signet said:It would be almost impossible for someone else to pick daylilies for you. It all comes down to what you find attractive . Shape , height , color , eye , no eye ,edge , no edge , fragrant or no fragrance , season of bloom , ploidy and price all come into your decision.
This is very true. My daylily "collection" would be absolutely boring to most daylily people, yet it pleases me. Or rather, many of the plants therein please me. Others will eventually get phased out - because they were gift plants that I gave a chance to, but didn't like, or because they didn't perform, or because the reality did not meet the hype.
(The "eventually" part pertains to finding a better plant (better by my
criteria), and in some cases, coming up with a seedling that retains the good traits of the parent, but is an improvement in some respect, such as rust resistance.)
Therefore, another starting point for you (beyond Regional Popularity Poll lists and the like), is to look
at a whole lot of daylily pictures (until the daylily season, when you can actually (hopefully) go to nurseries or local gardens and see the real thing), and see what kinds
of daylilies consistently capture your interest or spark your imagination. For example, you make like eyes with matching edges - or you may not. You may like golden edges - or you may not. You may like spiders, or doubles - or you may prefer more traditional "single" blooms. You may like some of the Unusual Forms. And so on.
It is not just about color and height, but also about flower forms and color patterns. Once you get those narrowed down ("I'd like to try a -") then you can look for info, or ask for help, about daylilies meeting your likes that will also be healthy and good performers.