Daylilies forum: Daylilies in a Moon Garden

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Polymerous
Jul 11, 2013 7:22 PM CST
To make a long story short, yesterday I asked for the creation of a new microbadge for those of us interested in Moon Gardens, and Dave promptly responded with one. Thumbs up I was then requested by one of the forum members responding to that (site forum) thread to start a new thread, on the topic of Moon Gardens, over in the perennials or cottage garden forums.

I have a small Moon Garden, in which I grow some near-white daylilies. I mention this, and show a few pictures, in the new thread that I just posted over in the perennials forum. You may find it of some interest: The thread "Moon Gardens" in Perennials forum
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Lindalee Stuckey
Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5a)
LindaleeS
Jul 19, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Hyperion is a night bloomer.
http://www.carymagazine.com/home-garden/night-daylilies


Gardeners looking for an early season flowering daylily can find a nocturnal bloomer in Hemerocallis ‘Bright Carnival.’ It is a tetraploid form that grows 24” – 28” tall and has a high bud count. The 5 ½” ruffled flowers are brick red petals with yellow midribs.
http://suite101.com/article/night-blooming-daylily-flowers-a...
Name: Jan
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philljm
Jul 19, 2013 5:30 PM CST
I have H. Citrina, Toltec Sundial and an unregistered spidery seedling that I bought off the LA that are night bloomers

I have also had Stemless Evening Primrose, but lost it over the long winter this year. As a child my grandfather always grew moon flowers

One of my co-workers is a Master Gardner and she just doesn't "get" why I love them so much
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Polymerous
Jul 23, 2013 5:06 PM CST
At this point in time, the only nocturnal daylily which I recall for sure having been in the Moon Garden (I'm sure there were others) was 'Bernice Loris'. I really liked that daylily at that time, BUT, the mix of diurnal and nocturnal daylilies just did not look good to me. In the morning, the diurnal daylilies looked great, whereas the nocturnal daylilies were on the decline. By afternoon the nocturnals had to be deadheaded, yet the new blooms hadn't opened up yet. It was not a good combination. Since that garden area had to look good all day long, I ended up yanking out 'Bernice Loris' (and any other nocturnals).

Right now I am considering what daylilies to remove and replace in the Moon Garden. I bought a plant of 'Luna' several years ago almost soley for the name (though I knew that the color would fly in the Moon Garden). The flowers bloom too close to the top of the foliage for my liking (I don't know if that is true for anyone else, or if it is just due to bad culture), so I am thinking of punting the plant.

I am also trying to consider what shapes of daylilies I want in that garden. Right now I have a combination of rounder blooms ('Sacrament of Healing', 'Spacecoast Cream Supreme', 'Winter Wedding' (which I will probably sadly remove as it has foliage issues), and 'Tuscawilla Tranquility') and narrow petaled blooms ('White Stripe', 'Gadsden Icicle' and 'Luna'). If I take out 'Luna', that leaves only 'Gadsden Icicle' and 'White Stripe', neither of which I want to remove. 'White Stripe', however, is off to one side, and is really a specimen in its own right (because of the variegated foliage). The odd daylily out would be 'Gadsden Icicle'. Perhaps I need to move it into 'Luna's' spot (which is off to the other side a little bit) and then back fill that spot with a rounder flowered daylily (I have several sitting in pots). That might work. Hmmm....

For what it's worth, I am not against nocturnal daylilies... they just have to go well in whatever garden spot they are planted, and not obviously be a mess during the day. I bought a plant of 'Tetrina's Grand Daughter' last year. It is still sitting in a pot in my nursery area, as I have yet to figure out the right spot for it!
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Jun 26, 2014 7:20 PM CST
Poly, how did 'Tetrina's Grand Daughter' perform?
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Polymerous
Jun 26, 2014 8:26 PM CST
It has been sitting in a one gallon pot in a lot of shade ever since I got it (about two years ago). I am finally going to plant it out (in yet another shady spot, probably, as that is about all that I have) later this summer. (I am still deciding on the spot; there is one spot that gets some sun (more than it has now) that I am considering.)

The flowers seem to start opening in the afternoon, so the picture that I just added to the database was a "new" bloom, taken around 4:30 pm. Generally the blooms are ready to be deadheaded (i.e. are starting to melt) by around noon the next day.

Other than that, I can't comment on the performance (because of the small pot and the shade). Sorry.
The current avatar image is that of a volunteer daylily seedling showing cristation.
Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
Kaspar-scourge of daylily seedlings
Region: Australia Annuals Canning and food preservation Herbs Tropicals Foliage Fan
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Gleni
Jun 26, 2014 10:12 PM CST
Thank you for that. It looks quite beautiful. Lovey dubby

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