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Daylily cross - Little Love Bug X Unk


Daylily cross - Little Love Bug X Unk (Hemerocallis)

Diameter: 5" DIP
Dusky rose with lavender band and green throat.
After yesterdays wind, I'm glad this wasn't a casualty.



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Lovely! The eyezone is very special and the colour is marvelous!

9 May, 2012

 

Love fancy eyes, another beauty..........
The colouring reminds me a lot of my 'Dragon Dreams' larger flower on yours though :-)

9 May, 2012

 

I think I need some Edge-no-Eyes, or something with a lot of ruffling to cross with these types. I did try crossing this with the Unk X Smoke Scream of a couple of days ago and this as pollen parent to Fuchia Four X Grape Splash - a yellow poly that looks almost like the Sallie Brown X Give Me Eight of the other day (if you noticed on the children of Dragon Dreams, the eye gets passed on when it is the pollen parent).

9 May, 2012

 

I really must get pollinating a few of mine this summer, should think you have to be up pretty early in the morning, remember last year there were so many hoverflies swarming all over them.
I didn't know Dragon Dreams passed on its eye to children but I'll certainly make a note of that, it is so pretty :-)

9 May, 2012

 

Pollinating needs to be done first thing in the morning, as soon as you get pollen & usually before 11 A.M.
On Tinkers, just above the solid green line, click on "children" if there is a number other than 0 and it will show both pod and pollen results for named children. There will also be photos, if available.

9 May, 2012

 

Those with ruffled petal edges are my favourites.

9 May, 2012

 

Wish to have a dress like this :))) So delicate and in that colour...

12 May, 2012

 

I've seen the 'children' bit on Tinkers but never really looked at them, a good idea if I'm thinking of having a go at crossing some of mine, at least then I'll have a bit of an idea what traits are passed on, rather than just dabbing pollen and hoping for the best :-))

12 May, 2012

 

Remember that edges are usually passed along on the pollen side :)

12 May, 2012

 

I do not understand this, Wylie...

12 May, 2012

 

When you are picking 2 flowers to hybridize, if you want ruffled eges or ones with colour, or with teeth, you should use the pollen of a flower that has the edge you want. If the pod parent already has the edge you want, and you use the pollen from a lesser edge, you reduce the chances of keeping the better edge.
I now have 2 named varieties (John Benoot and Gilded By Grace) that I just got to improve some edges, and I will be using their pollen to do this. Results in 2 years :)

12 May, 2012

 

That is interesting. Nice work :)))

12 May, 2012

 

That's fascinating about the pollen and the edges :o)))

More frilly edges ... lots more frilly edges, please ;o)

12 May, 2012

 

Yes, I agree with Terra, but please, keep the colour as it is now, maestro.

13 May, 2012

 

But not too frilly, Terratoonie, or there is another problem called hang-up. I have a really nice yellow that has very frilly edges, but because they are like that the edges interlock and the the flower won't open.

13 May, 2012

 

:)) Let it be as it is then,..

13 May, 2012

 

Okay ... just moderately frilly ... :o)

13 May, 2012

 

I'm finding this all very interesting Wylie, never having crossed any before any tips are welcome :-)

13 May, 2012



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