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The Daylily Parade Continues.

Friday, 04 Nov 11 Overcast 29°C / 84°F

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As we move into our last month of Spring, here in my north-eastern corner of Australia the Hemerocallis continue to bloom. This last week I’ve been seeing the first blooms ever on a couple that were planted last Winter. The gorgeous blooms of these Daylilies makes a stark contrast to the dry and parched front yard where they are growing.

Main photo: The Daylily Corner of the tiered front yard garden bed.
Photo 1: Hemerocallis ‘Jamaican Midnight’
Photo 2: Hemerocallis ‘Picotee Bubbles’
Photo 3: Hemerocallis ‘Sweet Summer Heat’
Photo 4: more of the Daylily corner

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Hemerocallis 'Sweet Summer Heat'

Hemerocallis

Blooming
Day 517

Hemerocallis 'Picotee Bubbles'

Hemerocallis

Blooming
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Hemerocallis 'Jamaican Midnight'

Hemerocallis

Blooming

Front Yard Tiered garden

Comments

  • orientallily

    orientallily wrote:

    Love the colour of Jamaican Midnight… so rich.

    Posted on 05 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Yes it certainly is rich in colour, Orientallily. In some light, it’s almost black! Quite dramatic looking.

    Posted on 05 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Tralamander

    Tralamander wrote:

    Fantastic collection. _

    Posted on 05 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • rainymountain

    rainymountain wrote:

    Gorgeous!

    Posted on 05 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Jarrah_Jungle

    Jarrah_Jungle wrote:

    So many gorgeous colours they’re like living pieces of art!

    Posted on 06 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Thank you for your comments Tralamander, Rainymountain and Jarrah Jungle. Oh how I wish I had loads more room to plant more of these beauties. I would love some more of the darker ones.

    Posted on 06 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • LillyPilly

    LillyPilly wrote:

    Love the green throat on the Jamaican Midnight. I had one daylily that I lost in a move and I’m still trying to replace it. Pale yellow, night flowering and scented. Don’t suppose you have one like that? It was great along a path because the flowers glowed in the moonlight, marking the way.

    Posted on 08 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    LillyPilly that Daylily sounds like the original native species from China. No I don’t have that one … Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus. I’ve certainly heard about it, but I’ve never seen it in the catalogues that I pour over every year. How wonderful it would be to have that. If I ever see it advertised for sale, I will let you know.

    Posted on 08 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Bdapy2

    Bdapy2 wrote:

    Just beautiful.

    Posted on 10 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Thanks Bdapy, they are the highlight in my dry season garden right now. It’s lovely to have some colour other than brown!!

    Posted on 10 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    Very striking colour combo – makes me want to plant some too.

    Posted on 12 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • seeingreen

    seeingreen wrote:

    Very striking colour combo – makes me want to plant some too.

    Posted on 12 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • LillyPilly

    LillyPilly wrote:

    Bernieh, thank you for the pointer! Lilioasphodelus doesn’t look like the one I had, too bright. However, the same search turned up H. flava. Flava does have some rather YELLOW flowering plants, but I’ve seen a photo of a pale yellow, wider petaled one that is definitely it! Now, just have to find it :- ) Funny how attached a person can get to a plant that isn’t even all that good to eat.

    Thanks to you pointing me towards species Hemerocallis, I’ve also found another one I really want, Hemerocallis thunbergii. Strongly scented, night flowering and tall enough to suit the back of a garden!

    Posted on 18 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • Bernieh

    Bernieh wrote:

    Wonderful to hear you’ve found out the name of that Daylily you’ve been after. I think the perfume will make up for the inedible quality of it, lol! I’ve also heard of Thunberg’s Daylily, but have never seen it around here. I think I’ll have to get serious about finding some scented night blooming Daylilies now!

    Posted on 18 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

  • LillyPilly

    LillyPilly wrote:

    On further reading, it seems that flava is just an older name for lilioasphodelus. There seem to be a wide range of yellows, all with the same name so I guess I will have to find one with a photo to match what I’m looking for. If I have any luck with the search for that and thunbergii I’ll let you know. There seems to be less colour variation in thunbergii, so maybe I can send for seeds.

    Posted on 20 Nov 11 (about 3 years ago)

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