Daylilies are durable, easy to grow plants that need at least 4 hours of direct sun to bloom well. Daylilies are drought tolerant, but will do best in well drained fertile soils. Everblooming varieties will rebloom better if the spent flower scapes (stems) are removed after they have finished flowering. The plants can be cut down to the ground in fall after the foliage has frozen, or the dead foliage can be left until spring when it can simply be pulled away from the crown. Semi-evergreen varieties may not fully die down, but have some foliage that remains green all winter. Dormant varieties have foliage that will fully die down in the winter.
The breeders name appears in parenthesis immediately behind the variety name.
Early season bloom: June, Mid season bloom: July, Late season bloom: August, Rebloom: Produces more than one period of flowers.
ALWAYS AFTERNOON (Morss): Height: 22”, Flower size: 5 .5”. Dusky rose self with a striking plum-purple eyezone and a green throat. Petals are crimped with thin buff pink edges. A shorter veriety that can be used in the front of the perennial garden. Semi-evergreen foliage. A midseason bloomer.
APRICOT SPARKLES (Apps): Height: 15”, Flower size: 3”. An everblooming dwarf selection with a sparkling diamond dusted, deep apricot complete self. A heavy bloomer from June through frost, this variety rivals Stella D'Oro for length of bloom. Dormant foliage.
BARBARA MITCHELL (Pierce): Height: 20”, Flower size: 6”. Soft pink blossoms and celery green throat with perfect rounded form. Petals have deep, flowing ruffles. A long flowering selection with semi-evergreen foliage. A midseason bloomer.
BLACK EYED STELLA: (Roberson): Height: 18", Flower size: 3". A reblooming daylily with a golden yellow self, dark red eyezone and a yellow gold throat. Rebloom may not be as heavy as other reblooming varieities. Dormant foliage.
BLACK EYED SUSAN (Stevens): Height: 28”, Flower size: 4.5”. Every perennial garden should have at least one of these! Rich yellow-orange self with a maroon eye. Extremely high bud count and very long flowering. A strong growing variety which develops rapidly into an impressive plant. Dormant foliage. A mid season bloomer.
CHANCE ENCOUNTER (Stamile) Height: 25", Flower size: 6". A raspberry rose blend with a gold edge on the petal and a green throat. Flowers are of heavy substance and sit atop strong scapes. A terrific specimen plant! A midseason bloomer with dormant foliage.
CHERRY CHEEKS (Peck): Height: 28”, Flower size: 5.5”. A rose pink blend with a golden throat. Not your typical pink coloration, this flower is sure to stand out against the other pinks in your flowerbed. A late season bloomer with dormant foliage that will be blooming when many other daylilies have already finished blooming.
CHICAGO APACHE (Marsh-Klehm): Height: 30”, Flower size: 5”. Excellent sunfast, scarlet red flowers with loosely ruffled recurved tepals and a green throat. One of the best reds available, and an excellent choice in a late blooming daylily. Dormant foliage.
CREATIVE ART (Pierce): Height: 16”, Flower size: 6”. Beautifully formed light yellow flowers with a light green throat and petals of heavy substance. A short variety that can be used in the front of the perennial garden. Outstanding form and color that is underappreciated. Mid season blooms on semi-evergreen foliage.
CUSTARD CANDY (Stamile): Height: 24”, Flower size: 4.25”. Creamy yellow flowers have a maroon band, yellow watermark and picotee edge and a green throat. Flower form is perfectly round, scapes are strong and well branched. A long flowering mid season variety with dormant foliage.
DOMINIC (Williams): Height: 30”, Flower size 5.5”. A strong grower and prolific bloomer with deep maroon flowers and a yellow throat. A very strong growing semi-evergreen type that acts as a dormant daylily. Blooms early to mid season. An excellent compliment to Black Eyed Susan daylily.
EARLYBIRD CARDINAL (Apps): Height: 20", Flower size: 4". Watermelon red flowers with a pie crust edge and a chartreuse throat. A reblooming variety that is fast growing. Begins blooming later than other everblooming varieties. Evergreen foliage.
ELEGANT CANDY (Stamile): Height: 25”, Flower size: 4.25”. Totally sunfast, medium pink flowers have a trianglular red eye, yellow watermark, and a green throat. Well branched scapes produce flowers in mid season. Dormant foliage.
HAPPY RETURNS (Apps): Height: 18”, Flower size: 3”. Canary yellow complete self. A reblooming variety with brighter yellow flowers than Stella de Oro, this variety blooms from mid June until frost. A fine choice where a bright yellow is preferred over gold. Dormant foliage.
HYPERION (MEAD): Height: 40”, Flower size: 5”. Lemon yellow self with a tiny green throat. One of the most fragrant daylilies, Hyperion features trumpet shaped flowers on dormant foliage. Truly a classic variety deserving to be in every garden. Very effective in mass plantings. A midseason bloomer with dormant foliage.
JOAN SENIOR (Durio): Height: 25", Flower size 6". Near white flowers with a lime green throat. Semi-evergreen foliage will act as a dormant foliage daylily. A midseason bloomer that is one of the most true white daylilies in your garden.
PRAIRIE BLUE EYES (Marsh): Height: 33”, Flower size: 5”. Lavender-purplish self with a bluish eye and a large yellow throat. A vigorous grower and prolific bloomer. Mid season bloom on semi-evergreen foliage.
RED FLAG (Miller): Height: 32”, Flower size: 9.25”. A unique spider form with bright red petals that are twisted and curved. The centers of the petals are clear yellow. A flower that draws tremendous attention in the garden. A mid season bloomer with dormant foliage.
ROCKET CITY (Hardy): Height: 36”, Flower size: 6”. Large, bittersweet orange self with a burnt orange eye. A taller variety perfect for the back of the garden, this mid season bloomer grows on dormant foliage.
ROSY RETURNS (Apps): Height: 14”, Flower size: 4”. An everblooming variety with rose-pink blooms, deep rose eyezone and a yellow throat. Slower to begin flowering than other everblooming types, it blooms from July to frost. A nice option to lighter colored everblooming daylilies. Dormant foliage.
SILOAM DOUBLE CLASSIC (Henry): Height: 26”, Flower size: 4.5”. Soft peachy-pink double blossoms with a yellow halo and green throat. Fragrant blooms hold their double form much better than other double blooming types. Dormant foliage.
SOUTH SEAS (Moldovan): Height: 30”, Flower size: 5”. Unique coral-tangerine self with a reddish-coral band and a yellow throat. Everyone who sees its falls in love with the color! A vigorous growing mid season heavy bloomer with dormant foliage.
STELLA de ORO (Jablonski): Height: 15”, Flower size: 2.75”. The world’s most popular daylily! An everblooming variety with a bright gold complete self and mildly pie crusted petal edges. Blooms from mid-June until frost. Dormant foliage.
STRAWBERRY CANDY (Stamile): Height: 26”, Flower size: 4.25”. Strawberry pink blended flowers with a rose-red eye and a golden throat. Nearly perfect rounded flowers are produced on heavily branched, strong scapes mid season on evergreen foliage.