Hemerocallis “Egyptian Ibis”
I blogged about this plant last year and wasn’t going to do so this season, but when I went into the garden this morning and found not one, not two but three flowers had burst into bloom over night, I couldn’t resist a pic:
The large-flowered hemerocallis hybrids truly are showstoppers, for all that the individual blooms last only a day. Even in a small garden such as mine I feel they’re worth the space: from mid-Spring onwards I’m waiting excitedly for the flower stalks to appear, then for the buds to fatten day by day until they finally burst open in dramatic and opulent fashion, so the interest starts well before the actual flowering period for me. Add to that the fact that they suffer very little from pests and diseases, propagate easily by division and perform well in a variety of soil types and situations and you have a winner for my money!