Daylilies forum: Color changing daylilies

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Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Dec 26, 2019 9:06 PM CST
Could someone educated in this area explain how these are determined.
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We have a seedling that is Spacecoast Sonata x JT Davis and i just thought it was strange. It does this consistently and i was wondering if it would fit in this category.
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Here is a collage of parents and seedling
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Any comments would be appreciated. Thank You!
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Name: Elena
NYC (Zone 7a)
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bxncbx
Dec 26, 2019 9:56 PM CST
I'm no expert but it seems like it to me. Beautiful seedling by the way.
Name: Kenny Shively
Rineyville, KY. region 10. (Zone 6b)
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kennysh
Dec 27, 2019 6:53 AM CST
Beautiful seedling . Thumbs up I think so many environmental factors effect daylilies in many different ways. Moisture , nutritents, humidity, temperature even winds drying effect. Would these do this in a greenhouse situation? I use worm casting as a fertilizer and part of their clam is they help with deeper ,brighter flower color. I think that my be true. As far as color changers don't know what to expect? Interesting that it is constant. Thanks for your post. Thank You!
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Dec 27, 2019 7:51 AM CST
I'm no expert but I would have said if it is consistent it would be a color-changer. There are illustrations in the AHS Daylily Dictionary, the thumbnails are clickable for full-size pictures.

https://daylilies.org/daylily-...

One thing that has been anecdotally reported is that light source (wavelengths) or intensity may affect the change of colour so it may be different outdoors compared to at an indoor exhibition for example.
Name: Mary
Crown Point, Indiana (Zone 5b)
josieskid
Dec 27, 2019 11:05 AM CST
Gorgeous bloom, and it obviously changed color. Thumbs up

I are sooooo smart!
Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
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Diggerofdirt
Dec 27, 2019 1:38 PM CST
Thank you all for the imput
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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Dec 28, 2019 4:07 PM CST
I don't know a lot about color changing daylilies, but I've read and seen a lot of information on how cameras adjust colors in a picture depending on lighting conditions (because I really want to take pictures that show my purple daylilies the color I see them.)

Do you have any more pictures of this plant's blooms from a day when the weather was more consistent? I don't doubt at all that your bloom is changing colors, but the problem with these two particular pictures is the first picture was taken in the overcast (raindrops on the bloom). It had clearly turned sunny for the 2nd picture.

This means we can't say for sure if the color change we see is because of the bloom, or it's because of a white balance effect cameras do.

When it's shady or overcast, a lot of cameras will put a slight blue cast over the image to help your brain see the image as if it were overcast, and on sunny days (or indoor pictures), they tend to put a yellow cast over the picture.

So, can you show us a different day?





Name: Roger & Karen
Birmingham, Al (Zone 7a)
Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Alabama Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Seed Starter
Diggerofdirt
Dec 29, 2019 8:07 AM CST
Unfortunately not. I just took those because i thought it was so strange. I hadnt heard of color changing daylilies until this year. Kinda still green. I know that it is a two yr seedling its small and lavender in the morning and stretches and turns that other color in afternoon. Now that i know about color changers i will be tracking it and will have more pics this coming bloom season. That one is on my radar. Thank yall again.
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