Sunday, July 20, 2008
This is one of the daylilies with the interesting name 'In Schubert's Day'. It has a beautiful buttery colour and nice frilly edges on the petals.
This one is called 'Strutter's Ball' with lovely burgundy petals and a yellow throat.
This daylily was bought from a local nursery as a dormant tuber. It did really well, producing lots of these white blossoms with a burgundy throat.
We're hoping they will all overwinter. They are rated as USDA zone 3 plants, so should be fine.
Day lilies are so named because they produce a bloom that only lasts for one day. When the darkness of night comes, the blossom fades and its life is over. However, they are such prolific bloomers that another one quickly takes the place of the faded one.
An interesting thing we discovered is that during the almost 24-hour daylight encountered from June 21st to almost the end of July, the daylilies continued to bloom and lasted for several days before fading. Another advantage to being a 'Northern' gardener - we can enjoy our daylilies longer!