Spider; Christmas Tidings;
Charlie Pierce Memorial;
Egyptian Ibis; one of my favourites.
Short Circuit; I love the fine cream line around its petals;
Champagne Elegance; pretty nearly white with yellow frills;
Jordan Verhaert; small blooms;
Daylilies do best in full sun and well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. They need a handful of slow release fertilizer once a year---in early spring. Feeding too much causes excess foliage and no flowers. Daylilies need weekly watering when there is no rainfall. Mulching with wood chips, grass clippings or shredded leaves is also recommended.￼
Courtesy; Australiandaylily Society;
There are three types of foliage habit: dormant, evergreen and semi-evergreen. Of these, dormant types are generally not suited to the hot coastal climate.
Flower size may be miniature (blooms under 7.5cm in diameter), small flower (blooms 7.5cm to 11cm in diameter) and large flowers (blooms are 11cm in diameter).
Flower scapes are either low (15cm to 60cm tall), medium (60 to 90 cm tall) or tall (scapes over 90cm high).
The foliage runs from green to blue-green.
The height of the foliage varies from 15cm to 1metre.
Almost all colours of the spectrum are available: yellow (from gold to lemon), orange (brown to flesh), red (maroon to rose-red), pink (rose-red to shrimp), purple (violet to lilac) and near white. There is not a true blue blower.
Location: Full sun or partial shade and well drained, light to heavy soil.
Believe it or not:
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
- Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732