I have so many beautiful Daylilies (Hemerocallis) blooming that I decided to do one post devoted just to them.
This plant is right in front of my kitchen window in the Front Door Garden. It’s name is Double Cutie and it was supposed to be nearly double, but this first bloom of the year was completely single.
This is the second flower of Double Cutie to bloom this year…. It has two extra petals… Almost double! Some plants with double blooms will have more double flowers as the plant matures, so it may get more double in coming years.
This photo could be a bit misleading size wise… Pandora’s Box has small flowers about 2 1/2-3″ across. I love the creamy, nearly white color with the plum near the center.
The next Daylily in the Front Door Garden, is Bodacious Returns. I showed a flower from a different day in the previous post. So far I have had no more than 2 flowers at a time open, but the huge blooms (nearly 7″ across) make up for the lower number of flowers.
This is one of the Daylilies I am not sure of it’s variety name. I tried to check greenhouse records, but did not figure out who this is. I try to label my plants, but this one didn’t get one. I do know that it was a poor lonely plant that was brought home when we had our greenhouses. It is a nice soft peach with a lavender rose blush toward the yellow center.
Melon Balls is next around the garden. This plant has had a lot of flowers open most every day. As you can see, there are lots more buds.
Here is another photo showing one of the blooms closer. The beautiful melon color also has tiny blushes of reddish plum and some lighter streaks in the petals.
Wandering from the far side of the Front Door Garden up the path toward the house is another un-named variety… I call it Mini Peach because of the small, soft peach colored flowers. This was another lonely baby that had lost it’s tag at the greenhouse and came home with me. After many, many years here it is finally large enough to divide so I can have more in other places. The mulching and attention I have been able to give the gardens since losing the greenhouses has helped many plants to thrive instead of “just hanging in there”.
Here is another photo of a Bella Lugosi flower. I have divided my original plant and now have 4 clumps of it, two in the Front Door Garden and the others in the back yard. This photo shows how the sun makes these blooms seem to sparkle.
Back to near the front door, walking out toward the driveway, is the clump of Black Eyed Stella. This is another small flowered variety. This one is also supposed to be a re-bloomer… I don’t remember if I have gotten any late flowers from this plant, but this is the first year I have a bumper crop of flowers.
Not far from Black Eyed Stella is Hall’s Pink. The bloom in the photo is from a plant in the Stone Wall Garden in the back yard. The plant in the Front Door Garden has not bloomed yet this year.
Ice Carnival is one of my favorite Daylilies with it’s creamy pale yellow to nearly white flowers. The color of the flowers fades during the day as they age.
Here are a couple more blooms…. This variety has multiplied nicely and I have these planted in the Front Door Garden as well as in the back yard in the Mound Garden and Stone Wall Garden. So pretty in the early evening.
Swiss Strawberry is tucked in the middle of the garden not far from Ice Carnival. This particular plant was not to stay here in this garden because the flowers were too reddish and clashed with other flowers near it. I dug the whole clump (I thought) out and plunked it in the woods in a damp area. The clump in the woods is a bit taller, but still growing in the now deep shade. The Spring after I dug these out, it returned…. I obviously missed a few pieces of root and they sprouted and grew happily. I didn’t have time to dig it out again, and now it has grown on me (quite literally)…..
Here is a photo from the walkway to the driveway, showing Ice Carnival and Swiss Strawberry with a peek of the dwarf Blue Spruce and Echinaceas in the background. This garden probably has the largest number of different varieties of perennials in it. It was the first garden that I dug out of the yard and planted, but it did start out much smaller. It took a few years to figure out what plants were the happiest here… if it is a wet Spring, this can be a soggy area. The Hemerocallis, Echinaceas, and Phlox seem to take most any conditions I have, so I keep dividing those and adding them to other gardens, too.
This is not the end of the Hemerocallis in the gardens…. There are other varieties in other gardens.
This pretty lemon yellow, fragrant variety is in the wet area of my Rock Garden and a couple areas in the Maple Tree Garden. Hyperion is a delicate flowered variety that is nicely fragrant. This is the last of the photos I have for this post, but not the last of the Daylilies I have. I also have a couple small Stella D’Oro plants, one is in the middle of the flood zone in the Mound Garden in the back yard, and another is in the Shade Garden that is getting washed away at the edge of the woods.
There are also a few plants that have not bloomed yet…. I have a variety with variegated leaves. A couple still have the white variegated leaves, but most of them have reverted back to green leaves. The neat thing about them is that they have double blooms even if they are a very similar color to the wild roadside Daylilies which I have growing in one of our hedgerows and along the driveway. I also have a small growing plant that I forgot the variety I divided, and planted in the Stone Wall Garden. I guess I will know what it will be soon… the little flower buds are getting puffier…. I also have another plant in the Front Door Garden that hasn’t bloomed yet…. It is labeled Pandora’s Box, but the flower stem is 3 ft tall…. much taller than the one in bloom. What fun!! surprise flowers!!
This has been a mini-tour of mostly my Front Door Garden and a couple others filled with the blooms of Dancing Daylilies.