Daylilies forum: First year for 'Scarlet Pimpernel' to "make its statement"!

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Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
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Jul 10, 2014 4:19 PM CST
Believe me, it made a statement this morning! When I opened the front door to let the cats in for breakfast, 'Scarlet Pimpernel' called out "look at me and what a beautiful morning"!

It grows right at the bottom of the front steps; this is its 4th year and while it has bloomed nicely other years, not with 7 flowers fully open all at once. I couldn't get a good picture of the clump, my eyes seemed to see it more clearly than the camera lens.
But this was one of those WOW moments for me as a gardener!
Name: Tina
Where the desert meets the sea (Zone 9b)
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Jul 10, 2014 4:31 PM CST
Nice to see you in the daylily forum, Linda! What a fantastic way to start the day, and such a terrific daylily to do it with! Thumbs up Do you have others we'll be seeing? And, any chance your photo will get added to the database? I love side-shots like that which not only show the flower but its 3-dimensional shape, too. Group hug
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of old; seek what those of old sought. — Basho

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Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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Jul 11, 2014 3:04 AM CST
Looks like it was worth the wait. It's funny how some daylilies take 3 years or even more to really show what they can do. That one is stunning!
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Jul 11, 2014 5:53 AM CST
I have a seedling that I almost disposed of last year because the scapes would always fall over. This year, which is the 3rd season, scapes are tall and not leaning and the bloom is huge.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Jul 12, 2014 2:21 AM CST
It sure does look wow!

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