Daylily Blooms Last Forever!

Perhaps it is the blog.  Or, perhaps it is painting with my granddaughter a few days ago.  And, maybe it is because I want to keep peak season alive all year.  At any rate, I broke out the paintbrush in an attempt to keep my last Zuni Thunderbird alive forever.  It was fun.  And, it’s been 9 months since I painted one of my cultivators.  That’s too long.  So, I got my fix.



Zuni Thunderbird – Painting by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Frans Hals appeared for the first time since 2014.  I like this older daylily so much that I bought one online only to discover that I had one in my yard from the years when I wasn’t quite this addicted.  I like bi-tone daylilies – I think that they are stunning.



Frans Hals – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Other blooms today in my thinning garden included my last Marque Moon:



Marque Moon – Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Pizza Crust:



Pizza Crust – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


Apache Uprising among the Prickley Pear:



Apache Uprising with Prickley Pear Cactus – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


And, Orange Flurry:



Orange Flurry – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt


My mind is shifting to fall.  I’ll be a doctor in a little over a month.  I hope that there is a bloom on the day I give my presentation.  That would rock.  If there isn’t, I will still wake up to my favorite blossoms.

The Daylily Dozen (plus one)

Today, I finally had a dozen different daylilies in bloom in my yard.  I limited photos, but it still took forever to go through them 😉  I decided to put today’s collage in some sort of order by color from purple to yellow.

I want to keep this short, but also share some new faces.  First is a brand new face, Indian Love Call.  It is a pretty dark bloom with thin peddles.  Nice addition to the front yard.


Indian Love Call – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

The next one is “almost” brand new.  I got South Seas toward the end of last season and I only got one bloom.  I love the bright colors and large bloom size.


South Seas – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

Then an old favorite, Route 66.  I found this one the year that Route 66 was the epicenter of my Southwest road trip. The hybridizer created this one back when Route 66 was still more of an American dream trip.  The colors are spot-on.


Route 66 – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

Another new face today is my first “Mexican Daylily” that is really called a Shell Flower.  These blooms got their nickname because each bloom only lasts one day.  I love the beautiful pattern on the bottom.  These are bulbs that I got for $1 at the grocery store in February (all 12 of them).


“Mexican Daylily” – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt

And, finally, below is my Daylily Dozen. It is of note that Colorado Kid almost looks like a different flower now that it is hot.  It is up with the dark reds but was a pink in earlier blossoms.

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From L to R. Top Row: Kokopelli, Purple de Oro, Black Ice, The Colorado Kid. Row two: Indian Love Call, Route 66, Ruby Spider, Early Bird Cardinal. Bottom Row: Mesa Verde, South Seas, Primal Scream, Lady Fingers.

What’s up for tomorrow?  Lucky 13.