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As a comment about Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Black Velvet Baby'), daroy wrote:

I am in France. I have black velvet baby, but red and not black.
So, what can i do for bvb been black and not red ?!
Thanks for your answer
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Darker photos are taken in shade, the redder ones in sun. This daylily is a dark red.
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Also consider, the light intensity is vastly different in parts of EU than the US. This can cause the colors to be less bold. Years ago, I corresponded with François Verhaert who was living in Belgium at the time. We had both bought a new plant from Pat Stamile called DAKAR. It was a near black for Pat in FL. During bloom season, I posted a picture of Dakar to a pictures group, and François wrote to ask if it really looked like that, as his was this ugly shade of brown. He sent a picture and it didn't look like the same plant. HE had even written the hybridizer with a picture to ask if he got the wrong plant!! So about a week after that, we had several days of unseasonably cool and overcast days. Guess what? The blooms of DAKAR began to look exactly like François 's picture!! I sent him my picture and we agreed, some daylilies are VERY subject to changing color depending on the light and possibly the heat. We concluded it was probably a combination of both. I've seen this happen here when we sometimes get a cool morning or several overcast days in a row! So maybe yours will darken when you get some hot sunny days.
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