Monday, January 9, 2023

Changes of Light

Changes of Light

Name: Changes of Light

Seedling Number: CLSWS17

Bloom Diameter: 5.5”

Scape Height: 28”

Branches: 3

Bud Count: 14

Bloom Season: ML

Rebloom: No

Color/Description: Color changer starting the day a bright tropical orange, changing through the day to a bluish gray-lavender with darker veins above an army green to golden throat.

Ploidy: Diploid

Bloom Habit: Diurnal

Foliage: Dormant

Fragrance: No

Pod Parent: Challenger x Lucky Streak

Pollen Parent: Wabi Sabi

Year Bred: 2013

Rust Resistance: A+/3 years

Fertile: Both ways

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Comments: All I can say is, WOW! This one has been a spot of fabulous weirdness since the very first flower. Combining high rust and thrips resistance with late season flower, this is a lovely garden display. The flower starts out a bright orange in the morning, changing through the day to first varying shades of orange-peach, to beige, and then gradually turning into a lavender shade with strong veining, then on to lavender with bluish hints, sometimes with a greenish hue, with an intensely glowing throat of bright orange and army green by late evening. I have now raised quite a few color changers from my work with the Substantial Evidence family and this one is as odd and unique as anything I have seen. The deep green inner throat and bright orange outer throat combine to make a very distinct glow, especially int eh late evening when the green has become a deep army green and the petals are in their lavender phase. Then the orange section of the throat glows like a candle. The plant is attractive and with nice branching and decent bud count, the high scape to fan ratio means there is a lot of color for a long period when most of the daylilies in the garden are finished or come to it. Fertile both ways and makes highly rust resistant and equally unusual seedling. I think there is tremendous potential for breeding from Changes Of Light.

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Mid-morning as the orange phase is just beginning to show peach highlights

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Clump in mid-morning showing the power of a display of a mature clump

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Clump in the early afternoon moving from the orange-peach phase into the beige coloring which leads up to the evening lavender phase.

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Early evening showing the lavender phase in this clump shot

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Early evening shot showing the lavender phase and the amazing bud counts seen on mature clumps

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Late evening showing the final phase where the lavender takes on a bluish tone and the throat glows like a candle. The effect of the throat has proven impossible for me to fully capture in photos, but is stunning in person.