Day Lilies giving colour everywhere.

Hemerocallis or Day Lilies, because as their name suggests they only flower for one day, soon though your plants are large enough to have loads of flowers so the flowering period is easily for a month. I find that frequent deadheading is best to keep the plants looking tidy. So far this week we haven’t had any more rain but with a fair amount of sunshine the flowers are opening, making the garden look very colourful.

This is Pink Damask, although I think more of a terracotta colour than pink. This is a good sized clump now and flowers for a long time.

I can’t remember all their names, in fact I cen’t remember most of them! This is a small variety with matching smaller flowers.

Another small variety in the border by the field.

I know this is Stafford as I bought it when my parents lived in Stafford. This is a very large clump now so could be split when flowering is over. This has sat in the flood water all winter and just grew bigger!

This one is growing in quite a lot of shade behind the dead oak, maybe I ought to move it. A smaller variety.

I would say this is a medium size and a lovely plum colour.

This bright orange colour certainly stands out in the border by the back garden.

Much rounder flowers than Stafford, but just as large, another that appreciated all the flood water in the winter. I think they should be marketed as bog plants!

A lovely white/cream variety, which makes a change from all the bright colours.

A smaller red variety, similar shaped flowers as Stafford but only half the size.

There are still more to start flowering, most of them on the rockery, they are smaller than those in the borders and are covered in buds so it won’t be long before I’m enjoying them as well.  I feel the day lilies are very useful plants that bring colour to the garden without much input from me, yes, I need to deadhead them but that is a small price to pay for so much summer colour. Hope you are all enjoying your gardens.

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10 Responses to Day Lilies giving colour everywhere.

  1. Denise says:

    Lovely selection Pauline and I certainly agree with you about their utility. Mine are just starting to flower ……I can’t say I know the names of any of then anymore except Ed Murray for some reason!

    • Pauline says:

      It’s funny how some names stick isn’t it Denise, and some don’t, I’m getting rather forgetful these days anyway and it will probably get worse as time goes by! They will keep colour coming in the garden for a while now while other plants are beginning to get ready for late summer.

  2. First flower on mine opened yesterday. I moved them last year so I don’t know if i will get as many flowers. I really like the smaller flowered varieties.

    • Pauline says:

      I’m sure the plants that you have moved will soon get back into flowering mode after they have made a good root system Linda. I too like the ones with smaller flowers but the larger plants fill a good sized space.

  3. snowbird says:

    What a delightful collection, I have to say I’m somewhat

    • Pauline says:

      I’m sure you’re not really Dina, over the years I have added to the original couple that I bought, Stafford was one of the original ones. These days though I would have to find something really interesting to make me buy more!x

  4. Cathy says:

    Lovely, Pauline. I used to have a few too, but for some reason they just gave up and stopped flowering so I took them out. Perhaps I should try again…

    • Pauline says:

      Now that I know that they can take a lot of water Cathy, especially in the winter, maybe it was too dry where you had them. always worth another try.

  5. Arwen says:

    Beautiful! Day lilies love our moist Welsh soil and are such do-ears in our garden, you’ve inspired me to get more! I have an orange one I ‘borrowed’ from somewhere and it is so vigorous that I have to rip clumps of it out every year!

    • Pauline says:

      Ah yes Arwen, the lovely gentle rain of Wales, I remember it well! A lot of my Day Lilies get flooded every winter and they seem to revel in it, they should be sold as bog plants!

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