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It is June, just past the peak season for daylilies for me, and that time of the year when I choose which to register. There are several that are in contention this year.
The first is (Lines of Splendor x Arno’s Bow Tie).

A nice, soft yellow with brick red halo. The marking on the sepals isn’t consistent or noticeable enough for it to be called an eye. It is 15cm across and a DIP.
Another DIP is (Blue Oasis x Watchyl Lavender Blue)

At 14cm across, this is one that is seen across the garden. It has that deep green throat that I really like.
I am only considering 2 DIPs, but there are several TETs. The first is [(Chartreuse Wonder x Here Lies Butch) x Natchez Lace].

It has a halo that is reflected in the edge. At 16cm across, it would normally be a no-brainer for registration. There is one drawback to it, and that is the bud count which is 10. While that is a little low, it does have repeat blooming.
I have an Unusual form (Red Volunteer x Twisted Mint Julep).

This uses one of the older daylilies, ‘Red Volunteer’ which was registered in 1984, with the much newer unusual form, ‘Twisted Mint Julep’. Where the sepals on TMJ are crispate, the petals on this one have that feature. Tall, at 107cm it does have a darker red halo.
I am also considering an applique type [(Amber Rhum x Kazoo) x Natchez Lace].

The edge of ‘Natchez Lace’ was not passed on, here.
There are other, named daylilies in bloom. Some of the stand out ones are ‘X Ray’

The near black ‘Voodoo Dancer’ (single form)

Another near black ‘Midnight Caribbean Vespers’

And a one-off poly of ‘Fuoco del Sole’

My Crinums have started blooming, in both white and a very pale pink:

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You have some very lovely Daylilies there, Wylie! I can't decide which I like most! Perhaps the one you say can be seen right across the garden - it is an intense colour! The very first one in your blog I also like a lot!

The Crinums are also wonderful & I like the pale pink one the most! But I've never grown them.😞

11 Jun, 2021


smashing blog Wylie. gorgeous hemerocallis. Couldnt chose a favourite though. Like them all.

11 Jun, 2021


A beautiful collection, Wylie! I’m liking the first and last pic best..

11 Jun, 2021


Your lilies are beautiful. Do you specialise in lilies as I have some which I would like to identify when they flower?

11 Jun, 2021


Love the first one and the others are attractive, too!

11 Jun, 2021


Gorgeous - can't choose! If pushed though it would have to be Caribbean Vespers nd the Crinums - one extreme to the other!

11 Jun, 2021


All lovely. My favorite is ‘Voodoo Dancer’ (single form). Lots of drama there.

12 Jun, 2021


Wow, lovely :-)

12 Jun, 2021


Glad you like these. I will be continuing my tradition of naming them after volcanic peaks on the island.
Crinums are actually common around here. I have a bunch at the front of my woods, but no one takes them because they are all over the place, sides of the road, woods, etc.
@Marjorie: I will try to help identify some for you, but keep in mind there are close to 90,000 registered daylilies now. The most complete record is on the American Daylily Society website: There is an advanced search feature that is very helpful.

12 Jun, 2021


They all look wonderful even if I am not a lover of Daylilies, I could be converted by yours!

12 Jun, 2021


Thanks! Don't feel bad about not loving daylilies. I can't get enthusiastic about roses or hydrangeas.

15 Jun, 2021

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