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The really DARK ones (lots of pics)

Posted by celestialrose zone 4/5 NH (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 20:53

I guess because it's March & there's so much snow on the ground and it's been cloudy lately that my search through my files led me to the darkest daylilies I grow. I never had time last summer to share these so here they are. Warning: there are a LOT of pictures!

Celeste

NIGHT EMBERS
Night Embers

SIR MODRED

Sir Modred
and again......
Sir Modred

PURPLE GRASSHOPPER
Purple Grasshopper

CAVIAR
Caviar
CAVIAR, clump shot
Caviar

INCREASED COMPLEXITY
Increased Complexity

RASPBERRY SUEDE
Raspberry Suede
Raspberry Suede, again
Raspberry Suede

ALASKAN MIDNIGHT
Alaskan Midnight

BLACK FALCON RITUAL
Black Falcon Ritual

LAURA HARWOOD
Laura Harwood

GRATEFUL HEART
Grateful Heart

INCENDIARY
Incendiary

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN
Photobucket

AMERICAN REVOLUTION
American Revolution

CREATURE OF THE NIGHT
Creature of the Night

JAY FARQUHAR
Jay Farquhar

MERLIN'S MOTH
Merlin's Moth

NORDIC NIGHT
Nordic Night

CATHERINE NEAL
Catherine Neal

SHUFFLE THE DECK
Shuffle the Deck

STORM TRACK
Storm Track

BERRY CHEESECAKE
Berry Cheesecake

SILOAM PLUM TREE
Siloam Plum Tree

ROCKY HORROR
Rocky Horror

SCARLET PIMPERNEL
Scarlet Pimpernel

PERSIAN RUBY
Persian Ruby

I can't find Bela Lugosi's pics but everybody knows that one is dark. Hope you enjoyed the show.

This post was edited by celestialrose on Sun, Mar 3, 13 at 21:00


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Oh yes, yes, I did injoy them very much. I love these dark ones. Sir Modrad is gorgeous, and RASBERRY SUEDE I have never seen before but I love that green throat, kind of a yellow green on my monitor and LAURA HARWOOD has always been a beauty and CATHRINE NEAL i believe is a oldie but, so beautiful.You certain;y have some beauties.I love them all, and thank you so much for the show.I cant hardly wait for spring and new blooms to see.

Jean


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Raspberry Suede looks so velvety I can almost feel it and I love that clear green throat! I'm really liking the spiders and unusual forms more and more, Alaskan Midnight and Shuffle the Deck are awesome. Others I like are Jay Farquhar and Nordic Night. Berry Cheesecake is really nice to. Thanks for posting. Marg


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  • Posted by maryl Z7 Okla. (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 4, 13 at 14:34

What a bevy of dark beauties you have. Raspberry suede is like plush velvet and Laura Harwood always looks good. The clump shot of Catherine Neal puts it into the oldie but goldie class and what a pretty picture of Shuffle the Deck. Nice to see these great pictures.....Maryl


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good grief, Christine, that's an awful lot of dark ones. I think Laura Harwood is my very favorite, but there are a lot of dark beauties. Shuffle the Deck is gorgeous too.
kay


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Beautiful selection of dark daylilies. Just sent you an e-mail. We are suffering a snow storm currently, about 6 inches so far. So looking forward to spring.


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Thanks for the pictures. With 2 feet of snow in my yard and more coming tomorrow it is so nice to see them.


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I first saw RASPBERRY SUEDE in a nearby garden several years ago, and I promptly ordered it from the owner. The blooms are indeed just as velvety as they look. Not as dark as some daylilies though (at least, not here) - but it's that wonderful and impossible-to-photograph velvety sheen that I love the most.

I can't recall whether it's a daylily with the added attraction of dark buds. I might be confusing it with BLACK AMETHYST, which I also saw in that garden, and which does have dark buds. FYI if you look up BLACK AMETHYST in the AHS database, you'll see that Menges is listed as the hybridizer. Gayle Menges subsequently married I believe, and is now Gayle Story. You can see her daylilies, including BLACK AMETHYST, on the Daylily Hybridizers Corner. (Very embarrassing, but I can't recall whether I also bought BLACK AMETHYST!)

MERLIN'S MOTH is newer to me, but I already really love it. On certain mornings last summer, the blooms looked black - not maroon, not black-red, but black. Afternoons are a very different matter, as are very hot and very sunny days - the underlying reddish tones predominate.

A dark one that I also like is BLACK ARMADILLO, from Kemberly Roberts. Jamie Gossard's VAMPIRE BAT looks very dark in my garden. CORONATION DAY (Karol Emmerich) is also very dark.

I think I have too many light-colored daylilies, but I've gotten so many ideas here for rectifying that. Anyone else want to suggest some dark daylilies?


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We are so lucky being in the north as the darks really hold their color longer except when we hit 100 F.

Nice photos.

Julia


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Thank you for the nice comments on my photos!
There doesn't seem to be many checking in this time of year and I can't wait for those of you in the warm climates to start posting new pictures.

illinoisdoglover....I didn't receive an email so could you try again? Sometimes GW is tempermental. I wouldn't want you to think I was ignoring you.

Celeste


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I certainly did enjoy the show!! So many nice dark ones. I do love them all!! Several I hadn't seen before.
Cindy


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Oh how beautiful! I loved seeing all of the dark beauties. You did a great job getting such good pictures of them. Thanks, and like Cindy said there were some that I had never seen before either. Awsome


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Hi, Mikhail,Moscow,Russia
My next photo dark daylilies :

ANA MARIA MARGETTS (Peat 2004)

This post was edited by Mikhail-A on Sat, Mar 23, 13 at 14:51


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BLACK LAPIS (Morss 2005)


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JUNE WILLIAMS MEMORIAL (Kinnebrew 2009)
video clip : http://www.moscow-daylilies.ru/show.php?video&id=zvb7h3fmk0.2312


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MEN IN BLACK (Petit 2011)
video clip : http://www.moscow-daylilies.ru/show.php?video&id=hksxd1aw2q.4223


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NIGHT FLYER (Benz 2007)


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UNA SEMANA CON JUAN (Peat 2006)


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