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Monday, November 15, 2010

Daylily Furore;



CHARLIE PIERCE MEMORIAL

ED BROWN

DAPHNE TREMMEL

LADY NEVA

JORDAN VERHAERT

EGYPTIAN IBIS

PEACHES AND CREAM

SHORT CIRCUIT

APRICOT JADE

BELOVED DECEIVER



This yellow daylily has been for ever in my garden.


HEMEROCALLIS; from Greek hemera = day and kalos = beautiful;

Commonly known as daylilies because each flower lasts for just a single day.
This small genus of 15 species of rhizome-rooted perennials from temperate East Asia is the type genus for its own family, the Hemerocallidaceae. The genus name, derived from Greek, also reflects the fleeting nature of the blooms, as it means day-beauty.
Though the individual flowers are short-lived, they are produced in succession from late spring through to autumn, guaranteeing a blaze of color in the garden. There are many thousands of modern hybrid cultivars. All parts of the plant are edible and the buds and flowers make an interesting and colorful addition to salads, or can be used as a garnish.

Flowering Season: Summer, Autum, Spring

Appearance
Daylilies form clumps of grassy to strap-like leaves from which the flower stems emerge. Like the not so closely related true lilies (Lilium), they bear racemes of lily-like flowers that are produced in succession over a long blooming period.
Cultivation
Hemerocallis plants are hardy and are easily grown in a sunny or partly shaded position with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. The flowers turn to face the sun, which is an important consideration when positioning the plants in the garden.

Excerpts from Gardening Australia


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15 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful collection ... I really love your Apricot Jade! That's a gorgeous colour ... but your Jordan Verhaert is my favourite. I have the Francois Verhaert in my garden which I just love.

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  2. ...also...kann ich dir überhaupt in Deutsch schreiben?

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  3. beautiful photos of these beautiful flowers. I have three daylilies in my garden, the first I have ever had.

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  4. Another daylily post! You and Bernie have me longing for spring!!! You do have a beautiful collection!

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  5. Marvellous! Love them all. I enjoyed reading the names also. Your yellow daylily glows and they are so pretty. Btw, once I saw an orchid flower that has the same colour as Short Circuit ;-)

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  6. Hello, beautiful daylily, I like very much, also grow in my garden. Greetings.

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  7. The variety of flowers that you share on these pages are always a lovely sight. I especially like the egyptian ibis.

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  8. Hello Titania

    I´m visiting your new blog about flowers and gardens.

    This post contains beautiful flowers, no doubt.
    It seems we feel the smell from them!

    Today i did take a pothograhy of a Snow Winter camelia. Very nice and spectacular. It is in my garden in the Midle-West of my cowuntry, of course.
    Best wishes
    Antonio

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  9. Hi!, these flowers are so beautiful, so colorful. i really liked! and the information very interesting.. I did not know that this plant was edible. I will keep coming over here to see this beautiful space..
    Saludos..

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  10. Titania, what a great variety of flowers! I really enjoy this sequence of images with a good information too.

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  11. Your garden must be looking magical with these gorgeous blooms! All are so pretty!

    Have a great week, Trudy!

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  12. Hi :)
    grandi foto di fiori... mi è piaciuto molto il PEACHES AND CREAM.
    Buona serata :)
    Myriam

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  13. On Richard Katz, too bad is not translated. Thurber is his contemporary...But I believe you.

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  14. Ich hätte vor ein paar Jahren nicht gedacht, dass ich je süchtig nach Taglilien werden könnte. Und nun bin ich es doch ;-) ! Eine wunderbare und so pflegeleichte Pflanze. Jedes Jahr gibts eine oder zwei Pflanzen mehr im Garten. Die letzte Blühende habe ich gerade gestern (!) abgeschnitten. Du hast sehr schöne Exemplare. Ich mag die ganz zarten Farben.
    Liebe Grüsse,
    Barbara

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  15. Titania, what a big collection of these lovely flowers you have in your own garden. I would love to have them all, in all these shapes and beautiful colors.

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