Monday, August 10, 2009

A beautiful new baby blooming

2009 baby

This daylily was planted in 2006, and took the typical three years to get to blooming size, but I think it was well worth the wait! While you see tons of oranges and yellows in the market as well as in landscapes everywhere, most of them don't have a nice eyezone or different colored sepals. Plus, this thing is HUGE! AND, it's a late one. This is the first of a tons of blooms to come. If you don't know, the reason they are called daylilies is that each flower lasts for ONE day, but it has a number of buds on the flower scapes, so they can bloom for weeks at a time. Most of them bloom from June through the end of July here, so I am pleased to have one start later.


Stephen said...

beautiful day lillies & great photography... I will be back!

The Pansy Bastard™ said...

Thanks! ☺