Finally the finale has come to the daylilies growing here at the Faire Garden. We have been waiting patiently for them to finish up since the last post on June 30. Click here
to read Daylilies Part Two. Daylilies part one was posted June 20. Click here
to read that first installment. The normal bloom period in our zone 7 plot is the tail end of May with Pardon Me
going about to the end of July. That is a nice long time, but we are heavy on the early bloomers here, with just a scattering at the end. Most of the daylilies have been done for quite a while now. I have been trying to add more later blooming varieties and those will be shown in this post. Above is a deformed Pandora’s Box.
I had mentioned it as a no show in part two, but it did send up a bloom right after the post was published, it just wasn’t right due to the drought at that time. The lack of rain did affect the show this year and trying to find a good bloom to photograph on each variety was more difficult that usual. The rest of the photos were taken during the month of July. They are shown in the order of bloom time. Elrod Pink
is a daylily that was on the property when we arrived here. If anyone knows it, please let me know. But there are so many named cultivars that are similar to each other it is nearly impossible to pinpoint a name. It would have been prior to 1980, I believe, maybe even older than that since this house was a rental for many years before we purchased it.
Despite the drought, this little mini, Red Cadet
, a gift from daughter Semi purchased at Champion’s Daylilies near her home, put on a good show with lots of the small blooms perking up the black garden edge where the minis live. Trahlyta
from Sunshine Hollow. This is a true late bloomer and usually one of the last ones to open.
New this season from Champion’s is Brocaded Gown
. I needed a good yellow late season and this is a pretty one, nice and tall with lots of ruffles.
Bought at the same time as the yellow above is Fairy Tale Pink. I like the green throated daylilies of all colors.
New this year from Sunshine Hollow is Ida’s Magic.
Same exact plant, Ida’s Magic
on a cloudy day.
From neighbors Mae and Mickey, Princess
. I love this color.
Also from Mae and Mickey, Gay Cravat
On a sunnier day, the same plant Gay Gravat
Another gem from M and M is Lusty Leland
. This looks like a species double to me.
Last year’s purchase from Sunshine Hollow, Palo Duro Canyon
. This is a dusky orangey browney one, looks good with the orange butterfly weed nearby.
, an inherited one. Always a late bloomer and my favorite color of the Elrods. Wish I knew the name, anyone?
Just to show that Pardon Me
is still blooming, this shot was taken in late July.
The newest addition from Eshleman’s Nursery in Pennsylvania is Unique Style.
Because that part of the US is a couple of zones colder than here in Tennessee, this may not be as late a bloomer in my garden next year. But the yellow edged in rust called my name out loud. Note the green throat.
The latest bloomer in the garden, Classic Rose
, sent up several deformed flowers due to the drought. This was the plant, from Sunshine Hollow, that I was waiting on to bloom so I could wrap up the daylily post. I didn’t want people to think this is what the bloom looked like normally.
The waiting paid off. After several days of pop up showers the buds are now producing flowers that look like this. This photo of Classic Rose
was shot August 1.
There were several daylilies that did not bloom in my garden for one reason or another. Daughter Semi saved the day by taking pictures of the missing in action ones growing well in her garden. Thanks for the help, Semi and happy birthday. This is Rosemont Firebrand
from Mae and Mickey. The clump was too large and was dug up and cut into many pieces to help fill in her steep hillside. It seems I gave the whole thing to her, for it is not in my garden anymore, at least not yet. Rarely does every single piece of root get dug up when moving or dividing a daylily. Sooner or later that little piece left in the ground will grow a new plant and produce a flower. I hope.
Same situation with Chamonex
. Good work, Semi.
One more, Ahoya
. I may have to dig up pieces from these three and bring them back to my place.
What a pleasant surprise! Siloam Jim Cooper
is reblooming! There may be several others that send up new flower stalks with the rain we have been having. New fresh growth is seen on many of the plants that were thought finished for this year. There will be updates if any more begin again. It is looking promising. That would add some nice bright colors to the late season show. A big Thank You to the rain gods.