June 22, 2018

My Favorite Daylilies

Alabama Jubilee
May and June are daylily months. Most of the spectacular ones start blooming in Mid-May. There are a few that actually re-bloom into July.

Daylilies are very easy to grow. They like full sun but will tolerate some shade. None of mine get a full day of sun. Some get full afternoon sun and the ones in my shady backyard only get morning sun and all are happy.

Unless you are lucky enough to have a friend who shares the lilies with you, you will probably buy bulbs at a nursery, a big-box store or online. You will start with one or two bulbs. Don't worry, most will bloom the year after planting and keep right on growing and multiplying for years to come. Soon you will be the one sharing bulbs with your friends.

If your soil is clay, amend it with compost or some good hummus. Water occasionally until they are established. Once they are established let God take care of them. I honestly don't ever water my 15-year-old plants. They might get water when I turn the sprinklers on to water the lawn in a drought but that's about it.

I even love what here in the south call "Ditch Lilies". I pick them and put them in vases, they keep blooming just as if they were outside...new flowers every day until all the buds on the stem are done.

Below are a few of my favorites from my yard. Some I know the variety and some names have long been lost.                                                                                                                               

Daring Deception

Unknown Yellow Ruffled
Unknown Red

Eyes of Fury
Another Unknown Red

Unknown Yellow Ruffled

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