Hemerocallis Question

Judy Glattstein jglatt@hughes.net
Mon, 11 May 2009 12:01:25 PDT
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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