How about POLYTEPALOUS, meaning a daylily that has extra petals and stamens. They also have extra ovary compartments which is reflected in seed pods having extra seed compartments. They only have one pistil which distinguishes them from abnormal blooms formed by fusion or fascination of two otherwise distinct blooms.
There are subforms of daylilies which are actually subclasses of the officially designated forms. These are: CIRCULAR, TRIANGULAR, STAR, SEGMENTS RADIATE TO SIX POINTS, INFORMAL, FLAT, RECURVED, and TRUMPET.
Then we have color and patterns of daylilies.
SELF-all the same color
BLENDS-petals and sepals have the same intermingling of two or more colors
POLYCHROMES-flower segments have an intermingling or three or more colors
BITONES-petals and sepals are different shades of the same color, with the petals being the darker shade
REVERSE BITONE-same as above,but with the petals being the lighter shade
BICOLORS-petals and sepals are different colors. the petals are the darker color
REVERSE BICOLOR- same as above, but the petals are the lighter coloir
EYES AND BANDS-a zone of different color or a darker shade of the same color between the throat and the tips of the petals. If the zone occurs on both the petals and sepals it is called an eye, if it is only onb the petals it is called a band.
HALO- the zone is lightly visible
WATERMARK-i the zone is a lighter shade than the rest of the segment
CONTRASTING EDGES-some are lighter and some darker than the segment color
CONTRASTING TIPS-segment tips or only petal tips are a different color than the body of the segment
DOTS OR DUSTING-an uneven coloration and can include flecked,speckled, and stippled in appearance
CONTRASTING MIDRIBS-the center vein running lengthwise through each flower segment which is a different color or shade from the main part of the segment
DIAMOND DUSTING-tiny crystals in the flower's cells reflect light making the flower sparkle.
TEXTURE-the surface quality of the tissue structure of the bloom
SUBSTANCE-the thickness of the tissue structure
SCAPE-the stem of a daylily that holds the flower, low (6" to 24"), medium (24" to 36"), tall (over 36")
Thanks - I'm really hoping you'll each take a few minutes to add these yourselves, if you don't mind. It makes for much better/more interesting reading when all the entries aren't submitted by the same person (namely yours truly ;o)
Plus, I don't want to steal your thunder - if they're your definitions, you should get credit for them!
ploidy, diploid, tetraploid, proliferation - I'm sure there are more that are already in garden terms, but I don't know if they should be moved or entered again, so I guess I have the same question as Mystic.
I saw a way to move a definition but I don't know what the TID ? is for the daylily category? I put "proliferation" in garden terms some time ago, if anyone wants to put it in with daylily terms please do so (there's a pic there, too). I'd be happy to add or move that one or others but I don't know how.
All the various ploidy terms apply to different plants (and animals- humans are diploid). As to being used outside of hems, Iris and Hosta breeders use these terms too, maybe others. Maybe some terms should be in both categories, or given a different definition as they apply to hems?
Within the database structure, we can't create two separate entries for the same term. If there is a way to differentiate within the name, we can create two entries for slightly different names of any term.
ENABLER: An enabler in most definitions is a Hemaholic who through his or her actions allows someone else ( a Newbie or other Hemaholic )to achieve an additioal state of Hemaholism.
ie. Gardenglory did you see all the new offerings on the LA this morning? You should go look!!!
1) Are there standard ranges for bud count?
2) Is there some normalized data that can be considered reliable and accurate?
3) Do we have some volunteers to go through and begin the process of adding this data to each entry? (We have over 38,000 entries in PlantFiles.)
(1 & 2) Don't know if there is a definitive answer. What is published by the AHS is the information that the hybridizer puts on the registration form. Unfortunately not every hybridizer puts bud count and branching on the form when they register. As far as I know, there is no regulation on this, it is just what they say it is in their garden. Some hybridizers test their plants in different locations, other do not.
Part of the problem is that bud counts are variable depending on the general fertility of the soil, the frequency of fertilization and level of water available to the plants, and climate. Bud counts tend to be higher in the south than the north for the same plant.
My first day here...joined the site today.I am a day lily freak, but a newbie somewhat to SOME of the terms. However, one I don't see listed is for the lilies that open in the evening. I purchased several just for that reason. Lots of 9 to 5'ers that work days purchase evening bloomers so they can be enjoyed after a long work day. One site I order from lists these as OE...(open evenings)
Just a suggestion. I am sure I will be seeing more of you hem heads soon...
One daylily we have that is truly nocturnal is hemerocallis altissima, one of the species daylilies. It opens about 4:00 in the afternoon and closes the next morning. It is fragrant, possibly because it is pollinated by moths, in its natural locale. It gets almost six feet tall and has a trumpet-shaped flower. I need to get a picture but it will not be in bloom for a couple of weeks.
hi, i know we need to add MANY more color descriptions/choices. i know i've gotten very frustrated when i've entered a new daylily and have had to "settle" on a color, even though it's barely close from the hybridizer's or my own definition.
added color choices, would for sure, chirp my cricket !
I am new here so I am working my way through the "pages" of DG and I must say it is fun and also a good way to learn new information for gardening. Thus far, I think the subscription price is well worth the cost.
I wanted to post to tell you that I got a "kick" out of your saying...
(pasted here from your post)
"added color choices, would for sure, chirp my cricket!"
I had never heard that before and got a kick out of reading it.
Hope you don't mind my saying so. It is all in fun.
Have a great Thursday. Oma