Daylilies forum: A Comparison of Color

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 7, 2015 5:29 PM CST
As we go through the Daylily databases (ATP's and AHS's), it's easy to be left wondering how the color REALLY looks. Although I can't give a perfect picture, I CAN put some of the blooms side by side for a comparison so that anyone looking for a 'redder' red or a 'blacker' red can have some point of reference.

This picture is taken around 6:30pm after a rainy, yucky day (~75 degrees) and some of them held up better than others, so this comparison also tests colorfastness and substance after rain and wind.

Some of my reds (click on pic to see them all):
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Left to right:
Ruby Spider, Tom Wise, Night Embers, Palace Guard, St. Elmo's Fire, Kent's Favorite Two, Black Plush

I will try to post future comparisons after hot, sunny days, etc.

Feel free to post your own picture comparisons of flowers to this thread if you want. Please just make sure that the blooms are side-by-side in the same picture and similarly-colored so that we get a true comparison of how one's color compares to another's.

Name: Char
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Char
Jul 7, 2015 6:19 PM CST

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Cool idea! Once things get blooming I'll be happy to join in.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 7, 2015 10:11 PM CST
I'm hoping to purchase some near-whites soon, if anyone has a bunch of open white buds and could post a color comparison picture, that would be great! Thumbs up
Name: Mayo
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Mayo62
Jul 8, 2015 2:36 AM CST
when I take photo's of my DL's they never are the right color on my laptop... Sad

Especially the violet and blue undertones seem to be lost after photographing.
How do you do that, Photoshop until it looks right?

Thank You!
Mayo
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 8, 2015 2:59 AM CST
Mayo62 said:when I take photo's of my DL's they never are the right color on my laptop... Sad

Especially the violet and blue undertones seem to be lost after photographing.
How do you do that, Photoshop until it looks right?

Thank You!
Mayo


Personally, I wouldn't Photoshop your images, it might get you a bad rap. Also, the idea of this thread is that it's about comparison, so it's likely that we'll atleast be able to see which is the bluest or most purple of the bunch when they are side by side. Smiling
Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
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twixanddud
Jul 8, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Here are some reds I did a comparison of on another site a few days ago... Looks like you might have to click on it to see all four. It was taken in the evening on a day that was mid 80s, full sun. All of these daylilies are in the same bed in my yard, no afternoon shade. Insider Trading, Fabulous Frieda, Fern Stone and Wispy Rays.

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And here is Soul On Fire and Forever Redeemed, a few days earlier, late afternoon. Wasn't as hot that day.

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Here is Forever Redeemed and Wispy Rays on that same afternoon.

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 8, 2015 10:25 AM CST
Wow, Laura, Wispy Rays and Forever Redeemed really stand out! You have some beautiful Red's-thank you for sharing!
Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
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twixanddud
Jul 8, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Thanks! I love them both. I just got Forever Redeemed last year, so that bloom was the FFOE for me...
Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 8, 2015 11:14 AM CST
Purp's (With the exception of Ruby, who is only there to show how red-purple Symphony of Fire is):

(Click to see entire photo)
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Back: Ruby Spider
Front, Left to Right: "Seedling 2" (not my creation), Evening Enchantment, Symphony of Fire, "Becky's Curls" (Garden name, not my creation).
Weather Conditions: Cloudy, ~65 degrees, moderate humidity

I don't have a lot of purple opened up today. I wanted to throw Night Embers in, but no blooms today. Same with Starman's Quest, "Seedling 3", and Black Plush. And the clump of Dominic I just bought has zero scapes right now, so I likely won't see that at all this year. I considered throwing So Many Stars in the picture because of her purple-ish eye, but I didn't know how I felt about that...plus I might pollinate the one open bloom I have of SMS right now. (Maybe I'll compare her to Libby's Trail later in the season as my only two peaches...assuming I can get a bud from each at the same time.)

Olallie Red and Spider Man look like they are close to budding, so I might do some more red comparisons tomorrow or the next day and, if I can get more purples to open, I might get a better comparison picture.

The large majority of my daylilies are red and purple, so unfortunately my color comparisons are limited. I'm relying on all other ATP members to contribute other colors, so I hope others join in this quest for comparison pictures! nodding I'm still hoping someone does their white blooms!
Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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twixanddud
Jul 8, 2015 4:47 PM CST
Here are my whites/creams/light light yellows that were blooming today. Cool day (mid 60s), very little sun. Some of these get a lot lighter in the heat and sun. From left to right (click the picture to see them all): Heavenly Angel Ice, Winter Treasure, Arctic Lace, Last Snowflake (FFO today), Green Mystique, and From Darkness Comes Light. I have a few others in this color range, but they weren't blooming today.

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 8, 2015 5:28 PM CST
Yay! Thank You! Thanks, Laura, for posting some whites! Hurray! heavenly Angel Ice and Arctic Lace are my two favorites from that bunch. What beauties! I'm going to have to go research those two and see if they have enough of the other traits I'm looking for to put into my hybridizing program.
Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Jul 8, 2015 9:50 PM CST
I lost my long time Green Mystique to an abnormally cold winter a couple of years ago. Seeing yours makes me miss it all over again. Nice way to show the difference in daylilies of the same colors...........Maryl
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jul 10, 2015 10:10 AM CST
Interesting to see all the different reds. I gathered a few of mine just for fun.

The top 3 are Springfield Clan, Little Red Wagon and Reminds Me of Fireworks. Flameburst in the center. Bottom left to right Caught Red Handed, August Flame, Crimson Pirate and Red Volunteer.
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Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
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twixanddud
Jul 10, 2015 3:17 PM CST
Here's some reds I did the same day as the whites, these are the ones that were blooming that day - cool temp (mid 60s), very little sun, photo taken in the evening.

Click to see all. Left to right, top row: Forever Redeemed, Wispy Rays, Rev it Up; bottom row: Insider Trading, Fear Not, Soul On Fire, Fern Stone
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 10, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Boy! I really love that Wispy Rays bloom!

I had bought a cross of Wispy Rays on LA but unfortunately none germinated, so I was able to get a refund. But I would have rather had the seedlings.
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Name: Dennis
SW Michigan (Zone 5a)
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Dennis616
Jul 10, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Susan and Laura those photos are awesome!!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

Really love the side-by-side comparison of those stunning blooms!

Thanks for posting!
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Jul 10, 2015 5:55 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree Great comparison bloom photos! Thank You!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 10, 2015 8:17 PM CST
Susan, wow! Those are some great reds! Springfield Clan, August Flame, and Red Volunteer were my favorites!

Laura, nice photo! I don't normally go for watermarks as much, but Wispy Rays and Rev it Up caught my eye in your picture!
Name: Laura
SE Michigan (Zone 5b)
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twixanddud
Jul 11, 2015 4:43 AM CST
I love watermarks! I'll share another comparison photo I took that same day, here are pinks and some purples that were blooming that day. Click on pic to see all. Left to right, top row: Jamie Dockery, Sparticus Adorned, Tie and Tails, Black Falcon Ritual, Ashwood Still Night, Early Shirley; bottom row: Neon Flamingo, Catastrophe Waitress, Joan Derifield, Cameroons.
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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
Jul 11, 2015 9:47 AM CST
Pretty Laura. I decided to go with pinks and salmons today.

Top row: Magnificent Rainbow ,Reine's Delight, Enchanting Esmerella, Pink Super Spider, Dragons Eye, Angels Wings
Row 2:Julianna Lynn, Lavender Heartthrob, Pink super Spider, Prickled Petals, Candy Stripe Mountain
Row3: Cause for Pause, Superficial Sighs, Grams Dream, Just Plain Bill, End of the Days

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