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

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Name: Char
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Char
Feb 20, 2015 7:30 AM CST

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Two of my favorite terms for daylilies begin with P". The first is pleated, soft feminine throat pleats...




to the extreme of tightly folded petals.




Second term is patterns, with their amazing blending, shaping and variety of color.




Name: Donald
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needrain
Feb 20, 2015 7:52 AM CST
'Primal Scream', which is a sound I'm likely to be making if the weather folks are correct about the forecast here for Sunday night and Monday.
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Donald
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Hemlady
Feb 20, 2015 9:21 AM CST
There are a lot of "P's" in the AHS daylily terms so I hope others join in with some.

My "P's" would be

POLYMEROUS Picket Fences sometimes gives me a beautiful poly bloom
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POLLEN

As hybridizers, we definitely need pollen if we want to dab any.


PATTERNS
There are a lot of nice patterned daylilies on the market today. Here is an older one.

CHINESE TEMPLE FLOWER

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PLOIDY

Diploid, tetraploid or triploid

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sooby
Feb 20, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Well I have to add PISTIL. The pistil includes the stigma, the style, and the ovary. It should be spelled with two i's, it is not pistol. I always have visions of daylilies doing High Noon when it is written the latter way Big Grin
Name: Ashton & Terry
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kidfishing
Feb 20, 2015 9:59 AM CST
Patterns!!!
Vivid Butterfly.. Not sure if this is a pattern.
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Fancy Face.. A proven great parent for patterns.
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Mississippi Blues
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Aztec Headress
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Sweet Claudia
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Splotchy seedling with patterned eye.
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Blue eyed Bandit
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Through the looking glass
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So,Many Ripples
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Pollen
Celtic Butterfly has very light yellow pollen but I think I set some seeds with its pollen.
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 20, 2015 10:22 AM CST
My "P" word related to daylilies for today will be "Photogenic". I think daylilies are one of the most photogenic plants in my garden, and they are certainly the most photographed plant in my garden.
I think most of us have a close tie between our plants and our camera.
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Frillylily
Feb 20, 2015 11:35 AM CST
Well PETALS of course!

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Polymerous
Feb 20, 2015 12:28 PM CST
I'm going to double down on the Polymerous daylilies, and then some. Rolling on the floor laughing

Some registered cultivars (I no longer have 'Starry Day'):






and a large-flowered diploid poly seedling (which runs maybe 66% poly):

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Seedlings, of course, come from seeds, which in turn come from pods. The picture below is one of polymerous pods (do I get extra credit? Rolling on the floor laughing ) on a tet seedling of mine. The seedling itself is only about 25% poly at best, but the curious thing is that even the "normal" 3x3 flowers almost always produce 4 chambered pods! (The seedling was moved from a slightly sunnier spot to a shadier spot, and now does not poly at all. If I ever get around to it, I'm going to have to move it to a sunnier spot again, cage it from deer if I have to, and see what it does.)

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Besides the polymerous daylilies, I also love the polychromes and blends! Here are a couple:



The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Feb 20, 2015 12:45 PM CST
I have seen some beautiful Polychromes. Some are more pronounced than others so I get confused on the description sometimes. I am wondering too if some of the descriptions listed as "blend" could be polychrome - AHS description "flowers blending and intermingling many colors without distinct bands."

I'm not sure why Oriental Dancer is listed as a polychrome. I don't see it or maybe it is just not very pronounced.


The description of Aztec Beauty says "coral orange blend above green throat". I think it looks more like a polychrome than Oriental Dancer.


I really like this one:


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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Feb 20, 2015 12:46 PM CST
Oops, Polymerous! Our minds were thinking alike :smily:
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Polymerous
Feb 20, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Ah, but the curious thing is that my two are yellow-y, whereas yours are orangy-peachy-coral. It is interesting that the polychromes can present a different overall color appearance from a distance, and it is only closeup that you see the fine details.

Fwiw, though, I have to wonder if 'Sears Tower' is more of a blend. In 'Little Rainbow' the multi colors are obvious, but that is not the case with 'Sears Tower'. On the other hand, there are daylilies such as 'Joyful Soul', described as a "cream gold pink blend", which I think are really polychromes.

The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Feb 20, 2015 1:55 PM CST
Plentiful - all gardens should have lots of daylilies. There are so many colours, forms, heights etc. Popular - they certainly are!
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Feb 20, 2015 2:57 PM CST
PROLIFERATION - a new baby plant that grows on a scape.

Can someone add a pic. I had one but cannot find it.
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Hemlady
Feb 20, 2015 3:00 PM CST
PINCHED bloom - a bloom where petals often pinch



TAUNTING TAPESTRY sometimes pinches


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Hemlady
Feb 20, 2015 3:05 PM CST
PESTS

Two of the most common pests are spider mites and thripes. Some areas of the country are experiencing gall midge and also leaf miner. I had some leaf miner on some of my daylilies last summer.
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Hemlady
Feb 20, 2015 3:11 PM CST
PICOTEE

A condensed AHS description: a flower where the edge can be a different color than the flower's base color. Edges can take bizarre shapes as well as hooks, horns, bubbles, braids, teeth or fringe.

EXAMPLE: ANDY CANDY



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Name: Char
Vermont (Zone 4b)
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Char
Feb 20, 2015 7:19 PM CST

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Great "P" terms.
Needrain, I've been Primal Screaming for weeks! Smiling
Patterns Thumbs up
Pistil (pistol) nodding
Poly Pods a definite twofer!

I was looking for an image of a proliferation and can't figure out what folder it is in Grumbling But I did find these two images of polymerous bud cross sections I thought might be interesting. A view we don't see when looking at a bud is what it looks like inside the day before opening into a beautiful bloom...
A 4 X 4 Poly
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and a 5 X 5 Poly
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Feb 21, 2015 8:08 AM CST
Cindy here is a "prolif on the scape.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Feb 21, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Thanks Mike Thumbs up I know I have a pic somewhere but couldn't find it.
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Name: Hilary Picton
Dousland, Devon UK (Zone 9a)
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Halfprice
Feb 21, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Another one - patience. I have had several plants which steadfastly refused to bloom for several years until last year:

Egyptian Queen - worth the wait, it's gorgeous and it just bloomed and bloomed
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Patchwork Puzzle - a gift from a friend who suggested moving it which I did and it worked!
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Primal Scream - I moved it twice, once as it was being swamped & the 2nd time because I was fed up with the lack of blooms. It's obviously happy now
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