Double Daylilies - Hemerocallis
Although double daylilies do exist in the wild, these are sterile, and today's doubles have been bred from single daylilies. There are now nearly 3000 of them and what they lack in simple elegance they make up for with brighter colors and fuller flowers. Here are some of the best and the most popular.
Note that many double dayliles will produce single flowers only, at the start of the season or in cool weather.
Hemerocallis 'Siloam Double Classic'
Double Pink Daylily
One of the best and most popular of the Siloam Dayliles, 'Siloam Double Classic' has lovely double pink fragrant flowers, tinged with green and frilled at the edges. Flower diameter is 5" (12.5cm). They are
Flowers appear midseason, with an diurnal, extended habit, and this is a diploid daylily.
Siloam Double Classic won the Stout Silver Medal in 1993.
Hemerocallis fulva Kwanso
Double Orange Daylily
A very old and well known variety, 'Kwanso' has large (4.5", 11cm), double orange flowers with reddish eye zones and ruffled and orange-yellow edges. Hot colors which look great with black or dark red daylilies. It's also good for ground cover and large drifts, although it can be invasive, it's roots spreading underground.
Hemerocallis Kwanso flowers midseason, and it's diurnal, dormant and diploid.
Hemerocallis 'Vanilla Fluff'
Pale Yellow Double Daylily
Delicious fulsome double daylily with frilled vanilla petals and a darker, pale yellow, eyezone.
Flowers are large - 6" (15cm), midseason,- fragrant and diurnal. Foliage is dormant, and scape height is 34" (85cm).
'Vanilla Fluff' won the Ida Munson Award best double award in 1988.
Double Peach Daylily
Award-winning peach double daylily with a pale green throat. 'Scatterbrain' is also slightly fragrant, semi-evergreen, diurnal and a midseason bloomer.
Scape height is 32" (80cm) and flowers are large - 6" (15cm).
Hemerocallis 'Double Cutie'
Reblooming Double Yellow Daylily
'Double Cutie' is a reblooming double yellow daylily. Small, it has flowers of only 4" (12cm) and a scape height of only 13" (32cm). Low-growing dense evergreen foliage makes it especially good for ground cover.
Hemerocallis 'Double Cutie' flowers first midseason, with further re-bloomings.
Hemerocallis 'Double Passion'
Reblooming Double Evergreen Daylily
This is an unusual tall pinkish brown double daylily with a golden throat and evergreen foliage. it flowers early and then reblooms.
Flowers are 6" (15cm), while scape height is 25", 62cm), and Double Passion is also evergreen, diurnal and diploid.
Hemerocallis 'Jo Barbre'
Yellow Double Daylily
Canary yellow double daylily with a greenish throat, slender petals and an attractive open form. Flowers are 5.5" (14cm) wide and scapes are 23" (57cm) tall.
'Jo Barbre' is a mid-season, diurnal, bloomer with semi-evegreen foliage.
Hemerocallis 'Mama's Egg Pie'
Reblooming Double Spider Daylily
Introduced in 2008, this one of only a few double spider daylilies, and the only registered reblooming one. Big and tall, it has 50" (125cm) scapes and 7" (17cm) flowers, which are golden yellow and fragrant.
Mama's Egg Pie Daylily flowers first midseason with a extended habit, and it's semi-evergreen and diploid.