Daylilies forum: Daylilies in Florida 1952 Booklet

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Name: bb
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lilylady
Feb 18, 2013 7:38 PM CST
What a charming old blooklet.

What fun to read! don't forget to keep flipping the pages - it gets better!

http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00084284/00001/1j

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Name: Trudy
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PeachLily
Feb 18, 2013 11:37 PM CST
That is adorable!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this.
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daylily
Feb 19, 2013 10:26 AM CST
Bobbie, you come up with the most interesting stuff to share with us! Thank you! Thumbs up
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philljm
Feb 19, 2013 11:12 AM CST
I loved the comment that "daylilies are of interest to many men gardeners...."

Thanks for the link, I enjoyed it
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virginiarose
Feb 20, 2013 5:15 PM CST
Great article/booklet BB, I was able to save it as a pdf file! I tip my hat to you.
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rebloomnut
Feb 20, 2013 11:57 PM CST
What a treat to read about their perspective then compared to now. Esp. like that some of it never changes,
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Calif_Sue
Feb 21, 2013 9:56 PM CST

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Question 13 and 14 are interesting, shows how far the daylily has come! Thumbs up
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blue23rose
Feb 23, 2013 7:42 AM CST
I thought the same thing Sue! As far as question 13 goes (is there a white daylily?), I have a question about that. Has a true white daylily been hybridized yet? I've seen some that really look white and don't understand why they are not classified as a true white.

This was a very interesting read, Bobbie. Thank you for sharing it with us. Sixty years ago!
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Name: Maurice
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admmad
Feb 24, 2013 10:33 AM CST
blue23rose said: Has a true white daylily been hybridized yet? I've seen some that really look white and don't understand why they are not classified as a true white.

A 'true' white has not been hybridized in daylilies yet, to the best of my knowledge. The 'near' white daylilies have been bred by continuously selecting for less intense colour in the flowers of yellow, pink and lavender cultivars until nearly all of the colour was lost giving 'near-whites'. A 'true' white would be a white that has no pigment in its flowers, and that is usually caused by a simple single gene mutation in most other plant species. In daylilies it would require a single gene mutation in a yellow but two or more mutations in most reds or purples, etc.

To the human eye white with a tinge of blue appears 'whiter than white'. That is one reason why 'bluing' agents were/are used in detergents, etc. So some of the whitest daylilies may have some 'blue' or lavender pigment specifically making them look whiter.

The near-whites change in flower colour depending on where they are grown and when during the year they flower; how hot or cool the weather is; how cloudy or sunny the weather is, and so on because they still are able to make some of the flower pigments. In some gardens they will look 'white' but in other gardens they may be cream, pale yellow, very light pink or very light lavender, etc. A 'true' white would be white in nearly all conditions, gardens, etc. However, even a 'true' white may show some pigment in its flowers if it is grown under very special conditions, usually set-up by researchers.

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Betja
Feb 24, 2013 11:13 AM CST
Excellent -- Really answers the question that I keep asking about whites. Thank you, Maurice!

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blue23rose
Feb 25, 2013 5:27 PM CST
Thanks, Maurice! Now I see how difficult it is to get a true white daylily:) What odds that must be Confused

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