Daylilies forum: daylily Midsummer A Woman's Work

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Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Aug 18, 2020 3:41 AM CST
I just wanted to tell everyone what a great daylily Midsummer A Woman's Work is. It started blooming June 9 here, put out rebloom scapes, and has been in constant bloom since it began. More scapes have come up, and will be blooming well into September at this point. It has previously taken a short break before putting out rebloom scapes, but has always rebloomed late in the season and one year frost took out the last blooms. It is in the worst part of my garden, getting no additional water or fertilizer. Bud counts are less than stated, at just over 20 average, but if it were watered and cared for properly, I think this would probably meet expectations. We have not been in a drought, but it has been pretty dry. Not the prettiest face in the garden, but I like it better than Stella d'oro, much better performer than Stella ever was for me. I always appreciate any bloom this late in the season. The hybridizer is P. Ball

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Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
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blue23rose
Aug 18, 2020 4:57 AM CST
It's always nice to hear about a daylily that extends the season with rebloom. Especially since you and I live relatively close and are in the same zone, I am sure it would perform the same for me. No, it may not be the most flashy color, but it is still pretty. Any daylily blooming in my garden in September is a treasure! Smiling

I am assuming that the name is connected to Shakespeare's play, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' although I don't remember ever seeing it, so I don't understand the reference to 'a woman's work'. Am I on the right track with the name?

Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Name: Pat
McLean, VA (Zone 6b)
daylilly99
Aug 18, 2020 7:51 AM CST
Thank you for the nice post, Nancy.

As to the name, my garden name is Midsummer Daylily Garden. A Woman's Work was a name taken long ago, and I had put that down as my second choice when registering it (if I'm remembering correctly).
Name: Vickie
Elberfeld, Indiana, USA (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
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blue23rose
Aug 18, 2020 9:20 AM CST
Oh thanks for the clarification on the name, Pat. I didn't put two and two together on the name. It does look like it would be a great garden plant to have.
Vickie
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown

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