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Dec 20, 2020 8:35 AM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
AKA I need help again in what to call the colors in a seedling. I love the color but I'm basically clueless. This is seedling 20-218 and thanks in advance. Pat
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Dec 20, 2020 1:38 PM CST

If it's true to color I'd call it maroon with a chalky eyezone and yellow throat and edges down the eye color continues in a second edge
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Dec 20, 2020 2:22 PM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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The "chalky eyezone" would be called a watermark

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

There appears to be a border of a lighter colour than the base colour, plus a yellow (picotee?) edge

https://daylilies.org/daylily-...
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Dec 20, 2020 2:53 PM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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The question mark after the "picotee" made me look up the definition. I was thinking that it meant a wavy or toothy like edge, but it appears it is merely related to the difference in color:" The only criterion is that the edge be of a contrasting color as the base of the flower;" but it can occur on fancy type edges and plain edges.
So, looking at the flower it appears the yellow would be the "picotee' edge and that would have a border the same color as the chalky eyezone or watermark? From the definition:" Picotees can have borders or margins which are lighter or darker"
I got a little lost in this part of the description: "edges down the eye color continues in a second edge."
I am the worst at flower colors and descriptions, so I am not making any suggestions, but would love to get better at it, thus all the questions. I really enjoy reading the posts on bloom descriptions. I get enjoyment out of reading some of the "flowery" descriptions on some of the hybridizers sites. After I have read them I find myself looking at the blooms, and failing to see any of the pools, or skies, or kingdoms or other mystical or ethereal items in those descriptions.
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Dec 20, 2020 11:16 PM CST
Name: Robin
Southern Michigan (Zone 6a)
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The color looks like a purple-red, I'd call it magenta or fuchsia with a powder pink watermark and edge, bordered again with a golden-yellow picotee edge. I agree with Sue, it's a double edge and it could be called a picotee.

Seedfork said:After I have read them I find myself looking at the blooms, and failing to see any of the pools, or skies, or kingdoms or other mystical or ethereal items in those descriptions.
Hilarious! Lovey dubby
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Dec 20, 2020 11:30 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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If you wanted to go fruity, I'd say a lemon lime throat with a watermelon watermark, cranberry petals and ruffled citron picotee.
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Dec 21, 2020 8:05 AM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
You are all very helpful as your suggestions get me thinking and researching the colors you name and whatever those might make pop into my brain. Here is what you have "spawned" from my head.

Purple magenta with a chalky pink watermark (either eye or band - have to see next year) and a double edge of chalky pink outlined in gold. I might just not say anything about the throat color.

I do have to say Zoia you have me wanting some fruit salad.

Thank you so much and stay tuned for some more of the name that color game.

I'm putting my 2020 seedlings into the PlantStep software database and needing descriptions. I highly recommend this software by the way. The next thing I'll be doing with it is probably deciding which seeds to prioritize by bringing up photos and details of both parents side by side using the hybridizing tool.
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Dec 21, 2020 8:09 AM CST
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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I like having a color of the throat described in the description, it helps when sorting for green throats.
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Dec 21, 2020 8:38 AM CST
Name: pam
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Looks maroon to me.
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Dec 21, 2020 1:41 PM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
gardenglory said:Looks maroon to me.


Thanks Pam. To me maroon has more brown. I guess it's subjective - which may be part of why it seems so hard.

I appreciate everyone's input.
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Dec 21, 2020 2:58 PM CST
Name: pam
gainesville fl (Zone 8b)
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lol id say thats a difference of location. I dont grow many purples because they all turn brown. Since it was of such full color my mind turned away from purple. In reality I do see the purple.
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Dec 21, 2020 9:48 PM CST
Name: Brian
Hazleton, Indiana (Zone 6b)
Plum Perfect
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Dec 22, 2020 8:25 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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Tigertail said:Plum Perfect


It's close to the registered 'Plum Perfect' except that the registered one doesn't have a watermark or a lighter border:



There's also an unregistered "Plum Perfect":

https://www.allamericandaylili...
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Dec 22, 2020 10:05 AM CST
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 7a)
sooby said:

It's close to the registered 'Plum Perfect' except that the registered one doesn't have a watermark or a lighter border:



There's also an unregistered "Plum Perfect":

https://www.allamericandaylili...




Thanks Sue. It does look like about the same color as Plum Perfect. On searching for different shades of plum, I came up with one called red plum which looks right but I'm also happy with magenta.
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Dec 22, 2020 11:54 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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When I think of magenta, I think of bright dark pink. Your daylily is definitely darker than that. More of a merlot ( and I still stand by cranberry)...
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Dec 23, 2020 6:20 AM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
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My first thought was dark raspberry on the petals.
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