oh o-range

lines in the sand. lines in the dirt. jumping over the line. frequently making a cross involves crossing similar plants. two plants of similar heights. two plants of similar colors. similar flower shapes or sizes. this cross pretty much threw all of the similarities out the window. while these two plants are not completely different they are still not the same. the seedling Volcan Fuego x (Talon x Smoke Scream is a mix and a mish mash of genetics. part is only one generation removed from an original species daylily. the other part is from a couple of plants with some unusual form genetics. the actual flower on the seedling is a smallish yellow flower with spaces between the petals. Ida Mae Norris is pink full form flower. the wide petals overlap each other and it forms a large 7 inch 18 cm circle. it is a cross where at one point or another the statement “let’s see what happens” is thrown out there. first pictures of the parents. then the seeding they produced…


10 thoughts on “oh o-range

    1. John Hric Post author

      Glad you enjoy them. I am going to be scratching my head for a while wondering how yellow and pink got to orange. It is always a mystery what the genes are going to do. Thanks roberta

    1. John Hric Post author

      Agreed John. It has me thinking of what pollen to mix where next summer. And that sure keeps life from getting boring. Have a great Thanksgiving. Thanks

      1. John Hric Post author

        Thanks. There are 16 species of daylily. Some are yellow , some are orange, and I think a few are shades approaching red. However if I get what you are saying whether they are orange, yellow, or rust that would be the dominant pigments. Many of the oranges and perhaps some of the yellows have eye zones of a different darker shade or other color. So while the dominant color genes are there in each species all the other recessive colors were present in the species plant. It is an excuse to pour three fingers and discuss. To Thanksgiving sir. Cheers.

    1. John Hric Post author

      Daylilies follow Calvin rules. Once you figure that part out it is easy peasy… and don’t let spell checker change peasy to pesky. Got that one straight from Calvin.


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