Daylilies forum: Another seedling that needs describing.

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Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Nov 6, 2019 7:52 AM CST
My last request for a color description was so successful that I would love your help again on describing the new, but promising, seedling. It bloomed for the first time this year with 2 fans but with a good bud count and branching which I hope will only improve with time and with a color that I think is good.
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Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover Daylilies Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RobinSeeds
Nov 6, 2019 10:51 AM CST
This looks like Watermelon with Cerise veining to me. Green star throat with a yellow halo bleeding into a slight, white watermark.
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Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Nov 6, 2019 10:53 AM CST
Thanks for the great start, Robin. I appreciate your help. I'm wondering how one would describe the sepals.
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover Daylilies Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RobinSeeds
Nov 6, 2019 11:52 AM CST
With watermark extending or more pronounced on the sepals...
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Name: Trina
Eagle Point, Oregon (Zone 7b)
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flowerpower35
Nov 6, 2019 12:51 PM CST
I agree That seems like a pretty accurate description to me from what is seen in the picture.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Nov 6, 2019 1:12 PM CST
I love reading these descriptions, I am so poor at it. I could never describe something so well. I think daylilly99 was wise to ask for help on the descriptions. I see everything in the description when looking at the bloom of the photos, but I could never have put the named colors "watermelon and cerise" in my description...I might have been able to describe the white watermark, but I would not have thought to mention the extension of the watermark on the sepals nor that it was more pronounced on the sepals. Good job Robin!
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Nov 6, 2019 2:45 PM CST
I agree with Robin, too. Don't forget to mention the spent blooms all look like cute, purple puppies and kittens. Whistling

Tim
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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SunriseSide
Nov 6, 2019 2:46 PM CST
Don't fail to mention the pink edging more pronounced on the sepals. Thinking
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Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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SunriseSide
Nov 6, 2019 2:47 PM CST
Tim
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is better at the lake.
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Nov 6, 2019 2:59 PM CST
Just trying to help her sell some plants. Smiling
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover Daylilies Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RobinSeeds
Nov 6, 2019 3:56 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Tim...I'll be sure to ask for your help with my new intros. Seriously, wouldn't that be a blast? Elizabeth Trotter wouldn't approve them though...

Right Dave! Pale pink edging too! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Nov 6, 2019 5:36 PM CST
Sure, I can make fraudulent claims for you, too. It'll be fun! Hilarious!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Nov 6, 2019 5:46 PM CST
RobinSeeds said:This looks like Watermelon with Cerise veining to me. Green star throat with a yellow halo bleeding into a slight, white watermark.
Wonderful job at describing this daylily, Robin! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Sure hope you can help me someday with color descriptions.

Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Tim, that was a good one! You got me! I actually went back to the picture to look for spent blooms that look like cute pups and kittens. I bet I can sell a lot more plants if I have you and Robin on my team!

Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Nov 6, 2019 6:53 PM CST
I think people will start catching on sooner or later, Karen. Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Region: Michigan Seller of Garden Stuff Seed Starter Cat Lover Daylilies Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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RobinSeeds
Nov 6, 2019 10:05 PM CST
Wow, thanks for the acorn Karen! If I can help you, I'm completely happy to.
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Name: Sue Petruske
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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petruske
Nov 7, 2019 3:40 PM CST
Before I even started reading anyone's response, the very first word out of my mouth was WATERMELON. Definitely watermelon plus all the other things Robin said.

Very beautiful bloom and I'm sure it's even better in real life. Hurray!
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Nov 7, 2019 10:13 PM CST
Thanks for all the help and for the giggles. I'm very happy with Robin's description.

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