Hemerocallis species

J.E. Shields jshields104@insightbb.com
Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:58:13 PST

I believe that Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus is the correct name, at least 
for now, for the old fashioned Lemon Lily.

Although we have been describing Hemerocallis fulva as "orange" it isn't 
really.  Its color is quite mixed up, and at a distance looks like dull or 
muddy orange.  Perhaps that is where the name "fulva" came from.  It had 
never occurred to me either that Hemerocallis fulva is not so abundant in 
the Northwest.

Jim Shields

At 10:32 AM 1/24/2004 -0800, Jane wrote:
>An aside: Jim was surprised that Ken Hixson didn't know Hemerocallis 
>fulva. Ken lives in the same area I do, and it occurs to me that we rarely 
>see this plant in flower, although the fragrant yellow Hemerocallis 
>lilioasphodelus (is that a wrong name now?) does well. I have read that 
>many daylilies fail to flower in areas with cool summers, especially cool 
>nights. They are not the basic garden plants here in northwestern North 
>America that they are in the Midwest and East; however, we are well 
>endowed (or infested, depending on your opinion) with their usual 
>companions, hostas and tall bearded irises (where gardeners can constantly 
>divide, spray, slug-bait, and keep all other vegetation at arm's length 
>from the latter, which seem to me as fussy as hybrid tea roses).
>Jane McGary
>Northwestern Oregon

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