The world according to Frans Hals

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  1. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Among the 40 odd named varieties of daylilies that populate the flowerbeds in our yard there is one bi-colored daylily that stands out. Frans Hals. From its beginnings in 1955(Flory) this mid to late season daylily has sparkled among others. A prolific bloomer, its seedpods often have more than 20 seeds. Its progeny are noticeable in many of the seeded daylily beds as several bicolored daylilies show off the traits of its parent.

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    It's a real beauty Jerry. I'd be happy to have them seed in my garden here.
     
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    I love it Jerry. So you have bred it to other daylilies & now have offspring with a similar bicolored patterning? Very cool.

    I have one daylily with that bicolor trait but it is not nearly so bright & distinct. I would include a photo but I am away on vacation presently.
     
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    The name, Frans Hals caught my eye!!
    I thought this thread may be about art, as Mr Hals is a famous painter here and once featured on our banknotes.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    The children of Frans Hals show off their bi-colored heritage. IMG_1495.JPG IMG_1283.JPG IMG_1548.JPG IMG_1368.JPG
     
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    Very nice. I was hoping you would show us offspring. #'s 1&2 are lovely. 3&4 would look good if offset by the right plant.

    Very interesting to see the plant genes carry through in different ways.
     
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    #3 and #4 may be grandchildren as I have had this flower so long that the children have had seeds. Great grandchildren are also a distinct possibility, I don't keep track of diploids. I have planted and given away hundreds. Presently I keep track of Tetraploids. What I don't have and what would be interesting is a nocturnal daylily.

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    I can appreciate you have to draw the line somewhere Jerry! I hope you are getting some interesting combinations from the tetraploids.

    Just recently I have noticed a notation of 'N' for nocturnal daylilies. I think it was in Oakes' daylily catalog from Tennesee. I guess that means they open up at night?
     
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    Very pretty...I had one before but I moved and didn't get to bring that one so I just bought it again...
     

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