Parking Lot Daylilies: Daylilies that need no care

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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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Name: Jane
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PAgirl63
Jul 19, 2015 6:44 PM CST
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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GaNinFl
Jul 19, 2015 8:41 PM CST
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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crittergarden
Jul 20, 2015 6:42 AM CST
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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crittergarden
Jul 20, 2015 4:13 PM CST
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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Name: Vickie
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blue23rose
Jul 20, 2015 5:44 PM CST
I bet those parking lot daylilies really brighten and soften up the landscape!
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piksihk
Jul 20, 2015 6:20 PM CST
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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crittergarden
Jul 20, 2015 8:11 PM CST
YES!
even the ditchlilies can be gorgeous in the right place!
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 21, 2015 11:22 AM CST
crittergarden said:YES!
even the ditchlilies can be gorgeous in the right place!


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