Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Daylily or Hemerocallis

Bold and beautiful, Hemerocallis 'Lavender Deal'

The daylilies or Hemerocallis (hem-er-oh-KAL-iss ) are in full bloom and fill the garden with such warmth this time of year. If we scoot slightly further to the right we see H. 'Fairytale Pink',

... and a bit further, our lavender, Lavandula angustifolia (lav-AN-dew-lah an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh) has been in full bloom for several weeks and offers a wonderful backdrop to daylily 'Ice Carnival' (left) and 'Lake Norman Spider' (right).

In its glory is H. 'Russian Rhapsody', accompanied by the glowing golden strands of Carex elata (KAR-eks el-AH-tuh) 'Bowles Golden' and this lovely trailing Convolvulus mauritanicus (kon-VOLV-yoo-lus maw-rih-TAWN-ee-kus) with its lavender blue flowers. They all do well in this (other) section of the garden with good drainage and sun to partial shade.