A few things to consider when selecting daylilies
The color of the daylily - Daylilies are available in almost every color (there are not yet any true blues or pure whites).
We try to have the photographs in our catalog accurate, but we are not professional daylily photographers. Differences in computer monitors and how they are adjusted also affect the way the colors appear. Always pay more attention to the color description than to the color in the photograph.
The flower form-Trumpet, spider, double, etc. See definitions.
The size of the bloom-it's width in inches.
The height-which refers to the height of the bloom scape, not to the height of the foliage. The heights of the scape and the foliage are often, but not always, similar.
The blooming habit-diurnal, nocturnal, or extended. If you want to use a daylily in an evening garden, for example, you don't want a diurnal daylily because it will "wilt" at the end of the day.
The bloom time-or bloom season.
Just where these seasons fall on the calender, however, depends on where you live. Here, midseason is July, extra early season is the end of May or the first of June.
Whether or not the daylily is a rebloomer- This is more important for growers in warmer regions. In colder climates these daylilies may not have a chance to rebloom before cold weather, or might not perform as well the second time around. Our rebloomers are not as showy in the fall as they were the first time they bloomed, but we think they are still worth having.
Whether or not it is fragrant (daylily fragrance is generally not strong, especially in those not described as very fragrant).
The location of the garden it is to be planted in (Zone)-Although daylilies will grow almost anywhere, individual cultivars differ in their tolerance for heat or cold. Unfortunatly, there is no official word on which daylilies do best in which zones. Here are our recommendations:
An interesting consideration - Darker daylilies, when rained on significantly or when spent, stain anything they touch. They are, therefore, not good choices for any place where you or visitors to your garden are likely to brush against them. If you won't walk past them after a rain (or you won't get rain during their bloom season) or you deadhead daily, this should not be a problem. Otherwise, they are safer set back from paths a little.
Tips for matching daylilies with other daylilies and to other flowers:
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