Daylilies forum: It's that time again. I need help describing some blooms.

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McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Aug 29, 2020 8:18 AM CST
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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Name: Debra
Nashville, TN (Zone 7a)
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shive1
Aug 29, 2020 9:47 AM CST
I would say maroon.
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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RobinSeeds
Aug 29, 2020 11:09 AM CST
On my monitor it looks more of a bright brick red.
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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Aug 29, 2020 11:22 AM CST
It reminds me of red fall leaves, but I suppose that's not a color.
Name: Dave
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SunriseSide
Aug 29, 2020 11:43 AM CST
I agree w/Robin & Tim. Definitely not maroon on my displays.
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Aug 29, 2020 11:56 AM CST
It reminds me of Galaxy Explosion, which is described as a copper/salmon blend.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Aug 29, 2020 12:14 PM CST
On my monitor it reminds me of 'Little Peanut' which is described as maroon

McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Aug 29, 2020 12:17 PM CST
Good but more please. The darker band, light edge?
Name: Sue
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sooby
Aug 29, 2020 12:56 PM CST
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."

Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Aug 29, 2020 3:43 PM CST
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.
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Aug 29, 2020 6:33 PM CST
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?
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Aug 30, 2020 8:37 AM CST
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
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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RobinSeeds
Aug 30, 2020 3:41 PM CST
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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Name: Maryl
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
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Maryl
Aug 30, 2020 6:52 PM CST
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.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 31, 2020 12:01 AM CST
When I look at those blooms I see "russet" -- maybe russet red, or russet brick, or even a coppery russet color...





Betty
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Aug 31, 2020 5:08 AM CST
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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Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Zoia
Aug 31, 2020 5:36 AM CST
Cinnabar is good! You could also use Burnt Sienna somewhere in the description
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Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Zoia
Aug 31, 2020 5:37 AM CST
Maroon is too blue of a red for what I'm seeing from your photo...
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Aug 31, 2020 6:07 AM CST
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.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Aug 31, 2020 7:54 AM CST
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?
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