Daylilies are one of the most reliable plants to welcome into any garden. They are easy to grow and maintain, and they can produce beautiful blooms once established.
These flowers are hardy and durable. These flowers are resistant to disease or insect pests and they produce large, colorful blooms that begin in the middle of the summer and last until the beginning of the autumn.
There are many varieties of daylily. Let’s take a closer look at some of them below.
Types of Daylilies
Stella De Oro Daylilies – Hemerocallis Stella de Oro
The Stella de Oro daylily is one of the most popular variants of this flower. It’s compact and vigorous, producing vibrant blossoms. This miniature daylily boasts golden trumpets, ruffled edges, and blade-like foliage. Each flower can grow up to seven centimetres across and can last for approximately 16 hours.
Common Orange Daylily – Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus
The common orange daylily became popular when it was introduced to the United States in the late 19th Century as an ornamental. Homeowners and landscape designers favour this type of daylily as the plant’s orange flowers are a sight to behold.
Yellow Daylily – Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus
Also known as the lemon daylily, this bright yellow flower is trumpet shaped. The flowers’ brightly colored petals add a vibrant pop of colour to garden and vase of cut flowers.
Long Yellow Daylily – Hemerocallis citrina
This type of daylily can reach a height of between 90 and 120 centimetres. It has bright green, arching leaves measuring in at around 40 centimetres. The trumpet-shaped flowers are bright yellow and have a trumpet shape. They are very fragrant and bring a welcome aroma to any environment.
Amur Daylily – Hemerocallis middendorffii
The Amur variety of daylily is native to the far east of Russia, northwest China, Japan and Korean. This stunning orange-yellow blossom can be found growing in meadows or open woods, as well on slopes and scrub. This plant is grown in Asia for its edible flowers.
Dwarf Daylily – Hemerocallis minor
Dwarf yellow daylilies grow in clumps of one to two feet in height. These plants are great for ground cover as they produce bright yellow flowers. This daylily is the parent plant to hybridize dwarf daylilies.
Rosy Scenario Daylily
The rosy scenario daylily is a pretty pink flower with a darker pink eye and a green throat. The plant can grow to 32 inches high and has charming, slightly ruffled bloom edges.
Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’
The ‘Pardon Me’ daylily produces plenty of rich, velvety burgundy-red blossoms. This plant can bloom for up to seven centimetres and has a very long blooming time. Unlike most other daylily varieties, the ‘Pardon Me’ is night-blooming, which means that it opens late in the afternoon and stays open throughout the evening before closing again in the morning.
Hemerocallis ‘Pink Damask’
The ‘Pink Damask’ daylily produces pink, star-shaped blooms with narrow petals and golden throats. This plant is very tolerant to heat stress and drought.
‘Stafford’ daylilies produce incredible masses of rich burgundy flowers with orange and yellow stripes that melt into the back of its golden throat. Bright green, strap-like bright leaves accompany the blossoms.
Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’
This type of daylily produces bold red, funnel-shaped flowers. They can measure up to 12 centimetres in width and have white midribs, black antlers and golden-green throats.
Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’
The pale yellow ‘Happy Returns’ variety is one of the most favoured amongst daylilies. The flowers are compact, measuring up to 7cm in width and lasting up to 16 hours. They can also last for as long as 24 hours.
Which Daylilies Bloom The Longest?
Daylilies usually bloom for a prolonged period of time. They thrive in all types of weather conditions. Because of its hardiness, daylilies are able to bloom all through the summer.
How Do I Identify Daylilies?
Daylilies If you look at the leaves of the plant, it is easy to identify them. The lilies have flat, strap-like leaves and grow in clumps starting at the soil line.
With so many stunning types of lilies to choose from, there’s sure to be one that will brighten up your garden.