So, you remember the Tale of Two Clumps...click 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. :)