In this segment, I will continue looking at the forms, and my influences on how I view - what I see in - these forms. We looked at the basic species forms in the last installment. In this segment, we will dive into the variations in form that has been developed in the hybrid garden daylilies. We will focus on the round/ruffled and bagel (wide-petalled with recurve), unusual forms and spider forms.
Round petals are usually found with ruffling or other edges, and when recurve is combined with round petals, you get the "bagel" style of round daylily flower. I do like recurve, but more with long-petaled flowers where recurve becomes curling.
In the early days, when round petals were just becoming a reality, there were some cultivars that had a fair amount of roundness with fairly tailored edges, but you rarely see that today.
These types remind me very much of ruffled gowns, such as the hoop skirt gowns of the antebellum south, prom gowns, quinceanera gowns, ball gowns or showgirl's ruffled costumes.