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I have 2 daylilies that are very similar, yet very different.
There are two different types of daylilies based on chromosomes. A Diploid has 22 chromosomes and a Tetraploid has 44. They will not cross, ever. But they can appear very similar.

Using ‘Lines of Splendor’, I got this one:

It is a Diploid and it was started 4 years ago.

Different, using ‘Free Wheelin’, I got a Tetraploid:

Very similar to the DIP, and they are the same size.

On a previous blog, I included a photo of Gladiolus carneus.

It showed the markings really well. But here is a photo I took today showing the throat area, which is also really interesting.

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lovely info Wylie.
that 'gladdy' throat is so pretty.

22 Apr, 2024


Very nice, Day lilies, Wylie! The Gladiolus carneus is a beautiful flower!

23 Apr, 2024


This Gladiolus has the same flower open for several days.

24 Apr, 2024

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