Daylilies are old favorites for good reasons. They are:
Cold hardy (to USDA Zone 3)
Very attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds
Adaptable to a variety of soil conditions
Disease-free and pest-free
Graceful, eye-catching, and long-blooming
Available in a very wide range of colors and sizes
Good for erosion control
Edible and tasty
And we still have some wonderful varieties in stock! And they are in bloom!
Daylilies should be planted in a location with full sun to light afternoon shade, and compost-enriched, well-drained garden soil. The crown of the plant should be 1″ below soil level. Trim back spent flower stems as they finish, and trim yellowing foliage as needed.
BONANZA: This heirloom selection is indefatigable, producing an abundance of fragrant, soft golden-yellow trumpet flowers with a contrasting deep purple eye on 15″ upright stems above dense clumps of grassy foliage from midsummer through fall. Perfect for massing, edging and containers.
CATHERINE WOODBURY: Elegant, trumpet-shaped 6″ soft lavender-pink blooms reveal a green throat and emit a light perfume. Sturdy, erect bloom stalks 24 to 30″ tall rise above low-growing mounds of refined, grassy foliage in mid-season. Repeat bloom is possible. Beautiful in butterfly gardens, large containers or borders, and mixed ornamental plantings.
STELLA D’ORO: This award-winning, reblooming, dwarf selection is so reliable, easy, compact, and bright, it has become an international favorite. Heavy clusters of fragrant 2 ½” blooms are borne all summer and into fall if dead-headed and given occasional organic fertilizer. The golden-yellow blossoms stand at 10-12″ tall above arching grass-like leaves, making them perfect along a path or in groups.
FRANS HALS: This very popular variety has narrower petals than most, giving the blooms a starry shape and a more informal character. The bright yellow- and rust-colored pinwheels of color make a brilliant display in mid-summer, with over 50 blooms once established. Plant in sweeps for a dramatic display of color lasting more than a month. Grows 24-30″ tall by 18-24″ wide.
MIGHTY CHESTNUT: Each large 5″ fragrant, burnt-orange flower sports a maroon band encircling a green-gold eye. The broad, lightly ruffled petals open wide to better display the colorful details. Blooming in mid-late season, the well-branched plants have a high blossom count, and each flower remains open for an extended period of up to 16 hours
RAJAH: Rajah daylilies display striking 5.5” star-shaped, informal blooms with reddish orange petals, deep red eyes, and yellow throats on scapes to 40″ tall. They bloom in mid-season, with some rebloom possible, and are highly attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
WINE DELIGHT: This 3 1/2″ wine red bloom has broad overlapping petals and a contrasting chartreuse throat. Wine Delight produces plentiful blooms on 18″ stems amidst neat foliage in mid-season.