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Monday, July 5, 2010

Queen For A Day

Jane Hayward, 1993 Hemerocallis 'Jane Hayward'

Above, left: Jane Hayward in Cuxa garden on July 5, 1993. Jane happily wears a crown of daylilies for the ceremonial planting of a newly introduced cultivar named for her that year. Right: Detail of Hemerocallis ‘Jane Hayward’ now blooming in Cuxa garden.

In 1993, Jane Hayward, a curator for the department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, and an authority on stained glass, had recently celebrated her twenty-fifth anniversary working at the Museum. As passionately devoted to medieval art and to The Cloisters as she was, Jane also had a passion for daylilies, declaring that her idea of immortality would be to have a daylily named after her. Read more »