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daylilies half a world away

It may be two days after the solstice here, however on the other hemisphere of the planet there are daylilies in bloom. This is a seedling grown by Christiaan van Schalkwyk in South Africa. The cross is Lucky Streak x Apophis. It is what most daylily crosses end up being, a bit of a delightful surprise. Both parents are very dark blooms. Lucky Streak has a strong white stripe up the middle of the bloom. Otherwise it is all dark. So just where in the genetic jumble did that light purple edge sneak in ?

Lucky streak x Apophis_crd_hlf