Monday, July 04, 2016

Daylilies, Buddleias, and Milkweeds. 7.4.16

Daylily "Fooled Me".  7.4.16

Daylily "Daring Deception" - may be atypical.  7.4.16

Daylily "Chicago Apache".  7.4.16

Daylily "Strawberry Candy".  7.4.16
This daylily is very pretty.  I moved it from the Vancouver place a few years ago, divided it, and divided it again.  I don't know the variety name.  It was purchased locally.

Daylily, unknown variety.  7.4.26

Honeybee, Milkweed Asclepias syriaca.  7.4.16
I grew these milkweeds from seeds last year.  They require at least one year to bloom.  Some have not bloomed yet.  They are very fragrant.  Honeybees like them.
Honeybee on milkweed.  7.4.16

Honeybee on milkweed.  7.4.16

Milkweed Asclepias syriaca.  7.4.16

Milkweed Asclepias syriaca.  7.4.16
These Buddleia "Peach Cobbler" are not as compact as marketed.  They are more like a tree than a shrub, about 18 feet tall in their 4th year.  They make a nice windbreak for the orchard.  The "Peaach Cobbler" variety is quite fragrant, as is the "Miss Ruby" Variety.  "Honeycomb" does not seem to have much of a scent.  The Western Swallowtail Butterflies like the fragrant Buddleias, and is about the only place where I see these butterflies.
Swallowtail Butterfly on Buddleia hybrid 'Peach Cobbler".  7.4.16
Buddleia hybrid "Honeycomb"


  1. Daniel, these photos are eye-candy for me. Dd you grow your milkweed from seed? I love the plant and the work it does for me. However, it keeps keep dying out on me. My soil may be too rich for it.

  2. The milkweed brings back memories. I planted one this yr but it didn't bloom yet. Butterfly bush usually have a lot of bees and butterflies on them. I use the branches as bean poles and they root so easily that I got too many of them.

  3. Lance, I'm impressed by the milkweed. I plan to save the seeds to plant more next year.