Last Daylilies of the Summer
One pernicious thing about August is that it is the gateway month for autumn. Not that I don’t enjoy autumn, I do. It’s just that summer never seems quite long enough.
In August the flowers of mid-summer come sputtering to a halt. Daylilies (Hemerocallis), for example. Right now, just two of my Dayliies are still putting on a good show: ‘Egyptian Spice’ and ‘Chicago Apache’.
You can see them above, lining the Left Bank Bed where our ‘Donald Wyman’ crabapple stands sentinel. ‘Egyptian Spice’ is apricot-colored and a mid- to late-season bloomer, ‘Chicago Apache’ is red and considered to be a mid-season Daylily.
I’m not sure how the Apaches feel about having a namesake Daylily, especially since they never lived in the Chicago area. Whether or not the name is problematic,though, this is a fine Daylily that blooms vigorously without pampering.
Just past ‘Egyptian Spice’ you can see the beginnings of the Herbs, Tomatoes, and Cutting Bed.
For more early August vignettes, check out the blog Flutter and Hum.
Do you still have lots of Daylily blooms as we head into August?