daylily season is in full swing

The past week, the daylilies have been opening one after another. Every day, DH and I tour the garden to see what has opened. We are in the early to mid season now. We have more than 365 different cultivars, so there will be a lot more to bloom as June and July roll by.

Here’s ‘Novelty Number.’ It looks like it has been brushed with paint. We bought this plant last year and it has multiplied well and has lots of blooms on it.

'Novelty Number'

‘Kindly Light’ is a spider form. To be a “spider,” the length of the longest petal has to be at least four times the width.

'Kindly Light'

‘Monterrey Jack’ is one of my favorites. I love the clear yellow, the large flower, and the pretty eye zone.

'Monterrey Jack'

‘Window Dressing’ is one of the “white” daylilies. Most whites are tinged with another color or have a contrasting throat, often green or yellow.

'Window Dressing'

‘Strawberry Candy’ was one of our earlier purchases and is still a favorite.

'Strawberry Candy'

‘Angel Artistry’ gets a lot of comments from garden visitors.

'Angel Artistry'

‘Siloam Double Classic’ is a beautiful double daylily. Love the soft pastel coloring.

'Siloam Double Classic'

Sometimes a plant will have a polymerous (also called polytepal) bloom. One having four petals and four sepals (or more) rather than the normal three each. Here is ‘Moonlit Masquerade’ with a polymerous bloom.

'Moonlit Masquerade'

Here is a picture of the same plant with the usual blooms.

'Moonlit Masquerade'

Another personal favorite is ‘Little Rainbow.’ This one should be seen close up and in person to truly appreciate its subtle beauty. If you click on the picture, it will take you to the picture on and you can click ALL SIZES to enjoy a larger photo. It is a polychrome, which means the colors blend and mingle without distinct bands. This daylily has a yellow base with a pink overlay.

'Little Rainbow'

I have more to share, but that’s probably enough for this post. 🙂 You can enjoy other gardens, with other flowers, at Jean’s Bloomin’ Tuesday.

I’ll be posting more daylily pictures as the days go by. We often have plant sales (all proceeds support the mission projects of our church). If you are local and would like some daylilies or other garden plants, we would be glad to have you stop by. If the clump is old enough and big enough, we are always happy to dig double fans of the daylilies. Locals only, please. We haven’t done any shipping and aren’t equipped to do that.



  1. Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    You have some wonderful selections of Daylillies in your garden. I really like ‘Novelty’s Number the best, love that brushstroked face. 🙂

  2. Posted June 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    I love the huge variety of lilies you have – they are amazing! Thanks for letting me see all the differnet blooms. Paula from Idaho

  3. Posted June 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness — what an incredible variety you have! They are gorgeous! Loved the description of each one too. I couldn’t pick a favorite. Each time I thought I’d chosen one I would scroll down and the next I would see would go to the top of the list. Loved this post!

  4. Posted June 8, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad you day lily season is in full swing. I so enjoy seeing all your beautiful varieties. Thanks for the tour! Jean

  5. Posted June 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    What beauties they are. I love them all. Stunning. Have a good day. Becca

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