The Q&A Archives: Daylily

Question: Which is the largest variety of daylily? I have a spot that could
use some.

Someone said there is one called

Answer: I know of three giant daylilies: Baja is one of the finest, with GIANT blooms that arise early in summer, then repeat later in the season. For an extra-long, extra-lovely season of color, rely on this hardy perennial!

These blooms are a full 6 inches wide, with ruby-red petals and a golden throat. At the base of each petal you'll notice some black "eyelashes" that only add to the effect of dark rich color.

And the flowers look even larger on these compact plants. Baja is just 24 to 26 inches tall and 18 to 24 inches wide -- a convenient size for edging and containers as well as large, gorgeous border displays and landscaping.

Daylily Startle has huge 5- to 6-inch blooms in midsummer on plants just 26 inches high and 24 inches wide! The flowers are radiant red with merry ivory ruffles like petticoats peeking out from a velvet skirt.

Daylily Just Plum Happy has big blooms on small plants -- and they keep coming from early summer till frost. A re-bloomer, Just Plum Happy sports showstopping 5-inch flowers of rosy peach (with gold highlights) and big, beautifully textured plum-colored eyezones. The petal tips are ruffled, the throat bright yellow -- it's like enjoying a sunset all day, every day, for months on end in the sunny garden. Plant reaches just 12 to 14 inches high and a foot or two wide, with the same great tolerance of heat, humidity, cold, poor soil, and even drought

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