Gotta Garden

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I keep thinking I will get here daily.  Good intentions and all that.  

This is Skinwalker, an enormous bloom.  It can be hard to tell just how large a bloom is, so I picked it and saw that it nearly filled this birdbath.

Here's the same bloom before I plucked it:

Skinwalker (Roberts-N., 1997)
height 32", bloom 8.5", season M, Dormant, Diploid, Spider Ratio 5.20:1,  Lavender blend with a green throat. 
Another one that I like is Portofino:
Portofino (Grace-Smith, 2004)
height 32", bloom 6", season E, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, 35 buds, 5 branches,  Pink self above green throat. (Front Porch Swing × Linda's Magic)
Here's Portofino hanging out with Eternal Warrior:
After a long hot day, Peggy Jeffcoat still looked great:
Peggy Jeffcoat (Joiner-J., 1995)
height 18", bloom 6.5", season MLa, Rebloom, Dormant, Diploid, Double,  Yellow self with light green throat. (Jean Swann × Rebecca Marie)
The performance of this one, Forsyth Frostbound, is pretty lackluster, at least for me.  However, I still keep it around because the bloom is so unique and...I like it:
Forsyth Frostbound (Lefever, 1994)
height 24", bloom 5.5", season M, Dormant, Diploid, Fragrant,  Rose and white bicolor with green throat. (sdlg × Beverly Ann)
(I do break my own
Rock Solid lives up to its name:
Rock Solid (Stamile, 2002)
height 27", bloom 4.75", season EM, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid, Very Fragrant, 32 buds, 6 branches,  Cream with plum violet eye and edge above green throat. (Inner Destiny × Francois Verhaert)
Ram often has these interesting little notches in the petals:
Ram (Whatley, 1994) height 25", bloom 7", season MLa, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid,  Yellow self with white edge and green throat. (Fred Ham × sdlg)
Michael Miller is a good performer.  Story has it that the real Michael Miller asked Patrick Stamile to name his best white (at that time) after him.  I should confirm this with Michael one of these days (smile).
Michael Miller (Stamile, 2000)
height 30", bloom 6", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, 22 buds, 3 branches,  White with gold edge above green throat. (Great White × Platinum and Gold)
Wow, time does fly by.  Hard to realize the daylily Michael Miller is 12 years old.  The real Michael Miller is quite the hybridizer in his own right these days.  More than a few Small World cultivars reside here.
Linda's Magic is another nice daylily:
 Linda's Magic (Grace-Smith, 2003)
height 26", bloom 6.5", season EM, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, 30 buds, 5 branches,  Pink self. (Tet. Linda Agin × sdlg)
I believe Linda's Magic was named for Linda Agin.  Sadly, she's left us for that big garden in the sky.  I'm sure she's creating wondrous flowers there. 
Finally, this one is new here, Elisa Dallas.  I've seen it for several years in tour gardens and it always caught my eye.  It's still settling in this year.

Elisa Dallas (Trimmer, 2004)
height 25", bloom 5", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Tetraploid, 25 buds, 3 branches,  Pastel pink with red eye above green throat. ((Raspberry Beret × Dan Mahony) × Tet. Connie Burton)
I could go on and on...back soon. 


Anonymous said...

Your daylilies are gorgeous! You have some beautiful varieties. Thank you for sharing them.
Martha Ellen

Gotta Garden said...

Well, thank you, Martha Ellen, for coming over and having a look. More to come, of course. The daylily season is early here, like most everywhere, I think, this year...and some are definitely having a banner year. Such a fun time!

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