Daylilies forum: Please enlighten the ignorant

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Name: Dave
Fairfax County VA (Zone 7b)
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daverme
Aug 23, 2017 7:46 AM CST
In daylily parlance, what does "poly" mean?
Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
Region: California
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CaliFlowers
Aug 23, 2017 7:59 AM CST
A normal daylily bloom has six segments, three sepals and three petals. A poly bloom has more than six segments, typically eight total, but sometimes more.

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_d...
Name: Dave
Fairfax County VA (Zone 7b)
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daverme
Aug 23, 2017 8:34 AM CST
Thanks for the reply.
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Aug 23, 2017 9:18 AM CST
daverme said:In daylily parlance, what does "poly" mean?


Poly is short for polymerous. The important point with polymerous daylilies is that they have more than three segments per whorl . There are some pictures and a more detailed explanation in the AHS Daylily Dictionary:

http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_d...

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