Saturday, March 7, 2015

Et, PLUS Des fleurs, Hemerocalles, pour Juillet!

See what I did there?  I found another way to say, "MORE!"  Hahaha.... it translates literally, to, "And MORE of the flowers, Hemerocallis, for July!  (Hemerocallis is the genus name for Daylilies, and I believe "Hemerocalles" might actually be the French word for Daylilies. There are accents over the e's I think, but that's the gist of it.  I used to frequent a French daylily website that had a lot of photos, but I wasn't able to find it, when I looked a couple of years ago.  Guess it's gone now.)  

I was rereading my earliest entries of this blog, and boy was I, umm, "wordy," shall we say?  If I was boring, I apologize.  That said, let's move on to the pictures!!!

CHEWONKI, by Barth, '81; Mid; DOR (or SEV) TET; Fragrant; 28" x 5.5" (or 6") -- I have slightly differing stats on my reference card for this one.  But these differences are not that important.
(Below is also Chewonki, showing its height.  Obviously, it's the tall, red one.  The shorter red is probably Amadeus.  Chewonki makes a really nice statement in the August garden, and I doubt I'll part with divisions of this one for a long time.  I'm getting rather fond of it!)

CHICAGO APACHE, by Marsh, '81; Midseason; DOR TET; 27" x 5"

This one might forever be a "Mystery" daylily, or "NOID" (No ID/ no label) because for years, I thought I had "Camelot Rose" in that location.  However, it bothered me that it was supposed to be blooming earlier, and it NEVER did.  It was always a late bloomer, mid-late at best.  Then, I chanced upon a photo of "Classic Rose," in the Lily Auction.  My, I thought, that looks so much like my Camelot Rose!  (The two flowers do look VERY similar!)  Well, after a good deal of research into the particulars of each plant, and into the inventory of the person I bought it from, I figured out that there is a good likelihood that the vender sent me Classic instead of Camelot.  She has both, and it would be a small step to the left to get it wrong.  I probably won't call her on it, though.  I might try to order the correct "Rose," however.  So, for what it's worth, this is probably:
CLASSIC ROSE, by Wilson-Leichhardt, '87; Late; DOR DIP; 26" x 6"
It's not a great photo of the bloom itself, sorry.  I don't seem to have taken any more photos of it the rest of the summer, or I'd show a better pic.  It really is a good looking flower.

DOUBLOON, by Nesmith, '45; Mid;
DOR DIP; 44" (height only given)

(Of course, this is in the Pirate garden!)

This is quite an antique hybrid, though I have others even older.  I'm getting more and more fond of the "Historical" daylilies -- those registered with the American Hemerocallis Society before 1980.  I have made a list (yes, I'm a list-maker, where daylilies are concerned) of all the historical hybrids I have, and there are a little over 200 on that list! 

FORSYTH YULE TIDE, by LeFever, '96; Mid; EV DIP; Fragrant; 31" x 6"

GEMINI, by Moldovan, '79; Mid; SEV TET; 26" x 5"

GREEN FLUTTER, by Williamson, '64; Late; SEV DIP; 20" x 3"; Stout Silver Medal winner, 1976

LUXURY LACE, by Spalding, '59; Mid;
DOR DIP 32" (height only given)

OLALLIE ALLYSON, by Darrow, '77; Mid-Late; DOR TET; Cinnamon dusting; 24" x 5"
(Another one that I'm quite fond of!  She's resilient and a survivor, tends to throw proliferations, and she lights up the late summer garden!)

So .... this brings us to the  ..... wait for it!  .....  END of  July!!!!  (yaaayyyyy...

But even though we're just seeing the peak of bloom season slip past us, there are still some lovelies in the gardens in August, and yes, even into September.  However, I might sneak in a few other plants that were starting to look really good by late summer.  

See you on the flip side!

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