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Lots Of Bubbles.

14 Apr 2012
Cloudy 30°C / 86°F

Having only started growing Hemerocallis three years ago, I’m still learning quite a bit about the small collection I have established.

One of the big surprises this year was the re-appearance of blooms on my Hemerocallis ‘Picotee Bubbles’ long after the usual Hemerocallis flowering season was supposed to be finished.

Hemerocallis bloom here from late September to early December, which is late Spring to early Summer. I’ve never yet seen any of the Daylilies blooming in Autumn, but there’s an exception this year.

Hemerocallis ‘Picotee Bubbles’ has been blooming again for the last week and a bit. It’s mid-Autumn now, and the last blooms showing on this particular Daylily was back in early December … our first Summer month.

The ‘Bubbles’ are definitely out of season, but a most welcome surprise.


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Absolutely beautiful : )

Posted on 15 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

Yes it sure is, thanks Cuylarmntherbs. It’s certainly a lovely sight in the bleak looking tiered garden beds right now.

Posted on 15 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)
AnneTanne

AnneTanne

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Belgium8

It is a really beautiful one… Going to add it to my wishlist!

Posted on 15 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)
Amarylis

Amarylis

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United Kingdom8a

Those photos are really lovely, Bernieh! :-)) I’ve seen a plant or two around town that were still blooming in orange last year, towards the end of the year. Your comment on out of season blooming on these plants has just brought it back to my memory. I’m sure it was blooming in November. The plant/s are in a garden I pass on my way to town & is/are almost pushing through the garden fence out into the pavement so it is not easy to miss! Trouble is I see it several times a week so it’s difficult to really remember when I saw it for the last time. What makes me think it was still flowering during November is the very warm weather we had all month & many, many plants were still in flower that in “normal” years would have been dead in October & I’m pretty sure the flowers drew my attention for that reason.

Posted on 15 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

Anne, it’s definitely worth trying to get.

Amarylis, this one is blooming way out of the usual season, but I suppose that’s the marvel of Mother Nature sometimes. As you rightly commented, it does certainly happen.

Posted on 15 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

wow it is really warm at your place now. Interesting that the daylily is so adaptable, and beautiful too.

Posted on 16 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

Anelson, the Autumn here doesn’t differ all that much from the Summer we’ve just had. The temps do drop just a little early in the morning and in the evenings though. It’s very warm here for most of the year. I’ve been very pleased with the way these Daylilies have performed.

Posted on 16 Apr 12 (over 3 years ago)

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