As I walked through the garden tonight, I marked the end of this year’s Hemerocallis season. The last of the blooms have fallen away from their scapes and no buds remain. A season which arrived late with the first H. fulva flower on June 11 lasted 53 days until August 2. By comparison, the first daylily of 2010 bloomed on June 1 and the last on July 15. This year, the daylilies may have arrived late, but they lasted over a week longer.
I’ve shared the Hemerocallis season with you here, so it’s only fitting I mark the end of their time with this year’s final blooms.
|H. ‘Pardon Me’|
|H. ‘Lusty Lester’|
Although the season is over, I’m already planning my new additions for next year’s garden. In fact, I should have five new varieties (‘Little Fat Dazzler’, ‘Gertrude Condon’, ‘Persian Pixie’, ‘Butterscotch Ruffle’ and Pixie Parasol’) coming in the mail this week from a fellow gardener in Texas, whose climate was just too harsh so he offered me the daylilies for the price of shipping. So perhaps Hemerocallis season is never over, after all.