What has been the best plant in your garden recently – here it has definitely been the day lilies or hemerocallis. They carried on flowering while we were having our heatwave, they carried on flowering when we had rain nearly every other day, nothing seems to stop them and they bring such a welcome splash of colour to the garden for more than 6 weeks. This first one is H. Moonlight Masquerade.
Most of my daylilies were bought before I knew that one day I would be writing a gardening blog, so unfortunately most names have got lost. I’m not sure of this one’s name, maybe Joan Senior?
A lovely daylily, growing to about 4ft.
A smaller variety, growing to about 2ft tall.
A middle sized variety, this one grows to about 3ft.
Good old reliable H. Stafford. This one increases really well and soon makes a sizeable clump, this is a tall variety.
A medium sized variety growing to about knee height.
Another tall one like Stafford, about 4ft tall. I think this one is Jane Phillips.
A medium sized one in the brightest orange, it certainly shines out from the semi shade where I have it. About 3ft tall.
Quite tall at about 4ft, a really pretty daylily.
Tall like Stafford, 4ft, a lovely flower verging on the blue/purple.
A lovely small variety, only about 1 ft high, this has now formed a large clump, so in the autumn it can be divided into three, good for the front of the border.
Covered in rain drops is H. Pink Damask. This was the first one that I bought many years ago and has been divided and given away so many times. Quite a tall variety and a good “doer”.
I’ll finish with my favourite, very similar to the first one, Moonlight Masquerade, but with a more frilly purple edge. This one is H. Canadian Border Patrol bought to remind me of the family that we have in Canada.
There is still room for more in the garden, areas that need a bit of colour at this time of year, so now it’s on to the ” web ” looking for the sites of Day Lily nurseries. If I am tempted to buy some more, I promise I will keep a note of all their names!