Poor Chloe. It’s not doing too well. Chloe only bloomed for three days this year and reached a height of only 12 inches. Chloe should be 36 inches tall and bloom for about 45 days. At least it did in Indiana.You can see why this used to be one of my favorites. Imagine the pictured bloom on scapes 36 – 40 inches tall, with 10 to 12 blossoms 8 inches across blooming for a month and a half.Sadly, I think I’m going to have to replace Chloe.
Here are two red daylilies. Both I brought with me to Florida from Indiana.The Red Volunteer is doing very well. It was one of the very first daylilies I owned. It’s still one of my favorites. It grows to a height of about 24 inches and blooms for well over a month. It has reached it’s predicted height and is prolific.Baja, on the other hand, while fairly prolific, seems to be stunted in its growth. It should have reached the same height as Red Volunteer, but it’s only 12 inches tall. Also, it should bloom for a couple of months, but last year only made it to 20 days. 😥 It was one of my favorite performers in Indiana. Alas, I may have to replace it with something more native to Florida.
This is one of the daylilies that I acquired since moving to Florida. It’s done brilliantly here. Perhaps I’ll replace my non performing varieties with more southernly hospitable varieties.
I now have eight daylilies blooming, making our front yard very colorful.
This is one of the daylilies I brought from Indiana. It hasn’t performed well here in Florida. This variety is very prolific in Indy, but it barely hangs on in this heat. (By the way, it’s now 7:21 pm and 86Â° outside. The bloom is the only thing that hasn’t changed from the North to the South. This blossom is roughly 10 inches across, but it sits on a stem that is only 12 inches tall. In Indy these used to be 25 inches tall. They also used to produce three or more fans each year from the primary ones, here I started with two fans three years ago and there are only four now.
I have a couple of other varieties that are doing poorly in this climate. I suspect these varieties, which go dormant in the winter, expect a longer cold spell than the few days we get here in central Flordia.