Daylilies forum: Hemerocallis 'Joan Senior', 2017

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 15, 2017 11:09 AM CST
Does near white mean yellow?

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 15, 2017 11:20 AM CST
is this case yes!
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Jul 15, 2017 11:27 AM CST
Actually, why didn't they describe it a nearly yellow?
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jul 15, 2017 1:22 PM CST
Near whites are often, pink, yellow, green and seldom white. Sighing!
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Jul 15, 2017 7:21 PM CST
frankrichards16 said:Actually, why didn't they describe it a nearly yellow?


"Near white self with a lime green throat." seems to be fairly accurate, yet leaves enough wiggle room for discussion of the hybridizer's imagination and salesmanship. Color in daylilies can be dependent upon culture, weather and time of day. Also, it's not uncommon for the throat color to radiate onto the petals, so that alone shouldn't be taken into account when discussing overall color.

If you're looking for a "white" daylily, Lime Frost and Gentle Shepherd are two I've grown that are whiter than Joan Senior, but no daylilies (as far as I know) are absolutely white.

springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jul 15, 2017 8:13 PM CST
because it was hybridized in 77 and back then, cream was the white of the day.
Just like nowadays we have 'blue' daylilies and they are not blue at all.
Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
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JamesT
Jul 15, 2017 8:32 PM CST
Frillylily said:because it was hybridized in 77 and back then, cream was the white of the day.
Just like nowadays we have 'blue' daylilies and they are not blue at all.


I believe it was Pat Stamile who said that by the time someone actually creates a blue daylily, all the good "blue" names will be gone.
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Jul 17, 2017 5:16 PM CST
Frillylily said:because it was hybridized in 77 and back then, cream was the white of the day.
Just like nowadays we have 'blue' daylilies and they are not blue at all.

Same with animals, we have blue cats, rabbits, mice, even Russian Blue rats but they are all actually grey with a bluish tinge (and 'lilac'+animals are grey with a lilac/purple tinge)!

And they are all very beautiful, animals and daylilies, whether truly blue or otherwise. Smiling Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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