John McLennan, New Zealand

Colour Code Please ?

September 28, 2019

Category: General

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I  received  these  two  photos  ,  last  evening  ,  from  John  Hunter  ,  Nelson .

They  were  taken  at  the  Murchison  Daffodil  Show  ,  also  staged  yesterday ,  Wednesday  25  September .

John  commented  that  in  his 70 +  years  involvement in  daffodils  ,  he  had  never  seen  anything  similar  before .

The  basics  –  a  good  sized  yellow  large  cup  ,  not  quite  trumpet  measurements   —  BUT

the  inside  of  the cup  ,  to  about  half  length  ,  but  only  on  the  inside  ,  was  a  very  bright  red – pink , clearly  visible  looking  in .

The  base  of  the  cup  and  the  petals  had  a  light  ,  but  distinct  ,  similar colour as  a  central  midrib  , –  also  very  visible .

But  from  a  distance  ,  just  another  yellow  large cup .

It  did not  win  it’s  class  ,  certainly  not  on  the  top  table   , –  but will  stay  in  Johns  memory  a  lot  longer  than  any  other  flower  there .



5 Responses to Colour Code Please ?

  1. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee
    September 28, 2019 at 5:45 am

    Wow! I’ve never seen anything like it either. How about 2Y/R-RYY? Who entered it and was there any information about its parentage/genealogy? Thanks for sharing the photos!

  2. Jackie Turbidy, Georgia
    September 29, 2019 at 11:46 am

    How about 2Y/R-RGY. Some green in there or is it just the photo?

  3. Linda Wallpe, Ohio
    September 29, 2019 at 11:47 am

    Just a thought…..
    Does it qualify as a reverse bi-color ?



  4. John McLennan, New Zealand
    John McLennan, New Zealand
    October 11, 2019 at 3:19 am

    John  Hunter  was  keen  to  meet  the  exhibitor  but  she  had  left  the  venue  after  staging  her  blooms  .He was  keen  to  see  the  plant  to  check  if  it was  in  general  good  health  and  the colour  break  was  not  caused  by  spray  or  other  events . Also  to  know  if  it  had  flowered  like  this  before  .No  results  but  he  is  still  keen  for  more information .  Certainly quite  a  different  colour  break .

  5. Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    Lawrence Trevanion, Australia
    October 13, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I tried to add a comment that included photos and pedigrees of flowers faintly similar to this one but the post was sent for moderation. I assume I did something wrong.