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Blog 2018

White Daylilies

January 15, 2018

A recent article in The Daylily Journal by Kendig discusses white daylilies. He ranks them as (1) pure white with none there, (2) bright white, (3) Near White,  Comparatively white, (5) white blend. Now from a scientific viewpoint one should or shall we say must have a measurable metric. There is one, spectrophotometry. I have done this on three shown below. The absorbtion spectra is shown for each and white means no absorbtion across the visible band. All have some blue absorbtion, thus the lack os a blue daylily. Even across the spectrum there are bumps. I have done this for abot a hundred plants, not just white. My crossing for whites is predicated on spectrophotometer results and perhaps this shoule be the metric used.


New Season

January 13, 2018

We have begun planting seeds and reviewing last year. The seed data is as follows: