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Parking Lot Daylilies

By Newyorkrita
July 20, 2015

In towns and cities all over Long Island, daylilies brighten shopping center parking lots with lively blooms.

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Jul 19, 2015 6:44 PM CST
Name: Jane
Tobyhanna, PA (Zone 5a)
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I never heard them referred to as "Parking Lot Daylilies", but that description sure does fit the bill. Beautiful, full, and bloom like gangbusters! Nice! Big Grin
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Jul 19, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Name: Stan
Florida Panhandle (Defuniak Sp (Zone 8b)
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I would say, Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Happy Returns') is another one of those standards you see used in and around city landscaping. On a sad note, a local city I drive thru on way to the office, just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on center median landscaping and not a single daylily! Crying
That city council needs a talking too! Grumbling
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Jul 20, 2015 6:42 AM CST
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
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GaNinFl said:
That city council needs a talking too! Grumbling


Or at least a texting to! Hilarious!

I welcome the easy care plants!
Even some that people consider "weeds".
I have nightshade (pretty little purple flowers Lovey dubby ) and Virginia creeper on my chainlink fence right next to the sweet autumn clematis.

And I now have (just noticed as some young ones got old enough to bloom) I have TWO DOZEN different daylilies in my garden!!!
Hurray!

If I were choosing plants for an untended commercial site I'd certainly choose daylilies!
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Jul 20, 2015 4:13 PM CST
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And just this afternoon, I had a friend ask me what I thought he should do with a small but steep slopey part of his yard.

I told him daylilies!
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Jul 20, 2015 5:44 PM CST
Name: Vickie
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I bet those parking lot daylilies really brighten and soften up the landscape!
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Jul 20, 2015 6:20 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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Several ago, I visited my aunt in Philly and across the street from her house is a bus stop and along the sidewalk are the ditch daylilies - they were blooming a gorgeous bright orange. It was so lovely to see every day when I was visiting.
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Jul 20, 2015 8:11 PM CST
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YES!
even the ditchlilies can be gorgeous in the right place!
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Jul 21, 2015 11:22 AM CST
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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crittergarden said:YES!
even the ditchlilies can be gorgeous in the right place!


I agree Yup, they are hardy too.
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Jul 21, 2015 11:53 AM CST
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yup, they are!
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