Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Daylily Daze

Daylilies are a staple in the summer garden and are one of the easiest, hardiest perennials around.  Plus, they are available in a multitude of colors, shapes, and sizes.  But the choices can get overwhelming.  Do you find yourself using the same ones year after year?  Break out of your daylily rut!  Here are some new (to us) varieties we have ready for fall 2015/spring 2016.

 

Moonlight Masquerade
Moonlight Masquerade Daylily
Drama, drama, drama!  With beautiful colors and a 6in bloom, this one really puts on a show.  A green eye contrasts a rich purple center on cream petals.  Repeat blooming.  25" tall x 18-24" spread.


Crimson Pirate

Crimson Pirate Daylily
 
Crimson Pirate is a Nebraska bred classic from the 1950s and can reportedly produce up to 30 buds per stem.  Now, I have to see that!  Crimson red spider form with yellow throat.  30" tall x 18" spread.

 

Indian Sky
Indian Sky Daylily
 
Easily my new favorite, Indian Sky has a 5.5" flower with elongated gold petals that are splashed with a dark purple eye.  Very striking!  22" tall x 18" spread.

 

Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa Daylily
 
This daylily was named after a volcano located on the big island of Hawaii.  An early to mid summer bloomer, the color on this flower is so unique.  It "erupts" with 5" fiery orange blooms, maybe likened to hot lava.  22" tall x 20" spread.

 

Fragrant Returns
Fragrant Returns Daylily
 
Cheery yellow, ruffled petals, everblooming, self-cleaner, and a very strong sweet fragrance.  Need I say more?  You will want to plant this one next to an outdoor seating area so you can enjoy the sweet smells.  This variety works well for small spaces and containers.  18" tall x 15-18" spread.

 

Siloam Little Girl
 Siloam Little Girl Daylily
Pretty pink trumpets show off a gold throat accented by a rose colored band.  Siloam Little Girl makes a great cut flower.  18" tall x 18" spread.

 

Enjoy your summer!  Go to the pool, watch a baseball game, take a family vacation.  But, in between all your summer fun, make sure you plan for fall.  Availability for fall is published and we are taking bookings for fall shipping.  We would be happy to schedule a tour of our farm so you can see the material first hand.  Give us a call to reserve a date! 

Caitlin Hupp, Sales Representative, Loma Vista Nursery

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