Daylilies forum: Color Changer Comparison

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 23, 2017 11:52 AM CST
I am fortunate to now have TWO color changers in my yard that are blooming. The first is a great, unregistered seedling from a local hybridizer that I simply call "JK2"in my garden. The other is the now-infamous Pigment of Imagination. At first, I thought POI would be just like JK2, but they really are two very separate plants.

For the impatient, gimme-the-lowdown people, here are the morning and dinnertime comparisons:
JK2:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/c90619 Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/43f846

POI:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/1eb208
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/997cd0



If you like the details and extra pictures, read on...
8am POI:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/1eb208

9am POI:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/1fed84


This is where stuff starts happening...
9:40am JK2 (top 2 pictures) and POI (bottom, or third, picture below):
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/c90619 Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/9a1703
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/f109cb

11am JK2 (first) and POI (second pic)
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/a34876
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/c5b536


More 11am photos of JK2:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/bf0f0a Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/022400 Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/86707b

More 11am photos of POI:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/df267e Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/3e492b


1:30pm photos of JK2 (first) and POI (second):
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/655da2
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/45811b


More 1:30 photos of JK2:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/31a171
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/9d63e4
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/c1570e

Another 1:30pm photo of POI:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/8824e7


2:30pm JK2 and POI:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/26ca1a
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/2e4a22

5pm JK2 and POI:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/43f846
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/997cd0

Another 5pm picture of each:
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/eca89a
Thumb of 2017-07-23/DogsNDaylilies/260c73


I got JK2 last year and hybridized HEAVILY with it... I wonder if this could be the key to opening up whiter whites (with genetics that cause the bloom to bleach in the sun) and/or open up the blue color in daylilies...

POI is brand new in my garden this year and I only had a few blooms. Pollen hasn't been so good on it, so hopefully next year I have better luck with it. I did manage to hybridize with it a bit this year, and I am particularly excited to see what comes of the crosses I get between the two different color changers, if they take. Fingers crossed!

[Last edited by DogsNDaylilies - Jul 23, 2017 3:31 PM (+)]
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 23, 2017 12:49 PM CST
I should note something that may or may not be visible in the pictures: POI has more substance (which makes sense, considering one of its parents is Substantial Evidence!), has more green in the throat, and is more bagel-shaped, with a flat, round face.
JK2 is a little thinner, has a more unusual form, somewhat cascading and more ruffled...it also seems to get lighter/whiter than POI. It might also be slightly bigger, but I don't have that detail handy at the moment.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 23, 2017 12:58 PM CST
I think, ideally, I would like to see a seedling with JK2's color (which bleaches out more), but POI's substance. ....and with lots of buds!

I know from last year that JK2 is extremely pollen fertile. Let's hope POI is as well...and that both are easily pod fertile. POI just rejected a POI x JK2 pod that was beginning to form, so right now it has 0 pods... Thumbs down
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 I helped beta test the first seed swap
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 23, 2017 3:32 PM CST
I just updated the photos.... So now the whole day, essentially, of comparison has been captured. I hope you enjoy!

I'm curious to hear your thoughts on the two, so please comment below!

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