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Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Saturday Seedling...

This morning, BI (Before Irene), I happened to glance out back and there amidst the knee high weeds was a beautiful sight....

Would you look at that! This is a seedling, blooming on its second scape. A few days ago while making an attempt to reclaim the backyard (or at least part of it), I noticed a pretty spectacular flower...but, alas, when you find it at 7:30 pm, it's a little late for a beauty shot.

The cross is Wonder of It All x Lacy Dusk, so, truthfully, the bloom isn't a particular surprise (not counting I bloomed during the traditional bloom season) nor is it particularly distinctive. All that said, it's still pretty darn nice! I rather like it. (Laughing) Of course, it has almost no competition from fellow seedlings and very little left blooming (except some of those great lates) in the registered beds.

Just for grins and so one can appreciate the difference in lighting....the above shot is outside in natural light...the below one is inside (well, I couldn't just leave it out there for the wind and rain to blow apart, now could I?)...

Just yet another in the endless examples of why you should always see a daylily in person....would you have guessed they were the same daylily? Probably not.

It does make me look forward to next year! So much fun (and so much work) with seedlings!

FYI, from the AHS Daylily Database:

Wonder of It All (Carr, 2005) height 27", bloom 5.75", season E, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, 25 buds, 4 branches, Very pale lavender with yellow gold edge above green throat. (Mandalay Bay Music × Wonders Never Cease

Lacy Dusk (Stamile, 2007)
height 24", bloom 6.5", season EE, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, 42 buds, 7 branches, Golden polychrome with gold edge above green throat. (Spectral Elegance × Winter Springs)

(Seedling 11-120)


Randy Emmitt said...

Very pretty bloom, surely a great one to keep and propagate.

Shady Gardener said...

Just beautiful!! Hopefully Nothing was blown around by Irene...

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