KatzM's blog: Daylilies in the tropics

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 5:09 PM

Thursday 23 October 2014
Summer and the daylilies are bursting open. The heat of an Australian tropical summer is beginning to mount and the weather, though hot, is dry, dry, dry! The daylilies don't seem to mind though they do like a wee drink and we are on water restrictions. The cultivars I have bred are beginning to open and following their first flowering when I though pretty but insipid and great shape but insipid, they have, this year shown colour, size and substance. let me share with you an example: here is one of my babies: a 2012 first flowering
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and here it is this morning 23 October 2014 5:30 am

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hard to believe that it is the same plant and the camera does not do it justice as it is , in the garden, a richer red/purple Amazing what some fertilizer and tender care can do. The size of the flower has increased and the scapes have branched so that there are at least seven buds on each branch.
Happy to hear[ electronically] your feedback and will continue to post images of my babies even though I love the daylilies that I have purchased from other sources.

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