Friday, July 19, 2019
We have been establishing a list of our various Daylilies in the order of their bloom and trying to clear up any mislabeling. Some years ago the Asiatic and Oriental lilies really captured our imagination. Despite their catalog climate zone listings, we saw them killed by frost year after year. Efforts to protect them from late frost were only marginally successful and now we have basically given them up. This stunning Golden Stargazer is growing near the house and that location has allowed this incredible plant to survive on its own. Its flowers last for several days with this one's scent filling a large area. One does not have to place the nose into the blossom to savor this treat. Walking by at some distance is the best way to enjoy this fragrance.
Wineberry Candy is another delight likely coming from the same breeder as our other candies. All of them are medium sized in both plant height and flower size. The sharp change in color from white to purple is a real eye catcher. Their scent is subdued as is appropriate for a classy beauty.
Becky Lynne was likely chosen for its first name. The Becky that lives here shares many traits evident in this plant. Understated light color gives this flower a softly stunning appearance. Despite its light appearance this is one hardy plant that strongly holds its own space.
Here we have an improperly labeled plant. Its stone says Royal Palace Prince but that is incorrect. When our daytime temperatures moderate, I will search around the base of this plant to see if a correct name can be found. When we were actively buying new plants, a clear bright yellow coloration was what we were searching for. This blossom meets that requirement better than any of the other yellows that grow here. Now we just need to find its correct name.
A small amount of time spent reading this blog revealed that this plant is not mislabeled. It was sold to us as Royal Palace Prince but it clearly is not that variety. We will never know the proper name of this variety but does that really matter?
Big Bird is aptly named. Too big to be graceful, it simply flops over everything close by. Its scent is pleasant and the yellow is close to what we were searching for. Hardy and large, this variety has been successfully divided several times.