Pattern


In Taffeta Patterns


Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jan 3, 2014 7:39 PM CST
Absolutely beautiful! Really love HIDDEN CAMERAS and LABYRINTH, and your WHALE TAILS really puts on a show!

MARINA DEL REY - I think this is my favorite now!
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XYLOPHONE JAZZ
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MOVING PICTURES
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HEAVEN'S DECLARING


WILD DREAMS
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ALL HOOKED UP
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BUTTERFLY COVE
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COMING ALIVE


LOOKING INTO GOD'S EYES - Just registered by Subhana Ansari for 2014
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WINTER RAINBOW
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BEYOND PLUTO


SCARCE AS DUCK'S TEETH
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ART IN MOTION


TET. PEPPERMINT DELIGHT
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Betty
Name: Ann
Manhattan, KS (Zone 5b)
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annred97
Jan 3, 2014 9:07 PM CST
How's a person supposed to 'cut back' with so many stunning daylilies demanding to be grown in one's very own garden....

Wonderful photos Char and Betty! You have some real beauties!!
Name: James
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JWWC
Jan 3, 2014 9:31 PM CST
Oh every time I see SCARE AS DUCKS TEETH I'm reminded that I really need to add that!
Name: Fred Manning
Lillian Alabama

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spunky1
Jan 4, 2014 6:51 AM CST
Great photos everyone.
Betty read the same thing on the AHS site several months ago when the Journal had a big spread on pattern daylilies, did not realize at the time it took so little variation in the eye to be considered a pattern. I assume any daylily that doesn't have a solid colored eye zone could be registered or promoted as a pattern daylily. I still grow some of Liz Salter's daylilies from the 70s,80s and 90s before the word pattern was ever used and her last name was still Hudson.
All descriptions and some photos are from the AHS data base.

Enchanter's Spell (Hudson, 1982) (Photo from AHS)
height 18in (46cm), bloom 3in (7.6cm), season M, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, Ivory with dark purple and chalky lavender eyezone above lime throat.
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Jason Salter (Salter-E.H., 1987)
height 18in (46cm), bloom 2.75in (7.0cm), season EM, Evergreen, Diploid, Yellow with washed lavender purple eyezone and green throat. (Enchanter's Spell × (Enchanted Elf × Cosmic Hummingbird))
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Witch's Thimble (Hudson, 1981)
height 14in (36cm), bloom 2.25in (5.7cm), season M, Semi-Evergreen, Diploid, White ivory with black purple eyezone and green throat. (Elf Witch × Dragons Eye)
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Patchwork Puzzle (Salter-E.H., 1990)
height 28in (71cm), bloom 2.75in (7.0cm), season EM, Rebloom, Tetraploid, Ivory lemon with washed lavender purple eyezone and green throat.
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Her patterns today are more complex

COSMIC AFTERSHOCK Salter 2013
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SPHERE OF INFLUENCE Salter 2013
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WARRIORS QUEST Salter 2013

Lots of Hybridizers are working with patterns today.
POETIC PATTERN Shooter E 2013
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ORIENTAL EXPRESSIONS Salter J 2013
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SANDRA E REA Rea C 2012

STARBURST FANTASY Trimmer 2013
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UNLOCK YOUR DREAMS Grace 2013
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jan 4, 2014 8:00 AM CST
According to AHS then Fred, I may have more patterned daylilies than I thought I did.
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cats1
Jan 4, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Wanted to add Arctic Sunrise. -It's got a neat little patterned eye and a wonderful edge.





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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Jan 4, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Words fail me on how gorgeous all these patterned daylily blooms are!!!! Simply fabulous!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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