Daylilies forum: Wild Horses

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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Feb 5, 2017 10:26 AM CST
Does anybody else have "Wild Horses" that looks like this? I've been going through the database and comparing some of my plants with others pictured here. This one stands out as probably not what it is supposed to be. I bought it from a well known mail order retailer before I knew better, and the plant sent was so small it took 4 years to bloom. I've been comparing it with all the others posted and mine looks odd, the petals too short, wide and the flower too round and trumpet like as compared to most others that look almost like UF's. The colour seems correct though. Any thoughts?
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Feb 5, 2017 10:44 AM CST
I agree it certainly looks different. I would not recognize it as being 'Wild Horses".
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Feb 5, 2017 10:44 AM CST
This is what mine looks like.

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Can I ask how tall is the scape of your WH? I agree that your WH flowers do look rounder and petals shorter than mine. I don't know what your daylily maybe.
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
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needrain
Feb 5, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Your photo reminds me more of the photos posted for 'Moonlit Masquerade', which is a parent of 'Wild Horses'. I don't grow MM, so I'm just looking at database photos.
Donald
Name: Regina
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scflowers
Feb 5, 2017 11:33 AM CST
Brian,
I agree with Larry, Karen and Donald that yours is not Wild Horses. Moonlit Masquerade is certainly an option. With the info that you purchased it through a mail order site (many of us make this mistake at first, me included D'Oh! ), my additional guess is Modern Design. There are just many with this coloration so it will be difficult to know for sure!
Here is one of my pics of Modern Design


Moonlit Masquerade (usually petals are more creamy white, but we had a weird spring)


And a comparison of Wild Horses:






Name: Julie
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floota
Feb 5, 2017 2:50 PM CST
I agree, what you have is not Wild Horses. Note how on the real Wild Horses, the petals are longer. Also note that you can see quite a bit of the pattern on the sepals. On the pictures you showed, you can barely see the sepals, let alone any pattern on them. Sorry that they sent you a "look alike." With over 80,000 registered, it could be one of many.
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Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Feb 5, 2017 10:00 PM CST
Bearsearch here is what I did when I got the wrong plant from a seller. I went through all his website listings until I found the name of the one he sent me. Happened twice with two different sellers. I then confirmed with them by email. There is also a longshot that it is a seedling or an unknown.
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Feb 6, 2017 3:52 PM CST
Thanks everybody! I was pretty certain it wasn't Wild Horses but wanted other opinions. I have Moonlit Masquerade and this is different. It's a little too creamy to be Modern Design. I haven't measured it but it doesn't match the stats for Wild Horses. I'll just put it with the rest of the no names that will be looking for new homes this summer.

Brian
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Feb 7, 2017 8:39 AM CST
The other one that it could be is Pandora's Box, depending on the size and height of the flower. The other I think of is Purple Eyed Dove, but it isn't widely available (like Pandora's Box).

Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Feb 7, 2017 4:52 PM CST
touchofsky said:The other one that it could be is Pandora's Box, depending on the size and height of the flower. The other I think of is Purple Eyed Dove, but it isn't widely available (like Pandora's Box).

Thanks but it isn't either of those, I have Pandora's Box and this is too large for that and I've had it far too long to be Purple Eyed Dove (reg. 2008). If I had to say it was any of these I think the closest would be Moonlit Masquerade but given it was mislabeled, it now becomes a NOID.


Name: Kim Krodel
CT (Zone 6a)
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Krodero
Feb 7, 2017 10:32 PM CST
Could it possibly be a tissue culture? How different do they look from the real thing?
Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Apr 11, 2017 7:46 PM CST
I've ordered a new Wild horses from a reliable grower. This other one was purchased from a place where it most likely was tissue grown and also most likely mislabeled. I'm leaning towards Moonlit Masquerade as it matches that more than anything else I could find.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Apr 12, 2017 6:12 AM CST
@Bearsearch, Brian Moonlit Masquerade does better here for me than Wild Horse. MM reblooms most years also.
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