Daylily seedling ZZZ73 very first bloom. This one certainly surprised me! I went back to the different grandparent genetics on this one and did not see a double bloom anywhere. So why did this first bloom produce such a surprise?
I am not that crazy about doubles, but this one (to my eyes) actually has a nice edging and eye form as a double. Hopefully, the inner petals will open up more as the day goes on. This was taken very early this morning. Now maybe the following blooms will be singles. We shall see! This is one of two seedlings from the Laura Mast x Dragonfly Dawn cross (won on LA from Rich).
The other (taller) sibling to this plant will be blooming sometime this coming week.
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Side view from a distance:
First bloom March 14, 2015, height 14", bloom 5". Bud count 3-5 (I say that because often a bud or two will fall off before blooming). In this case, there are 3 buds that will bloom on this seedling at this time.