Friday, July 15, 2011

Pet Daylily

In the midst of Garden Blogger's Bloom Day at May Dreams Garden, I will add a photo of my favorite daylily, 'Beautiful Edgings'.

At first glance, 'Beautiful Edgings' is just another cream daylily, but a closeup look at this one will reveal its beauty;  ruffled edges blushing pink, a diamond-glittered surface, and a perfect large blossom.  'Beautiful Edgings' is a diploid, released by Copenhaver in 1989. And awards?  You name it and 'Beautiful Edgings' has won it; Honorable Mention, 1999; Award of Merit, 2002; President's Cup, 2002; Lenington Award, 2006.   Although the Award of Merit is the most prestigious listed here, I would highlight the Lenington Award which is given to daylilies that grow well over a wide geographic area. 

I grow 'Beautiful Edgings' in a prominent spot right at the "edge" of my front walkway and I wait for her bloom every year to tell me the daylily season has hit the half-way mark.  Sometimes, when the air is not so hot around her, the colors in the blossom are more vibrant, but I'll take what I can get in this July heat.  'Beautiful Edgings' reblooms and is semi-evergreen, if you live in a zone where you care about the growth habit.  I don't because all daylilies are dormants in Kansas for all intents and purposes.

6 comments:

  1. I can see why that is your favorite. Daylilies have such an incredible array of colors, shapes & sizes - if only they would grow in my shade. Happy GBBD!

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  2. Ooh, that is a pretty one. I have to admit I've never been a huge daylily fan, but I'm starting to come around. I may start adding more varieties to my garden.

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  3. She's beautiful, and I do care about foliage - all year long! So I'm glad to know it's SEV. I guess rebloom must be good for it to have won all those awards. Thanks for sharing such a pretty one.

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  5. This is very subtle and lovely! Larry

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