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Mata Hari

Mati Hari (Brooks 1981)

Here’s a selection of daylilies blooming today.

Hold Your Horses

Hold Your Horses (Trimmer 2004)

Bill Norris

Bill Norris (Kirchhoff 1993)

Big Smile

Big Smile (Apps 1999)

Brookwood Lee Causey

Brookwood Lee Causey (Sharp 1998)

Earth Angel

Earth Angel (Stamile 1987)

Northern Fancy

Northern Fancy (Stamile 2002)

Moonlight Orchid

Moonlight Orchid (Talbott 1986)

Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

Inky Fingers

Inky Fingers (Stamile 2000)

Handsome Prince

Handsome Prince (Couturier 1993)

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Flutterbye

Flutterbye (Childs 1981)

Here are a few more daylily faces. It’s traditional to show single daylily blooms in photographs so that the intricacies of the flower can be appreciated. Lest you should think that daylilies just bloom one flower at a time, however, I’ve included a few clumps.

I demonstrated great restraint this spring, and didn’t add a single new daylily cultivar to the garden, leaving the hemerocallis count at 140 varieties, so these photos represent just a modest sampling, taken at random according to what looked good to the camera.

Earth Angel

Earth Angel (Stamile 1987)

Rue madeline

Rue Madeline (Carr 1992)

Prague Spring

Prague Spring (Lambert 1989)

Chesapeake Crablegs

Chesepeake Crablegs (Reed 1994)

Asterisk

Asterisk (Lambert 1985)

Slow Burn

Slow Burn (Salter 1996)

Blonde is Beautiful

Blonde is Beautiful (Harris Benz 1985)

Magic Carpet Ride

Magic Carpet Ride (Kirchhoff 1992)

Beautiful Edgings

Beautiful Edgings (Copenhaven 1989)

Electric Man

Electric Man (Culver 2007)

August Morn

August Morn (Carpenter 1995)

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Daylilies

Daylilies are so named because each individual flower just blooms for a single day. Thus, every morning there is a fresh crop of blooms to admire. Walking through the garden to see what flowers are open today never gets old. Here are a few of the daylilies that have been lighting up the garden this week.

Brookwood Lee Causey

Brookwood Lee Causey

Chance Encounter

Chance Encounter

Choo Choo Fantasy

Choo Choo Fantasy

Coyote Moon

Coyote Moon

Earth Angel

Earth Angel

Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge

Karen's Curls

Karen’s Curls

Key Lime

Key Lime

Mata Hari

Mata Hari

Rose Emily

Rose Emily

Starman's Quest

Starman’s Quest

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Tuscawilla Princess

Tuscawilla Princess (Hansen 1990)

Here’s what’s new in the daylily patch today. The name of each daylily cultivar is followed by the hybridizer and the year the daylily was registered or introduced.

Chesapeake Crablegs

Chesapeake Crablegs (Reed 1994)

Earth Angel

Earth Angel (Stamile 1987)

Dallas Star

Dallas Star (Ferris 1976)

Rosella Sheridan

Rosella Sheridan (Spalding 1976)

Prague Spring

Prague Spring (Lambert 1989)

Dragon Dreams

Dragon Dreams (Salter 1991)

Anne Evan

Anne-Evan (Yancey 1985)

Electric Man

Electric Man (Culver 2007)

Willow Wind

Willow Wind (Bryant 1987)

Mystical Rainbow

Mystical Rainbow (Stamile 1988)

Pandora's Box

Pandora's Box (Talbott 1982)

Geneva Firetruck

Geneva Firetruck (Hansen 2000)

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ditchlily3

Hemerocallis fulva growing by the roadside.

Note: You can see more daylilies on their own page. Click on the tab labelled Daylilies above the Willow House Chronicles header.

The common daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) is a native of Asia. These rusty-orange dayliles were often found around old homesteads. They are tough, hardy plants, and can now be seen here and there, growing along roadsides, a habit that has earned them the name of Ditch Lily. The name ‘daylily’ is a simple description of the flowering habit: each bloom lasts for one day.  Long scapes hold the flowers above the sword-like foliage, and even though each bud blooms for but one day, the abundance of buds on each scape means the plant offers an extended display of bloom. The scientific name, hemerocallis, is from the Greek: day (hemera) + beauty (kallos). Originally the genus Hemerocallis was placed in the lily family, Liliaceae, but more recently it has been moved to the family Hemerocallidaceae.

Hemerocallis fulva spreads by fast-growing rhizomes and can be an aggressive garden plant. Modern hybrids developed from the species have a much more well-behaved clumping habit. And while the rusty-orange of the fulva sp is not unappealing, daylily hybrids are now available in a wide range of colours, from pinks and purples to creams, yellows and yes, even bright oranges, that makes the old standby drab by comparison. There is also a wide variety of plant and flower forms available. Flowers may have long petals and sepals (‘spiders’) or be flat and round (‘bagels’). Plants may be compact, with blooms held on short scapes or have tall scapes that reach as high as 60 inches. There are more than 10,000 hybrids registered with the American Hemerocallis Society, so gardeners can find a plant to please every taste. In Ontario, the daylily is celebrated by the Ontario Daylily Society.

The first few weeks of July mark the height of the daylily season, although a range of hybrids extend the season from spring through fall. Here are  photographs of a few that are blooming in my garden today. Included is the name of the hybridizer and the year the hybrid was registered.

galena gilt edge

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

suzywong

Suzy Wong (Kennedy 1962)

helterskelter

Helter Skelter (Lambert 1981)

earthangel

Earth Angel (Stamile 1987)

brokenheart

Broken Heart (Kroll 1993)

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