a seedling from Starman’s Quest and Stargate Portal. and minimal yackaty yackaty. four images…
It would appear that there is a metaphysical twister out there somewhere. and this post got drawn into said twister. now if everyone will just hold on I will try this again…. and if you get lost close your eyes and click your heels together three times. four times if three does not work. now where we ? . . . .
Ada Kansas that isn’t to be precise… it is only fitting that a seedling that traveled from Ada Kansas to Cleveland Ohio have a traveling name – or history. the seedling is a cross of Starman’s Quest and Stargate Portal. if those are not traveling names nothing is. this is the second year for this plant here in the garden. it has grown taller, about 4 feet tall and the branching is pretty good. and the flower size is good, about 6 inches. this year it send up a rebloom scape and that is why it is still blooming. today’s bloom also happens to be a poly. and from what i managed to count it is an odd poly. at least the stamens are an odd count. there are at least 8 petals and sepals. and there may be an extra petal or sepal hiding. though i would rather enjoy the flower and not the destructive counting contest. and there are 9 stamens. and if you look at the macro of the petal you might be able to see where the shadow creates a line where the diamond dusting stops. some daylilies sparkle in the sunshine, aka diamond dusting. so here is the flower. three images. enjoy.
a measure of degrees between plants not the temperature. in the garden changing the nature of a certain plant is usually a matter of degrees. often the change is slight. both of these two plants are seedlings of Starman’s Quest. the first seedling has about the same size bloom and height as Starman’s Quest. the branching might be a slight improvement. might. counts will need to be made this summer. the second flower might have maintained better color than the first seedling. we will see what kind of height it manages this summer now that it has had time to settle into its new home. progress is a series of degrees. some things are gained and some things are lost. and some times the whole package of all those degrees of pluses and minuses come out a little bit ahead. the real trick is the ability to notice a certain daylily has come out ahead and to hold onto that plant.
There I go again. Spending the night talking to Toto. Hey Dorothy where are we now ? Toto how many times do I have to tell you ? We are walking down memory lane looking at last summer’s garden. And no I don’t remember how we got here ! See any more sparkly red shoes ? There is a dog biscuit in this for you ! Okay let’s drift back to last summer’s garden. And flowers that are not in Kansas anymore. And I for one am very glad this one has made its way to my garden, even if its mode of travel was very mundane.
Pay no attention to the name. It has nothing to do with how the flower arrived. Starman’s Quest x Stargate Portal. Thanks so much Debbie !