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.