Posted: 24/07/2013 at 17:34
Hi. Ref double flowers generally.. Taking it all round I prefer the simplicity of singles in whatever plants but at the same time have that interest in anything a little "different" and out of the ordinary as is this Daylily, accordingly if there happens to be a double available I like to go for them. I have very nice double Geraniums, Campanulas, Filipendulas etc alongside the singles. My interest in plants over all the years has really been/still is inexhaustible and everything is of interest. Ref this Daylily another of my (boring) little stories is attached here. I stated in earlier posts that I was/still am a great one for hunting up plants from small ads etc but I cannot honestly remember how I came by this. It may well be from one of those two liner ads but I have a sneaking feeling this just "appeared" on a single flowered plant as a sport and that I "woolled" it, detached that section next Spring, grew it on and it has stayed double ever since happily. Ref that word sport well so many lovely different versions of so many lovely plants have appeared in this way so its well possible. As for the plant itself foliagewise it is yer typical robust Daylily and looks really good - I will take a pic tomorrow and send. The pics really do not do it justice having "brightened" it up to much. I did have a variegated Daylily at last address but it had to be left behind.