Friday, 26 August 2011
Gardener Gripe -Startle
Startle Daylily is startling . I will say it lives up to the name ! I am startled!....
Startle let down! might be a new gardeners disease..
It has only 1 scape.This is the second season for this plant.
This is a tetraploid which means it should be more branching.. no branching..Shouldn't a tetraploid be more showy?
About 8 buds on the scape.
Bloom size about 6 inches across, which is excellent..
Notice the washed out centers and tips of some of the petals. More of a magenta red with a yellow green throat. A much more washed out look than expected ...
It is the last of all my daylilies to flower which is not a bad thing, tho it is considered a mid season .... .
Should I never believe plant tags? Could it be I am too picky?
Question is should I keep this daylily hoping for better results another year?
Isn't that what a gardener does hope for better the next year.....
What do you call a grumpy and short tempered gardener?