Tuesday's (belated) daylilies

Polymerous(9b)May 30, 2012

Better late than never...

Sir Clyde This is an oldie I bought years ago on a nursery tour, solely because the potted plants were loaded with poly blooms. I brought it home, and in the several years since, I have had less than a handful of poly blooms from it! Despite this disappointment, I like it well enough to keep it, even though the budcount, branching, and form aren't spectacular. It is nicely paired (not shown in this picture) with Penstemon 'Garnet'.

(Just to give you an idea, here is an older photo (from 2006) showing 'Sir Clyde' with the Penstemon 'Garnet'. (The Penstemon has not yet fully recovered from its late pruning this year (2012) and has barely started blooming.))

Ledgewood's Irish Spirit I keep wanting to call this one "Ledgewood's Irish Spring". The true color is a bit more faded lavender (bluer) than this.

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mizellie(z7 Al)

To bad about the Penstemon because it's really a pretty color and adds much to the garden. My vote goes to the Ledgewood's Irish Spirit. Ellie

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 5:23AM
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anniegolden(z7a)

'Nicely paired' indeed. The penstemon and Sir Clyde are great together and look so good against the stucco wall.
Christine

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 7:10AM
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Nancy zone 6

They do make a great combo, a really pretty penstemon.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 7:13AM
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houstmag

Very pretty Sir Clyde is my favorite.
Linda

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 8:06AM
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linlily(z5/6PA)

Penstemon Garnet and Sir Clyde make a great couple!

Linda

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 12:15PM
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brittie(Houston 9a)

I really like them both, but number two gets my vote this time. :)

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 12:43PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

I like Sir Clyde. And that is a great combo.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 1:01PM
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Polymerous(9b)

Thanks for all of your comments.

The penstemon-daylily combination was really a lucky pairing; I saw the penstemon at a nursery and loved its color, then when I got it home I didn't have a good place to put it other than in that narrow house strip. I thought it *might* go well with 'Sir Clyde' (which as a potential poly breeder was going into that area anyway), and sure enough it does. The golden orange and red colors work well together, and the penstemon color harmonizes nicely with the eye color on the daylily. (Maybe that combination is one reason why 'Sir Clyde' is still in the garden!)

Re 'Ledgewood's Irish Spirit' - I really couldn't get the cooler blue-lavender tone on the digital camera, and didn't want to mess around color adjusting in Paintshop (maybe next time...). In general that is true for my purple and lavender and "blue" eyed daylilies - they all lose their blue tones when I take the photos. Maddeningly, though, when I took a picture recently of Clematis 'The President' it came out purely blue without any of the slight red tinge it has in real life!

    Bookmark   May 30, 2012 at 1:33PM
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missylin(9b)

I love that top daylily with that Penstemon. I've never heard of that plant, it's quite pretty, especially for a punch of color.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 6:56PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Lovely combo.
kay

    Bookmark   May 31, 2012 at 7:34PM
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