Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hyperion daylily...

So, this lovely, luscious Daylily is named 'Hyperion'. I first read about it in the Southern Living Garden Book when I was doing a little research on growing Daylilies. The book mentioned that it is fragrant and since I find fragrant plants very enticing, I, of course, wanted to grow 'Hyperion.'

But, as I think I've written before, wanting to grow a plant I've heard about and actually finding the plant to grow are two different things. The exact quote about the plant is, "An old selection that has maintained its popularity is 'Hyperion,' a 4-footer with exceptionally fragrant yellow blooms." Well, since it was listed as an old selection, I wasn't sure I would be able to find it with all the newer selections available.

Then one day I was looking through a seed catalog that also offered a few bare-root perennials and I found 'Hyperion!' It was a company I had not ordered from before, so I wasn't sure about its reliability and it wasn't charging very much for its bare root plants so I was a little wary about that, too. What would I be getting? Would it even live? (I think I must not have learned about Dave's Garden yet; it has both "Plant Finder" and "Garden Watchdog.")

I decided to take the gamble. The 'Hyperion' plant wasn't much, but it did grow. And then a couple of years later, it bloomed. And I love it! It has only grown bigger and better each year.

I think it looks so pretty in the Buddleia 'Nanho Blue' with the Salvia guarantica 'Argentina Skies.' The colors are perfect together. When I sniff 'Hyperion,' I get both its fragrance and the fragrance of the Buddleia. Wonderful!

Have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

Your pictures of it are beautiful, especially the first one!!

~ K ~

Ruth said...

Thanks, K! :)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Oh what a beautiful garden! I love all of the flowers together. I didn't know 'Hyperion' was so fragrant. I'll have to look for that one.

Ruth said...

Hi, Catherine, Thanks for stopping by! :)