If you are curious about
beautiful daylilies, then this site is for you. Additionally, there is local information for anyone in or near the Los Angeles area. In particular, the Daylily Display Garden page has many images of cultivars flourishing at the Los Angeles Arboretum. There is also a page with information about the local club and the annual daylily show where gardeners from near and far compete for ribbons. Dayliles are among the hardiest and easiest plants to grow, giving gardens lush results with very little effort.
Daylilies(Hemerocallis) have rapidly transformed in recent years due to modern hybridization,
and they have advanced far beyond the ditch lilies growing wild on the road
side. In the past, the flower appearance was minimal at best; however today, the
modern daylily is available in a myriad of sizes, interesting shapes
and beautiful colors. Some are quite extravagant while others have a
more demure appearance. There are enough varieties to suit everyone's garden
taste and needs.
Because daylilies are one of the easiest plants
to grow, they have the reputation of being America's favorite
perennial. Honestly, a green thumb is not required.
This site has lots of colorful pictures and even a few informational videos. There's plenty of info that everyone can benefit from. So, take a look around
Daylily Edges The edge or picotee of a daylily flower refers to the outer perimeter of the daylily's petals and sepals. The edging structure can be ruffled, knobbed, fringed, etc. It can also be a different color. For more info and examples on edges go HERE.
DAYLILY EYEZONES & WATERMARKS The eye or eyezone of a daylily flower is the darker area above the flower's throat on the petals and sepals. For more info and examples of eyes go HERE. Additionally, the AHS describes the watermark of a daylily flower is the lighter color/tone above the flower's throat on the petals and sepals. For more info and an example of a watermark go HERE.
Daylily Spiders & Unusual Forms (UFO) Spider forms of the daylily must have a petal length four times the petal's width or more, a ratio of 4.0:1. Additionally, an unusual form exhibits unusual form characteristics on at least three petals or three sepals. These characteristics are: pinched crispates, twisted/curled crispates, quilled crispates, cascades or spatulates. For more info and examples on UFOs click HERE.
H. "George Jets On"
H. "Old King Cole"
H. "Indy Charmer"
H. "Ponca Brave"
Daylily Bicolors & Bitones A bicolor daylily is described as a daylily's flower color whose petal segments are an entirely different color than its sepal segments. For more info and an example of a bicolor go HERE. Additionally, a bitonal daylily is a daylily's flower color whose petal segments are a different tint of the same color than its sepal segments. For more info and examples of a bitone go HERE.
Daylily Doubles A double form is a daylily flower with additional perianth segments set one inside another -hose in hose style, and/or stamens converted into petal-like structures -petaloids. For more info and examples on doubles click HERE.