Today Betsy Thompson is sharing some of her favorite, and unusual, daylilies.
I grow daylilies, iris, hosta, and just about anything else that is pest and disease resistant in my aging townhouse garden in a suburb of Albany, New York. A patch of forest near the back of my garden has provided me with increasing numbers of deer visitors, so I have reduced my daylily collection from over 150 cultivars to only about 40, to reduce time spent spraying as a deterrent to munching. Daylilies come in a variety of forms (there have been close to 90,000 cultivars registered). My favorites are the unusual ones not often sold by neighborhood nurseries. I thought I would share some of mine with the GPOD.
‘Shelby’ (Reed, 2010). Daylily aficionados often give the name of the breeder of the daylily and the year it was introduced in parentheses after the name of the variety. It can be great to know who bred a favorite daylily, because if you like one of their varieties, you’ll likely enjoy other varieties they have created as well.
‘Don’t Know Jack’ (Murphy-J.P., 2007)
‘Heavenly Ghostrider’ (Gossard, 2007)
‘Spindazzle’ (Wilson, 1983)
Kachina Dancer (Roberts-N, 1997)
‘Split Infinitive’ (Mason-M, 2007)
‘Toodleloo Kangaroo’ (Reed, 2003)
‘Tahoe Snow Blizzard’ (Gossard, 2006)
‘Greywoods Great Dana’ (Wilkinson, 2001)
‘Lovely Pink Lady’ (Harris-JN., 2002)
‘Third Witch’ (Reed, 2003)
‘Yellow Typhoon’ (Gossard, 2007)
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