I’ve got a garden treat to share today. If you recall, a few weeks ago I blogged about a local daylily farm owned by Candy Tolliver called Seibert Lane Daylilies. Today I want to share the actual up close daylily blooms with you that I took that day when I visited. The are just stunning, truly a regal flower.
When I toured Seibert Lane Daylilies, I just started snapping pictures as fast as I could with my phone. I was there to pick out flowers to buy, it was July 2nd and it was humid and hot.
The way it works is you go when she has the open house and look at her large selection and then write the names down on a paper Candy provides to pick out the ones you want. Later she divides her plants and you pay for your new babies when you pick them up. She has them bagged up and labeled with a sharpie on each bag, one variety per bag. She is very generous with her divisions, too. Most of the time I felt like I was getting 3 plants instead of 1!
So while I’m walking around snapping photos, I was picking up flowers and really having no way to record the names of them to match the photo. (Doh!). I’m sorry to say I’ve got all of the beautiful photos of daylily blooms and don’t have a definitive name to go with them. I do however have the names of the ones I wanted to buy so I’ll list them, as I’m sure most of the photos I took are of them – but I can’t guarantee it! I was like a kid in a candy store… Oooo… Ahhhh… Oh!
I did buy many of these plus more and next year, when they bloom, I will have the name to go with it. Although that doesn’t help us now, I’ll show them to you anyway because they are just breathtaking.
Ah… it all started with the burgundy… Really, all I wanted when I decided to go to Seibert Lane Daylilies was to buy a burgundy and purple daylily. Hah! I left with an order of 15 (or was it 20?) different daylilies at least and she threw in lots of freebies! Now this may just be “Jean West” or it could be “Darker Shade” but like I said, I’m just not sure.
Next up this beauty… a golden with red ring. I can’t recall if I actually bought this one or not. I was really going for the extended bloomers and certain colors.
I think this is “Mary’s Gold” and I did buy this one.
I may have some repeat photos of daylilies, I tried not to but sometimes there are very subtle differences.
If I remember correctly, I took a shot of the plant and then a close up of a single flower. Of course that got thrown to the wind before I was half way through.
I thought I was clever to get the name tag in this photo… but when I looked at it later, the glare from the sun shot that idea.
This is one side of her inventory bed that she divides the daylilies from. She has a separate “show garden”. I blogged about that and all the garden art here.
This isn’t my favorite color, but I’ve got to give credit to it, she is exquisite!
Like I said, sometimes the differences are very subtle. Plus I tend to gravitate to red flowers or any dark ones really so I may have snapped this flower twice but I’m not positive.
This may look like at first glance the same as the above photo, but it is not. The one below is Red Volunteer I think. It’s very tall, and yes I bought it. haha.
I think this gorgeous face is “Condilla”. So many of them were fragrant as all get out. I had no idea they could be so fragrant!
Oh and what a show stopper is this, huh?! I think this baby is “Indy Rhapsody”. Of course I was obligated to acquire this beauty. Can you imagine how this will looks covered in daylily blooms!?
Here’s a purple one and it might be “Super Purple”. I got it. I also learned that if you give the darker ones a little afternoon shade, they don’t fade as much. Makes sense. This was taken in her show garden and it did have all day sun, so it might be darker with a little shade.
My order form is under all these pretties. Just look at the variation in size, texture and color. Some have ruffles, some are heavily veined… it was just a wonderful experience to see all the different types. Oh and that rather plain yellow one (top right), well plain compared to the fancy ones… it was the most fragrant of them all! Yep, I bought it.
Here’s my list:
- Darker Shade
- Red Volunteer
- Indy Rhapsody
- Ed Murray
- Double Me
- Happy Returns
- Mary’s Gold
- Brocaded Gown
- Grape Velvet
- Wild One
- Raspberry Wine
- Lady Neva
- Russian Rhapsody
- Sue Rothbauer
- Row 66 Unknown Red
- Super Purple
- Staci Cox
- Jean West
- Sarah Christine (freebie)
- Angelic Grin (freebie)
- South Seas (freebie)
- Orange Slice (freebie)
- Big Kiss (freebie)
You may be wondering at this point if you’re still with me, did I plant them all? Well the answer is no. I couldn’t! We’ve had rain so much this year that when I was able to it was too wet or when I wanted to do it the heat index was like 105˚. I did plant most though. I potted up the remainder and am planning to get them in the ground this fall. I may also gift some as I have sooo many. I won’t run out of daylily blooms to paint, that’s for sure.
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