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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:
If you like the details and extra pictures, read on...
This is where stuff starts happening...
9:40am JK2 (top 2 pictures) and POI (bottom, or third, picture below):
11am JK2 (first) and POI (second pic)
More 11am photos of JK2:
More 11am photos of POI:
1:30pm photos of JK2 (first) and POI (second):
More 1:30 photos of JK2:
Another 1:30pm photo of POI:
2:30pm JK2 and POI:
5pm JK2 and POI:
Another 5pm picture of each:
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!
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.
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...
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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