Bess Ross (Claar 1951)

Dormant          36” tall       5” bloom          Mid Season          Diploid

Bess Ross is an older daylily but still a good one. Introduced in 1951, it received an Honourable Mention in 1955, an Award of Merit in 1957, and the Stout Silver Medal in 1962. Named after Betsy Ross who is widely credited with sewing the first American flag in 1776, the out facing blooms stand proudly on tall straight scapes.

The bright star shaped blooms are slightly to the orange side of red, but always draw attention. Sepals recurve consistently and petals a little less so.