What an Outlandishly Pleasant Surprise!!!

organic_kitten(8)October 4, 2012

I was working in the garden today, and was listing the new order of plants in one bed...when I realized there was a plant with several fresh dark green fans about 5 inches tall. It was Polkville Princess, a plant from Paul Owens that had not come back this spring, and I had given up for lost.

I almost ordered a replacement plant, and intended to do so which is whay the label remained in place.

At least that is one fewer that the voles or the crown rot got last year.

But can you believe it waited until fall to stick its fans out?

kay

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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Good news. Always nice to see an "old friend" return.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 5:18PM
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avedon_gw

Oh, happy day. A daylily that has not been lost, hope to see pics next year if possible. Avedon

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 8:14PM
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celeste(zone 4 NH)

YAY! I always love to hear a comeback story. It's like a little miracle happening in your garden. I love little surprises like that and am glad it happened for you!

Celeste

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 8:29PM
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gardenofeden777(8a central Louisiana)

That is great Kay! I hate to lose a plant especially one I'm very fond of. I hope it blooms well for you next year! I'm not familiar with that cultivar, I'm going to go and have a peek at it.

Rena'

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 8:38PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Rena,
This is a shot of it I took last year.

It is the most fragrant daylily I have ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

kay

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 10:27PM
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gardenofeden777(8a central Louisiana)

That is beautiful Kay! Wow over 300 cultivars, that's wonderful! I know who to come to when I have questions!

What would you compare the fragrance to gardenia, honeysuckle fruity? I am a sucker for plants that are fragrant. Our neighbor has cows so I am always looking for more fragrance to combat the horrible odors associated with that!

That was one of the things I based a lot of my iris purchase's on, fragrance.

Rena'

    Bookmark   October 4, 2012 at 11:15PM
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houstmag

Yahoo!! glad it came back for you.
Linda

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 8:48AM
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organic_kitten(8)

Yes, it is a bit of a honeysuckle...very pleasant fragrance.

Thank you all for celebrating with me. I still find it hard to beleive it went through the entire summer with nothing then put up four fans!
kay

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 1:53PM
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