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Daylily Bat Signal

By Reed – 1996

Bat Signal is classified as unusual form/crispate, meaning that the petals are curled, twisted and pinched. It is a peachy cream with a merlot eyezone and a green throat. It is an evergreen, diploid that is 52 inches tall(132 cm) and has a 6 inch(15 cm) flower.


Daylily Lemon Drops

By Wild 1966

This lemon yellow daylily carries clusters of 3 inch flowers on top of straight sturdy scapes.  The flowers are recurved into a little round ball, so, the name is perfect, they look like lemons dancing around in the breeze.  Scape height is listed at 24 inches but I think they are taller for me.  This dormant diploid is a midseason bloomer.  Be aware that there are other daylilies that have Lemon Drop in the name, but they are not the same plant as this.  There is also an iris, a hosta and a rose named Lemon Drop.



Daylily Eenie Weenie

By Aden 1976

This early mid-season rebloomer has been around a while but it is just as cute as ever.  It is a true miniature with 1.75 inch cheery yellow flowers and a true dwarf at only 10 inch tall.  One thing that is not diminutive is the show that it puts on.  Some days you can barely see the foliage due to the the number of flowers.  Great as an edger or in containers.

Parentage: (sdlg × Lolabelle)



Daylily April Fools

By Moldovan 2001

This gorgeous sturdy plant holds masses (35 buds on 4 branches) of cheery 5 1/2 inch fragrant flowers.  They are golden yellow with a red eye above a green throat.  The show starts early mid season and continues for the rest of the season.  The plant is a 30 inch dormant tetraploid with nice foliage.

Parentage:  Fooled Me x April in Paris



Siberian Iris Butter and Sugar

By McEwen 

Iris Siberian Butter and Sugar

A historic iris, being the first of its kind – a yellow siberian.

This Siberian iris has creamy white standards and butter yellow falls. They are about 28 inches tall and bloom like crazy in between the time when the bearded iris and the daylillies are blooming. They enjoy moist soil but will do fine in a garden setting. Hardy to zone 3 they are attractive to butterflies but resistant to deer and rabbits and will mature to a large flowering clump in a few years.


Iris Intermediate Loreley

By Goos and Koenemann -1906

This historic iris was registered as a TB but is now considered IB. It is really hardy and thrives on neglect. The name comes from the siren of the Rhine who with her song enchanted sailors and lured them to their death.

The standards are a glowing yellow while the falls are a velvety violet with distinct white and yellow veining and butter yellow edges. The beard is lemon yellow.

This plant is a vigorous grower with healthy foliage tinged at the base. Also a heavy bloomer. Cheerful!!


Iris TB Flavescens

By De Candolle – 1813

Iris Flavescens

This historic tall bearded iris originally appeared in the 1910 Biltmore Nurseries catalog. It is a wild collected variety that is thought to be a naturally occurring hybrid. It was however once thought to be a separate species. A vigorous grower which flowers well and will persist even if not cared for. It is 30 inches tall. 

Falls and standards are pale yellow with light olive veining while it seems to glow with a more buttery yellow inside. It has lemon yellow beards and it is also fragrant!


Daylily Fooled Me

By Reilly-Hein, 1990

This sturdy dormant tetraploid is a fast grower and has beautiful foliage growing to about 2 feet tall. 

The flowers also have heavy substance and are abundant and held above the foliage but not too tall. This is why they are considered “extended bloom” which means the flowers last all night and into the next day. The 5.5 inch blooms are golden yellow with  a red picotee edge and eye zone and a green throat. Perfect form; round with a little pie crust edge, rounds out the package.

This award winning mid season bloomer is a dormant tetraploid.


Troleus Europaeus – Globe Flower

From the Ranunculaceae or buttercup family this European native is hardy to zone 3 but shouldn’t be planted south of zone 6.

Globe Flower – Troleus

It is about 2 feet tall but it will be taller in shade and forms nice mounded clumps from which the long stems arise. They sport 2 inch yellow flowers in May to July, but will often rebloom in fall if they like their spot. The flowers start out globe shaped (hence the name) and then open to a cup shape with cool bright yellow stamens popping out.

They defiantly like a rich moist soil but will do fine in a garden setting. They like cool weather rather than hot and dry and will do well in sun (morning is better) to part shade. Cut them back in mid summer when the foliage starts to spot and new fresh foliage will grow.

They are rabbit and dear tolerant so you can plant these if your hostas are getting eaten and they are nice with ferns and astilbe.


Daylily Farnsworth Spider


Daylily Farnsworth Spider

This 3 foot tall spider has stems strong enough to hold up the large bunch of buds and 6.5 inch flowers that it produces. The bright yellow spiders have a cranberry blending to purple, star shaped eye zone and just a shadow of the eye zone on the lower petals. 

Dormant Diploid.


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