Daylilies are one of the easiest perennials to grow -- they tolerate almost
any soil and show off their brilliant blooms in sun or partial shade. Best of
all, the show goes on for months and months! The color selections in our
Charming Daylily Collection are well balanced to produce a vibrant display.
FRANS HALL - Truly original! First introduced in 1955, this warm bi-color
sports alternating rusty, cinnamon-red and yellowish-apricot petals. The red
petals display striking creamy midribs. Each bloom is 4 ½". Grows
24-28" tall. A hardy, prolific rebloomer, flowers mid to late-summer.
MARDI GRAS PARADE - Lightly ruffled, bright rose-lavender blossoms
4" across make this an extremely festive daylily. A green throat is
surrounded by a light lavender band which blends into the darker wine-purple
eye. Blue-green foliage with good form. Grows about 25" and blooms in
mid-season or longer.
MY WAYS - 'My Ways' features 5" velvety ruffled, red-violet flowers
with large, cool green throats. This cultivar is especially tall reaching
36" in height. Quite sunfast, My Ways blooms in early to mid-summer.
PRAIRIE BLUE EYES - Introduced in 1970, this majestic variety has
bluish-purple blooms with shining, bright-yellow centers, subtle white midribs
and dark veins. Petals are finely ruffled with slight seersuckering. In cooler
weather, the flowers show more of a raspberry hue. Grows to 28" and blooms
MARY TODD - Introduced in 1967, Mary Todd is one of the brightest yellow
daylilies on the scene and a multiple award winner. Blooms show luxurious
ruffles with a heavy texture. Grows 26" tall with each bloom measuring
6". Blooms in early summer -- one of the first.
Reliable daylilies grow in just about any soil type as long as it is
well-drained. Full sun is preferable, but they will also grow in full shade
with fewer flowers. Daylilies are very hardy and drought tolerant thanks to
their thick fleshy roots which enable them to store water. Little care is
required. However, it is a good idea to deadhead spent flowers - the plant
will look better and you are also preventing it from going to seed which can
weaken it. You may also want to trim your daylilies back to 6-8" from the
ground at the end of the season to spur regrowth next year.