Members of the media were asked to arrive early to ensure that the bloom would be at its peak for photographs.
Fortunately, the plant was at the edge of Plopper's Field, where plants are just plopped in willy-nilly where there is room, so it was easy to photograph.
After an appropriate amount of exclamation over the beauty of this daylily, members of the media were allowed to take pictures and ask questions.
One of the most asked, and unanswered, questions was about the name of the daylily. The owner of the garden, who was not present, did not know. However, her garden secretary, Miss Jane Hortaway, indicated that the owner would return to the place where she bought the daylily, Soules Garden, as soon as possible to determine the name of this, the most beautiful daylily in the world.
The owner's garden stylist, Gloriosa Vanderhort, was also on hand to elaborate on the award and the qualifications for it. She said that what qualified this daylily to be the most beautiful daylily in the world was the green center, the pastel shadings of the petals, and the very slight ruffle-i-ness.
When asked what the owner planned to do with this daylily, Miss Jane Hortway replied, "I'm sure Carol will mark this plant and then later, rain permitting, she will likely dig it up and divide it to spread about Plopper's Field and perhaps share with others. Carol believes that beauty of this sort must always be shared."
*Update - I've heard back from my friends at Soules Garden. The Most Beautiful Daylily in the World is 'Moonlight Orchid'. They say it is almost always sold out.