Daylily Haiku Thursday | All My Senses

I remember the feel
of hot bright raspberry joy!
Alas, Winter has come.

Oh, H. 'Joan Derifield,' where are you now with your saturated hues of raspberry?  In my opinion, this is Curt Hanson's best introduction. (Although H. 'Beyond Thunderdome' and H. 'Atlas Shrugged' are two close favorites...)

The color is so intense- one of those colors that looks as good as it tastes and smells.  I like flowers that evoke more than just one sense...

The pedigree of this daylily is as follows:  (Hanson-C., 2000)  height 35", bloom 7", season EM, Semi-Evergreen, Tetraploid, Rose violet self above chartreuse throat. ((Julian Cohen × Royal Heiress) × Robert Lee Batt)

Its only fault is its tendency to "canoe" in hot heat.  I have it planted in a spot that gets only a few hours of hot sun each day now, and the blooms are more like this one than not.  The edge is quietly ruffled, which is nice it doesn't upstage this flowers best feature- its color.

The snow continues to fall here in southeast Michigan today. 
Welcome, Winter.



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