frankrichards16 said:And some marketing genius decided that these extra petal parts resembled a beard?
You're funny Frank! Marketing is the key word. We've had lots of marketing words over the years with daylilies, butterflies, prisms, chicken fat....blue is most likely the longest used one. There was even a "Mr. Blue" early on who claimed he had "blue" daylilies.
OldNuBe said:How would you classify this seedling?
Freak of nature
All of the above
I kind of like it, kind of like a costume a Rio De Janeiro carnival dancer would wear.
Veto X Sarah Starchak
This is a double. I'm with you, I kinda like it too.
Carla's Doubles is a double, incorrectly registered as Sculpted cristate. To be a Sculpted cristate form the cresting must be on the petals of a single flower. To avoid incorrect registrations, it's important to know the basics of daylily forms just as you would foliage habit, branching, budcount etc. And as a buyer you don't want a double if you're looking for a Sculpted cristate form.
Back in the 1990's the cristate form of daylily was commonly referred to as crested. I don't think anyone who saw the image of Bee's Bettie Sue (Downie 1996) inside the cover of the 1997 Daylily Journal could forget it. The form is officially recognized as Sculpted cristate by AHS along with Sculpted pleated and Sculpted relief.
Texas Feathered Fancy has been a good grower here and a great parent, both dip and tet. Hope it does well for you Justine!
There certainly are a lot of cristate crosses on the LA, both dip and tet, to choose from. Congrats on the seed wins Mike.
I was sorting images of seed crosses from this past summer on this cold rainy day figuring out some of those must make crosses for next year. Here's a few fun tet cristate sdlg images....you can see there are differences in the shape of the cristation, they are all single flowers with cristation on the petals.