Marion Miller gives us another much-needed burst of color on this wet, white day.
I am craving daffodils and daylilies and faced with another forecast of snow here. Grrrr.
Here are two daylilies to brighten the day. George Doorakian hybridized Hem “Emerald Staburst” which has produced several exceptional daylilies. “Rose F Kennedy” (2007) may be the most popular daylily in my garden with visitors. It calls to you from across the garden, “Come take a look at me!”
It is 33″ tall with a 7″ flower, with a large radiant green eye and rose purple edges. My photo was taken at the end of the season and is not my best. Please believe, it is magnificent. Mary Collier Fisher suggests giving it some fertilizer for bigger flowers and greater growth.
Hem Rose F Kennedy is the glamorous sibling to our next flower. Telltale Heart (Doorakian 2006) has a mysterious subtlety that is sure to captivate. It is 28″ tall with a 6.5 inch flower.
An etched purple eyezone surrounds a large green throat while the petals and sepals are lavender purple. This is an awkward description of a very beautiful flower. It is a strong grower with terrific branching, which makes it even more desirable. Highly recommended.
All I can say is, wow! Tell Tale Heart is now on my must-have list, Marion.