Today’s photos come from Gwen Chance.
I have been gardening for many years in Zone 6 in Kansas. I have over 100 varieties of daylilies mixed in with other perennials. There is great satisfaction in growing beautiful flowers.
Daylily ‘Doctor Lopez’. Daylily breeders are busy creating ever more exciting and elaborate flowers, with complex patterns, ruffles, and frills. The variation is nearly endless, and of course daylilies are one of the easiest groups of plants to grow.
Daylily ‘Space Coast Royal Ransom’. With so many varieties of daylilies being introduced, the cultivar names are often very long and unusual. Many breeders put the same phrase in all their introductions so that it is easy to recognize their work. Varieties with names beginning with “Space Coast” are the creations of Florida daylily breeders John Kinnebrew and James Gossard. It can be well worth learning the breeders of your favorite varieties, because if you find a breeder with similar tastes to yours, you’ll probably love a lot of their introductions.
Daylily ‘Jay Farquhar’
Daylily ‘Jane Trimmer’. Look how many fat flower buds there are on that plant. Since each bloom on a daylily only lasts one day, producing lots and lots of flower buds is key to a large, long-lasting display.
Beautiful walkway to a little garden shed.
It isn’t all daylilies. Lush perennials fill this bed, while an annual planter lifted up on a post adds height and drama.
Another dramatic daylily, with an extraordinarily complex pattern.
Daylily ‘Boundless Beauty’ showing intense ruffling.
A flower-filled planting in this lovely garden.
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