You know the drill. ;o)
I've seen at least one green shoot that rotted (or something). Not all pots have all three seedlings, either, but so far, it's not bad. I'll have to recount again, sometime, to see how many there are.
I can never decide whether I prefer the dark or the light daylilies... I mean, of course I like them both, but sometimes I think the dramatic, richly hued ones have a slight edge over the others-- more of a "wow factor"-- until I get a good look at some of the faintly-tinted pastels, which often have a cool, classic elegance... It's impossible to decide.
I moved the 'Kwanso' daylilies back from the shed to the house. For the time being, they're right on the edge of the back porch patio. Reading Passalong Plants helped me see the beauty again in these "plain orange" daylilies (though they aren't the plainest of the plain, since they're double/triple). That and they're growing in my grandmother's garden-- and I remember Mom had orange dayliles in her garden at the old house. It seems a tradition worth keeping.
(But I probably will keep them off in their own corner, since they're so hearty that they could easily out-perform and choke out the hybrids. Easier for dividing and knowing what's what, down the road.)
This one had a petal that didn't want to open all the way, but it was the only one open on that plant, the day I was taking photos. Unusual "bubbly" texture on the petal edges.
The coral-salmon-pink of this daylily is particularly eye-catching-- one of my favorites currently in bloom. There's another photo of it in different light, third up from this point in the blog entry...
I'm loving all the daylilies! This summer has been very exciting, so far, with all the first-time bloomers. When they finish for the year, we can anticipate the daylilies lined up to "debut" next summer-- and the summer after, if this year's new seedlings succeed.
At some point, it might be interesting to try my own hand at hybridizing-- just for fun and use in my own garden, of course. (I wouldn't expect to ever attempt to register anything.) The only downside to hybridizing is that you have to wait so long to see the results-- same as with any seed-grown daylily. Still, it could be worth the wait.