Daylily, Garden Know How

Very Very Dark Daylilies

Ashwood Darkside / Sensible Gardening and Living There seems to be a fascination with dark or black flowers. Rose and tulip hybridizers have been after it for years as have daylily hybridizers. There are no true black daylilies but many are extremely dark none the less and verging on looking black. Dark colored daylilies often have  a thick substance to…

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Winning Daylilies

Although the Stout Silver Medal is the highest award given, there are several other awards given out each year by the AHS to honor daylilies in specific categories. Lenington All American Award This award is presented to the daylily voted the best performer over a wide geographic area. The 2012 winner was Spacecoast Tiny Perfection hybridized by Kinnebrew. Early Season…

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Daylily Care

By now, most gardeners are in the thick of things. Planting, fertilizing and of course weeding! Many of you will have added new daylilies to your collection and everyone will be hoping to have strong healthy plants for large beautiful blooms. Often called the perfect perennial, daylilies are quite undemanding. Follow these simple steps for how to plant and care…

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Daylily Names

FUN PROJECT: Plant a family or friend garden using daylily names that match them, or as close as possible. My mom is May May, my niece is Catherine Woodbery and so on. It’s a long term project that never fails to amuse visitors. It is also something which can be shared with future generations. With over 70,000 registered daylilies all having…

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Growing Daylilies

Of all the flowers I grow , by far my passion is for daylilies. Often termed the perfect perennial, daylilies are hardy, easy to grow and amazingly beautiful and varied. Daylilies are really an easy care perennial and a few basic care techniques go a long ways. Growing daylilies is easy and most rewarding. Growing Daylilies – When and How to Plant Daylilies are…

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Daylily Blooms

Daylilies are the perfect perennial in many ways. Easy to grow, easy care and tough as nails. If they have a downfall it would be that each flower stays true to its name, and does just bloom for one day. Most daylilies bloom early in the morning, lasting through the day to fold up and end in the late evening. How…

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Daylilies That Bloom All Summer

   As the name Daylily suggests, each daylily bloom lasts for one day. Most daylilies bloom early in the morning, lasting through to the evening. How is it possible then to enjoy these beautiful flowers over a long period of time?  First of all each daylily plant sends up  scapes throughout the flowering period. Scapes are leafless stalks which bear…

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Hybridizing Daylilies

When you use the term hybridizing it all sounds rather serious. What it simply means is to crossbreed. There are plant breeders who spend a significant part of their lives hybridizing plants, and daylilies are no exception. Much of present day daylily hybridizing takes place in the southern United States. Northern breeders are however on the increase, and this includes…

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Garden Daylilies

With our cold and snowy winters, now is the time for spring planning and dreaming, and for me that means what new daylily (Hemerocallis) cultivars am I going to add to my collection. Few growers offer paper catalogues in the mail any more as they have became too expensive to print and mail, however with the internet there is no…

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Late Blooming Daylilies

Right around this time most gardeners feel their garden is in a bit of of a slump.  Summer blooms are fading fast and it is still a bit early for the fall color and asters to take center stage. There are many fall blooming perennials though that bloom in late summer and daylilies are one of them. Daylilies begin to…

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