When I think of daylilies, I often think of the huge, bright blossoms that I love. This morning, though, I found a stunning bouquet of smaller pastel blooms. They provide a nice contrast in the garden, for sure.
The lightest one is Lullaby Baby. I almost miss it every year.
Lullaby Baby – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
Mini Pearl – the one named for my grandma! She is new to my yard this year.
Mini Pearl – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
Then Chorus Line – an old favorite.
Chorus Line – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
And, this sweet Ned Robert’s bloom – Desert Icicle. Man, I could use an icicle in this Colorado desert today!
Desert Icicle – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
Isaac may be a little brighter yellow than pastel, but nice small, simple blossom.
Isaac – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
And, Blue Beat came into the world of the Colorado Plateau today. This is a very nice near blue color – I am really pleased at the color it produced. It is a first year for this one. I would call it pastel tones, too.
Blue Beat – Photo by Colorado Kid Daylilies – C. Hartt
The collage today has one of the pastel/small blooms next to the traditional blooms. It creates a bit of a stiped appearance.
From L to R. Top Row: Blue Beat, Jungle Queen, Chorus Line, Lady Fingers. Row Two: Lullaby Baby, Return A Smile, Desert Icicle, Ruby Spider. Bottom Row: Mini Pearl, Mildred Mitchell, Isaac, Prairie Blue Eyes.
I believe that is 37 different cultivators that have bloomed so far this year. I have 20-30 different ones with scapes right now. It looks like I may go over my 50% goal. (I have 130 +/- in my yard. I’m addicted!) I have not given up on the ones without scapes yet. I love the late bloomers!