Critics Choice.  it is an older flower from 1977.  it grows to a nice clump of fans.  and puts on a very nice display of blooms.  and for that reason alone it will continue here in the garden.  though i might be tempted to use it again in some crosses.  four images…

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3 thoughts on “choice

  1. TamrahJo

    My daylillies gifted in August 2013, carefull placed in prepared bed with compost enriched soil, weeded, supplemental mineralization (when I learned about…) BUT on purpose placed in spot that let them do their thing and only receive supplemental water during the dry/hot times – Are greenly lush – for foliage and every sign but ‘blooms’, seem to have settled into home, here – (a home with a ‘I love you for living as you wish, and not continually messin’ with ya, to make you bloom more’ – my question is, am I rather wrong in my approach? Every summer, I have more blooms appearing, not single gifted transplant has died or withered away, but the one who gifted is disappointed I haven’t in the blooming numbers/display – my feeling? They are settling in and will do what they need, let me know when they need separated for more space/etc., – – and this year, was, after all, the climate year for Irises – – 🙂 – Am I making huge mistakes detrimental to my ‘moved to the neighborhood’ species? Or does it depend upon the variety planted? LOL

    1. John Hric Post author

      Daylilies generally respond well to tough love. I have many that have not been disturbed or fertilized for years. however rainfall, the amount of sunlight received, soil quality, and competition from other plants can affect bloom. If i understand you correctly you have some gifted plants and some neighborhood plants. the gifted plants are blooming some but not up to expectations and the neighborhood plants not at all. is that correct ? The general rule is they need 6 hours of sun to bloom. however if they are right next trees there can be competition for nutrients. Lack of water can also limit bloom. It caused some plants here to have limited or no bloom. If other peoples neighborhood plants are blooming try to look at what is different and it might explain why yours are not blooming. Let me know if that answers your question.


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