Daylilies forum: Seed dilemma-opinions, please

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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
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Scatterbrain
Nov 21, 2017 5:18 AM CST
Hi everyone,

I had an email from one of the sellers I have bought seeds from on LA advising that she had shipped my seeds and that she has sent me a bonus of Plum Paws x Pink Stripes. Which is really kind of her and I am very grateful to her for it.

My dilemma is that I LOVE Plum Paws ( a little purple mini) but I am really not into Pink Stripes at all (just a personal preference and I can understand why other people like them but it just isn't ME).

Can't decide whether to plant them in the hope that the seedlings are solid coloured not stripey or just pass them on to someone who would appreciate them more.

Or if Maurice or any other genetics person is around, what are the respective chances of getting solid and stripey seedling, please?

Has anyone had any stripey daylilies who can share pics to help me decide? Thank You!
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Nov 21, 2017 8:54 AM CST
I have not used 'Pink Stripes' in crosses but I suspect that in crosses with daylilies with dark self-coloured flowers at least half of the seedlings would probably not show any striping.
I will ask a hybridizer who has used 'Pink Stripes' and post his response later.
Maurice
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Dog Lover Cat Lover Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener
Scatterbrain
Nov 21, 2017 10:44 AM CST
admmad said:I have not used 'Pink Stripes' in crosses but I suspect that in crosses with daylilies with dark self-coloured flowers at least half of the seedlings would probably not show any striping.
I will ask a hybridizer who has used 'Pink Stripes' and post his response later.


Thanks Maurice,

I looked on the database and a lot of child plants are striped but I don't know how many seedlings weren't striped but were not registered. Do you like the stripey ones?


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Name: Diana
Lincoln, NE (Zone 5b)
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ShakespearesGarden
Nov 21, 2017 5:05 PM CST
I do like the stripes, bought Pink Stripes this spring. It died on me- seller reported issues with it. I received Plum Striped as a bonus and am waiting impatiently for next spring since it didn't bloom this year...
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Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Nov 21, 2017 5:36 PM CST
@Scatterbrain,
I don't like the striped daylily flowers - I view them more as a fault that would have been selected against in the past - to me they suggest that the flower colour is too variable - too affected by the environment - unstable.

The information I have received so far is that in crosses where 'Pink Stripes' was crossed with a non-striped parent there often are no striped seedlings.
Maurice
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Dog Lover Cat Lover Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener
Scatterbrain
Nov 21, 2017 5:41 PM CST
Thanks Maurice and Diana,

Will decide what to do when they arrive. 😊
Name: Maurice
Grey County, Ontario (Zone 4b)
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admmad
Nov 21, 2017 8:10 PM CST
Nikki,

The final bits of information, for one person there were no striped seedlings out of 30. For two other hybridizers they estimated 10-20% striped seedlings but with the possibility that crosses with some non-striped parents could produce more.
Maurice
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Dog Lover Cat Lover Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener
Scatterbrain
Nov 22, 2017 2:21 AM CST
Thank you, Maurice,

That is really helpful information, much appreciated Thank You!

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