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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Apr 8, 2015 7:23 PM CST
beckygardener said:That's an interesting cultivar "Wigged Out". I wonder what causes that?

It is probably a new mutation, although that would be quite difficult to test using simple methods.

Maurice
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Apr 8, 2015 7:26 PM CST
It's not a virus or something causing that, is it?
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Apr 8, 2015 7:40 PM CST
beckygardener said:It's not a virus or something causing that, is it?

No, I strongly doubt that it is a virus or another sort of infection. I suspect that it is a new genetic mutation. It would be relatively easy to test that if 'Wigged Out' could be made to produce a few pod fertile flowers or some fertile pollen.

It is probably a mutation that more or less turns a flower into a fan. That is probably not genetically difficult in daylilies as it already happens when a proliferation is produced on a scape. In the case of the proliferation it is presumably an environmental factor that turned what would have been a branch or a flower into a fan.

Something similar may happen with garlic where the flowers more or less are turned into 'bulbs'.

Maurice
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Apr 8, 2015 10:09 PM CST
Maurice - Most interesting .... Thumbs up
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Name: Muata Kamdibe
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Muata
Apr 8, 2015 11:33 PM CST
You guys never cease to amaze me. I just purchased ¨Wigged Out¨ from Blueridge, and this was before I read the rest of this thread! I can't wait to get it because all I need is on fertile bloom to pop up, and then we're off to the races Smiling I'll definitely keep y'all posted ...
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Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
Apr 8, 2015 11:52 PM CST
Muata said:You guys never cease to amaze me. I just purchased ¨Wigged Out¨ from Blueridge, and this was before I read the rest of this thread! I can't wait to get it because all I need is on fertile bloom to pop up, and then we're off to the races Smiling I'll definitely keep y'all posted ...


Cool! I think it's a beautiful plant with a lot of landscape potential and what you have in mind as well. I need to choose a vendor and make an order, they all say it's quick to multiply which suits my desire perfectly.

I have a beautiful vision and it's all the motivation I need! Hurray!

Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Apr 9, 2015 10:04 AM CST
I have had 'Wigged Out' for two years now. So far no flowers have appeared. It has produced scapes with the 'wigs'. Apparently flowers do appear rarely as when the cultivar was introduced their colour was described along with their rarity.

Updated to the end of the flowering period in 2017 (to four years) - I still have not seen any flowers.
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Name: Joel
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joelsted
Feb 15, 2018 4:50 PM CST
I have noticed different colors showing up in the foliage of my unbloomed seedlings. The image below shows 3 examples of a cross of Blessing of freedom X ? The one on the left shows a faint pink color. I believe this was redder earlier. The middle, no color at all and the right a strong red. Is this usually a determinant of bloom color?
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Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Feb 15, 2018 6:31 PM CST
No, I don't think it has anything to do with the blooms color. I do remember reading about the pink tint on daylily foliage, but for the life of me I can't remember the name for it. I don't recall it being anything good or bad, just something that happens to some varieties. Maybe someone will reply that know what that actually is called.
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Feb 15, 2018 6:47 PM CST
The pink is anthocyanin pigment, and one of the original daylilies that has it is the species Hemeocallis citrina, which has a light yellow flower. So pink in the leaves doesn't necessarily translate to pink flowers.
Name: Joel
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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joelsted
Feb 16, 2018 2:53 PM CST
Ok, great to know. Thanks for the informative answers.
Name: Joel
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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joelsted
Feb 17, 2018 1:10 PM CST
Ok, great to know. Thanks for the informative answers.
Name: Joel
Iowa (Zone 5a)
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joelsted
Feb 18, 2018 9:50 AM CST
Ok, great to know. Thanks for the informative answers.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 18, 2018 10:50 AM CST
@joelsted, ,
Joel are you trying to post a new post, I see the same post three days in a row.

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