My last daylily and a lesson learned

Maryl zone 7aJuly 26, 2014

This is my last daylily bloom of the season- Indian Ripple. Last year Indian Ripple (first year to bloom) put out a few blooms but none of the flowers were over 4 inches wide. I was diasppointed but kept it because the color and form were still so pretty. This year however all the blooms have been 5 inchs or a bit more. I didn't realize that a year could make all that difference in bloom size....Maryl

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nat4b(4)

It's gorgeous! The colors, the form, the ruffles - what a beautiful bloom!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 6:33PM
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maximus7116(MI)

What a gorgeous photo of a beautiful daylily. I need to be more patient, too, in waiting for daylilies to really settle in.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:00PM
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shive(6b TN)

So pretty! I nearly lost that one over the winter, and I don't think it's going to bloom this year. Unfortunately a lot of mine shrank this year. Some of the 5 inchers are barely 4 inchers this year. Why? Lack of rain.

Debra

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:18PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

MARYL; that is a gorgeous bloom,and I do mean GORGEOUS.

jean

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:23PM
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mantis__oh

It grows like a weed. Typical Dougherty.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 7:23PM
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njmomma(z6 NJ)

oooh, yay! I just ordered a double order of Indian Ripple 2 days ago and it's arriving Monday. I'm so looking forward to the blooms next year!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 10:19PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Wait til next year. That is one bloom machine.
kay

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 10:59AM
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Maryl zone 7a

Appreciate everyone's nice comments.
Another plus I've found is that the color, even in our harsh sun, is fairly stable, still being attractive in late afternoon after a day in the hot sun.
Debra: I lost one clump of Indian Ripple to our horrible winter last year. But it was in a small container, and they in particular were heavily hit.
NJmomma: I think you will really like yours when it gets going. Now that I've seen its full potential I plan on always having a clump or two around.......Maryl

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 2:45PM
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Julia NY(6)

Beautiful picture Maryl. I see several folks have it and it always looks great.
Too bad your season is done already. Wow, that went fast or did I misinterpret your post?

Julia

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 5:27PM
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Nancy zone 6

What a perfect bloom, nice to know it holds its color well too.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 7:41AM
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organic_kitten(8)

It holds well here too. No matter how hot, and in full sun all day, it looks as good at 6:00Pm as at 6 AM
kay

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 4:39PM
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