P Daylilies booklet 2012

P Daylilies booklet 2012
Added by Alain Martineau
General Description : Booklet of 10 stamps
OFDC Cancellation Location: Flowers Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador
Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
Wild yellow or orange daylilies growing in ditches and along fences are a familiar sight to families heading off to cottage country. Sincethe early 1930s, the daylily has been hybridized by gardening enthusiasts and professional horti-culturalists, and this beautiful, hardy perennial can now be found in a rainbow of colours and an array of shapes across the country.
he Daylily (Hemerocallis) was long placed in the Lily family (Liliaceae), but is now considered to belong in the plant family Hemerocallidaceae. This term, from the Greek words meaning “beauty” and “day,” alludes to the fact that each flower lasts for just one day. Since there are many flower buds on each flower stalk and many stalks in each cluster, the overall flowering period is usually several weeks long. The flowers of most species open at sunrise and wither atsunset, often replaced by another on the same stalkthe next day. Although not commonly used for arrangements, daylilies make good cut flowers, as new blossoms continue to open over several days.
Originally, daylilies could be found only in yellow, orange, and reddish-brown. Today, colours range from near-white, to yellow, orange, pink, red, purple, blue and more. While the roadside yellow or orange daylilies—known to hybridizers as Hemerocallis fulva (or Hemerocallis fulva Europa)—are forms of the cultivated types that ‘escaped’ and now grow wild, all modern daylilies have evolved through a complicated history of hybridization.
It was decided to use the common orange ones,” says Danielle Trottier, Stamp Design manager. “The purple daylily, which has been identified as “Louis Lorrain,” was chosen not only because it was a bit more exotic but also contrasted so beautifully with the orange.
Also available in coil of 50 stamps, dimensions: 24 mm x 20 mm (horizontal), quantity: 120,000 coils or 6,000,000 stamps, simulated perforation top and bottom only.
Face value PERMANENT™ domestic rate $0.61
Catalog code (Michel) CA MH0-430
Catalog code (Scott) CA 2530a
Catalog code Canada post Product #: 413829111; Stanley Gibbons CA SB450
Series Flowers
Stamp colour multicolor
Stamp use Booklet stamp
Print run 14,000,000
Issue date 01/03/2012
Designer Isabelle Toussaint Design graphique
Paper type Tullis Russell
Print technique Lithography in 6 colours
Printed by Lowe-Martin
Perforation Simulated perforation (SP)
Catalog prices No catalog prices set yet

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