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Name: Betty
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Betja
Mar 31, 2021 9:42 AM CST
Paul Lewis has done another really interesting blog on "Distinctive Daylilies - Daylilies that you just can't imagine existing." Fascinating... Thumbs up

http://47daylilies.blogspot.co...

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Eagleriver
Mar 31, 2021 10:34 AM CST
Some cool ones there!!
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Mar 31, 2021 10:49 AM CST
Really strange looking stuff, not sure yet what I think of a few of them, but some really did appeal to me. It does open up the imagination to just what daylilies are capable of doing in the future and the present.
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Name: Maryl
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Maryl
Mar 31, 2021 1:43 PM CST
The Apps and Faulkner daylilies are delicious. I'm just not a fan of odd shaped daylilies. I've tried to appreciate them much like modern art, and there is room enough in the plant world for all tastes, but for me, I'll stick with Apps and Faulkner on this round..............Maryl
Name: Wendy
mid-Atlantic (Zone 6b)
robinjoy
Mar 31, 2021 3:18 PM CST
Mr Cris Tate (Dan Wilson) was my this year's to die for intro - but totally out of my $$ - he sold a few single fans on the Lily Auction in Dec

I really like a lot of the cristate seedlings I've seen breeders working on, although some get too fussy for my taste. I think they remind me of the double UFs but take it a step further. The "bearded" type of cristates I'm not so sure about.

I agree the Faulkner and Apps seedlings shown in this blog post are lovely. Bob Faulkner will surely be missed - wonder what the future of his program will be.
Name: Tim
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Lyshack
Mar 31, 2021 5:25 PM CST
Maryl said:The Apps and Faulkner daylilies are delicious. I'm just not a fan of odd shaped daylilies. I've tried to appreciate them much like modern art, and there is room enough in the plant world for all tastes, but for me, I'll stick with Apps and Faulkner on this round..............Maryl


For some reason I just find relating the odd shaped ones to going to the modern art museum hysterical. Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
I kind of agree, but I feel bad for not "getting it". So mostly I don't like the overly "fluffy" ones or the overly edged ones. I still have a couple in my garden, but mostly for visitors to see how distinctive daylilies can get.

I actually got some bonus seeds with Weird Science as a parent. Of the two that germinated, one was plain yellow, and one looked like nice, but doesn't seem to have what I would call a distinct edge like the parent.

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Name: Zoia Bologovsky
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Zoia
Mar 31, 2021 6:18 PM CST
That's quite lovely but, no, not anywhere as cool as Weird Science ( my favorite for the great color combo).

You'll Poke Your Eye Out is pretty hilarious.

Mr. Cris Tate is gorgeous, I would love more that looked like that...
Name: Fred Manning
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spunky1
Apr 1, 2021 4:52 AM CST
I can remember when we composted crispate daylilies, had never heard the word cristate, never though someone would like them.
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Apr 1, 2021 6:44 AM CST
spunky1 said:I can remember when we composted crispate daylilies, had never heard the word cristate, never though someone would like them.


I guess we get tired of the same old thing, Fred and almost anything new will grab our interest. I do think some of them are cool looking.

Just think of the absolute FORTUNE in daylilies you have composted. D'Oh!

I do like your current work much better in any case.
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Apr 1, 2021 6:54 AM CST
Thanks Betty. These are very interesting to see and I like most of them.

Another that I think is very cool is Burley Bobcat from Bart Beck.

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Name: Tina
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beenthere
Apr 1, 2021 6:59 AM CST
That Faulkner seedling! Wow!
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 1, 2021 9:42 AM CST
Wow - love that BURLEY BOBCAT...

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spunky1
Apr 1, 2021 5:14 PM CST
Thanks Pat.
I do like some of the cristates but not enough to work with them, to old to start something new, plus I now work with dips only.
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Frillylily
Apr 1, 2021 5:26 PM CST
I more and more find myself seeking out the oldies, and I don't care for the bells and whistles varieties so much.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 1, 2021 8:02 PM CST
Our own Char has created some interesting cristates... Char, if you read this, why don't you post some of your beauties here -- we'd love to see them! Thumbs up
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Name: Char
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Char
Apr 2, 2021 11:32 AM CST

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Thanks Betty!
To me it's perfect comparing the Sculpted forms to visiting a modern art museum. Thumbs up Back when I wrote the first article for the Daylily Journal, Scratching the Surface, Understanding the art of the sculptured daylily, I described them using terms found in various art forms. The article was a fun look at a form of daylilies that was not officially recognized at that time.

A few of my registered ones....

A Different Kinda Buzz, at the time I registered it Vermont was in the process of working out legalizing marijuana for private use. I thought who needs that when I can get "high" just walking out to the garden. Smiling Although Buzz is not consistently cristate it's also pleated. The 2nd image shows extreme pleating with a 3rd fold on each side of the petal that makes the petals stand upright.


Beast of Bamburgh and Weird Anatomy. Weird Anatomy does a lot of cool things. Cristation on both the midrib and petal surface and the shape of the cristation changes bloom to bloom.

A little Weird Anatomy humor...Can you see the "thumbs up" in this close up? Rolling on the floor laughing The Weird Anatomy name came from carpel tunnel in my thumb. The surgeon told me I have weird anatomy because the nerves in my hand are upside down giving CT in my thumb instead of my fingers. Rolling my eyes.


One Planet is an odd one. It does both midrib and surface cristation and normally doesn't mix the two in the same bloom.


Sculpted in Vermont, I don't work with diploids very much but made a cross with Talon X Crimson Enigma years ago and that keeps me making a few dip crosses for fun each year.


A few Tet sdlgs from Weird Anatomy...
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The cristation on this one reminds me of a triceratops
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There is more variation in shape of the cristation with Tets, it keeps things exciting! Getting them to behave and be pretty instead of just being wild and free is a challenge. The anticipation of seeing new sdlgs can get intense by the end of June as I wait for bloom season to start. Flurries and cold today ....waiting, waiting.... Smiling

Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 2, 2021 1:22 PM CST
Wow, thanks for doing this and including those details, Char -- fantastic! I really like BEAST OF BAMBURG and SCULPTED IN VERMONT, and also that hot pink seedling and the one above it really capture my eye! Thumbs up

Betty
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
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Zoia
Apr 2, 2021 2:45 PM CST
Fantastic! I find them all so cool, I'm really developing a taste for the sculptural form. Weird anatomy almost looks like an Iris.
Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
Apr 2, 2021 3:36 PM CST
I really like the color of the third one from the bottom, and the form of Sculpted in Vermont, which I've felt for a while, is the sculpted daylily most likely to be the first one in my garden, when I'm finally ready for adding modern art to my collection.
Name: Wendy
mid-Atlantic (Zone 6b)
robinjoy
Apr 2, 2021 5:08 PM CST
Gorgeous Char!
I think my favorite is the coloration of the last seedling

Hurray!

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