New Daylily

This post, “New Daylily” was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana 

In the beginning of April, when I went to the N. O. Botanical Show, I bought some daylilies labeled “Vanillia Fluff” and  “Misty Mayhaw”.  They were single fans, bare root, and cheap.  I was thrilled when one of the Misty Mayhaws put out a bloom stalk after less than a month in the ground.  Today, one of the blooms finally opened.

I had to take the photo before it was fully opened, so the picture may make the shape of the flower look a little deceiving.  This daylily will blend in perfectly with the Romantic Rose daylily that bloomed earlier this spring. 

Lately, I have had several disappointments regarding flower color when buying plants that were not in bloom, but this daylily was not a disappointment at all.  I can’t wait to see if Vanilla Fluff blooms this year.  This month’s Southern Living magazine featured a gardener who claimed Vanilla Fluff was a daylily everybody should grow. 

Well, my daylily passion has been reinforced by this new, blooming daylily.  I can’t wait for some of the other new ones I have to start flowering.


  1. linnie said,

    May 10, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    The Misty Mayhaw daylily is a beautiful color. I love daylilies also and have had some I purchased turn out to be a great deal different than the picture on the label.
    This one is striking.

    Linnie in Destrehan, LA 5/10/08

  2. Jan said,

    May 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks, Linnie. I, too, have had many plants that ended up being different from the label. Talk about frustrating.

  3. Randy said,

    May 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Jan your daylily is wonderful! I can’t wait to see the Vanilla Fluff.

  4. Jan said,

    May 12, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Thanks, Randy. I have one from Oakes daylily that should open in the next day or two; I can’t wait to see what it looks like.

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