July 21, 2017

A Proper Lady

Hemerocallis 'Catherine Woodbury'

Mark Uchneat Photo | Hemerocallis ‘Catherine Woodbury’

Hemerocallis ‘Catherine Woodbury’ doesn’t razzle-dazzle, but instead stands out with its delicate pink hue and lemony yellow throat. Introduced in 1967, this day lily is unusual because it has fragrant flowers, not a typical attribute in day lilies. Reaching about 30 inches in height, ‘Catherine Woodbury’ is heat- and drought-tolerant and hardy to Zone 3. It is a diurnal extended cultivar, meaning its flowers open in the morning or during the day and stay open for 16 hours or more. It gives you that much more time to admire the blossoms, an impressive sight as photographed by Mark Uchneat.

Day Lily Week fact: The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one on the same scape (flower stalk) the next day. Some species are night-blooming. -From Wikipedia