Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Daylilies , how many do we really have?

'Tis daylily season, and thank heavens for them, because they are blooming during a lull in my garden. I do have to say, though, that I like irises more than daylilies, but I do appreciate the variety, beauty, and hardiness of daylilies.
We do have a LOT of different daylilies. I took pics, and there were a few that weren't blooming today, so I'll add another entry in a few days, to try and figure out how many varieties I have.
As usual, I don't know the names of most of them, so if you have any ideas/suggestions/guesses, let me know!
This daylily (above) was here when we moved in. We don't have the traditional orange 'ditch' daylily, but I love this double variation. I saw something similar for sale called 'Kwanzi', so maybe that is what this one is.

These are a buttery yellow, with large blooms. I never get tired of looking at them.

An unknown pk/yellow pastel.

This deep red is another favorite of mine, the picture really doesn't do it justice.

mrp. yellow/pk, unknown.

Hey, this one is called 'Pandora's box!' relatively new in my garden.

This is a lovely intense pink with yellow center, name, as usual, unknown.

Name unknown, intense red. The blooms are thicker than a lot of daylily blooms.

This is a mini bloom, Grapette.

This may be the same red daylily as above. ? don't know.

this is a purple-colored daylily, don't know the name.

A sweet pink/yellow beauty.

hmm. close to the last one, but not the same color. Name unknown.

unknown pastel yellow/peach.

'Naomi Ruth'

similar to naomi ruth, smaller in size, but a double.

large pk and yellow beauty, name unknown.

one of the 'candy' daylilies, I think.

I showed this dark red/yellow spider -type daylily before.

So, how many does this make so far? 19. I'll get the rest in a few days,when I can get some nice pics.


Emily said...

Wow, so many beautiful ones. Hard to choose a favorite! Thanks for posting all these pictures here. :)

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

How big is your yard? Is every inch covered in flowers? These are beautiful.

Muum said...

Em, thanks for the compliment!

Lynne, we have an acre of land. I took these pics because I realized we really do have a LOT of different daylilies in the garden. Our best crop is weeds, really, though. Too much garden, not enough gardener :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, you have some beautiful lilies. I love the buttery yellow one and I am not even crazy for yellow. The Pandora's box is just gorgeous. I kept seeing so many pretty lilies on blogs and have started a list to add to my few lilies. Have to give those silly deer something to eat I guess. ;-) The nasty varmints ate half of mine off.
You have quit a collection of them.

Laurie and Chris said...

Oh my!! They are all so pretty!! I wish I had room for some in my gardens. I will some day!!!

Sue said...

I love daylilies! I have no idea how many I have, but they are in almost all my flower beds, and I don't know most of their names. I just got some new ones in gallon containers for half off at a local greenhouse the other day. I have the tags next to them, but I should draw a little map in case the tags get lost.

Yours are beauties! The last ones may be my favorite.