Daylilies forum: Measure bloom

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Name: Mona
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monalisa18
Apr 30, 2012 8:33 AM CST
I went to AHS to check, but to make sure.

Seedlinging blooms

Measure size. tip to tip sitting naturally. Do not straighten curled sepals or petals.(this could make many inches of diffence)???? How about they are only slightly curved and don't always curl???

Would I measure from sepal to petal since they are opposite each other????.

I'm going back outside but will be back for later. All help, as always, very much appreciated!!! Mona

Name: Leslie Mauck
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LALAMBCHOP
Apr 30, 2012 9:24 AM CST
Mona,
Measure on a "typical" bloom, so if they usually flat, use a flat one for your stats.
Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
Apr 30, 2012 9:42 AM CST
Mona, from what I understand you measure at the widest point, so wherever that may be. I would think this is straight across either the petals or the sepals, not petal to sepal since that would mean you would most likely be measuring at an angle.
As Leslie said, use a typical bloom.

Fred or Lyle or Ann or some others who have registered daylilies will be better help.
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Name: Juli
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daylily
Apr 30, 2012 4:42 PM CST
I was told years ago to invision a wire ring, and passing it over the flower.
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Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
May 1, 2012 5:47 AM CST
Juli, what does that mean???

I usually just pull the blooms off and measure.
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lilylady
May 1, 2012 6:05 AM CST
Never measure the first flower. It is usually larger than normal.
Never measure last flowers. They are usually smaller.

Measure from sepal to petal if that is the largest area across.

Take measurements from more than one flower.

Take measurement of 'typical' flower shape. This is tricky. My WHAT ABOUT ME shows two shapes, the latter one being recurved. I like to show more than one bloom of most of the intros so that typical is seen at different times! Whatever that means!!!

Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
May 1, 2012 6:13 AM CST
This is what the AHS registration guideline says

* DIAMETER OF FLOWER IN INCHES AS NATURALLY STANDING
Imagine a wire circle that is just large enough for the flower to pass through without touching. The diameter of the circle in inches will be the diameter of the flower. If you prefer, use a ruler and measure from tip to tip at the widest point and this will be the diameter. The main thing to remember is to measure as naturally standing - do not uncurl recurved flowers for the measurement. The second thing to remember in recording this measurement is that a flower will be classed as miniature (i.e., less than 3 inches), small (3 inches to 4-1/2 inches), large (4-1/2 inches or more), and extra-large (7" and greater) according to the registered diameter. For instructions on measuring Spider daylilies, see the discussion under "FORM".

This is the link with photos that shows how to measure a spider
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/spider_measurements....


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Name: Juli
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daylily
May 1, 2012 7:43 AM CST
Sorry, Cindy - I was typing that on my iPad and it must have "auto spell corrected" my word "invision" to be incision.

Michelle posted the full wording of what I was talking about.

I'll try to make a video on this subject once we have blooms here. I have videos from last year on hybridizing etc - I need to sit down and edit them, then get them posted on YouTube. Once they are on YouTube, I can link them here, and you will be able to play them right in the message window.
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
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Hemlady
May 1, 2012 8:09 AM CST
Oh, LOL. That's ok.
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Name: Michele
Cantonment, FL zone 8b
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tink3472
May 1, 2012 11:37 AM CST
I hate that when that happens. My IPhone loves to correct word for me all the time even when they are correct and it changes it it to a word that wouldn't go in the sentence anyway. What I really hate is anytime I write daylily it usually wants to make it two words, day lily. I think I've finally typed it enough and x'd out the correction that it now spells it correctly.

You-tube videos would be great Juli
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