Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Beautiful Sunday

We have been blessed with a week of perfect summer days this week and Sunday is no exception.

Hemeocallis "Siloam David Kirchoff"
"Siloam David Kirchoff" is a 3 1/2 inch pale pink/lavender with huge yellow/green eye surrounded by a blue/purple watermark surrounded by a magenta line - whew!  It has very broad petals with darker pink veins.  Slightly fragrant.  I showed two versions because the colors may be different.  16 inch scapes.  Diploid.  Early plus extended bloom.  Dormant.  It's received the Award of Merit, Annie T. Giles Small Flower Award - Don C. Stevens Eyed Flower award - Memorial Award and Junior Citation.  Yes, it's just that beautiful and one of the first to come close to blue.  See note below.
Hemerocallis "Orange Vols"
 I received "Orange Vols" as a bonus gift and wasn't sure it was a bonus or a gift since I associated orange with ditch lilies.  This orange is another whole color.  6 1/2 inch glowing bi-color dark orange blooms with yellow eye and midribs.  I have it planted in some shade and it pops.  24 inch scapes.  Mid season bloomer plus rebloom.  Dormant.  Named in honor of the University of Tennessee Volunteers.  Very hardy.
Hemerocallis "Joan Senior"
"Joan Senior" is one of several nice creamy lilies that are pretty and make brighter lilies stand out.  6 inch near white diamond dusted with yellow halo and small green throat.  Ruffled.  28 inch scapes.  Early to mid season plus rebloom.  Diurnal.  Fragrant.  Evergreen but hardy in my garden.  Diploid.   Increases rapidly. High bud count.  Lenington All American Award - Award of Merit - Honorable Mention - Junior Citation. 

Note:  Near white, cream, ivory and etc. means they may show those shades on the same plant on any given day.  It's nature playing the color game and it's in the eye of the beholder.
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus "Lemon Lily"
Formerly Hemerocallis flava
"Lemon Lily" isn't stunning when judged against the bells and whistles of newer lilies.  It's an heirloom lily from 1570 and it's important to not let these old plants die out.  A small trumpet shaped lemon yellow self, very early blooms, very fragrant with a sweet scent.  30-34 inch scapes.  Nocturnal blooming habit.  Dormant.  Diploid.  First lily to be registered with the American Hemerocallis Society.  Received the R.H.S. Award of Garden Merit.
Hemerocallis "Pink Playmate"
 "Pink Playmate" is considered the best pink rebloomer (in the south.)  A 3 1/2 inch light pink with yellow halo and green eye.  24 inch scape.  Very late season bloomer.  Dormant.  A sweet little lily - looks delicate but is very tough.
Hemerocallis "So Lovely"
"So Lovely" is a 5 1/2 inch near white with a green throat and slightly ruffled rounded petals with veins.  30 inch scapes.  Mid season and extended.  Semi evergreen.  One of the most fragrant of all daylilies.  Proliferates.  Won the Award of Merit. 

NOTE:  David Kirchhoff is a renowned daylily hybridizer located in Kentucky.  Check out www.DaylilyWorld.net 

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