Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Daylily - 'Mint Condition'

Hemerocallis 'Mint Condition'

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It has been a week or so since a Daylily was posted here so here we go again. The Daylilies bloomed so beautifully this year. Two years ago I did a big Daylily planting (the garden was fenced for deer) and this year when I went back it was amazing to see how much they had grown. Everywhere I went this summer it seemed there would be a lot of Daylilies. Maybe the conditions were favorable but it could also been that the flowers always bloom like that and I just noticed.

‘Mint Condition’ is a beautiful butter yellow diploid Daylily. It was introduced in 1983. It is quite tall and had a nice texture to the ruffled flowers.

This is kind of what I mean about seeing Daylilies everywhere. I pulled into an abandon commercial building near Westchester County Airport to make a phone call and there was an ocean of Daylilies blooming. Only a small patch is represented here it continued for several hundred feet and was across the street also. It was quite a nice red cultivar. There was also huge plantings of yellow and orange. They were perfect and had no maintenance.

Sorry I haven’t had the time to respond to all the comments but wanted to say to everyone thanks for leaving them. It makes this space so much more enjoyable for me.


KathyLikesPink said...

Lovely! In the past couple of years I've planted quite a few daylilies. Love the yellow ones especially!

Lisa said...


Hootin Anni said...

Definitely mint condition...Love the vivid yellow. I can almost touch the 'velvety-ness' of it. Wow.

Mine's posted. Drop by, won't you? Have a great day.

Le Butterfly said...

Great photos - like the close ups.

WW by Simone's Butterfly

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

So very pretty. You shoot some beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

awesome shots, Chris

ChrisJ said...

I do love that coppery-colored day lily. I've started seeing some round here lately. They're not as splashy as some colors but perhaps you could call them sophisticated -- or just plain beautiful.