Favorite Daylilies

Benchmark
Benchmark
Lavender Tonic
Lavender Tonic
Moonlit Masquerade
Moonlit Masquerade
Kwanso
Kwanso
Elegant Candy
Elegant Candy
Mountain Violet
Mountain Violet
Bonanza
Bonanza
Designer Ribbons
Designer Ribbons

My Favorite Daylilies

I have 100-150 different varieties of daylilies in my garden. Many of these are popular older varieties. The newer daylilies are now available, but you can pay top prices for them. Some bloom really well, some are just so-so. Others are just beautiful enough to put up with not as many blooms.

Here I'll share with you some of the daylilies that are my favorites and let you know why.


Benchmark

As you can see, I love my purples. Benchmark is a darker lavender than Lavender Tonic. The blooms are bigger but it doesn't put on as many buds as Lavender Tonic, but is still a good bloomer. This has a 30" scape and a 6" bloom.

Lavender Tonic

This daylily puts more buds and blooms on then any other daylily I have in the garden. The scape is 17" and the bloom size is 5 1/4". It has large eyes and raised midribs. This plant grows at a rapid rate. I've shared this plant with others and still have two large ones myself. I recommend it to anyone.

Moonlit Masquerade

This one is a real beauty. Scapes are 26" tall with a 5 1/2" bloom.

Kwanso

I love this daylily because of it's vibrant colors. It also has a double bloom. Some people don't like this daylily because it sends out runners and will spread everywhere. The plant is large having 36" - 48" scapes. Flowers are about 4" across. This would be a good daylily to plant along a pond or in a ditch or anywhere else alone. It causes a lot of problems when you want to keep track of daylily names because the shoots will grow right along other daylilies.

Elegant Candy

This is one of my favorites because of the pretty colors and ruffles. Scapes are 25" and blooms are 4 /4". This daylily is also a rebloomer if you have a long enough season. This is part of the Candy Series by Stamile. I have several others from the series - Wineberry Candy, Blackberry Candy and Custard Candy. I like all of them.

Mountain Violet

I think the photo on this daylily says it all. It is a special beauty. Scape grows 25" to 30" and has a large bloom. If you live in a warmer zone than Michigan this beauty will also rebloom.

As more of the daylilies start to bloom and I have time to take photos, I'll add more. I hope you enjoyed viewing these and get as addicted to daylilies as I am.

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Rhelena 6 years ago

Those are all very pretty...I can't decide which one I like best! :)


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Barbara Kay 6 years ago from USA Author

Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed them.


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Kay Creates 6 years ago from Ohio

How wonderful to have so many varieties. I only have the double bloomed Kwanso. I enjoyed seeing your photos.


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Barbara Kay 6 years ago from USA Author

I did a lot of online trading to get so many. Now the postage is just too high to do it anymore. It's a good thing or my entire yard would be daylilies and we have about a half an acre lawn.


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MIMOMA 6 years ago from Southern Indiana

Barbara, BEAUTIFUL.. Thanks for sharing. I luv'd em all!I try to add new lillies each year also. Sonot have nearly as many as you but i do enjoy daylillys. They give so much beauty while asking for so lillte attention.


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Barbara Kay 6 years ago from USA Author

Thanks for the comment Mimoma. Daylilies are fun to grow.


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Peggy W 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

Enjoyed seeing your gorgeous daylilies. Your garden must be beautiful with all of these beauties in bloom.


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Barbara Kay 6 years ago from USA Author

Peggy W, Yes I do enjoy the daylilies. In July they put on a real show. Thanks for commenting. Barb


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celeBritys4africA 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

I like gardening and I love your flowers.


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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA Author

celeBritys4africA, Thanks for visiting my hub and I'm happy to hear you enjoyed viewing the flowers.


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NotTooTall 4 years ago from The Land of Pleasant Living

I enjoyed reading this Hub. Nice photos, too! Thank you for sharing such good information.

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