Daylilies forum: Dragonfly Blues

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Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Aug 20, 2012 2:05 PM CST
Hi everyone, I'm looking at this daylily on the Lily Auction. Does anyone grow it and if so, is it a good parent??

Thanks Mona
Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
Aug 21, 2012 2:41 PM CST
hi mona! i dont have this one so sorry i cannot advise -- but it is pretty!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Aug 21, 2012 3:33 PM CST
If you're looking at this: http://daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi?cultivarsgnew&1346027..., that picture is super saturated. It's not going to bloom that blue. This looks more true w/o the blue saturation (the picture was photoshopped) http://woostergarden.blogspot.com/2011/06/new-blues.html

You can tell #1 the picture was shopped as it's a generic picture found on Google:
http://www.daylilies.org/DaylilyDB/detail.php?id=164631&name...
http://smokeysdaylilygardens.com/Itemdata.php?item=Dragonfly...

You can also tell by how green the leaves are. They supersaturated it with blue and lowered the red.

Off of this website: http://patrickguidry.com/new-images-04-2.html


I tinkered with it a little using XNView (I don't have Photoshop)
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I'm not saying don't buy it. But I've learned the hard way to double check every image to make sure that it's not tinkered with! And when you Google it and see too many images that don't look like what you're buying...
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Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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chalyse
Aug 21, 2012 6:21 PM CST
I don't have this plant either (sorry, I know you want first-hand responses), but one way to see if a cultivar is fertile, or a great parent, is to see if and how many child plants it has had over the years. Dragonfly Blues has one child plant, and it was only registered in 2010, so at least it is likely fertile. Two years is fairly quick after an introduction, so there may be more child plants down the line.
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Acerbob
Aug 21, 2012 8:31 PM CST
The Guidry website is a great place to go. No photoshop there.
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
I love nature & everything outdoors
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monalisa18
Aug 21, 2012 8:48 PM CST
Thanks everyone!!!! That's the kind of information that I'm looking for. I do always check this site and AHS for child plants. Sometimes there are more on one than the other. I'm looking for a few etched eye ones to add to my group.

I have got "Get Jiggy" coming from Maryotts.

I've also got:
Stenciled Impressions
Jamaican Love
Aztec Headdress seedling that one is actually Beige and the other is orange. I used these a bunch this year.
Then lets, see,
Lillian's Alabama Sunrise
Lillian's Clockwork Orange(again, not etched but it is so pretty!!)
Lies and Lipstick(really not etched, but I love the colors)
Barbie's Favorite x Jelly Maker sdlg that's good, but not great
Mildred Mitchell(A beautiful blue eye on mine)
I bought a few seeds with "Affirmative" as one parent.
I really want "Dragonfly Dawn" and I'm probably going to try to get it.

If anyone has a recommendation, I'd sure appreciate it.
Thanks bunches, Mona

Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Aug 23, 2012 6:54 AM CST
Get Dragonfly Dawn. It is very fertile both ways and different every day, but always beautiful.

Dot

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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
Charter ATP Member Heucheras I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 2 I sent a postcard to Randy! Keeps Horses
Region: Minnesota Birds Raises cows Cat Lover Hostas Farmer
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Christine27360
Aug 23, 2012 10:32 AM CST
Cute!~!!
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously."
2 Corinthians 9:6
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Aug 23, 2012 2:00 PM CST
Hey Mona,

Dragonfly Dawn is definitely a winner. As Dot said it is very fertile. It has been already and will be by others later this fall on the lily auction so just add it to your want list.
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