Friday, May 13, 2016

Annual Day Lily Post

 
Above, I think this is a seedling cross of 'Butterscotch Ruffles' and 'Elizabeth Salter'. 
In this garden the Hemerocallis flowers commence just as the first flush of roses completes.  I could not have planned that better--how clever I would be if I actually had planned it.
'Elizabeth Salter':  
 It is a let down when the April roses are all dead-headed and left to prepare for round two in late May--it feels like the Spring party is over.  But when the daylillies start to bloom, the party isn't over at all.  It continues.

'Bella Sera'

The exquisite little 'Janice Brown':




'Bella Sera':
'Sabine Bauer':
'Space Coast Starburst':

And when the Hemerocallis take a break, the roses are ready to bloom again.  How cool is that? 

10 comments:

  1. Son unas flores maravillosas y unas fotos excelentes. Felicidades. un abrazo desde Plantukis

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  2. Beautiful! I love the colors on these.

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    1. Thanks! The purest colors (pure yellow, orange, purple) are my favorites. The ones with muddy colors not so much.

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  3. Beautiful display. Even without captions, it's fun to guess their names or the names of their near kin.

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    1. I got lazy and didn't put the names. Tired from gardening! ;^)

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  4. It's very cool! I have loads of daylilies, too. I'm always forgetting their names but they don't hold it against me. :)

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    1. They are so cheerful. The foliage grooming is sometimes tedious, but the new flowers every day with their fresh perfection always renewed is fun, isn't it?

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  5. As eerie as roses in March -- daylilies in May! So chilly here today that it feels like late spring (peonies, roses) will never arrive, let alone summer. Came frighteningly close to a frost last night, but hovered just above. Blackberry winter indeed...

    Daylilies here don't think about starting until the second half of June; this should be a great year for them because of all the rain. I'm partial to solid, intense colors and small blooms like 'Pardon Me' and 'Little Grapette', but am in the market for a very tall, near-white "spider" type to lighten up a purple-y area.

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    1. I guess I should not mention day lily flowers blooming until Thanksgiving. Consider that unmentioned. 'Janice Brown' is a great small-flower day lily. The flower always looks so pristine--here, anyway. A near-white spider sounds great! 'Heavenly Angel Ice'?

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