Daylilies are one of the most reliable plants to welcome into any garden. They are very easy to plant and care for, and once established, they produce some of the most beautiful blooms!
These flowers are tough and hardy. They are rarely troubled by insect pests or disease and produce big, colourful flowers which begin blooming in the middle of summer and continue into the early months of autumn.
Types of Daylilies
Do you know that there are actually 12 different types of daylilies? They come in different colours, shapes, and sizes. Let’s take a closer look at some of them below.
Stella De Oro Daylilies – Hemerocallis Stella de Oro
The Stella de Oro daylily is one of the most popular variants of this flower. It is compact and grows vigorously, producing some of the most vibrant blossoms in any garden. This is a miniature daylily that boasts golden trumpets with ruffled edges and blade-like leaves. Each flower measures up to about seven centimetres wide and lives for at least 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 petals of the flowers are strikingly bright and offer up a refreshing pop of colour to gardens and vases of cut flowers alike.
Long Yellow Daylily – Hemerocallis citrina
This type of daylily can reach a height of between 90 and 120 centimetres. It features bright green arching leaves that measure in at about 40 centimetres long. The flowers are bright yellow, and trumpet shaped. Long yellow daylilies are also very fragrant and add a welcome scent to every environment.
Amur Daylily – Hemerocallis middendorffii
The Amur variety of daylily is native to the far east of Russia, northwest China, Japan and Korean. This gorgeous orange-yellow blossom grows well in meadows, open woods, scrub and on mountain slopes. The plant is cultivated in parts of Asia for its edible flowers.
Dwarf Daylily – Hemerocallis minor
Dwarf yellow daylilies grow in clumps of one to two feet in height. These plants make for excellent ground cover and produce bright yellow flowers. This particular daylily variety is the parent plant for hybridizing 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 up to 32 inches in height and the blooms have charming, slightly ruffled edges.
Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’
The ‘Pardon Me’ daylily produces plenty of rich, velvety burgundy-red blossoms. The plant enjoys quite long, extended blooming periods with flowers measuring up to seven centimetres wide. 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. Its flowers are quite showy, and this plant is particularly tolerant of drought and heat stress.
‘Stafford’ daylilies produce incredible masses of rich burgundy flowers with orange and yellow stripes that melt into the back of its golden throat. The blossoms are accompanied by bright green, strap-like leaves.
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 and can measure up to seven centimetres wide and can last for up to 16 hours, but no more than 24.
Which Daylilies Bloom The Longest?
In general, daylilies bloom for a long period of time. The flowers grow well in a variety of conditions. Due to the hardiness of the plant, all daylilies can bloom from the start of summer right through to the end.
How Do I Identify Daylilies?
Daylilies are easy to identify if you examine the leaves of the plant. They have long and flat, strap-like leaves that grow in clumps from the crown of the plant 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.
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- Types of Daylilies
- Stella De Oro Daylilies – Hemerocallis Stella de Oro
- Common Orange Daylily – Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus
- Yellow Daylily – Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus
- Long Yellow Daylily – Hemerocallis citrina
- Amur Daylily – Hemerocallis middendorffii
- Dwarf Daylily – Hemerocallis minor
- Rosy Scenario Daylily
- Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’
- Hemerocallis ‘Pink Damask’
- Hemerocallis ‘Stafford’
- Hemerocallis ‘Chicago Apache’
- Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’
- Which Daylilies Bloom The Longest?
- How Do I Identify Daylilies?