Day Lilies

Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

Pic of double flowered version in flower now - I have always known it as Kwanso Flore Pleno. Also a "p

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  • PatsyDPatsyD Posts: 35

    I have a similar one. Don't know the name as I was given a plant without a label. It seems to behave in just the same way as singles do. 

    Not seen a variegated one. Can you post a picture, please?

     

  • Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

    Hi. Ref double flowers generally.. Taking it all round I prefer the simplicity of singles in whatever plants but at the same time have that interest in anything a little "different" and out of the ordinary as is this Daylily, accordingly if there happens to be a double available I like to go for them. I have very nice double Geraniums, Campanulas, Filipendulas etc alongside the singles. My interest in plants over all the years has really been/still is inexhaustible and everything is of interest. Ref this Daylily another of my (boring) little stories is attached here. I stated in earlier posts that I was/still am a great one for hunting up plants from small ads etc but I cannot honestly remember how I came by this. It may well be from one of those two liner ads but I have a sneaking feeling this just "appeared" on a single flowered plant as a sport and that I "woolled" it, detached that section next Spring, grew it on  and it has stayed double ever since happily. Ref that word sport well so many lovely different versions of so many lovely plants have appeared in this way so its well possible. As for the plant itself foliagewise it is yer typical robust Daylily and looks really good - I will take a pic tomorrow and send. The pics really do not do it justice having "brightened" it up to much. I did have a variegated Daylily at last address but it had to be left behind.

  • That is so lovely

  • congratulations that looks fantastic !

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  • Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

    Hi all. Good to se the interest. I have just a few more comments hopefully of interest to make ref these plants. First though I will send a better pic of the pink one I sent yesterday - its called Pink Charm.

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  • Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

    Hi again. Next a pic of each of the two plants I have of this double. First is against a North facing fence thus is mostly ( though not heavily) shaded. This produces  smaller flowers but more of them. The other one is growing in full sun but was moved as recently as late May this year to prevent its destruction by Deer, this along with several other plants, Hostas etc.Seems this has fewer flowers but they are bigger thus possibly that is is it. They do for me grow well in sun or shade but the differences are as noted above.

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  • Keen 1Keen 1 Posts: 187

    Hi. Just a further comment or two. Firstly as previously stated my gardening experience such as it  is goes back to mid 1950's and then there was not the wonderful additions to the Day Lily family that have appeared over these later years. I knew just three then and for ages after as it happens, Hem. Fulva, Hem. Flava and Hem. aurantiaca major plus this double once it "appeared"-   its history I am not sure of at all - a lovely plant though. Many many more now and I noted in Mrs. Chattos catalogue for 2008 she lists thirty three, all except three are the named varieties - bet theres a lot more now. Hostas are the same, all those years ago just the types and none of these beauts seen everywhere now - happily I have most of the older ones including such as undulata medio variegata - crispula -  sieboldii and elegans, albo picta. elata and several of the fortuneiis. Please excuse any little innacuracies - I am not consulting books - its off the top of my head from memory.

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