|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Italian Kaleidoscope') | Posted on July 6, 2015 ]
Italian Kaleidoscope can have a white edge on it. The early ones don't, but some of the later ones do. I think the white edge can really set the flower off. :)
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Preeminent') | Posted on July 16, 2014 ]
In the morning the top petals of Preeminent are a deep rose that turn pink later in the day. I like the pink more, so I think this one actually is prettier in the afternoon.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Jammin's Peach Martini') | Posted on June 23, 2014 ]
Maybe it's because this is the first year I've seen it bloom, but I love this flower!! Was worried the color would be on the brown side, but the blooms have always been a light peach or a little more on the pinker side. The edge is large and crazy. Just looking at it from a few feet away is a treat because of the wide twists and turns of the edging. Have helped it open, but imho it's well worth it to have it in the yard. It also came through our cold winter with flying colors. :)
|[ Ornamental Grass (Pennisetum orientale 'Karley Rose') | Posted on August 15, 2013 ]
Karley's a nice non invasive fountain grass. Mine is about 6 or 7 years old, is maybe 4 feet around and about 3 1/2 feet tall. The blooms start off a rose color that age into almost an orange.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Gerrie Frankenberger') | Posted on August 13, 2013 ]
There's nothing muddy about Gerrie. The pale orange and deep burgundy colors are so clear the blooms almost glow.
|[ Giant Reed (Arundo donax) | Posted on August 7, 2013 ]
Arundo Donax looks great with Miscanthus, so if you like ornamental grass, you'll probably like giant reed. We live in Iowa (zone 5A) and our plant is probably about 6 years old and takes up about a 6 or 7 foot circle in the yard. This plant likes sun to really do well, so I'd try to plant it away from any trees you have. I'd also try to plant it where you won't have to move it. We've actually used an axe and a crowbar to pry/chop it out of the ground when we wanted to move ours. It's related to corn and when it's early in the summer it will grow straight up. Later in the year the top of the reeds will fan out gracefully when they get more height. It's not a neat little plant that will look perfect in your yard. It's a large, rougher-looking one that will get a lot of attention. It's also one that I'd replace if it didn't overwinter. Can't do without this one! :)
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Electric City Spring Fling') | Posted on August 4, 2013 ]
I bought Spring Fling hoping for a white, pink, and yellow flower, and the first year it bloomed I almost wanted to throw it out of the yard. The base color isn't really white, and the pink is more of a rose. The edge didn't amount to much and the flowers just looked plain to me... especially since I wanted teeth and ruffles. Ok... I just decided to pay more attention to my other plants and let this one do whatever it wanted to do. This is the second year it's bloomed for me though, and I was surprised that I actually like it more this year.The edges are a little larger and more developed, and although the colors still aren't exactly pink and white, I've decided I like it enough overall to have it in the yard and enjoy it.
|[ Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Susie Tee') | Posted on July 7, 2013 ]
Susie's pink color fades over the day. It ranges from pink, to pale pink, to almost a tan or cream. - Whatever color she is though, she's pretty, and seems to add fans well in my zone 5.