Broken Color

Varied in appearance or color; marked with patches or spots of different colors; having streaks or patches of a different color or colors.

May also be referred to as variegated (flowers)

Multiple genetic mechanisms are likely involved, either singularly or in combination, in the formation of the various phenomena resulting in variegated, or broken color flowers. Presently, no genetic mechanisms have been positively identified in daylilies. Viruses can cause flower variegation in other plants, but are not known to be a factor in daylilies.

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