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Feb 15, 2016 6:39 PM CST
|Outside of the size dimensions, the pattern and colors looks similar. Both intrigue me. Any input on how either grows?...........Sorry. I don't know how to transfer a picture from the ATP data base to this forum in order to show them to you.......Here's a link to a photo of Pinwheel Princess from CT Daylily nursery......http://www.ctdaylily.com/images/Pinwheel_Princess.jpg|
Feb 15, 2016 7:07 PM CST
|I've added the images below for you Maryl. I really like this type of pattern too . |
These are a few I've seen images of that have a similar look.....
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Feb 15, 2016 7:57 PM CST
|I grow 'Neusa Bergemann' (Hansen, 2003) |
and I also grow 'Westbourne Crowns of Glory' (Meadows-M.J., 2010)
In the garden, they look very similar. Both have good branching and bud count and there are days when there appears to be no difference in the bloom at all. But if I had to choose between the two, I would go with WBCOG because branching and bud count are somewhat higher.
Feb 15, 2016 9:52 PM CST
|Wow, these diploids are HOT!!! Love them all. Thanks Char for the photos.|
Feb 16, 2016 1:20 AM CST
|I so appreciate the pictures Char. I didn't realize how many of this pattern were out there. And now I'm in love with Master of the Moon too....Thank you for your input Judy. Since you are a southern grower your information is particularly valuable to me ( although anyone's information is welcome). I like the Westbourne Crowns of Glory a lot, although I think it's a little harder to find from a rust free nursery and a little pricey at present.......Anyone on Pinwheel Princess? What about Star Child?............Maryl|
Feb 16, 2016 2:02 PM CST
|I asked about Star Child and thought I'd give Char's excellent instructions a whirl on how to post ATP pictures in the body of this post. So Here goes (and btw, if you grow Star Child any comments would be welcome).......Maryl|
Feb 20, 2016 10:00 AM CST
|I grow both STAR CHILD and TET STAR CHILD and love them both! My STAR CHILD is growing in the ground in my mini bed and is quite vigorous and totally lovely -- a very good plant! It is listed as a semi-evergreen but seems to be a good, solid evergreen here in Bakersfield. I highly recommend it, although we rarely get down to freezing here. But we did have three bouts of overnight freeze lasting a few days this winter and it didn't seem to faze STAR CHILD in the least.|
Here are pictures of both and my STAR CHILD that I have in the ground seems to have more of an icy blue tint to it, whereas my TET STAR CHILD seems to be a little pinker. But that could be due to the fact that I have my TET STAR CHILD in a pot under my pergola, which cuts down on the amount of direct sunlight it receives.
TET STAR CHILD
Feb 20, 2016 3:02 PM CST
|How lovely Betty. I know you all have heat issues too, so how well does Starchild hold up in the heat? Does the pattern fade much? I'm thinking that keeping it out of the later PM sun would suite that delicate coloring best??........I ordered Pinwheel Princess. I'm way past out of room, but couldn't pass it by when I had a good source for it. Starchild next year hopefully..........Now can anyone tell me if there is a technical name/description for the pattern on these types of daylilies. It's more then just a "watermark" I think.......Maryl|
Feb 20, 2016 4:12 PM CST
|The pattern does fade by afternoon when it heats up here -- and it's been known to hit 100 in April now, unfortunately. And of course my mini bed gets full sun almost all day, but it's in the one spot (beside stairs going to my upper back yard, and the bed is hip-height so I can see the blooms more closely) that just screams for minis. But my TET STAR CHILD that I keep under my pergola does keep its coloring on the blooms really well, so I think your idea of putting it in a place where it won't get later afternoon sunlight would be a really good idea.|
Several minis and smalls with this type of pattern come from Liz Salter's hybridizing program, and another one that I would recommend is her CIRCLE OF WHIMSY, which is one of the color changers. I have some pictures in our database if you want to check on it -- I think it's amazing, although so far it's not very vigorous. Of course, it would have helped if one of my cats had not decided to camp out in/on that pot, probably for a few days before I discovered her, but she did! So it is in recovery mode right now, and I suspect there will be no blooms this year...
I've also ordered PINWHEEL PRINCESS and can't wait to see it bloom -- sure hope it blooms this year...
Feb 20, 2016 4:40 PM CST
|Good Grief Betty. You do have heat early. Our heat almost always rolls in by mid May, which is bad enough. You probably don't have much of a winter though. I will have to look Bakersfield up on the map to see where it is in California. Not coastal for sure I'm betting..........Circle of Whimsy is nice too, although from the photos its color is as you said changeable. Not sure about that......Stamile and Salter both have some in this pattern (whatever the official designation is called) but finding any of them from a rust free source is challenging at best. ............Understand about cats. It's my first symbol on this forum for a reason - but they do strain my patience at times when finding a cool place to sleep and it turns out to be on top of my plants.........I'm glad you got Pinwheel Princess. It will be interesting to see how both of ours do next year if they bloom.........Maryl|