|Big Blue? (Stamile, 1995)|
height 24", bloom 6.5", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Tetraploid,
Fragrant, Lavender self with green throat. (White Zone × Tet. Barbara
'Big Blue' above is not lavender with a green throat, but it is more bluish than this photo shows... so what is it? It came from a reliable source... so I am headed to my knower-of-all-things daylily, to get an opinion.
|'Ice Carnival' (Childs-F., 1967)|
height 28", bloom 6", season M, Rebloom, Dormant, Diploid, Very Fragrant, Near white self with green throat.
This I like because, Kyle likes white flowers and the crimped edge is fun. Ice Carnival appear more yellow in this photo than it actually is
|'Kindy Light' (Bechtold, 1950)|
height 29", season M, Dormant, Diploid, Spider Ratio 7.70:1, GYL1: Green yellow light self.
An old reliable and favorite of many visitors is 'Kindly Light.' Its spider ration is impressive and it is a good 7" across. Blooms are separated to give a great fireworks display in its place in the garden.
|'Mauna Loa' (Roberts, 1976)|
height 22", bloom 5", season EM, Dormant, Tetraploid, Amber gold blend with wire edge of deep red and light green throat. ((Commandment × Botticelli) × (sdlg × Paprika Velvet))
Nothing else in my garden is as fiery as 'Mauna Loa.' Its bright orange is eye-catching and I have looked at many pictures that do not show the "wire edge of deep red."
|'Night Embers' (Stamile, 1997)|
height 30", bloom 5", season EM, Rebloom, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Double , Bing cherry red with white edges and green throat. (Double Phelan × sdlg)
I am a sucker for an impressive double and this is my favorite. Though the edges my be white they appear gold. Nothing is more aptly named than 'Night Embers.'
|'Pandora's Box' (Talbott, 1980)|
height 19", bloom 4", season EM, Rebloom, Evergreen, Diploid, Fragrant, Cream with purple eyezone and green throat. ((Prairie Blue Eyes × Moment of Truth) × (Apparition × Moment of Truth))
'Pandora's Box' opens to an elegant cream and maroon eyezone.
|'Patsy Bickers' (Dickerson, 1987)|
height 20", bloom 11", season M, Evergreen, Diploid, Fragrant, Spider Ratio 5.50:1, Beige pink spider with brown red eyezone and green gold throat. (sdlg × Kindly Light)
Its corkscrew petals make 'Patsy Bickers' a puzzle. Sometime the twist are very pleasing. Other times a little unsettling. Its earthy tones are an odd soothing juxtaposition to its cantankerous behavior.
| 'Pemaquid Light' (Barth, 1974)|
height 36", bloom 8", season MLa, Dormant, Tetraploid, Fragrant, Lemon gold self with green gold throat. (Mary Todd × Lemon Mint)
This big bright yellow would draw the attention of anyone lost a sea. When we were at the Zetteks several years back, Kyle went right to 'Pemaquid Light' and said, "We must have that!"
|'Schnickel Fritz' (Kirchhoff-D., 1996)|
height 16", bloom 5", season EM, Rebloom, Dormant, Diploid, Double , Near white self with green throat. (Chardonnay × (Nagasaki × Siloam Double Classic))
'Schickel Fritz' was my must have! A creamy white double; what's not to like?
|'Siloam June Bug' (Henry-P., 1978)|
height 23", bloom 2.75", season EM, Dormant, Diploid, Gold with dark maroon eyezone and green throat.
Size matters, especially when so much color and graceful form is packed into a less than 3" package.