Saturday, March 21, 2009

Super Purple and Bold Tiger Daylilies



Two Daylilies
HemerocallisBold Tiger
Hemerocallis 'Super Purple'
(hem-er-oh-KAL-iss)

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.

5 comments:

misti said...

Wow, snow! Here, it is starting to warm up and we're finally getting some rain.

My daylily's haven't bloomed yet, hoping they will start soon. Just finished some amaryllis in the front bed. Those were cool!

Judy said...

Don't complain!! You have SOMETHING blooming!! My sprouts in the garden are about 2 inches high, and I am starting to be able to differentiate the tulips from the crocuses!

Princess Haiku said...

I remember how difficult the last few days of winter are. Be assured that soon spring returns. The tiger lilies look as vivid as tiger fur. Perhaps these should have legs and a tail! Your photos are amazingly vivid.

T and S said...

The daylily is such a beautiful flower, Now I know why its called Tiger daylily and its really colorful pattern. And finally that's a good shot.

WiseAcre said...

The darker the flower the more I like it. With that yellow throat against the deep purple it's one of my favorites. Super Purple deserved the awards. It's been in various gardens of mine now for years.