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  • Edible Daylily Hemerocallis Fulva For Sale

    Edible Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva) also known as the Orange daylily tawny daylily, common daylilies, fulvous daylily, ditch lily or the original wild orange daylily. Today it is well known for growing everywhere along the sides of roads nation wide in United States and Canada. The ornamental plant is native to Asia and is a infertile triploid and is famously known as the fast growing invasive daylily. H. Fulva tolerates heat and stress and difficult neglected areas with high humidity and rainfall and never rots. It will even flower in the shade and has low care requirements. The plant will grow in any soil and is a known fact that the plant is very vigorous and can over run your garden in no time. Because of its unique root system it is best grown in a container. This daylily species is hermaphrodite by nature. Even though Hemerocallis fulva has both male and female organs on the one flower, it is sterile and does not produce or set any seeds. Hemerocallis fulva How It Grows Instead it multiplies and spreads vigorously by underground long stolons, by growing 2 feet long rhizome runners of creeping roots set apart from the mother to the next plant. Let run wild it can pop up anywhere in your garden and can be a hindrance and take over your garden and form large colonies that maybe hard to kill off. This is why I think it is best to keep this plant confined to a large pot sitting off the ground on bricks, this is how I grow it. Hemerocallis fulva daylily does not rebloom, it flowers for one time of the year for three weeks. Edible Hemerocallis fulva The hardy grower is t Read More...

  • Irises How Peter’s Hobby Grew

    The Jackson Experience In the late 1980s Peter began ‘pollen daubing’, mainly as a hobby, but the interest grew, and so did the number of plants. Some earlier varieties that proved to be good parents were Louisiana Iris Margaret Lee, Gladiator’s Gift, and Gatecrasher. Later, Extraordinaire, Garnet Storm Dancer, and Far and Away produced some dark seedlings. A ruffled creamy white, Snap Frozen, with its heavy substance and good growing habit have proved it to be a good parent. For some years Peter worked on producing red varieties, and dark coloured iris. In recent years, Peter has used some of his own seedlings as well as varieties from other hybridists to introduce new colour combinations, blends and spray patterns. Blue iris are always in demand, so Peter has pursued this goal, as well as his success with other colours. Introductions that have proved popular in USA in recent years are We Are Sailing (blue with spray pattern), Destination Robe (dark violet), Cute As (lavender) Blueberry Mousse and Hot Zone (burnt orange/red). In his hybridising Peter has endeavoured to produce something different, or an improvement in form. While new introductions have been exported to USA (coals to Newcastle!), we will now be concentrating on growing for Australian growers. About Louisiana Irises Louisiana iris are sold by rhizome to replicate the original plant. The best time to re-pot and replant or dig and divide is from about February onwards in Australia. This can be done later, but plants left longer may not flower in spring. Louisiana iris are easy to grow, relativ Read More...

  • How I Learn’t to Show and Stage A TB Iris

    How I Learn’t to Show and Stage A TB Iris When I was learning to show Bearded Irises I had the best teacher Helen Reid, a lovely lady that is very well know to many Iris fanciers around Australia and has been the treasurer of the Victorian Region Iris Society for many years. I was taught well by an expert.  I won two big flower shows soon after, back in 2000 or 2001. One of the shows was a country show and nearly every lady, including some men from the surrounding districts. Lots of people in the Riverina area entered a flower or many spring flowers from their gardens. They got so many exhibits because anyone could enter their produce on the day. Two large halls full of flowers near bursting out the doors were staged as well as floral art and many home made garden art items. Sadly this doesn’t happen anymore, the young ones don’t seem to be interested or they move away to the cities for work. To win the best flower in a country show back then was an absolute honour, and would never happen again in a lifetime. I was very lucky to win the best flower in that country show once. Read on to see how and why I won Ist Prize. This particular morning in spring, it was early Iris season for the talls, when most country shows are held in Australia. I went out to my Iris garden about 18 years ago and saw this lovely iris flowering, a very early variety out of my 400 varieties that I grew and supplied back then. I couldn’t believe my eyes it had 4 gorgeous new flowers out on one stem, this Iris flower had flared falls and the first flowers flowering from the flower socket as Read More...

  • When To Plant Daylilies

    When To Plant Daylilies If you are keen to create a stunning garden or outdoor area for you and your loved ones to enjoy, using daylilies is the perfect solution. These vibrant, fragrant, and beautiful plants can help to make your garden really stand out. What’s more, they are easy to look after and maintain as they grow unaided which makes them even more popular amongst gardeners. In short, you can enjoy maximum effect with minimal effort when you choose daylilies for your garden. Before you start planting your daylilies, you should do a little research if you are planting them for the first time. This will enable you to find out more about the best area in your garden to plant them, the type of soil that is best for them, and how to properly maintain them. In addition, you can learn about the best times to plant daylilies. So, when should you plant them? Daylilies are known as very versatile and easy-to-maintain plants that can be enjoyed with minimal effort. When it comes to the best time to plant them, you can do so anytime between spring and autumn as a rule of thumb. Planting in the spring is often the preferred choice, as it is still quite cool compared to the summer and the plants also have plenty of time to establish themselves before winter rolls around again. Spring is also the time when many gardeners start working on their outdoor areas, which means that planting your daylilies at this time of year will provide greater convenience. You will also then be able to enjoy their fragrance and beauty during the summer months and autumn if you plant them early o Read More...

  • How To Care For Re-blooming Daylilies

    How To Care For Re-blooming Daylilies Daylilies are beautiful flowers that can add a really colourful and eye-catching touch to any garden. As the name suggests, these flowers only bloom for one day, but because most of them produce new buds they continue to bloom over the course of spring and part summer. There are a number of daylily varieties that are popular because of their ability to re-bloom, which includes the tall daylily Barbara Mitchell and the dwarf daylily Stella de Oro. Making sure that you care for these daylilies properly, will help to aid the re-blooming process and will ensure that you get to, continue enjoying the natural beauty and stunning effects of these plants in your outdoor areas. Steps to Care for Re-blooming Daylilies It is important to ensure that you take the necessary steps to properly care for re-blooming daylilies, as this can have an impact on their ability to re-bloom properly. You can encourage re-blooming with most daylily varieties simply by making sure that they are cared for properly. Some of the steps you should take in order to do this include: Growing Conditions: You should ensure that the daylilies are planted in a bed that is properly drained and has a two inch layer of compost added before they are planted. Make sure the area you choose receives around six hours of sunlight or which is able to benefit from the morning sunshine coupled with light shade in the afternoons. This can help to encourage high quality blooms. Hydration: While daylilies are not high maintenance plants, they do need to be kept hydrated especially in t Read More...

  • Daylily Colours and Colour Patterns

    Daylily Colours and Colour Patterns Daylilies are stunning flowers that are not only easy to maintain but can really brighten up your front and backyard gardens. Available in a range of sizes, you can also select from various beautiful colours and colour patterns to suit your needs and preferences. By choosing a combination of colours or an individual colour when buying daylilies, you can help to really enhance your outdoor areas. Some of the flower colours available When you purchase from today’s hybrid daylily range, you can select from a huge variety of different flower colours to suit your tastes and preferences. Traditional daylilies used to be very limited in terms of flower colours, but the hybrids that are now available will provide you with many different options. Basic flower colours: This refers to the outer area of the flower, and the options include: Yellows: You can select from all shades of yellow, from pale yellow through to vibrant gold, canary yellow and oranges. Reds: You can also select from a range of reds from scarlet and tomato red through to maroon and wine. Pinks: The variety of pink colours available include elegant pale pink through to bright and rose pink. Purples: A variety of purple colours are also available, including soft lilac and lavender through to vibrant violet. Cream and pale shades: You can also select from cream and pale shades, which offer an elegant and dainty appearance. Throat colours: This refers to the centre part of the daylily flower. The colour of this part is generally a different colour to the basic flower, with s Read More...

  • How Big Do Daylilies Get

    How Big Do Daylilies Grow. Daylilies are plants that have been popular with gardeners and lovers of the outdoors for centuries. For the modern gardener, this is a plant that holds many advantages including being hardy, requiring minimal attention and maintenance, and looking stunning. These days, you can also choose from a range of hybrid variations of the daylily, which means that you can select from a variety of stunning designs and colours based on your preferences. The fact that there are now many different hybrid options available with daylilies means that you can get these flowers in a variety of different widths and heights as well. There are tens of thousands of named hybrid cultivars, and these come in a range of flower sizes with the mini ones being especially popular. The height of these perennials can be anything from under six inches to around three or four feet. Some are even known to reach six feet. The width can also vary and the flowers can reach between one and three feet in width. Choosing a Variety Based on Height Amongst the taller varieties of daylilies are a pale yellow overcast rose with faint lavender edge are the High and Mighty daylily and the Catherine Woodbury daylily, both of which can grow to around three feet in height. The Hyperion daylily can grow to heights of four feet and is also wonderfully fragrant. If you want smaller daylilies for your garden, you can find a range of varieties that will prove perfect. This includes the Little Grapette daylily, which grows to around eighteen inches, and the dwarf Stella d’Oro daylily, which reac Read More...

  • Do Daylilies Need Sun Or Shade

    Do Daylilies Need Sun or Shade? Daylilies have become hugely popular amongst gardeners of all levels. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a complete novice, you can really add some beauty and colour to your outdoor area with daylilies. In addition, they are easy to maintain, available in a variety of stunning colours, and can bring out the best in your garden. You should remember that daylilies are plants with tuberous roots and not bulbs, which is something that will affect the way in which you plant and grow them. One thing you need to be mindful of is, where you plant your daylilies so that they benefit from the perfect conditions from optimum growth. So, should you plant them in the sun or the shade? Can daylilies tolerate strong sunlight or constant shade? The Best Place To Grow These Plants If you are new to growing daylilies, you may be wondering whether they need to be in the sun or the shade in order to flourish. Well, they actually need both to a certain degree. Your daylilies should get at least six hours of sun each day for optimum growth. However, you also need to consider the harshness of the sun. Really strong sunlight may not be ideal for these plants, so you should work out the best place for planting based on which part of your garden gets the sun at certain times of the day. The midday sun tends to be the harshest, so it is best to aim for an area that gets the early morning sunshine or late afternoon sun. This means that your plants will still be able to benefit from the sun exposure they need. However, this will be more subtle exposure rathe Read More...

  • Do Daylilies Change Colours

    Do Daylilies Change Colours? - What Makes Daylilies Change Colours? Popular amongst gardening enthusiasts and landscapers at all levels, daylilies have become an integral part of many peoples gardens and outdoor areas. There are many reasons why people choose daylilies as part of their floral garden display, from their ease of maintenance and hardiness through to their natural beauty and vibrant colours. When it comes to colours, daylilies offer many options. You can select from a rainbow of colours, with some really unusual and eye-catching ones that combine rich and contrasting colours as well as elegant and delicate ones in beautiful shades. This enables you to create a really vibrant and colourful display in your garden, which will really add to the aesthetic beauty of your outdoor area. Changing Colours In Different Temperatures And Climates One thing that it is worth bearing in mind when you are choosing, buying and planting your daylilies is that in some cases they can change colour. This is generally as a result of weather conditions – for instance, the Hillbilly Heart daylily displays rich cream and red colours on a hot day but on a cooler, raining day it can change to a far paler main colour with a pink eye and trim. These beautiful flowers may also change colour when the weather is frosty or if the daylily flower happens to re-bloom during the winter. This can happen because the icy cold and low temperatures make it impossible for the flowers to display true colours, as they need warmth in order to do this. Therefore, during frosty and cold weather you may Read More...

  • How Far Apart Do You Plant Daylilies

    How Far Apart Do You Plant Daylilies? The versatility, beauty and ease of maintenance of daylilies make them very popular with gardeners of all levels. These are stunning flowers that can add beauty and colour to any outdoor area. However, in order to make the most of daylilies you need to make sure that they are properly planted and maintained. When it comes to maintenance, these plants require minimal effort, as daylilies are extremely hardy once they are established to your climate temperatures, growing in your Australian garden, they will largely look after themselves. However, when you are planting daylily roots you do need to bear a few things in mind in order to enable your new daylilies to flourish. One of the key considerations you have to take into account when it comes to planting daylilies is how far apart you should plant them. It is important to remember that they will need room to grow and flourish so don’t be tempted to try and cram them in as closely as possible. In fact, you need to pay special attention to the distance you leave between each plant in order to ensure that you give them adequate room to grow. When you are digging holes for your daylilies, you should make sure that you dig them a couple of inches wider and deeper than the plants root systems. In addition, you need to make sure you leave around one and a half feet between each of the holes. This will make sure that your newly planted daylilies are not only at the right distance apart but also the correct depth. Other considerations when planting daylilies There are a number of other im Read More...

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