Bill Norris, a semi-evergreen tetraploid, was hybridized by David Kirchhoff and registered in 1993. This brilliant gold beauty has perfect, consistent, waxy 5" blooms. The blooms are early morning openers (EMOs), plus they have extended bloom into the evening and are fragrant to boot! Bill also exhibits rebloom, even in Wisconsin's northern climate. Last summer in my yard, Bill Norris grew 28" tall and bloomed from July 3-September 13, at which time a rebloom scape full of blooms was ready-to-go when the deer ate it.
American Daylily Society Awards:
- Stout Silver Medal: 2002 (the highest award; only one daylily can win this award each year)
- Award of Merit: 2000
- Honorable Mention: 1997
- Junior Citation: 1993
- President's Cup: 1997