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Aug 29, 2020 8:18 AM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
I could really use the invaluable help of my forum friends since I'm again at a loss to adequately describe some flowers. Here's the first one and thanks in advance.

If it matters, this is a smallish one 3"-3.5" with good B&B. I think the color sometimes looks a bit more dull. I was going to say maroon but I think it's brighter.


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Aug 29, 2020 9:47 AM CST
Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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I would say maroon.
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Aug 29, 2020 11:09 AM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Michigan Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
On my monitor it looks more of a bright brick red.
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Aug 29, 2020 11:22 AM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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It reminds me of red fall leaves, but I suppose that's not a color.
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Aug 29, 2020 11:43 AM CST
Name: Dave
Wood Co TX & Huron Co MI
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I agree w/Robin & Tim. Definitely not maroon on my displays.
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Aug 29, 2020 11:56 AM CST
Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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It reminds me of Galaxy Explosion, which is described as a copper/salmon blend.
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Aug 29, 2020 12:14 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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On my monitor it reminds me of 'Little Peanut' which is described as maroon

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Aug 29, 2020 12:17 PM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
Good but more please. The darker band, light edge?
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Aug 29, 2020 12:56 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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daylilly99 said:Good but more please. The darker band, light edge?


From the AHS Daylily Dictionary:

"It is an Eye if the zone occurs on both the petals and the sepals.
It is a Band if the zone occurs only on the petals.
It is a Halo if the zone is faint or only lightly visible.
It is a Watermark if the zone is a lighter shade that the rest of the flower segments."
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Aug 29, 2020 3:43 PM CST
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Two interesting posts, Sue. I think I have read the difference between band and eye before, but it definitely didn't take. I did not remember that.

I know it's not the same thing, but all the college teams that have maroon as a color, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Minnesota... their uniforms have a bit more purple or brown than how Little Peanut looks on my screen. Maybe Debra is right. I'm liking Maroon now.

I'm too busy looking at the buds and branches to describe the bloom.
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Aug 29, 2020 6:33 PM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
How about an ill defined maroon eye which transitions into a crimson petal and slightly lighter sepal, both with a wire edge of pale yellow?
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Aug 30, 2020 8:37 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Based on the width (from the photo assuming that is typical) and the colour (pale yellow) I would say it's not a wire edge:

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

If the sepal is always lighter than the petal wouldn't it be a bitone? Hard to say about the crimson from the photo, which looks more brownish to me
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Aug 30, 2020 3:41 PM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Region: Michigan Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Bright brick red with a darker, well blended eye. Sepals and Petals are outlined with a nice bronze edge defining each bloom.

I thought this was more of a halo because it's blended so well...just my understanding of 'halo'.
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Aug 30, 2020 6:52 PM CST
Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maroon blending into brick red with tan edges and a dark yellow throat. That's what I see on my monitor. Haven't a clue how the ARS would let me register it with that confused assessment.
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Aug 31, 2020 12:01 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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When I look at those blooms I see "russet" -- maybe russet red, or russet brick, or even a coppery russet color...
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Aug 31, 2020 5:08 AM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
I thought russet was going to nail it, but when I googled images it was too brown.
What do you all think of this one?

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Aug 31, 2020 5:36 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Cinnabar is good! You could also use Burnt Sienna somewhere in the description
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Aug 31, 2020 5:37 AM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
Azaleas Region: Massachusetts Organic Gardener Daylilies Cat Lover Bulbs
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Maroon is too blue of a red for what I'm seeing from your photo...
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Aug 31, 2020 6:07 AM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
Can you help me fit burnt sienna into the description Zoia (or anyone)? This is too difficult.

Robin, you were genius last year at writing a description.
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Aug 31, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Petals and sepals of burnt sienna and cinnamon, edged in yellow and blending to a deep rich umber eye zone, surrounding a bright yellow throat.

Question - if the description is for registration are there rules around how the description is written?
Touch_of_sky on the LA
Canada Zone 5a

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