Saturday, March 21, 2009
Super Purple and Bold Tiger Daylilies
Hemerocallis ‘Bold Tiger’
Hemerocallis 'Super Purple'
These pictures are from last year. From looking at pictures of these Daylilies there seems to be some variation to the color of the flowers. ‘Bold Tiger’ grows to 2.5 to 3 feet and is hardy to USDA Zone 3. It was introduced in 1990. The large fragrant flowers are borne on sturdy trusses and have an extended bloom time. It is a tetraploid type, which means they have twice as many chromosomes as regular Daylilies. Tetraploids also tend to have bigger, more intensely colored flowers.
‘Super Purple’ actually looked maroonish to me. It was introduced in 1979 and won the 1986 James E. Marsh Award, which was given to the most outstanding lavender or purple daylily flower for a ten year period from 1981 to 1990.
Yesterday’s snow was a little depressing. Just Mother Nature showing off her cranky side, I guess. There were only a few Crocuses and the Witch Hazel blooming.