Daylilies forum: Describe This Daylily - Round 3

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McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Nov 8, 2019 8:29 PM CST
Are you all ready/willing to try it on with another one? You're batting 1000 so far in my mind.

What I have so far is orchid pink with a dark purple blaze. I have lots and lot of photos of this one, so decide which one looks most true to life and in good lighting.

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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
Daylilies Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower
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Lyshack
Nov 8, 2019 9:16 PM CST
Drat. I got here before Robin defines it perfectly, but I don't have a good answer of my own. Just questions.

Does it start out the day that pinker pink (2nd and last pics) that kind of reminds me of cotton candy and then fade to the paler pink as the day goes on? Or is it more colorfast, but the color is variable between those two pinks depending on the weather or other factors? Or is its shade of pink dependent on how much that eye color bleeds into the veining on the petals and sepals for each particular bloom?

I like how aggressively the yellow in the throat meets the chevrons and how the color of the chevrons is drawn into the veining on the petals. Especially on the throat side. It gives me the illusion that the whole bloom was drawn by an artist that specializes in colored pencil.

If you think about it, let me know when this one is on the market, please. It's a dip, right?

Tim
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Nov 8, 2019 10:33 PM CST
This is my seedling 18-062 (a diploid) and I'm thinking I may want to introduce it for 2020 but I don't have the foliage habit yet. I may have to wait until I see what it has done in spring so I can figure that out.

There are several similar pretty seedlings from this cross and I'm finding it hard to choose, but this is the one with enough fans to share right now.

I'm afraid I can't answer your question as to the variations in color. It's probably the light whenever I get to taking a photo. Sadly, I'm not very good at being out early in the morning when the sun has not gotten up too far but luckily I sometimes get photos on overcast days.

The bud count and branching on this are really good (as you may have guessed), but I have not seen rebloom. It also did not get any rust this year when a whole lot of the other things in my garden got it.

I may not remember to let you know but if you keep an eye on my Plantstep catalog (Midsummer Daylily Garden), you can see when I make changes.

I'm also going to visit my son and his wife for a week and will be asking their opinions on some things, so I'll be changing the catalog as of tonight to show all my daylilies including all seedlings. Take a look at 18-081 if you have a chance and tell me what you think. It has even better B&B and rebloom but only 5 fans so far.
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 8, 2019 11:42 PM CST
Tim, Robin doesn't define it perfectly, Robin feeds off the creativity of others (the beauty of collaboration). BTW, you are really good at this, and probably everybody else that says they're no good at this are also good at this. Other people pick up what I've missed and complete the color story.

The 2nd photo depicts a more saturated color, it might be a one off. You could call it orchid pink or cotton candy pink. I would start with the eye because it bleeds into the petal/sepal color as Tim pointed out. I can't tell if the throat is green or yellow from the photos.

Starburst green throat transitioning to yellow and overlapping a plum purple chevron eye with beautiful jagged edges bleeding into soft orchid pink petals/sepals.

I love this one too!
God blessed me with dirt.
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Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
Daylilies Region: Texas Hostas Irises Region: Michigan Hybridizer
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SunriseSide
Nov 9, 2019 10:45 AM CST
I believe you stuck this one, Robin. "Others" might say the eye is "feathered" nodding
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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 9, 2019 11:00 AM CST
Absolutely "feathered" Dave I agree Thanks and keep up the great work!
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
Nov 9, 2019 12:53 PM CST
I would buy this one too! so will try to remember to check your catalog.
I would add has a small white (light) midrib. Can't tell if it is pink or white. I love white "light" midribs on dark back grounds so that is what caught my eye besides the lovely feathering. Thumbs up
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Nov 10, 2019 4:15 PM CST
I agree the color saturation of the second photo is most likely wrong.

Robin, you are a master of prose!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Nov 10, 2019 7:18 PM CST
I agree Robin, you are the master! Another great job at the description, Robin! Robin, are you an artist or writer in your professional line of work?
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 10, 2019 8:19 PM CST
Thanks, *Blush* I'm just a creative type constantly looking for creativity outlets. The job I do now is working with numbers and data...argh. I have previous careers in design and graphics though.
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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Nov 11, 2019 6:11 PM CST
Just wanted to say, a really beautiful daylily, and look at thebuds!
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Nov 26, 2019 9:26 AM CST
I had forgotten we had not made an official decision on this one. How about the following and do you want to use your creative juices to polish is up, Robin?

Soft orchid pink with a starburst green to yellow throat overlapping a plum purple chevron eye with jagged edges which feather out onto the the segments and a white midrib.
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 28, 2019 12:17 PM CST
Soft orchid pink with a starburst green to yellow throat overlapping a plum purple chevron eye with edges that feather out onto the the segments and finish with a white midrib.
God blessed me with dirt.
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