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Rosella Sheridan (Spalding 1976)

Rosella Sheridan (Spalding 1976)

Here are the some of the daylilies blooming over the last couple of days. We had rain on Sunday, so a few are spotted with raindrops.

Willow (Russell 1960)

Willow (Russell 1960)

Key West (Trimmer 1999)

Key West (Trimmer 1999)

Starman's Quest (Burkey 1989)

Starman’s Quest (Burkey 1989)

Fencing Master (Munson 1988)

Fencing Master (Munson 1988)

Asterisk (Lambert 1985)

Asterisk (Lambert 1985)

Velvet Thunder (Benz 1994)

Velvet Thunder (Benz 1994)

Femme de Joie (Hayward 1979)

Femme de Joie (Hayward 1979)

Giggle Creek (Culver 2000)

Giggle Creek (Culver 2000)

Ghost of Thunder Road (Hanson 2001)

Ghost of Thunder Road (Hanson 2001)

Custard Candy (Stamile 1989)

Custard Candy (Stamile 1989)

Seminole Ruby (Kirchhoff 1993)

Seminole Ruby (Kirchhoff 1993)

Jerry Hyatt  (Hanson 2004)

Jerry Hyatt (Hanson 2004)

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

matahari

Mata Hari (Brooks 1981)

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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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daylilys

We had a very rainy early summer, and I was worried that the lack of sun might suppress flower production among the daylilies, but that hasn’t proved to be the case. There is a fine display of brilliant blooms. Walking through the garden during daylily season reminds me of Emerson’s line from Hamatreya, although the context is not the same: Earth laughs in flowers. And I laugh too.

Jerry Hyatt

Jerry Hyatt (Hanson 2004)

Choo Choo Fantasy

Choo Choo Fantasy (Pickles 1995)

Alpha Centauri

Alpha Centauri (Hanson 1992)

Mystical Rainbow

Mystical Rainbow (Stamile 1988)

Raspberry Bouquet

Raspberry Bouquet (Bomar 1994)

Geneva Firetruck

Geneva Firetruck (Hansen 2000)

Tangerine Horses

Tangerine Horses (Kaskel 1996)

Doug's Red Mercedes

Doug’s Red Mercedes (Williams 1996)

Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

Moonlight Orchid

Moonlight Orchid (Talbott 1986)

Blue Voodoo

Blue Voodoo (Rice 2005)

Coyote Moon

Coyote Moon (Kirchhoff 1994)

Ruby Spider

Ruby Spider (Stamile 1991)

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Garden Path

Here is a sampling of some of the daylilies blooming this week.

Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge

Flaming Wildfire July 18/ 12

Flaming Wildfire

Starstruck July 17/ 12

Starstruck

Ruby Spider July 17/ 12

Ruby Spider

Custard Candy July 18/ 12

Custard Candy

Rue Madeline July 17/ 12

Rue Madeline

Scarlet Pansy July 17/ 12

Scarlet Pansy

Siloam Little Girl July 17/ 12

Siloam Little Girl

Vesuvian July 17/ 12

Vesuvius

Alpha Centauri July 17/ 12

Alpha Centauri

Geneva Firetruck July 17/12

Geneva Firetruck

Dragon Dreams July 18/ 12

Dragon Dreams

Troubled Sleep

Troubled sleep

Old King Cole

Old King Cole

Outrageous

Outrageous

Golden Tycoon

Golden Tycoon

Pink Super Spider

Pink Super Spider

Texas Gal

Texas Gal

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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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Galena Gilt Edge

Galena Gilt Edge (Blocher)

Here are the new daylily faces blooming in the garden today.

August Morn

August Morn (Carpenter 1995)

Angelic Grin

Angelic Grin (Joiner 1992)

Fencing Master

Fencing Master (Munson 1988)

Hurricane Sky

Hurricane Sky (Talbot 1985)

Siloam Little Girl

Siloam Little Girl (Henry 1970)

Navaho Princess (Hansen 1992)

Navaho Princess (Hansen 1992)

Elegant Candy

Elegant Candy (Stamile 1995)

Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter (Lambert 1981)

Rainbow Spangles

Rainbow Spangles (Temple 1983)

Key West

Key West (Trimmer 1999)

Doug's Red Mercedes

Doug's Red Mercedes (Williams 1996)

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The first two weeks of July mark the zenith of the daylily season. The plants that were on the cusp of blooming when I left for vacation were in bloom by the time I returned five days later. Daylilies (hemerocallis) are straight-forward plants. Not for them the fussing and fretting of garden prima donnas. Although they prefer full sun and moderate moisture, they will bloom, albeit on a less flamboyant scale, in shade or in drought, in good soil or poor. They are quite pest-free. Unlike the old species daylily from which they were developed (sometimes called the Ditch Lily or Orange Daylily), modern hybrids don’t spread rambunctiously, but form neat clumps. The clumps may need dividing every few years. How quickly they multiply depends on factors such as the quality of the soil and the climate. Here is a selection of photographs of some of the daylilies that are blooming in my garden today.

Prague Spring

Galena Gilt Edge and Helter Skelter

Born Yesterday (This one always reminds me of my three new baby daughters!)

Big Smile

Hurricane Sky and Fencing Master with roses and campanula

Pure and Simple

Asterisk

Rococo

Seminole Ruby

Helter Skelter

Suzy Wong

Angelic Grin

Geneva Firetruck

Yesterday Memories

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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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