color theory

how would you like your purple ? usually yellow dominates. putting yellow on anything else begs for yellow results. the same goes for orange. expect more orange. except when it does not. this seedling seems to have been called to the dark side. first the seedling and then the parents…


14 thoughts on “color theory

  1. John Hric Post author

    It is amazing how one image sticks in one’s mind. And then I always think the flower looks like that. The darker orange phase seems to be more common. I had to look at more pictures of it to compare. Even the orange phase leans toward the pastel side of the spectrum. One way or another the seedling bed tends to be a lot of fun surprises. Glad you like it. Thanks

    1. John Hric Post author

      Let me know the results. Because some how I think that is one of those expensive tests. Of course we we could just pour a couple three fingers and speculate. The bee just might have beaten me that day…

  2. TamrahJo

    I’m biased! Oh, how I do love the shades of purple and the swirly, dreamy landscape of muted pastels – thus, I find myself just loving this one…um…okay…so that was the ‘parent’, meh…..

    it’s sorta like navigating life and the humanity/living things that populate it, ain’t it? I recently saw a ‘meme’ that included the wisdom of,
    “Don’t judge someone by their relatives” to go with the old adage, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” –
    😀 I’m no daylilly, or plant breeder, or expert in any of thos topics, but – your pics and intros, sharing your world? Rather land in ways, in mine, expanding my perspective on many fronts – 😀 Hopefully, for the better and to save me from going down ‘the dark side’ of my potentials – LOL

  3. Gradmama2011

    Gorgeous. Now, do you ever go further in genetic background of the matches? I can see the “purplish” influence coming through on the Pale ones. Do you have info on the third generation or on back? My family just recently discovered our fairly recent Scottish greatgrandmother.
    just sayin’

      1. Gradmama2011

        Thanks, the blooms are lovely. The plants obviously need to be thinned out. I have an area in the front bed where I am thinking about setting up a new bed. Re the genetics, I think it would be interesting to trace several generations. (I don’t get out much, and it doesn’t take much to entertain me. 🙂

      2. Gradmama2011

        My remaining plants over by the septic system accidentally got mowed down. I had a couple of creamy white Lilies that I wanted to protect. The bulbs are still in the ground, I’ll see it we can find them. Maybe they will still grow up this summer so I can see where they are.

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