Daylilies forum: Is there such a thing as a variegated daylily?

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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Apr 19, 2014 4:51 PM CST
I was spraying my daylilies with fungicide, and I found one of the fans on 'Small World Hip Hop Music' with variegated leaves, part of the leaf is green, and the other yellow. How is this possible? I've never seen a variegated daylily before.

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rocklady
Apr 19, 2014 5:12 PM CST
Annette, I can't answer your question, but your daylily sure is interesting.
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Gleni
Apr 19, 2014 5:17 PM CST
Annette. Lovely!

See here

http://garden.org/ideas/view/dave/1881/The-Top-25-Variegated...

and

http://thebloomingauction.com/detail.asp?id=164177&n=KWANSO-...
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tink3472
Apr 19, 2014 5:50 PM CST
I have had a couple that out of nowhere put out a variegated fan but it will revert back if left attached to the others from what I am told. I assume that is correct because mine are no longer variegated and have not done it again. I don't know what makes a non-variegated daylily produce variegated foliage.

There are variegated daylilies I just don't know the names off the top of my head though.
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Seedfork
Apr 19, 2014 6:16 PM CST
Here is a short little video by Doug Greene. He separates the variegated parts from the all green parts.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc1FmZBwqbU
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Char
Apr 19, 2014 6:18 PM CST

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There are a few daylilies registered with variegated foliage. A link to add to Glen's of a discussion we had here in the Daylily forum

The thread "Foliage variation" in Daylilies forum

There is one variegated plant registered, that I know of, due to a foliage mutation seen in a previously registered cultivar, Ride the Wind (Stamile 1998) My understanding is the fan was separated out, observed and allowed to multiply for several years before the new registration was made to be sure the trait was consistent for the new plant to be registered as a "new" cultivar.

Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Polish Chameleon')

In reading the description for the cultivar Polish Chameleon it says the foliage is yellow in the early spring turning green later in the season.

Edited to add - this got me to thinking why I remembered about the registered mutation from Ride the Wind. The seedling I showed images of in the linked Foliage variation thread is from a cross of Huckleberry Candy X Ride the Wind.
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Apr 19, 2014 7:16 PM CST
Thanks everyone for your responses. I look forward to seeing how this fan will bloom compared to the rest of the plant. I've never had this happen before,
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Name: Gerry Donahue
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profesora
Apr 20, 2014 5:45 AM CST
Variegated Kwanso is in the data base.


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Name: Karen Mcilroy
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Apr 20, 2014 10:03 AM CST





top is" Abbey Dore Court", bottom is "Zebra", sometimes goes by other names, but I bought as Zebra. Karen M
Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Apr 20, 2014 2:43 PM CST
Kwanso, Abbey Dore Court and Zebra have beautiful leaves. What color are the blooms?
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Name: Karen Mcilroy
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kkaymci55
Apr 20, 2014 6:02 PM CST
So far have only had blooms on Zebra, kinda butter yellow. I believe the Abbey Dore Court has yellow also. Karen M
Name: Brian
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bearsearch
Apr 20, 2014 6:41 PM CST
Kwanso flowers are exactly the same as the non variegated Kwanso - double orange. The main difference between the two that I have found in my garden is the variegated one has less bloom and is far less vigorous, in fact it has hardly grown at all in comparison and they are both at least 8 years old. They were both variegated when I bought them but one reverted within 2 to 3 years.
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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Apr 20, 2014 6:53 PM CST
Thanks, good to know about the bloom colors.
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Name: Karen Mcilroy
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kkaymci55
Apr 24, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Yes, glad to see the Abbey Dore court blooms. Mine hasn't bloomed. Last year was the first time I had it. Traded a couple fans of Zebra for a couple very small fans of Abbey Dore Court to someone a few thousand miles away. It seems to be really taking off this year so maybe some blooms if I remember to put slug bait out before they have it all eaten to nubs. Karen M. p.s. Thanks for posting the bloom photo
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Joy
Apr 24, 2014 8:33 PM CST
I nave a variegated daylily called White Stripe. The variegation is often very light however.

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Name: Annette
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Cem9165
Apr 24, 2014 9:04 PM CST
Beautiful color Joy, thanks for sharing your picture.
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Name: Karen Mcilroy
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kkaymci55
Apr 25, 2014 9:57 AM CST
Nice color. Do you know if its a dip? Probably is. I can see the variegation in a few leaves in background. Karen M.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Apr 25, 2014 10:09 AM CST
Yes it is a dip.
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