I have been watching this bumble bee created daylily. It came up in between a Stella, and a double ditchlily that I had in the front of the house. No other daylilies have been planted in that area for 20 years. It is a small area around the mailbox with a yellow rose bush and the 2 daylilies.
The buds start to open and it holds in a position of growing as a half open bud until it gets big enough to open. This process takes about 2 days.
Day 3 it opens
Day 4 still open I do not see much difference except it appears to be a little lighter in color. You can see a bud growing to open beside the open bloom.
The buds stay open a average of 3 to 4 days before it closes. Depends on if it is cloudy/sunny. Cloudy it is open 4 days if it is sunny it closes in about 3 days.
It is an extremely stiff bloom. The stem is also stiff almost a stem of a small tree stiffness. Perhaps because of the heavy bloom the stem has to be sturdy to hold the bloom. The blooms are about 7"
I will post day 5 tomorrow.