Monacan Trail~A Super Daylily
Jim Murphy's recent work in daylilies has been to create late and very late flowers, as well as tall and very tall plants. However, it is this plant, MONACAN TRAIL, an introduction from 2005 that I have decided to place in a "Super" category. There are several reasons, but the primary one is its bloom season. It started blooming on June 27th, and is still blooming today, September 9th! It is entering its twelfth week of bloom, and even STELLA DE ORO, the famous rebloomer, is absent blooms at times during the season. To me MONACAN TRAIL has a bloom season that could be described as early-early, early, early-mid, mid, mid-late, late and very late! Some icing on the cake: every bloom has been perfect (the photo shows a sample of several), and the scapes are tall and erect. This flower would seem to be a prime candidate for a hybridizing program.