Cool (?) Morning Openers
I didn't get outside until ~7 this a.m., and, according to the local weather as reported on Yahoo, it was 62 degrees in our general area. So that means that, at this house, it was probably a few degrees cooler than that, and possibly even as cool as 58 degrees - except in the patio beds, which represent microclimates. And, probably, in the raised, south-facing bed in front of a stucco wall of the house.
But let's not quibble about definitions....as of ~7 a.m., these daylilies were fully and perfectly opened, despite the cool morning air (and despite the fact that I'm not really sure how cool a cool morning should be in my garden in order to record cool morning openers [CMOs]):
EARLY ALIBI (Murphy 2005)
GREYWOODS COUNTRY SQUIRE (Wilkinson 2008)
GREYWOODS ROSEBERRY SORBET (Wilkinson 2000)
GREYWOODS SPIRIT HAWK (Wilkinson 2007) - I mentioned this one in a comment yesterday: how wonderfully it performs. Well, let me add to the praise the fact that it apparently shrugs off cooler weather as well. This is officially the best all-around daylily I've ever grown.
JEALOUS DREAM (Murphy 2007)
MISTER OSCIE (Hensley 2010) - not only opened perfectly, but the first bloom to be thrips-free!
ODDS AND ENDS (Hanson 1999)
PAMELA duCROZAT TREVATHAN (Forrester 2010) - Oh my, how gorgeous! Dark, dark daylily, no dew spots, no thrips!
PERFORMANCE ANXIETY (Hanson 1999) - Supposed to be a ML but has been blooming on one short scape for a while
There were some others as well, but I'm not going to scramble around under plants to find labels....I seem to attract every dog tick and deer tick around!
Some that were almost CMOs, i.e, one slightly wayward petal or something like that:
ARNETTE ZAPEL (Rice 2007)
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE (Morss 2008) - So far at least, is a perfectly hardy evergreen in my garden
DISCARDED BEAUTY (J. Trimmer 2009)
JEEPER'S KEEPERS (Apps 2006)
WINDHAM TROPICAL WATERS (Matzek 2007)
SEND N CARAMEL KISSES (Strope-Ward 2011) - Too pretty for words, as always
TRIBAL COUNCIL (J. Pryor 2005) - I love this double!
WAITING ON A CALL (Yost 2003)
WAKE UP AMERICA (Schwarz 2003)