Daylilies forum: Alphabet of Daylily Terms...Let's Talk About "F's"

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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Feb 10, 2015 7:07 AM CST

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Only one this morning to start us off with the letter "F"....

Foliage color, most often when we think of foliage it is in relation to foliage habit, evergreen, semi-evergreen and dormant, or disease, rust, leaf steak etc. A few daylilies have variegated foliage with stripes of green and white or green and yellow.


Two threads that talk more about variegation...
The thread "Is there such a thing as a variegated daylily?" in Daylilies forum

The thread "Foliage variation" in Daylilies forum

What about shades of green and blue ? Hostas showing deep green and blue..
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Daylily leaves in light green and dark blue-green.
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Or frosted silvery blue like a fothergilla....


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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 10, 2015 7:56 AM CST
My "F" term for today will be "FFO" a term I saw people use a lot and took me a while to figure out what it meant:
"FFO:
Date of the "first flower open" or first flower to bloom, of a given cultivar. These furnish coarse bloom sequence and bloom period indicators in a specific locality."
Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Feb 10, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Flowering season! We have a problem with gall midge on the early bloomers so I won't plant them unless they re-bloom. Outrageous is the worst for me, not one scape unaffected and so far no re-bloom scapes. It will go on the compost heap this year!

Late bloomers or re-bloomers are such a wonderful sight after the majority have finished for the year.

Egyptian Queen - an early bloomer that will be staying
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Lighthearted Spin - another early but has never been affected by gall midge, definitely a favourite


Yellow Angel - goes on till the first heavy frost


Longfields Beauty - not listed as late but like YA goes on and on


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Polymerous
Feb 10, 2015 12:42 PM CST
Fragrant







...and many others (the above are ones that I have in my garden).

(I'm adding 'Hearts of Fire' to the garden this season.)


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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Feb 10, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Fragrance was my first thought and FFO my second! It is so exciting to get FFO's on daylilies purchase the previous year. I have several daylilies purchased last summer that I will see FFO's on this year. Can't wait!! Smiling Big Grin Drooling
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Name: Char
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Char
Feb 10, 2015 5:53 PM CST

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I have a few new to me FFO's planted for next year too! Thumbs up

Frogs...I love seeing these little ones on the daylilies

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Surprised no one mentioned Fringe yet....these are the only two I can think of at the moment.



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Frillylily
Feb 10, 2015 6:01 PM CST
I think daylilies are downright FANTASTIC!

Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Feb 10, 2015 6:07 PM CST
Elegant Candy with frog.
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Frillylily
Feb 10, 2015 8:35 PM CST
Frog filled candy!
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blue23rose
Feb 11, 2015 3:22 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Good one!

Vickie
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Hemlady
Feb 11, 2015 6:26 AM CST
I wish we had little frogs. Haven't ever seen any, just those darn earwigs.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Feb 11, 2015 8:03 AM CST
"Frightening". Cindy, there's nothing like opening a seed pod and see a earwig jump out at you. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Feb 11, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Ewwwww, yes, I hate them. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Feb 11, 2015 1:16 PM CST
We have loads of frogs but I've never seen one on a daylily! We will be getting frog spawn in the pond soon now it's thawed, I'll watch to see if the little froglets climb on the daylilies by the pond.
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Polymerous
Feb 13, 2015 2:45 AM CST
Frogs - that's a good one!

We live on a creek, and there are frogs, or toads, or something that live on the banks. (Even if I got a good look, I'm not sure that I could tell the difference; our native critters here are tiny things (with incredibly loud voices) which blend in amazingly well.)

Last year I had two plastic boxes holding tree pots with daylily seedlings. Now, these boxes were on my patio, probably 60 feet minimum away from the creek banks (and another 10-12 feet down to the creek), but I was surprised to find a small frog or toad down in between the tree pots! I am not sure how it got there or what it was doing down there... looking for snails or slugs? Confused
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Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
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Lilydaydreamer
Feb 13, 2015 4:41 AM CST
FFE -first flower ever, the joy of seeing the first flower ever on a seedling.
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Frillylily
Feb 16, 2015 12:16 PM CST
FERTILIZER!
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Frillylily
Feb 23, 2015 8:52 PM CST
FAN

single fan, double fan or several fans equaling a clump

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