Of course, some folks voiced completely opposite views saying that a name would never deter them from purchasing a gorgeous plant. One person simply didn't like really long names because it was hard to fit long names on plant tags - okay, good point.
After taking a quick look on the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS) Database, here are just a few inventive daylily names I came upon:
- Backseat Debutante
- Boogie My Woogie Baby
- Burnt to a Crispate
- Coburg Fright Wig
- Iwanna Piranha
- Long-Legged Lap Dancer
- Nekkid Woman Paddling a Canoe
- Oom Chuckalucka
- Radiation Biohazard
- Riot on the Kindergarten Bus
With more and more cultivars being hybridized each year, coming up with a registration name becomes challenging. By the end of 2013, 77,329 total daylilies were registered on the AHS Database. The rules say no two names can be the same. This calls for great creativity!
So far, a name hasn't yet deterred me from purchasing a daylily I really like. And if the name makes me smile, better yet! What do you think? Would you purchase a daylily named "Arrogant Bastard?"