I promised that the next post would be pretty pictures, these come from a friend in Ohio. These were small pictures that she shared with me and the large gallery size makes some of them a bit fuzzy but still beautiful; we’ve been talking about working with bigger one for this blog for a week or two but I wanted to get this posted while it’s still daylilly season. I will swap out any larger ones when she sends them.
She says she’s not an expert in daylillies but she does have over thirty varieties in her garden. From a Daylilly Expo that she attended, she tells me:
There are 71,474 registered daylilies with about a thousand new ones being registered every year.
These are the basic daylily forms:
- Polymerous (many more petals than typical) I think he said there have been up to 12 petals.
- Unusual form. If each petal is four or more times longer than wide, it is called a “spider.”
- cristate – growth from or over one or more petals