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Sculpted Daylily

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There is a form of daylily known as a sculpted cristate. which means there is extra tissue growing from the petal. When it grows from the midrib, it is a “Midrib Cristate” type.
I have Lighter Than Air × Whirlpool Galaxy which started showing this last year, and now it is on almost all the flowers.
Looking head-on:

Here you can see some of the extra tissue when seen from slightly off-center:

It becomes more obvious when seen from the side:

It is something that is best seen live, but it really looks spectacular. As a bonus, the edges look like someone used pinking shears on them. 6" across, TET, evergreen.

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Wow !!! wonder where that comes from? neither parents show this form at all do they ?
I saw some of these last year somewhere on the net, amazing!!

10 Jul, 2015

 

I have 2 other seedlings from this pod. They look similar, but don't have the "extra", so I guess I just really got lucky. It appears on almost all the flowers, so this isn't a one-off.

10 Jul, 2015

 

wow

12 Jul, 2015

 

isn't genetics wonderful. I love this, you must be such a proud parent. :o) are you going to name it?

15 Jul, 2015

 

Thanks! I was thinking, after looking at the last 2 photos, of maybe 'Worm of Dune'.

15 Jul, 2015

 

that made me chuckle Wylie :o)

16 Jul, 2015

 

:))

16 Jul, 2015

 

I would put "Silk" in front

16 Jul, 2015

 

If it is a worm of Dune, then it would be "Spice".

16 Jul, 2015

 

That is so pretty :o)

20 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks!

21 Aug, 2015

 

One of the nicest you've photographed..
I love the ruffled edges and super colours !

21 Aug, 2015

 

Thanks - I have a double that is also sculpted like this, but it is very hard to get any real details like this one.

21 Aug, 2015

 

Some flowers and colours seem easier to photograph than others.

21 Aug, 2015

 

The dark colours are the worst. They are actually very dark red or purple, and my camera "lightens" them. A bright orange can be a problem if there isn't any contrasting shadows to give details.

22 Aug, 2015

 

Perhaps its because I'm in Spanish territory...but to me it's 'Flamenco' :)

13 Jan, 2016

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