I note that my earliest post about daylilies blooming this year is on June 23rd, but here, over 8 weeks later, a number of daylilies are still bravely holding on even after one of the hottest July's on record. And I'm not just talking about 'Stella de Oro' or 'Happy Returns', either. Despite the heat, the colors seem to be more vibrant than ever. Now, I give you 'Chorus Line', a 1981 diploid, in brighter and more refined color than any of the thirty or so pictures of it I found on the web:
Hemerocallis 'Old Barnyard Rooster'
Tetraploid 'Old Barnyard Rooster', a red self, is holding up well and bright as the dickens.
Hemerocallis 'Dream Legacy'
Tetraploid rebloomer 'Dream Legacy' bloomed throughout the season, but seems to have lost most of its purple edging to the heat.
Hemeroclalis 'Frans Hal'
And then, of course there are the oranges. Old standby 'Frans Hal', introduced in 1955, is a late bloomer that performs well despite the browning foliage supporting it, as does the unnamed orange daylily below.
And, proving once again that you don't need to know your name to be both beautiful and tough, this lovely lavender in my front bed is numbered "7", but I have no idea what its name is today. Gorgeous, though, isn't it?