This is one prolific bloomer
The month of May starts off the daylily craze in my neck of the woods. About mid-May they start their show and it will continue for another few weeks, depending on the type of daylily you may have. Until I moved to Louisiana, I never grew daylilies. Well, maybe I had a few of the wild daylilies (which I've heard called 'tawny', 'common' and 'ditch' daylilies). But they were never very showy and I felt they didn't really go with the garden I had at the time. Our current house came with an assortment of daylilies, although I have no idea what their cultivar names are, if they even had one. Since that first year when they bloomed, I've become smitten by them and I'm afraid I'm going to fall into the obsessed category soon. Someone save me! Without further ado, here are the ones that are currently blooming in my yard. There are a few more that haven't opened yet, but I think I better just stop here for now.
'Crimson Pirate' daylilies in mid-March
'Crimson Pirate' daylilies today; this is an old-fashioned variety from the 1950s that I bought at a big box store in a bag
Daylilies for sale at our farmers' market
These more flat, open ones are not really my favorite (but to each his own of course)
Very open with curved petals; again, not my favorite
I have a number of daylilies like this one scattered here and there
My latest purchase, 'Betty Warren Woods'; I like how the yellow ones brighten the landscape
How's this for a wild color? One of my Master Gardener classmates bred this.
A peachy one
This is my all-time favorite; I call it 'dreamsicle' although the folks I bought it from said it didn't have a cultivar name
I'll know if I've tipped over into the daylily obsession bucket when I start learning more about all the different varieties. I'm scared to go there though. :-)
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2009. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.