The peculiar thing about the early blooms is that they are not blooming in the usual sequence. Or, maybe this is the usual sequence and previous years were out of sync.
One of the early bloomers was 'Olive Baily Langdon' a purple that failed to bloom at all last year until August. Some of the usually early daylilies are slow to set buds this year.
Kent's Favorite II
Last year's first bloom was April 26, almost three weeks later than this year. 2010 was a poor year for Daylilies altogether according to what I wrote.
You can see the past two years' Daylilies here:
'Salmon Sheen' put out a tentative first blossom yesterday, none today but many buds. An inch of rain yesterday gave them a much-needed boost.
Vintage red Daylily blooming here today, here since the 1950s.
Catch us all on Tootsie's Flaunt Your Flowers.
True lilies are also starting early. Looks like a glorious spring all the way.