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PA (Zone 6a)
Mar 6, 2015 3:48 PM CST
|Does anyone have any pictures of Cool Blue?|
The only picture I've ever seen of it is Petit's picture, and one grower told me that his pictures often look nicer than the actual flower! thanks!
Mar 6, 2015 10:29 PM CST
|I don't have any pics of Cool Blue, as it doesn't open well for me here. I can tell you that it looks absolutely nothing like the hybridizers picture of it. |
Here is a pic of it from the database on here, which is real close to the color that I get here.
Mar 7, 2015 6:50 AM CST
|That's why I look at the database before I purchase any new (to me) daylilily. Seeing it is the best, but having this resource here is really great!|
Mar 7, 2015 9:16 AM CST
|Petits are by far not the only photo shopped daylilies, but you do have to be careful, especially if you see white. Also, daylilies do look different in different zones. Not that different. |
I will say, if you read the descriptions, they are usually pretty accurate. Its hard to read pinkish or peach petals and have it sink in when looking at pristine white petals against the blue.
Mar 7, 2015 10:03 AM CST
|Unfortunately, Nicole's photographer "adjusts" the colors, too. Big time!!|
Mar 7, 2015 10:26 AM CST
|Dan Hansen is the only one I know who doesnt. Im sure there are others. Since I cant really afford them, I rarely buy a new one, so by the time I get to it, their are garden pictures.|
Take a look at some of the pictures too. Its so fun...so real life to go out there. A blast from the past. One of the first pictures with the dog is him and Curt Hanson...what a duo
Mar 7, 2015 10:29 AM CST
|There is a lot that goes into the color representation of a photographed daylily. I generally opt for seeing as many photos as I can before I decide. With a new intro that may not be anything more than the hybridizer's image and you have to roll with it. I can generally tell when things have truly been 'shopped as opposed to photographed under optimal conditions. Oddly enough, I find that most of the photos I like I snapped with my phone rather than my camera. Try as I might it seems like a quick snap is better. C'est la vie.|
That said, I try to be careful with blues. This is a photo of BLUE DARLING straight off my phone.
The eye often is that slate blue color. Not every bloom (early ones were more variable) and not in direct sunlight.
Mar 7, 2015 10:42 AM CST
|I have daylilies that look say, yellow or orange, and when I take a picture, you can see an eye clear as day, but to the naked eye, you cant see it, its the darnedest thing.|
Near McIntosh, Florida (Zone 9a)
Mar 11, 2015 6:37 PM CST
Pictures I take in the morning give different colors than those taken in the afternoon.
Mar 11, 2015 7:08 PM CST
|Most cameras do a fair job or automatic white balance adjustment, but many don't so as the light changes you have to make adjustments.|
PA (Zone 6a)
Mar 13, 2015 11:51 AM CST
|Thanks so much for your input everyone, and for posting the picture that shows what Cool Blue looks like for you--now I won't be TOTALLY disappointed when it (hopefully!) blooms for me this year. In that picture it looks like mauve, which I always think of as an unattractive, drab pinkish color--perhaps it's eye will be its saving grace, even if it isn't BLUE!!!!!!!!|