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[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Beat the Barons') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

Very pretty little daylily which despite being evergreen thrives in a British climate. Was one of the first daylilies I bought and it was the picture of this variety in a gardening magazine that started my interest in daylilies.

Beautiful creamy yellow and deep dusky red eye.

Easy grower and laughs off wet and windy weather. Love it!

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Eyes a Blue') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

One of only a handful of Lambertsons that I own as they generally don't do that well in my climate. This is one of the few exceptions as it always does well and thrives with little attention. A good increaser, flowers well but the flowers can sometimes get crowded on the scape.

The early flowers are almost identical to Blue-Eyed Butterfly, also by Lambertson, but the later flowers have a more elaborate eye.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Little Fat Cat') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

Another of my favourite little ones. Lovely rich cream with lovely shape and substance and beautiful diamond dusting. Nice tall scapes and flowers for a long time.

Has no problem with British cold, wet and windy weather and always opens well even in long periods without sunshine. Always beautiful.

Pollen fertile but can't get pods on it here.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Velvet Shadows') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

Great little plant, has survived years of neglect planted in a pot which it outgrew a long time ago and still flowers its little heart out.

Beautiful rich red purple, not generally my favourite colour but it is so saturated here that it is gorgeous. Great for wet and windy gardens and will even flower in shade. Has small chalky eye zone.

Have promised it a much bigger pot and a better location next spring!

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Intricate Eyes') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

One of my favourite Lambertsons for my climate (wet, cool and windy). Lovely pinky colour with very good eye, which is clear and bold for me even in less than ideal weather. In my garden it can sometimes be a bitone with much lighter sepals.

I always look forward to this one opening. Fertile both ways for me.

Lovely, lovely plant.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Baby Blues') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

Nice little plant. The colour tends to be more of a fleshy peach shade here rather than lavender, which isn't my favourite colour, but it is vigorous and produces lots of blooms once it is established.

Has produced pods and has fertile pollen too. In my garden it is one that sticks out the pistil before the flower opens so I have most success by pollinating it the night before the flower is going to open.

Has a very definite blue colour to the eye in colder weather, and the flower colour tends to be more of a lavender tone then. Stands up to rain and winds with no problems.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Patchwork Puzzle') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

One of my first daylilies and still a strong favourite, vigorous plant of soft primrose to light lemon depending upon the weather. In the UK sometimes the eye is a thin pencilled eye but other times it can be wider and verging on chalky, either way it is lovely.

Hasn't been fertile for me BUT it was sold as a TET and is always described as a tet but I notice that it is recorded as a dip. on this site and has child plants which are all dip. so I plan to treat it as a dip. next year and hope to get seed crosses

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mystical Rainbow') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

One of my clearest pinks here in the UK, true pink here not peachy, eye is not always clear in the UK climate but it is always beautiful. Good strong plant and fertile both ways here. In periods of good weather the eye is very pretty.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Mokan Butterfly') | Posted on October 2, 2017 ]

Mokan Butterfly is one of my favourites, it is very white for me in the North of England (Yorkshire, UK). Tolerates neglect. Love the eye colour which can be medium lavender purple to very dark blue-purple depending upon the weather.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Aquamarine') | Posted on September 15, 2017 ]

Love this daylily, not a great performer in the UK being very slow to Increase and low bud count but the colour is just so beautiful that I forgive it its flaws.

Very clear cool bluish lavender in the UK.

Would replace it tomorrow if I were to lose it. Fertile both ways even during a very wet summer.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Courtney Anne') | Posted on August 27, 2017 ]

I have grown this small flowered daylily for almost 10 years in the UK. Despite being an evergreen and despite the UK's general lack of sunshine most summers and frequent heavy rain this plant just continues to perform.

So far it has opened well every year during heavy rain, cold nights, constant cloud cover during the day, strong winds and the occasional sunny day.

It is a lovely soft but rich buttery yellow with rich red markings. Both the eye and edge are constant and are still displayed during cloudy and rainy periods, the petals stand up to heavy rain with no problems.

The photo was taken in my garden in Sumer 2017 during a long spell of constant torrential rain and overcast skies and very little sun and is typical of the blooms produced during this period..has set pods also despite the rain.

A favourite here.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Honky Tonk Blues') | Posted on August 19, 2017 ]

Lovely little daylily--took a while to get established here in UK but in its defence it was neglected for a couple of years.

Darkest purple with blue-ink eye on first flowers, lightened to an antique dusky purple (but still very dark) with powdery lavender eye on later flowers. Both versions are very pretty.

Poor pollen but sets pods VERY easily, all flowers pollenated developed pods which at the time of writing are 5 weeks old and look to be good pods.

One of my favourites (along with Star Child).

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Star Child') | Posted on July 22, 2017 ]

I grow STAR CHILD in the UK (zone 8a)

It grows very well here and makes the 26inch scapes as registered. Due to the general lack of sunshine in summer in the UK it has a much bluer eye than on most of the pictures of it growing in the US and only occasionally gets the very pale eye. A very beautiful shade of soft grey-pink, looks quite vintage/antique. Slight ruffling with a faint lighter edge on the petals in the UK.

One of my absolute favourites (in fact probably THE favourite) in my whole collection--VERY fertile both ways too, my most used pollen parent in the dips.

[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Etched Eyes') | Posted on June 30, 2017 ]

I have had this in my garden in Yorkshire, UK (North of England) for several years now. Although it is a strong vigorous grower which produces lots of buds it unfortunately doesn't open well at all for me here despite being described as a good early morning opener and it does not stand up to wet weather well at all (of which we get a lot in Yorkshire!)

Maybe it is just not getting enough sun here, based on my personal experience I would not recommend it for cold, wet climates.

It is going to be removed from my garden as it just never looks good.

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