Monday, 7 November 2011

It's DayLilli time....again;

Miniature  Hoot

Daphne Tremmel;

Spider;  Christmas Tidings;

Old Tangiers;

Bold Encounter;

Charlie Pierce Memorial;

Egyptian Ibis; one of my favourites.

Apricot Jade;

Short Circuit; I love the fine cream line around its petals;

Champagne Elegance; pretty nearly white with yellow frills;

Jordan Verhaert; small blooms;

The daylily is a widely grown perennial flower that blooms continuously through the spring and summer months. Its botanical name is Hemerocallis, which means "beautiful for a day." The name reflects the reality that daylilies' blooms last for only one day.

Daylilies  do best in full sun and well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. They need a handful of  slow release fertilizer  once a year---in early spring. Feeding too much causes excess foliage and no flowers. Daylilies need weekly watering when there is no rainfall. Mulching with wood chips, grass clippings or shredded leaves is also recommended.

Courtesy; Australiandaylily Society;

There are three types of foliage habit: dormant, evergreen and semi-evergreen. Of these, dormant types are generally not suited to the hot coastal climate.

Flower size may be miniature (blooms under 7.5cm in diameter), small flower (blooms 7.5cm to 11cm in diameter) and large flowers (blooms are 11cm in diameter).

Flower scapes are either low (15cm to 60cm tall), medium (60 to 90 cm tall) or tall (scapes over 90cm high).

The foliage runs from green to blue-green.

The height of the foliage varies from 15cm to 1metre.

Almost all colours of the spectrum are available: yellow (from gold to lemon), orange (brown to flesh), red (maroon to rose-red), pink (rose-red to shrimp), purple (violet to lilac) and near white. There is not a true blue blower.

Location: Full sun or partial shade and well drained, light to heavy soil.

Believe it or not:

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.

-   Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732


  1. They are all quite lovely. Loved Champagne Elegance and Bold Encounter. My Hemerocallis are also blooming and I'm seeing more varieties in bloom this year.

  2. Thanks Bernie, are you posting them?

  3. Your blog is one big flower garden. Very nice. Thank you also for your comment. Have a nice day. / Peter

  4. These are absolutely gorgeous. I think Daphne Tremmel and Old Tangiers are my favourites. Mine are out at the moment too and I have been photographing madly. The only one we have in common is Jordan Verhaert. Hopefully I will get a post up in the next week or so (there's so much happening, it's hard to pick what to focus on next.)

  5. Marisa; yes, you are right, spring is always busy, everything wants attention to show off its beauty. It is fun too!
    Thanks for your visit. I would like to see your Daylilies.

  6. Thanks for the tips. I must find some more varieties. I only have two .

  7. Very fine post, Titania. Enjoyable flowers indeed!