Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Gwendolyn Vole’s Yellow Chiffon

When one’s pelt is brown, a yellow frock is just the thing to set it off. Gwendolyn Vole takes her dress out of the press and runs a careful claw over the stiff layers of chiffon. “Like being dressed in sunshine!” she squeaks.

The flower is a bright sunny yellow with rounded petals which gently roll back. Double and semi-double flowers have a cluster of petaloids at the center. 

The rounded petals have a creped texture, with tiny pleats at the petal edges. Orange anthers add a pleasing touch of contrast. Early bloomer, starting last week of June here. Very hardy. Two- to three-way branching, 12-16 buds per scape. Many scapes and flowers.

Double Action x Pudgie
Flower 4 x 2 x 1 ¼.
Height 22”

Introduced at: $45

1 comment:

  1. My Gwendolyn Vole’s Yellow Chiffon just bloomed in my zone 5 NH garden... it is stunning! It had a clear lemony yellow, double, frilly flower. I highly recommend it for all daylily lovers! Thank you, Mike Flèche!