Blooming Daylilies

Daylilies are one of those plants every garden should have. Unfortunately I've been lax in adding daylilies to the garden over the years. I'm not sure why really. It might be the fact that daylilies in the garden centers aren't all that thrilling and that is where I do most of my shopping. I've perused catalogs for various online nurseries and seen some spectacular daylilies. I tend to be hesitant to order much through online nurseries since the plant size tends to be fairly small.

I bought a new daylily this year called 'Primal Scream' which won't be featured in this post (You can see 'Primal Scream' here). It's a few days from its first blooms but sports brilliant orange blooms when it does. Or at least it's supposed to, I haven't seen it yet! Here's what our current daylily collection looks like:

Stella D'Oro Daylily
Stella may be common but when used in the right places can really add some color. I can't say for 100% certainty that his is a Stella since it came with the house but the odds are good.

'Red Volunteer' Daylily
This beautiful daylily was just given to use last weekend by a friend who lives on the other side of our neighborhood. It has a nice form and a beautiful color don't you think?

Forgotten Name Daylily (edit: 'Pardon Me')
I'm guilty of completely forgetting the name of the daylily that Frances gave us a couple years ago.  I always try to keep up with all the names and cultivars but sometimes my memory fails! It's done very well in our garden and has been divided and moved into a couple locations now.

'Crimson Pirate' Daylily
Arrrr!!! Need I say more? Probably. 'Crimson Pirate' came from a box bought at a box store. The petal shape is quite different from the other daylilies we have. It's more of a spider type daylily.

Ye Old Ditch Lily
We have quite a few ditch lilies around the garden. It's taken some time but I've realized that the proper place for these in the garden isn't among the other plantings. Ditch lilies should be planted enmass for a full effect as filler plants in their own special area.

Do you collect daylilies? How many varieties do you have?

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