Some people have referred to daylilies as the poor man's orchid.
Indeed, daylilies, like orchids, are a beauty to behold. Daylilies
are no longer just the muted yellow and orange plants grown in road
ditches. They come in every color from white to deep purple (almost
black) and in a variety of sizes.
If you don't' have a green thumb, daylilies are the perfect plant.
They are relatively carefree and can turn an unused, dull area,
into a stunning bed of color and texture. Daylilies flourish almost
anywhere. They are also an excellent plant to use for erosion control,
such as on a slope that is difficult to mow, and also as a ground
There are indeed a lot of the common yellow and orange daylilies
around. However, there are some spectacular varieties that you should
keep an eye out for:
Black Eyed Susan: A real standout in the garden. This daylily has
rich yellow-orange petals with a maroon and dark orange throat.
Bama Bound: This daylily has a deep reddish color giving it a satin
Little Grapette: A miniatured sized daylily with grape-purple petals
and a green throat.
Beauty to Behold: A light lemon colored daylily with a green throat.
The flowers are satin in appearance. The flowers are nocturnal;
the day's flowers actually open up the night before.
Hyperion: This daylily has been around for over 80 years. The canary
yellow flowers have a trumpet shape and are treasured for their
Ice Carnival: A large, fragrant, white reblooming daylily that
does best in full sun. The petals are almost pure white and the
center is a mixture of pale yellow and lime green.