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The Day-Lily

The Day-Lily

Hibberd wrote that the day-lily was not held in high repute in Victorian Britain, which surprised him as he believed them a showy and beautiful flower, particularly for shaded areas.

There were perhaps a dozen varieties in cultivation in Victorian times, with only three of them being named: Hemerocallis flava, fulva and kwanso.

Information and image taken from F. Edward Hulme and Shirley Hibberd, Familiar Garden Flowers (Cassell, Peter, Galpin and Co.: London: c. 1890), 5 vols

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