Posts Tagged ‘New Series’

Self Determination

Self Determination (Hanson 2004)

Are you a hemeroholic in need of your next daylily fix? Here it is, a selection of photos of the daylily faces lighting up the garden right now.

Give me Eight

Give Me Eight (Reinke 1994)

Dragon Dreams

Dragon Dreams (Salter 1991)

Asiatic Pheasant

Asiatic Pheasant (Knower 1973)

Rose Emily

Rose Emily (Pierce 1982)


Roswitha (Trimmer 1992)


Nile Plum (Munson 1984)

New Series

New Series (Carpenter 1982)


Pony (Durio 1972)

Texas Gal

Texas Gal (Hansen 1988)

Priscilla's Dream

Priscilla’s Dream (Shooter 1993)

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation (Stamile 2005)

Mapping Kentucky

Mapping Kentucky (Shooter 2002)

Cat Dancer

Cat Dancer (Moore 1992)

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Country Melody

Country Melody (Klehm 1987)

I love the spring season in the garden, when new growth is everywhere. It’s very exciting and inspiring. But for brilliant, happy, boisterous colour, there is nothing like the midsummer daylily season. These easy-care no-fuss perennials come in a wide range of colors and shapes and sizes, and brighten the garden for weeks. As each individual flower blooms for just one day, every morning brings a new bouquet. Here are some of the daylilies blooming right now. Each flower is labeled with its name, hybridizer, and the year the hybrid was registered with the American Hemerocallis Society.

Angelic Grin

Angelic Grin (Joiner 1992)

Giggle Creek

Giggle Creek (Culver 2000)

Ghost of Thunder Road

Ghost of Thunder Road (Hanson 2001)

Cameroons with Chance Encounter

Cameroons (Munson 1984) with Chance Encounter (Stamile 1994)

Serena Dancer

Serena Dancer (Marshall 1986)

New Series

New Series (Carpenter 1982)

Key West

Key West (Trimmer 1999)

Karen's Curls

Karen’s Curls (Reinke 1997)

Big Smile

Big Smile (Apps 1999)

Mata Hari

Mata Hari (Brooks 1981)

Troubled Sleep

Troubled Sleep (Hanson 1998)

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Quality of Mercy

Quality of Mercy poly

You could be excused for wondering whatever is happening with this daylily bloom. While daylilies normally have three outer sepals and three inner petals, the Quality of Mercy bloom shown above has five of each! This makes for a very full, round flower. Such blossoms are termed polymerous. Formerly, the term ‘polytepal’ was used but ‘polymerous’ reflects more botanically-correct terminology.

New Series

New Series poly

Here’s a New Series flower with four petals and four sepals (tetramerous). Below is a Pink Super Spider flower with five of each (pentamerous).

Pink Super Spider

Pink Super Spider poly

Polymerous flowers can happen occasionally in any cultivar. Some believe the phenomenon is weather-related. However, some cultivars seem especially prone to throwing polymerous flowers. Hybridizers have taken advantage of this proclivity to develop cultivars that produce polymerous flowers 90% or more of the time.

Give Me Eight

Give Me Eight

I have one representative of this class of daylilies, bred to produce polymerous flowers. In recognition of this trait, it is named Give Me Eight. Its large, spidery flowers are quite eye-catching.

Give Me Eight

Give Me Eight

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Palomino Moon

Palomino Moon (Stamile 1989)

For anyone who may be suffering from daylily withdrawal, here are the latest in daylily blooms. The name of each plant is followed by the name of the hybridizer and the date the cultiver was registered or introduced.


Outrageous (Stevens 1978)

Unique Purple

Unique Purple (Childs 1979)

Heaven Can Wait

Heaven Can Wait (Hansen 1990)


Asterisk (Lambert 1985)


Roswitha (Trimmer 1992)

South Seas

South Seas (Moldovan 1993)

New Series

New Series (Carpenter 1982)

Malaysian Monarch

Malaysian Monarch (Munson 1986)

Priscilla's Rainbow

Priscilla's Rainbow (Spalding 1986)

Pink Super Spider

Pink Super Spider (Carpenter 1982)


Trahlyta (Childs 1982)

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Today’s photographs feature some of the beauties that have been stealing the limelight around the garden this week. Lest you should think that I have nothing but daylilies, I have added a new page to my blog, a garden inventory of plants. Many of these plants are new this year, so won’t reach their full potential for another year or two. Meanwhile, the daylilies continue to be the stars of the July garden.

Ruby Spider

Umbrella Parade

Autumn Mineret

Frans Hals and monarda

Siloam Little Girl

Chance Encounter

Bonanza and hostas

New Series


South Seas

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