If you love colorful and easy-to-grow flowers, then you should consider planting some daylilies in your garden. Daylilies are hardy perennials that come in over 10,000 different varieties, each with its own unique shape, color and blooming time. In this blog post, I will introduce you to some of the most beautiful and popular types of daylilies that you can grow in your yard.
One of the most common and beloved daylilies is the ‘Stella de Oro’ variety. This daylily has golden lily-type flowers that contrast nicely with its mound of strappy leaves. It is a reblooming daylily, which means it will produce flowers all season long. It grows well in full sun or partial shade, and it can reach up to 36 inches in height. It looks great when paired with other perennials, such as Siberian iris, purple coneflower and bee balm.
Another gorgeous daylily is the Rasberry Goosebumps variety. This daylily has petals that are the color of a black cherry soda, with a large chartreuse throat. The petals are also slightly ruffled, adding to its charm. This daylily blooms in mid-summer, and it has flowers that are about 4.5 inches in diameter. It prefers to be kept evenly moist, and it thrives in full sun or partial shade. It can grow up to 36 inches tall, and it has a delightful fragrance.
If you are looking for a daylily with a striking color combination, you might like the ‘Caballero’ variety. This daylily has orange and yellow blooms that have been popular since 1941. It is an evergreen daylily that grows between 36 and 40 inches tall. It is also very fragrant, and it can produce up to 25 blooms in a growing season. It likes full sun or afternoon shade, and it needs about an inch of water per week. It is a repeat bloomer that will brighten up your garden in mid-summer.
For a dramatic and tall daylily, you can choose the ‘Challenger’ variety. This daylily has brick-red flowers with a yellow throat that are up to 5 inches across. Unlike most daylilies, whose flowers last only a few hours, this daylily’s flowers last longer. It can grow up to 6 feet tall, and it blooms in early fall. It likes full sun or partial shade, and it needs to be kept consistently moist. It is an evergreen daylily that will add height and color to your landscape.
A delicate and lovely daylily is the ‘Circe’ variety. This daylily has soft lemon-colored flowers that are more petite than most daylilies. It grows to be about 34 inches tall, and it produces grassy clumps of foliage. It blooms throughout the summer, and it likes well-drained soil and consistent moisture. It is a deciduous daylily that will charm you with its light and airy appearance.
A unique and eye-catching daylily is the ‘Skywalker’ variety. This daylily has long, thin, blue-lavender petals with a soft blue-purple halo and a lime-green throat. The flowers are about 6.5 inches in diameter, and they appear on stalks that are about 22 inches tall in the summer. This daylily is more drought-resistant than most, and it goes dormant when not blooming. It likes full sun or partial shade, and well-drained soil.
These are just some of the amazing types of daylilies that you can grow in your garden. Daylilies are versatile, low-maintenance and rewarding plants that will bring joy and beauty to your outdoor space. I hope you enjoyed learning about them as much as I did!