Daylilies forum: petit's Cool Blue

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pinkruffles
Mar 6, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Does anyone have any pictures of Cool Blue?

The only picture I've ever seen of it is Petit's picture, and one grower told me that his pictures often look nicer than the actual flower! thanks!
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
Mar 6, 2015 10:29 PM CST
I don't have any pics of Cool Blue, as it doesn't open well for me here. I can tell you that it looks absolutely nothing like the hybridizers picture of it.
Here is a pic of it from the database on here, which is real close to the color that I get here.
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Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Mar 7, 2015 6:50 AM CST
That's why I look at the database before I purchase any new (to me) daylilily. Seeing it is the best, but having this resource here is really great!
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Mar 7, 2015 9:16 AM CST
Petits are by far not the only photo shopped daylilies, but you do have to be careful, especially if you see white. Also, daylilies do look different in different zones. Not that different.
I will say, if you read the descriptions, they are usually pretty accurate. Its hard to read pinkish or peach petals and have it sink in when looking at pristine white petals against the blue.
Name: Arlene
Ponce Inlet, FL (Zone 9a)
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florange
Mar 7, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Unfortunately, Nicole's photographer "adjusts" the colors, too. Big time!!
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Mar 7, 2015 10:26 AM CST
Dan Hansen is the only one I know who doesnt. Im sure there are others. Since I cant really afford them, I rarely buy a new one, so by the time I get to it, their are garden pictures.

http://ladybugdaylilies.com/

Take a look at some of the pictures too. Its so fun...so real life to go out there. A blast from the past. One of the first pictures with the dog is him and Curt Hanson...what a duo Whistling nodding
Name: James
South Bend, IN (Zone 5b)
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JWWC
Mar 7, 2015 10:29 AM CST
There is a lot that goes into the color representation of a photographed daylily. I generally opt for seeing as many photos as I can before I decide. With a new intro that may not be anything more than the hybridizer's image and you have to roll with it. I can generally tell when things have truly been 'shopped as opposed to photographed under optimal conditions. Oddly enough, I find that most of the photos I like I snapped with my phone rather than my camera. Try as I might it seems like a quick snap is better. C'est la vie.

That said, I try to be careful with blues. This is a photo of BLUE DARLING straight off my phone.



The eye often is that slate blue color. Not every bloom (early ones were more variable) and not in direct sunlight.

Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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gardenglory
Mar 7, 2015 10:42 AM CST
I have daylilies that look say, yellow or orange, and when I take a picture, you can see an eye clear as day, but to the naked eye, you cant see it, its the darnedest thing.
Name: Pat
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
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Xenacrockett
Mar 11, 2015 6:37 PM CST

Pictures I take in the morning give different colors than those taken in the afternoon.

Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 11, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Most cameras do a fair job or automatic white balance adjustment, but many don't so as the light changes you have to make adjustments.
PA (Zone 6a)
pinkruffles
Mar 13, 2015 11:51 AM CST
Thanks so much for your input everyone, and for posting the picture that shows what Cool Blue looks like for you--now I won't be TOTALLY disappointed when it (hopefully!) blooms for me this year. In that picture it looks like mauve, which I always think of as an unattractive, drab pinkish color--perhaps it's eye will be its saving grace, even if it isn't BLUE!!!!!!!!

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