Hemerocallis Question

James Waddick jwaddick@kc.rr.com
Mon, 06 Jul 2009 21:49:59 PDT
>So how many  hemerocallis hybrids are fragrant?  A stroll through my 
>neighborhood turned up over a dozen different forms but none had a 
>significant scent.

Dear Phil,
	I can't answer your question directly, but among the species 
3 characters seem common:

	Yellow Flowers
	Night blooming

	and among these, I think the very best is H. citrina followed 
by H. vespertina.

	These open late in the day and stay open all night emitting 
their fragrance in the evening garden. Some early hybrids like the 
classic 'Hyperion' continue this trend.

	I don't really know the extent to which these fragrant 
species have been used in modern hybrids.

		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
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