Daylilies forum: Is this Crystalline Pink?

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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Aug 7, 2015 5:16 PM CST
Hi all,
This daylily is one that I got several years ago, and have never been sure if it was correctly tagged. It is lovely and such a reliable bloomer, I would love to be sure that I have it correctly labelled! Pictures on the web of Crystalline Pink never look quite like this, although I know pictures can be deceiving.
Ideas, anyone?


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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Aug 7, 2015 6:16 PM CST
More pictures of a different bloom. I took these pictures in different lights to try and capture the colour of this daylily. When the photos are taken with sun, it seems to accentuate the pink, without the sun, the photo looks more lavender.




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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Aug 7, 2015 11:56 PM CST
Welcome! to All Things Plants! I'm sorry that I can't help, since I don't grow this one, but it is gorgeous! Great pictures, too!
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Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Aug 8, 2015 7:46 AM CST
Thanks, Natalie. Yes, it is gorgeous. I think it will just have to go on being known as Crystalline Pink!
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beckygardener
Aug 8, 2015 8:10 AM CST
I wouldn't even begin to guess .... but it is indeed a lovely pink! Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Aug 8, 2015 6:07 PM CST
@Polymerous and @MissMimie

The database shows that you both have this one. Does it look like yours?
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Polymerous
Aug 9, 2015 2:34 AM CST
Keeping in mind that daylilies look different in different soils, climates, etc. etc....

...I have to say that no, it doesn't look like mine.

In my garden, CP is a pale pink, and it almost looks like a bitone to me. My plant gets quite a bit of shade, and I can't say that I ever noticed any lavender cast to it.

I apologize for the absolutely horrible images below *Blush* , but they were taken on different days this summer, and you can see that it is pink and the sepals are lighter than the petals. (The pink in these images actually looks darker than how I perceive the bloom in the garden; it normally looks pretty washed out to me.)

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Also for comparison, from the database (and this is about what CP looks like, colorwise, to me - not like my images above):



You will notice that in all of these images, there are somewhat white-ish midribs on the bloom. Normally this is a trait that I loathe and despise - at least on darker daylilies - but the pink is (normally) so washed out on CP that there is not that much of a contrast (so it does not bother me that much).

I have to ask about plant traits.... does your plant seem as though it matches all of the registered traits for CP?

Something about your images brought the diploid 'Lavender Dew' (which I have) to mind. The color there can be somewhat variable. Tet 'Lavender Dew' was used in the generation of 'Lavender Memories', a Stamile plant, and your later images say Stamile to me. Perhaps that is the plant that you have - or maybe another Stamile lavender?




The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Valerie
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touchofsky
Aug 9, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Polymerous,
Thank you for your informative response. Yes, my plant does match the traits listed for Crystalline Pink, however, it was the colour in the photos that made me question whether it was labelled correctly. I am going to research some of your suggestions.

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