Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Flash of Javelins


Like an Olympic athlete throwing the javelin, this cultivar throws a brilliant flash of gold across the garden. My tallest plant at 42", Flash of Javelins takes high budcount from Imperial Lemon, and bold color and robust plant habit from Westbrook Gold by the late Dick Bennett. "Mister Bennett" was a pioneer of tet breeding and a great advocate for daylilies in Rochester, NY. 

First flowers around July 5th here. A huge husky plant with healthy dark green foliage. Creped petals have a pleated edge. Budcount 20-25. Often has polymerous or fused flowers with extra segments for additional interest, as in flower at right. Fertile both ways but a difficult pod parent.

Westbrook Gold x Imperial Lemon
Flower 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2"
Height 42"

Introduced at $50

Normal flower

Spring foliage 5/14/2013

1 comment:

  1. Hey Mike!

    Love the gorgeous flowers, the beautiful descriptions! Nice picture of you, too!
    Good luck!!
    Anne & Jane