Or if you prefer, daylilies aka Hemerocallis. They do only flower for a day, but there are so many buds on each clump now, that we can now say that they flower for a month. I find that they look a lot better if they are deadheaded every day or couple of days, a chore I know, but they do look a lot better for it.
I’m afraid the names of my day lilies have gone, lost in the mist of time and old age! I like this small peachy one.
Oh, I missed a dead head there!
Another even smaller peachy one, all these so far are in the border by the field.
A dark lilac one in the border behind the alpine scree.
Pink Damask, another of my first ones, why can I remember the oldest ones names and not the more recently purchased?! I think the colour is more of a terracotta than pink.
This is one of the smallest that I have, in the border behind the alpine scree. This is the first flower on this plant this year, but I have seen dozens of buds ready and waiting.
I hope you agree that they now look better!
Apart from deadheading them each day, or every other day, the only other problem is the dreaded Day Lily Gall midge. The larva creeps up and enters the bud which causes it to be deformed, I have found that removing all the misshapen buds and disposing of them in the household waste, not the compost, I seem to be winning, there aren’t as many this year.
Old clumps have so many buds on them, the odd one or two that have to be removed isn’t a problem. So far I haven’t been tempted to add spider day lilies to the garden, these have very long, narrow petals which I don’t think would show up as well, what do you think of the spiders, do you like them and grow them?