Thursday, June 6, 2013

Plant of the Day: Calypso Coral Daylily

Hemerocallis 'Calypso Coral' is probably my favorite daylily in the garden right now. It has extra-large, ruffly petals, peachy color and a hint of fragrance all going for it. The foliage is impressive, too—wide, medium green straps with paler midribs and a slight ripple along the leaf margins.

Yesterday morning the first bloom of the year started to open (top).  By afternoon it was fully open (above), but by evening (below), it was already losing water. You can see the wrinkles deepening as it withers. One day is all you get—they are not called daylilies for nothing!

But this morning, after another rain (what a year!), new buds are opening—this time two at once.

This will go on for several beautiful weeks. Yay!


PS. Just two words of advice for the daylily lover: Liquid Fence

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