Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Wigged Out

I just had to pop in to share a quick snap of one of the treasures that is currently putting on a late summer show in the garden at the moment.

I've been growing it for quite a few years now and feel its ready for its photographic debut as I have yet to see it in any of the UK gardens that I poke around in. 

So, let me introduce you to Hemerocallis 'Wigged Out' perhaps one of the most unusual diploid varieties of Daylily. It produces a gorgeous, emerald mop of a mad scientist hairdo in place of the more commonly seen blooms.

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On the rare occasion that it does flower, its rusty orange inflorescence isn't much to write home about but who cares, when in its place you get something so much more interesting. The shaggy proliferations that sit on top of three foot stems work great as cut flowers or as a pointing tool down at the local farmers market.

Who's ready to get 'Wigged Out'?

25 comments:

  1. How fabulous Paul….love these! Ideal for the farmer's market, as you say!

    Have a lovely week,

    Sophia x

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    1. A pound of those shiny apples that I'm tickling with my Hemerocallis please guv'nor :)

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  2. That looks so unusual, like a green agapanthus!

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    1. It sort of does, you're righ :) Hope you are having great time in the garden.

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  3. Looks so exotic! You are a master gardener Mr P.

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    1. Thank you Pam, I do like mucking about in the garden:)

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  4. It is gorgeous Mr. Paul - I could even say magical - never seen it before.

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    1. I knew you would approve Rosemary being a fellow plant oddity fan. :)

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  5. OH now...I want one of those!! Gorgeous. So unusual and would be lovely in my perennial bed.

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    1. Aren't they delish. You could try earlybirddaylilies.com Bren. x

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  6. SHADE or SUN?Do you think it would do well in CALIFORNIA?Just found YOU on INSTAGRAM..........I am a FOLLOWING now!Beware.......my code name was taken by another DAME so when you see ANTIQUE GODDESS popping up that would be ME!

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    1. We grow it in both Sun and Semi Shade Elizabeth. Try earlybirddaylilies.com for mail order and details for plant hardiness in your area. See you on IG. x

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  7. On my list now... It's a stunner. Thank you Paul.

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    1. I think it would look perfect on the terraces:)

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  8. Great image Paul.
    I'm never disappointed to see a green 'flower' - often preferring it to lots and lots of colour. Except perhaps a flash of white - I love a cliche me!
    Have a lovely week,
    Liz x

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    1. I'll definitely be joining your green flower club Liz. x

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  9. are you growing a live wig Paul?

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    1. A wig you can actually cut and grow, cool:)

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  10. Never seen anything like it Paul! It does look special, but I am not sure if it is the plant for me in the garden :-)

    Have a fun weekend!

    Madelief x

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  11. Very cool, I have never even heard of this plant, thanks for sharing!

    xo Kat

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  12. Oh goodness-- these are gorgeous-- so unusual. You have such an amazing variety of blooms in your garden:)
    I hope you guys are having a wonderful summer-- it's almost fall here--- I'm not ready-- still want summer!
    Love
    Vicki

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  13. Never heard nor seen of it until now. You are an educator my friend!
    Di
    xoxo

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  15. Wow wow!! Very unique; I love it! These would certainly enliven my rather stayed colony of day lilies. Thanks for sharing.
    Keri

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