“Daylily Candy”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Another daylily started flowering Tuesday. Custard Candy showed its first blossom, but unfortunately, I didn’t get to see it until after work when it was not at its best. Well, hopefully, there will be a few more blooms on the weekend, so I will see a flower at its peak.
A better photo can be seen on my Eye Candy post from last year. If you thought that Strawberry Candy, one of the most popular daylilies at this time, is the only “Candy” daylily, check out my post. This series of daylilies has a great number of candy flowers. I was very surprised to find all the different ones now available. In fact, I don’t think that I even listed them all since there are so many.
But, back to Custard Candy. This is a lovely vanilla custard colored daylily with a raspberry eye. The flower petals are very thick since it is a tetraploid, so the bloom will last well into evening and won’t wilt when the area needs to be under the sprinkler.
There are more buds, so here’s hoping I’ll get to see them in the morning. I’ll be out of town tonight and Friday night, so I hope they all don’t bloom then. In fact, I have two more daylilies that haven’t bloomed yet. Those better wait until I am home before they bloom.