REDUX: Tale of Two Clumps ... Daylily Blog Blooming Where You Are Planted...

So, you remember the Tale of Two here to refresh your memory.  Seems we have come to the end of the tale very early in the daylily season.

WARNING: The tale does not have the expected or anticipated ending.  

Seems the second clump - the one on the right in the picture below - the one that went completely dormant early last fall - the one I bought for a too-good-to-be-true price sold as the beautifully purple H. 'Bella Sera', isn't H. 'Bella Sera' at all.  
<insert sigh here.>

See for yourself.

I thought I was buying a second clump of the gorgeous purple thing in the photo here.  I already had about 4 fans, but like this flower so much I wanted a larger display of it, so I purchased it from a live auction last fall.

But instead, I got this unruly, in-your-face character that seems to be mocking me and my disappointment in its identity crisis.


So, whoever at the Greater St Louis Daylily Society auction last fall who intended to donate pots of H. 'Bella Sera', maybe you can help me identify whatever this actually is...

In the meantime, I enjoy the unexpected interloper and the laugh it gives me.  I imagine it has a thick Boston flare to its voice...and a sick sense of humor.

P.S.  Taking off from Daylily Haiku Thursday this week and next.  I have so much to blog about and my brain is in such sensory overload from the gardens that I cannot focus on such details like syllables and simile.  :)


Seeker said...

Some people would think you lucky for having that bright and frightwigged doozie rather than more diamond-dusted mauve purple in that one spot. This way, you've got an "odd couple" planting to be proud of!

Anonymous said...

Whoa! What a surprise! They are both great flowers in their own way. My personal fave is the tall stranger though! Kate Patrick, M'boro

patchesandpeachs said...

I love the unknown one. Hate it when I get one that isn't true to name, though. Sometimes I could wait for 2 or 3 years for one to bloom, and be disappointed. I'm glad it doesn't happen too often, though.


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