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Jan 31, 2010 9:31 PM CST
|Discuss Sculpted daylilies here.... pinched, pleated, gothic, embossed, crested and forms that don't have names yet!|
Jan 31, 2010 9:49 PM CST
|These are my favorite forms of daylilies.|
One of the most dramatic is Curt Hanson's "Sigourney"
He grew this for a long time before deciding to introduce it. I was so glad he finally did, so that I could get a fan of it!
This photo shows the throat, but you don't get the full effect, because you cannot see it from the side. The petals are so pinched, they nearly stand straight up some days.
Jan 31, 2010 9:57 PM CST
|This is another of Curt's --- Unraveling A Mystery|
I have taken a lot of pictures of this one over the last few years as it went through the selection process at Curt's. He finally introduced it last year.
Jan 31, 2010 10:10 PM CST
|This is one of my seedlings, but it has Hanson on both sides. The petals are pinched so severely, that they stand straight up. If you look closely, you can see the sides of the petals roll completely back, making tunnel like areas under the petals that you can actually stick your finger down in.|
Curt named one that is somewhat similar - Mother Upduff, but it is a much smaller flower.
Jan 31, 2010 10:13 PM CST
|Then there is my other love... carving or embossing.|
This is Dan Hansen's - Keys to the Kingdom
Feb 1, 2010 9:45 PM CST
|I purchased Concrete Empire last fall, can't wait to see it bloom!|
I am going to take pics of that beauty! I was told that it is a slow increaser though
oh, it is the only daylily I have with sculpting in it...
Feb 2, 2010 6:56 AM CST
Concrete Empire is a very interesting daylily ! Mine does all kinds of weird things. It is a Salter, I believe.
Daylily, I love your pictures ! When I get a chance, I will try and put a few on. Next summer I have vowed to take more pictures. It would be so fun to be able to share.
Feb 2, 2010 2:16 PM CST
|Very interesting seedling daylily. I like it! I splurged and ordered a fan of Michael's Sword for Spring. The feathered ones fascinate me. Gram's Dream did something strange for me last year. On many of the blooms, there were smaller petals under the regular petals. Maybe you can see it on the middle bloom in this photo. The smaller petals made the regular ups stand up more than normal. Does this have a name?|
Feb 2, 2010 2:21 PM CST
|Lavender Heartthrob had some strange things going on with the edges too. Would you call these Angel Wings?|
Feb 2, 2010 2:23 PM CST
|Enchanted Autumn is a fairly simple one with just enough craving to make it special.|
Feb 2, 2010 8:30 PM CST
|I bought Texas Feathered Fancy (Carpenter-J., 2006) for delivery this spring. The only picture I have is the auction one, not mine to post. I love the cresting on it.|
Feb 3, 2010 7:11 PM CST
|Oh Gosh, folks, this is a whole nother area for me to learn about. Thanks for starting this thread.|
Feb 3, 2010 7:45 PM CST
|It was a bit self indulgent for me to create a forum for Sculpted and not for other things. Sculpted daylilies of any type are fascinating to me.|
I think that there are going to be a lot of new things we can't envision coming in the near future from the sculpted flowers.
In the Heart of Northern Mecca (Zone 5b)
Feb 5, 2010 9:58 AM CST
| Yep, CONCRETE EMPIRE is one of my faves too!!|
Feb 7, 2010 4:04 PM CST
|I'm afraid I've gotten bit by the sculpting bug also. My first one was Beyond Riches which is a pretty chunky monkey! (pic attached) Then I bought Orange Fringe, Carved Pumpkin Pie and Concrete Empire. I think I have Bonnie Holley on order for spring. I'd like to find a trade for one in something other than the yellow/orange tones.|
Feb 7, 2010 4:06 PM CST
|Here's Orange Fringe.|
Feb 7, 2010 4:10 PM CST
|As far as crested daylilies, I added Texas Feathered Fancy last year. I hope it improves...didn't show any cresting in the garden...|
Feb 7, 2010 4:12 PM CST
|Oops...meant to post this up by the scultped photos. It was a first year seedling from Margarent Seawright that showed some sculpting!|
Feb 7, 2010 4:14 PM CST
|I am so envious, I love the feathered and the sculping. More please, more. I have none.........YET!|
Working on a TEXAS size Bloom
April (Better known as TroubleX2)