It’s mid-Spring here and the first of my Hemerocallis have appeared in the tiered garden beds in the front yard. I’m rather new to growing these beauties, having only planted the first few bulbs two years ago now. I have to say though, I’m a huge fan having seen them survive monsoonal rain, the dry season, the horrid summer heat and humidity, and cyclones and the gusty winds that whip around the front yard. They’ve taken it all seemingly without a care!
First to appear in the parade was Hemerocallis ‘Blackberry Jack’. He’s now wearing a lot more yellow than he used to. When he first bloomed last year, he was a very soft creamy colour, but now he’s just bright yellow. Is that normal with some?
‘Blackberry Jack’ was out on his own for a couple of weeks before he was joined by ‘Francois Verheart’. Both good looking boys! Then, as if to combat all that strong colour and brashness, ‘Archangel Eyes’ made an appearance.
Then all of a sudden a weird version of Hemerocallis ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’ joined the others. For some reason, the petals look rather crinkled and twisted. Not at all like they’re supposed to be. He’s certainly living up to his name and I was starting to wonder what was going on.
Today, one of the girls came in quietly and joined the parade. She’s resplendent and looking exactly the way she should. She likes to take care of herself!
So that’s the parade so far, but there’s so many other scapes out there that I know the parade is only just getting started.
Main photo: Hemerocallis ‘Blackberry Jack’
Photo 1: Hemerocallis ‘Francois Verhaert’
Photo 2: Hemerocallis ‘Archangel Eyes’
Photo 3: Hemerocallis ‘Jamaican Me Crazy’
Photo 4: Hemerocallis ‘Rue Madelaine’
Hemerocallis 'Rue Madelaine' Blooming
Hemerocallis 'Jamaican Me Crazy' Blooming
Hemerocallis 'Archangel Eyes' Blooming
Hemerocallis 'Francois Verheart' Blooming
Hemerocallis 'Blackberry Jack' Blooming