Wednesday, June 10, 2009

White Daylily

Like most other gardeners, I am a fan of daylilies. They are such dependable elements in the garden I doubt I have a mixed bed anywhere that doesn't have at least one daylily in it. When it came time to populate my Moonlight Garden with white flowers I didn't even think about daylilies since they just don't come in white. But then when I was putting my order in last year from Oakes Daylilies I took a peek at what they list as 'Near Whites'. As I guessed most of them were just really pale shades of yellow or peach. But then I spotted 'White Temptation' and after reading the reviews I thought I would give it a try. Sure enough although it has a yellow center it is close enough to white to stay in the white garden, and I am pretty strict about flowers that get a pass in this area!

6 comments:

joey said...

'White Temptation' is a beauty ... a huge fan of daylilies, one I have not seen. Lucky you!

Darla said...

I have never seen a white daylily before! Very eye catching.

David in Kansas said...

Can you eat the white ones too? :-)

Frances said...

Hi Shiela, what a beauty that is. I too have been searching for a good white one, I think my daughter Semi has White Temptation. I have White Opal and Swan Pond, neither are true white, but close enough. There is an old one called Joan Senior that was the standard for whites at one time. I had it in Texas.
Frances

EB said...

I love the white ones. I have reservations about lots of the others though, just not my thing. Maybe I will grow to like them later - I've done that with loads of plants!

Msrobin said...

I've never heard of a white daylily, how pretty it is!