This yellow daylily caught my sweetheart’s eye during yesterday’s visit to Bodnant Garden. The plant produces striking, dark, bronzy stems topped with buds that open to rich yellow flowers. Broad mahogany stripes linger on the backs of the outer petals: a legacy of the bud.
He’s seen a lot of day lilies, so I asked why he was drawn to this one. He explained that he liked the contrast of burgundy and yellow and the way it worked with the companion plants; the foliage was willowy, not coarse and the flowers were small, cheerful and freely produced.
The Head Gardener kindly helped identify it as Hemerocallis ‘Golden Chimes’.
Bodnant Garden is looking great at the moment with many roses in bloom – well worth a visit.