Daylilies forum: Unidentified Flying Object as a pod parent

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Name: Ann
Manhattan, KS (Zone 5b)
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annred97
Jan 13, 2012 8:42 AM CST
I planted several seedlings out of Margo Reed's UFO back in 2007 and got a lot of different looks in the kids. Thought I'd share. Kind of fascinatiing to me anyway. Unfortunately I didn't record the pollen parent :~( but they're probably all from the same pod. Looking at them now and knowing what I frequently have used, it could be North Wind Dancer pollen....

First I'll put a picture of UFO


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And here are the kids

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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jan 13, 2012 9:01 AM CST
Oh I like them. I have Unidentified Flying Object and it is not an extremely fast grower in my zone and doesn't set a whole lot of pods for me. I currently have some seeds from it for sale on LA.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jan 13, 2012 9:05 AM CST
By the way, my UFO isn't as large as yours.
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spunky1
Jan 13, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Nice looking UFs, I think my favorite is the second one. The first one would be my second choice, both look like the same seedling on different days. Like the large eyes in all of them.
Name: Ann
Manhattan, KS (Zone 5b)
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annred97
Jan 13, 2012 9:31 AM CST
I think you may be right Fred--they do look quite similar. And Cynthia, my UFO isn't large at all, must just look that way in the photo. Multiplies well here, but makes small fans.

Here's another seedling from a different year/different pollen


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And another from the same group as earlier This one might actually be skinny enough to qualify as a spider.


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It's so much fun to see what shows up from different crosses. I have finally started being good about keeping better records of the pollen parent cuz it's driving me nuts not knowing what did and didn't work with earlier crosses.....
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tink3472
Jan 13, 2012 9:31 AM CST
Oooohhhh I like those!!! Very nice
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jan 13, 2012 9:32 AM CST
Those are very nice. I have never planted any seeds from mine. Maybe I should reconsider that, lol.
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Name: Ann
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annred97
Jan 13, 2012 9:44 AM CST
Thanks Cindy and Michele! Cindy, is Hemlady your name on the auction? I bought a few seeds for the first time this year because I had really poor seed set with our awful summer--most of July/Aug was close to or over 100 degrees and no rain. Needless to say, I didn't even try to set pods in that weather and many of the ones I had set earlier shriveled up and had few if any viable seeds. I got a few, but only 300-400 instead of the 1500-2000 (which is more than I have room to plant) that I made the previous year.....
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rebloomnut
Jan 13, 2012 9:57 AM CST
Love that 2nd. one too. 1st. is nice also and the 3rd. I love the color. Super seedlings all of them. Love to see the difference in sibs. Fascinating.
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lovemyhouse
Jan 13, 2012 10:18 AM CST
I like the first one best, but the fourth one is good, too. Looks like the next to youngest kid sticking out it's tongue at the others. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Ann
Manhattan, KS (Zone 5b)
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annred97
Jan 13, 2012 10:31 AM CST
HaHa Debra. That seedling does have a bit of a tendency to get sassy.... I do like the color on it and once it even had a little doubling.
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Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Jan 13, 2012 10:59 AM CST
Based on the photos, the # 1 and 2 seedlings are prettier than the pod parent,
in my opinion, and isn't that what we strive for.

#1 shows white midribs, as does the petals and sepals, which
appears well balanced. I don't usually like white midribs, but in this blossom
it works. So, I am picking #1 as my first choice, and 2 as second choice.

#2 does not show white midribs, and I like the quilled petal look.

#5 like all the twisting going on in that one.

Batch2 #1 is very nice. Like the overall shape of it.

Love seeing everyone's seedling pics and the parents.


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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jan 13, 2012 11:05 AM CST
No, I am Lighthousegal on LA.
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Name: Ann
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annred97
Jan 13, 2012 12:24 PM CST
Very observant Shirley! 1 and 2 are not the same daylily after all. There's a slight white edge on the petals and sepals of #1 that aren't on #2. I like #5 too, both for its twisting petals and sepals and its huge green/white throat. #1 of the second batch has HEAVENLY ANGEL ICE for pollen parent. My strategy that year (since HAI was new to my garden and I loved it) was to use it on every dip UF and quite a few non UF daylilies that I pollinated. Saved a lot of labeling.....

Here are 2 more from the first batch of seedlings (probably NWD pollen)
Another tongue sticker outer....
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This summer I'll try to get measurements and bud counts and figure out which ones stay and which ones go. So hard to do.
Name: shirlee
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mistyfog
Jan 13, 2012 2:01 PM CST
Ann, if you are uncertain, there is the possibility that #1 and #2 (first batch) are the same plant. Some can change a lot during the bloom season. However, if you look at the outside shape of the overall eye on these, #1 has a rounded eye shape whereas #2 has a star shape. Another difference. Still, something to watch for come bloom season.

Love the #1 purple in the last batch.
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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Jan 13, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Ann, those are all lovely! I don't have any UFO's, but they have been growing on me for awhile now so I think I may have to try a few. Whistling
Name: Joy Wooldridge
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Joy
Jan 14, 2012 12:49 AM CST
I love them all. I grow UFO. Will have to try crossing it this year.

Cindy, Mine has pretty small blooms here too! I think it would prefer more heat than we generally have here.


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Name: Judy
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
flowerchild
Jan 14, 2012 4:55 AM CST
Those are pretty. Isn't it wonderful that we can have such a variety of seedlings from the same cross.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
Jan 14, 2012 8:19 AM CST
I think so too Joy. Mine is not planted in a very good location. It has shade all morning so maybe if I move it to a sunnier location it may do better.
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jan 14, 2012 10:37 AM CST
Bought some seeds with three different crosses to Margo Reed Indeed. Eager to see what differences show up from them. Thumbs up
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