Hemerocallis Question

Carlo A. Balistrieri carlobal@netzero.com
Mon, 11 May 2009 12:35:16 PDT

Is it too bright to be Hyperion?

On May 11, 2009, at 3:01 PM, Judy Glattstein wrote:

> Question also is - what hemerocallis is this? Given the combination of
> old homestead + bright yellow, I would guess at H. lilio-asphodelis,  
> aka
> H. flava. RHS Dictionary of Plants describes it as "Scapes closely
> branched above, weak, ascending, taller than foliage . . ." Which
> suggests that a goodly number of flower buds might produce the nodding
> effect. This is a charming species with fragrant flowers. I collected
> mine years ago from an abandoned homestead along Rte 7 in Connecticut.
> The case of poison ivy was an acceptable "cost" as I like the species.
> Two early ones, H. middendorffii and H. dumortieri are now in bud.
> Judy in well watered New Jersey where we received 4 inches of rain
> between May 1 - 7
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