Good Morning Gentle Reader,
The Day Lilly is called that because the bloom is good for about a day before it folds up and withers away. This plant contains about a dozen more buds, waiting stage left. Each will open with the sunrise, one after another, for twenty four hours of grandeur.
There are about 30,000 varieties, mostly hybrids, many of which can trace their roots (heh) to this particular Day Lilly. Not literally *this* one, but this is one of the the traditional colors, though the colors have morphed slightly over the years from a true, deep orange, to what you see here, thus betraying its colorful, hybrid past.
Here in the southland, we get two seasons of Day Lilly, early spring, and the fall season, which is now underway.
Photo Credit: TWC 09-22-2012 © All Rights Reserved
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