Daylilies forum: First bloom of the season

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Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
May 14, 2011 11:21 AM CST
Here's Wild Horses, blazing away in my garden, prettiest bloom I've seen on the plant to date:

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Name: Margaret
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mcash70
May 14, 2011 4:17 PM CST
Very pretty, one of my favorite daylilies! Lovey dubby
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spunky1
May 15, 2011 3:52 AM CST
Nice bloom and a great flower.
Name: Christine
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Christine27360
May 15, 2011 6:56 PM CST
Oh I LOVE that one!!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Juli
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daylily
May 16, 2011 7:32 AM CST
Angie, when I did my last major cutback, Wild Horses was one that was cut. I miss it. I am not a fan of eyes in general... but I've loved WH since I first saw it in John Rice's greenhouse the year it came out. It is one southern plant that did fantastic here. I have a friend who has some of it locally and I may ask for a piece of it to put in the perennial bed out front. Many of the plants that were put in there last spring didn't make it over winter, so there is some room. I want to pick some of my remaining seedlings to put in there first, then will see what space is left.

I can see WH planted near a dark Bee Balm such as Raspberry Wine. Or even near phlox or .... it would go well with just about anything. It's a mixed bed, so....
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 16, 2011 10:22 AM CST
Juli: I'll let you know if my clump is large enough to divide and if you can't get a fan from your friend, I'll send you one. It's beautiful, but I don't remember what I have planted around it off the top of my head. My mind is not what it used to be Confused I do think this is the best bloom I've had from it since I planted it 4 years ago. Maybe Raspberry Candy would look good near it.

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Juli
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daylily
May 16, 2011 4:54 PM CST
Your bloom is the correct color --- this one is not showing right... I had to lighten up the background so you could see some detail in the darkness. And, back when I had Wild Horses, digital cameras were not as good as they are now. If you click to enlarge this photo, you will see the plant I am talking about here. Wild Horses was at the back of 3 rows of daylilies, and behind that was a few perennials and some shrubs. Right behind it is a variegated hydrangea that I grow for the foliage. Then, behind that is a Japanese Ninebark 'Diablo'. Diablo got to big and I had it taken out two years ago. But the combination of Wild Horses with Diablo 10 feet behind was pretty nice!

Thanks for your offer... I am sure I can come up with WH up here. I gave it to several people who still have it. I'm trying to figure out what plants to bring back into the mixed perennial bed. I want it really thick with plants.

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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 16, 2011 5:31 PM CST
Oh, Juli, I do like the combo with Diablo. I've been eying ninebarks and just don't have a place for them yet. The dark background really makes WH pop, doesn't it? I really need to redo all my DLs and work on my color combos. Let me see if I can find a photo of Raspberry Candy. BRB.

Can't find one right now. I'll find one and post it for you.

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 16, 2011 7:09 PM CST
Okay, Juli. Here are my two candidates with WH. Tell me what you think.

Imperial Splendor:


Wild Horses:


Nordic Night:
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Definitely don't like the IS. Have to review my photos from last year and see what I like with it. Maybe just a solid color, pale pink or lavender.
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Name: Kim W
Md (Zone 6a)
More daylilies!!!!
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kimkats
May 16, 2011 7:23 PM CST
I have my Wild Horses with Dark Star and Variegated Miscanthus grass.
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Name: Christine
Southeastern MN (Zone 4a)
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Christine27360
May 17, 2011 7:13 AM CST
Crying Crying Crying Crying I dont have Wild Horses... Crying Crying Crying Crying

But I think it looks good with both the Dark Star and Nordic Night!!! Drooling
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Name: Juli
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daylily
May 17, 2011 8:15 AM CST
As far as daylilies, I used to have my sales beds by alphabet... And they looked pretty good! For me, the challenge is mixing them with other perennials. Since daylily reds are not red, purples are not purple, pinks are not pink, compared with the vivid "true" colors of other flowers.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
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Hemophobic
May 17, 2011 9:08 AM CST
Great suggestions, but I don't have Dark Star! Spiders and UFOs don't appeal to me that much, but that's a beautiful DL, Kim!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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