Friday, July 25, 2008

Golden Tentacles

Tentacled daylilies are becoming more popular these days. The tissue on the outer part of the petals and and sometimes sepals extends to form tiny tentacles and teeth which often glisten in the sun. These daylilies have a very primitive look which I find very appealing.Here are some of the golden tentacled daylilies blooming in my garden today:

Golden Tentacles

Poet's Reverie

On The Fringe

Golden Tentacles and Poet's Reverie hanging out together, for a dramatic effect.

Poet's Reverie, reaching skywards.

When I first saw tentacled daylilies, they didn't initially appeal to me. The more time I've spent with them, the more I've grown to love them. They look like they belong in some tropical paradise, and here they are growing in my little own maritime garden:).


Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Anna said...

They are so unique and the ruffled edges are my favorite part. These soft colors bring out the veining.

Nancy J. Bond said...

I love those muted colors! Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely Chey.

chey said...

Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments!

Mother Nature said...

I love all the fancy edges on the new daylilies.

Titania said...

I have never seen Daylillies with tentacles, very cute and exotic looking. The colours are lovely too.