20% off everything. Seriously. Every. Single. Thing. Use CREEPY20

Diamonds

BarbBarcikKeith

Maple Heights, United States

  • Available
    Products
    45
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 215

Apparel

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Home Decor

Bags

Stationery

Artist's Description

10×14 watercolor on Arches rough finish (cold press) watercolor paper. Original unavailable.

As of 09-10-15, 8746 views and 123 favorited.

CHALLENGES: PiMT – Winner; Photo Realistic -Flowers and Plants – Winner; Painters Universe – Best of the Best – Top 10; Impressionism Cafe – Watercolors Only – Top 10; PiMT – Paint Off 2011 Round 3 – Top 10; Flowering Bulbs – Macro – Top 10; PiMT – Painter of the Year 2011 – Top 10; Flowering Bulbs – Daylilies or Calla – Winner; Enchanted Flowers – Wet Flower – Top 10; Flowering Bulbs – Flowering Bulbs with Raindrops – Top 10; All Glorious Lilies – Raindrops on Lilies – Winner; Women Painters – Artist of the Month 2013 – Winner; Featured For a Challenge – Favorite Flower Image – Top 10; All Glorious Lilies – Whatever Inspires You – Top 10; All Glorious Lilies – Best of the Year – Top 10;
FEATURES: Red Bubble Homepage; Homepage Vets; Dimensions; PiMT; Flowering Bulbs; The Challenge Corner; PiMT (01-29-11); All Glorious Lillies; Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends; Blooms; Featured for a Challenge; Photo Realistic Artwork; Art Universe (Permanent Flower Gallery); The Virtual Museum; JPG Cast-Offs; Creative, Talented & Unknown Group; Art At It’s Best; Artists Universe (Permanent Feature Gallery); The Group; Painting The Country Life & Countryside; Women Painters; Quality Art & Photography; Old Farts of RedBubble; Women Painters (Artist of the Month July 2013); THE ART OF WATERCOLOR; CROSSES, CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES; BREATHING WILD ANIMALS & PLANTS;

Daylilies comprise the small genus Hemerocallis of flowering plants in the family Hemerocallidaceae. They are not true lilies which are Lilium in Liliaceae.
Description The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ἡμέρα (hēmera) “day” and καλός (kalos) “beautiful”. The flowers of most species open at sunrise and wither at sunset, possibly replaced by another one on the same stem the next day. Some species are night-blooming. Daylilies are not commonly used as cut flowers for formal flower arranging, yet they make good cut flowers otherwise as new flowers continue to open on cut stems over several days.

Originally native from Europe to China, Korea, and Japan, their large showy flowers have made them popular worldwide. There are over 60,000 registered cultivars. Only a few cultivars are scented. Some cultivars rebloom later in the season, particularly if their developing seedpods are removed.

Some daylilies show elongated widenings along the roots, made by the plant mostly for water storage and an indication of good health.

Daylilies can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 1 through 11, making them some of the most adaptable landscape plants. Most of the cultivars have been developed within the last 100 years. The large-flowered clear yellow ‘Hyperion’, introduced in the 1920s, heralded a return to gardens of the once-dismissed daylily, and is still widely available. Daylily breeding has been a specialty in the United States, where their heat- and drought-resistance made them garden standbys during the later 20th century. New cultivars have sold for thousands of dollars, but sturdy and prolific introductions soon reach reasonable prices.

Hemerocallis is one of the most hybridized of all garden plants, with registrations of new hybrids being made in the thousands each year in the search for new traits. Hybridizers have extended the plant’s color range from the yellow, orange, and pale pink of the species, to vibrant reds, purples, lavenders, greenish tones, near-black, near-white, and more. However, a blue daylily is a milestone yet to be reached.

Other flower traits that hybridizers develop include height, scent, ruffled edges, contrasting “eyes” in the center of the bloom, and an illusion of glitter or “diamond dust.” Sought-after improvements in foliage include color, variegation, disease resistance, the ability to form large, neat clumps and being evergreen or semi-evergreen instead of herbaceous (also known as “dormant” — the foliage dies back during the winter.) (info from Wikipedia)

  • Complete 04-12-2008 in 7.29 hours spread over 3 days

All Products Tags

bbk08700 daylily floral flower nature

Artwork Comments

  • cherylc1
  • jesika
  • BarbBarcikKeith
  • Jim Phillips
  • pat oubridge
  • Al Bourassa
  • firstglance
  • Kate Towers IPA
  • Brian Towers
  • BarbBarcikKeith
  • Catherine Kuzma
  • janpiller
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.