When Did Pink Daylilies Become New?

the new pink daylilies

They’re pink! And there’s a variety to match every shade in the color chart. Many garden writers still speak of daylilies “in so-called red shades.” However, if they haven’t seen

What Are The Daylilies Dusky Sirens?

daylilies dusky sirens

How should one use the dark daylilies—dusky sirens of the daylily family? Yellow and orange daylilies are supreme for landscaping large areas. But in the small home garden, a dark

Time to Put The Spotlight on Daylilies

Spotlight Daylilies

Early-day lilies stub their toes on the heels of lagging daffodils, and late ones stay around to rub elbows with fall asters and early mums.  In between, they hobnob with

Why Add Daylilies To Your Garden

Garden Daylilies

Gardens are loveliest when they are planned to have a succession of blooms. Then they are continually interesting, with the flowers of one plant immediately following or overlapping the bloom

Daylilies Beauty, And Usefulness as Garden Plants

Useful Daylilies

The dean of daylily hybridizers discusses their development, beauty, and usefulness as garden plants. There are today about 3,500 named daylilies or hemerocallis. Forty years ago, only about a dozen—

The Age of Elegance for Daylilies

age of daylilies elegance

They wonder what plant combines beauty and color with long life, hardiness, and ease of care. The answer is daylilies, known botanically as hemerocallis.  They are truly the delight of

How Do Your Hemerocallis Measure Up?


Daylilies have become general favorites. The plants give pleasure from when the first green spears emerge through the ground in the spring until fall. They make a restful, green background

The Fashion Excitement in Daylilies

Daylilies Fashion

Daylilies (hemerocallis) are perennials with real stamina and are of the easiest possible culture. They bring bright clouds of beauty to northern gardens when midsummer’s heat is at its fiercest. 

What Daylilies Go With


Some years ago, I began growing daylilies (hemerocallis) simply to complement shrubs and perennials in borders. Then their dependability, care-free habits, and the ease with which I could develop new