I'm Seeing A Parade Of Daylilies.

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  1. Bernieh

    Bernieh In Flower

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    It's our mid-Spring month here and the Hemerocallis have started blooming.

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    Hemerocallis 'Blackberry Jack' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

    Hemerocallis 'Blackberry Jack' is leading the colour parade. He's got a whole lot more yellow in his attire now then when he first led the parade back at the end of 2009.

    Do Hemerocallis change colour during their lifetime? This was the first Daylily bulb I planted back in 2009, as I had never grown them before, so I'm not all that experienced in growing these beauties.

    Anyway, 'Blackberry Jack' was out on his own, doing his thing for a week or so, before others joined in.

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    Hemerocallis 'Francois Verheart' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

    Hemerocallis 'Francois Verheart' was next.

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    Hemerocallis 'Archangel Eyes' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

    Then came Hemerocallis 'Archangel Eyes'.

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    Hemerocallis 'Jamaican Me Crazy' ( photo / image / picture from Bernieh's Garden )

    Along came Hemerocallis 'Jamaican Me Crazy' looking different to usual as well. What's going on with these Daylilies? The first 'Jamaican Me Crazy' bloom seems to have some odd looking twisted petals and doesn't have the usual plum edging all around the petals. He really is driving me crazy!

    There's quite a few more scapes appearing now, so I can't wait to see what's next in the parade.
     
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  3. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Most cultivars will be themselves each year. Sometimes they exhibit a bit of difficulty opening and the petals get twisted. Watch for dried older flowers that they do not prevent a newer flower from opening. This is the first time I have seen the ones you have in your garden. Lovely blooms. I like the Blackberry Jack.

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    Thanks Jerry. 'Blackberry Jack' was a very pale yellow when he first bloomed two years ago, so I was wondering if it was usual for some cultivars to go darker in colour.

    As for 'Jamaican Me Crazy', this was the first bloom but it was crowded by some low branches of a Duranta shrub so maybe they were in the way.
     
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    I've had colour variations with some of my daylilies too Bernie. I've put it down to cross pollination by bees and other insects. It certainly makes for a few surprises every year doesn't it?!!
     



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    Lovely. Lilies are always a favorite of mine.
     
  7. Bernieh

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    Eileen, as my experience growing these beauties is really limited, I was starting to worry. I'm glad to hear others have had similar things happen. I'll wait for some further surprises then.
     
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    Kathyd, I'm becoming a fan of these lovely plants. I just wish I had some more room to plant more. I'm definitely thinking of growing more of them in pots now.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Fantastic!! Keep them coming Bernie :D
     
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    What a bunch of stunners,B-- Those things are just the ticket for a happy beginning to the spring.
    I look forward to seeing more as the season progresses.
    I will go back up and look at them again now.
     
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    Simply stunning.

    Barb in Pa.
     
  12. Bernieh

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    Thanks all. I'm looking forward to seeing some of my other Hemerocallis bloom for the very first time.
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    They are all so beautiful. I've been putting off going to the daylily farm that's not too far from me. Guess where I'm going tomorrow? Thanks for the inspiration!
     
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    Cherylad, I had been putting off looking in the Daylily catalogue. I was being very very good and resisting all temptation. That was until I spotted the first of the blooms for this year in my garden. That did it! I hope you enjoy the outing tomorrow!
     
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    wow they look great. seen a few before but none that look as good as yours. love the archangel eyes!! :-D
     
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    I'm a day lily fan too :D They are sooooo easy and there are soooo many to choose from, almost too many :-o "Jamaican Me Crazy" just cracks me up :D They have some very creative names!
     

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