Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Daylily Season Begins
To say that hybrid dayliles have captured our fancy would be a major understatement. We presently work with thirty-five different varieties. I vowed to purchase no new ones this year but winter seemed unending and the mail order catalogs were here early. Eleven different new varieties were ordered, delivered and planted. We have no idea where all of this beauty will be planted as they grow.
Molokai is the varietal name of this clear bright yellow blossom. Ruffled edges and the pure color made me buy this one. It is scentless but it catches the eye across great distance. It should be moved and divided this year or early next spring.
Spiritual Corridor has been with us for several seasons. It must be the fussiest flower that we own. Light colored pie crust edges surrounding a flaming yellow eye spot makes a strong statement. This one is pleasantly scented in an understated manner. Twenty-two separate bud bearing stalks were counted. This year the blossom count for this single plant should exceed one hundred. This flower opened following a heavy overnight rain. Sunny days will lead to brighter cleaner flowers.
If we are to plant so that the season of blossoms is long, we need a written record of when what flowers open. Written here we will be able to find our notes when we are ready to plant the day lily garden.