Two for the poly lovers

polymerous(9b)July 2, 2012

Here are two blooms, one from Saturday evening, the other from Sunday morning (6-30 and 7-1).

OSTERIZED is registered as 50% polymerous, but for whatever reason(s) (I have my suspicions), it only produces poly blooms about 2% of the time here, at best. Yesterday saw one of these rare blooms, which I took a picture of yesterday evening. (The bloom is slightly faded, the picture was edited to amend a broken petal, and the angle is odd because it is in a raised bed.)

Despite its lack of polymerous blooms (and rebloom), I love this daylily anyway. It has lovely foliage, the blooms are always open early and well, they are a bright cheerful lemon yellow, and they are fragrant. OSTERIZED started blooming this year at the end of May, and will continue for at least a few more days.

This morning the humidity in the garden was higher than normal, and I got out there while the sky was still overcast, and I was rewarded with beautiful color on these two polymerous blooms on Richard Norris' HIP TO BE SQUARE. This daylily is described in the AHS registration as being 60% polymerous (which seems about right) and a "cream yellow pink polychrome above green throat", and that is how it usually looks here - not the gold yellow pink it appeared this morning. (Please excuse the brown foliage, and also the red flag, which I didn't even notice when I was taking the picture. The red flag is to mark an area where we need to add an extra sprinkler head to the raised bed.)

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Well I can understand being focused onthe lovely blooms, not the flag in the background.

Both are lovely. and I do love polys.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 7:03AM
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Julia NY(6)



    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 7:50AM
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I really like HIP TO BE SQUARE and I also find polys to be particularly appealing. Very pretty!


    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 8:14AM
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HIP TO BE SQUARE is a cute name for a poly and a beautiful bloom as well.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 9:29AM
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mizellie(z7 Al)

Hip To Be Square is lovely since I too like the polys. I like the form on Osterized if not the color. Yellows are my least favorite color.. Ellie

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 12:08PM
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shive(6b TN)

The poly bloom on Osterized is lovely. In general, I don't care for polys on bagels unless they are eyed cultivars. I think they look more graceful on long petaled varieties.


    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 1:05PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

I think they are both gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 1:14PM
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