Heirloom Bulbs & Garden History  •  Living Treasure from the Past


Jan
8
2014

“Pack a Vertical Punch”
with Unfloppable ‘Autumn Minaret’ Daylily

“Pack a Vertical Punch” with Unfloppable ‘Autumn Minaret’ Daylily – www.OldHouseGardens.com

In the current issue of Fine Gardening magazine, garden designer Troy Marden of Nashville praises one of our most distinctive daylilies in his excellent article “Pack a Vertical Punch.”

“Visitors to my garden always ask about ‘Autumn Minaret’ daylily,” Troy writes, “partly because of its late season of bloom in July, August, and early September [and even later further north] but mostly because of its towering height.

“Its foliage remains in a neat and tidy mound only 2 feet tall and wide, but its bloom stalks rise above almost everything else in the garden, standing at least 6 feet tall. Strong and sturdy, these stalks remain firmly upright and do not flop, bearing a seemingly endless succession of golden flowers for almost two months.”