The Daylily as Art
Part 2 - Patterns - the basics
In Indian Hindu systems the hexagram, especially when colored green, is seen to be the Anahata or "heart chakra", while in Chinese Taoist systems, the heart is called the "middle Dantian", which is seen as the "crimson palace". There has been extensive cultural exchange between India and China for millennia, so the two symbols are known in both cultures and have influenced each other, and both influencing Tibetan culture as well. One sees the hexagram throughout these regions. So the hexagram also permeates Buddhist symbology, which arose out of the Indian subcontinent and spread throughout Asia grafting itself onto the native, more shamanic, nature-based systems in all the countries it spread to.
To me, it seems interesting that the areas where the fulva clones are native wild flora should also be the areas that developed these hexagram symbols. I am not saying that the Anahata is based on the fulva clones, but it seems quite coincidental, especially when we consider that the two most commonly seen Anahata are the green and the orange with a yellow or yellow to green center. Further, the 'Anahata' relates to love, universal love, motherly love, healing, peace, respite from pain or problems, calmness, etc. In traditional Asian medicinal systems the daylily, especially the fulva clones, are considered to be the 'flower that removes worries', is used as a sedative for hysteria, worries and pain, and is also related to be a symbol of the mother. The fulva clones are sometimes referred to as "crimson flower" or "crimson removing-worries flower", just as the middle Dantian is related to the color crimson. While that doesn't prove that one is directly related to the other, it is suggestive and interesting.