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Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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RobinSeeds
Sep 12, 2020 11:08 PM CST
@MrKGDickie you're right, they can't be fading if they get more vibrant throughout the day! D'Oh!
God blessed me with dirt.
('Mipii' on The LA)
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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sooby
Sep 13, 2020 5:44 AM CST
The AHS definition is:

"A daylily flower in which a significant area changes to a completely different color during the day (such as from red to yellow) without visible wilting or loss of substance. The term does not include flowers that merely become a lighter shade of the original color. Environmental factors such as light source may influence the degree of color change."

So changing to a different shade of the same basic colour, even if darkening, would not count IMHO.
Name: Ken
Winston-Salem, NC (Zone 7b)
Daylilies & hardy hibiscus
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MrKGDickie
Sep 13, 2020 7:32 AM CST
Gotcha. I guess I should delete the pics. I'd be hard-pressed to say Grey Witch and Trahlyta are the same basic color AM and PM, though.

My Pigment of Imagination cranked out 2 blooms this year, in the light and heat of August. Both started out yellow and ended up yellow. Definite letdown.
Hardy hibiscus are a hobby, but daylilies are an obsession.
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Sep 13, 2020 11:01 AM CST
My opinion of POI is similar to Julie's. Although I still grow it (it has not been here for many years) it will be one of the first to go when I start downsizing, if not sooner.
Maurice

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