more or less

what do you get when you put two different daylilies together ? usually it is a surprise. oh there will be traits of both parent plants. some traits. most traits ? rarely. desired traits ? that would be the luck of the draw. or the dust of the pollen. in this case mostly more. one of the parents was fussy about being moved. move it and it would sulk for a year or two. not blooming at all that first year. and not in a hurry to increase for a bit. both parents were skinny star shaped flowers. and the plants about the same height. one parent had a pale flower mostly near white. the other parent is purple. the resulting seedling is a bright strong pink. all daylilies are similar to stars in another way. like the multitude of stars in the sky there are a multitude of genetic combinations. numbering high like the stars in the sky. you might get something that resembles the parents. or you might not. lots of variety even in the seeds from the same pod from the same cross. you might even loose fussy and sulks…

12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein

12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein

5 thoughts on “more or less

    1. John Hric Post author

      Thanks Laura ! I totally agree. And it makes me think I need to move this one to a spot where it is not so hidden. Often a plant coming out of the seedling bed lands in a what ever is available spot. Most of its neighbors are taller and it is in back. So it is hidden. Gonna have to fix that.

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    1. John Hric Post author

      Thanks Dan. The water drops do add a nice touch. They also pretty much guarantee that only the front row or two will get close up pictures. That is unless I want to play sponge with a camera.

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