I haven't seen the yellow lilies you mentioned. when I lived in my apartment there was a woman I was friends who offered me the divided plants from her father's gardens. He had dozens of varities! I brought them to my mom & we still have them...they're just bald LOL!
One is a deep red/burgandy shade with orange-yellow throats. They are beautiful AND fragrant - I'd had no idea that daylilies could smell nice!
Thank you! Yes I have found the tops of some of my flowers are being eaten by something during the night, I was thinking coons, maybe deer. Have you seen the yellow lily that looks just like the ditch (orange one) lily? It is very pretty I am seeing them around homes this year.
Great information! And a great web site! Thank you! Now I have to go out and see what kind I have. Ditch or tiger! I also see a bright yellow flower along homes now! They look like the ditch lily but are yellow.
ESMERILDA Common names can be confusing because one plant can have many common names and a common name can be used for a few different plants. I live near Kansas City, Mo. and usually around here a ditch lily is the old fashioned orange daylily which has leaves about 1 inch wide and 12-18 inches long all growing at the base of the plant. It sends up stems around 3 feet high with the flowers at the end of the stem Tiger lilies on the other hand, send up a stem 3-4 feet tall with short leaves all along the stem. A group of orange flowers with black spots bloom at the top of the stem. Tiger lilies also produce little black bulbuals where the leaf meets the stem. These fall off and produce more plants. Again since these are common names that is what hey are called around here.
A big thank you! I found a lady who sells them from her front yard, I am going to go and check them out. I already have the ditch wild flower my mom got from my Grandma's farm. Mom calls it tiger lily. So I am just not sure the difference between it and day lilies. Thanks again.
Day lilies are super easy to grow in just about any soil condition. One of my favorites is the 'ditch lily'. I have them in my shady wood line garden and in the hot sun in the ditch. Another favorite of mine this year is the " Ruby SPider'. IT grows super fast and the color is just amazing to me.... find more info at :
I have "ditch lilies" in the field just south of the house. I know they will take over the area but I don't have the heart to get rid of them. They look great with the wild Queen Anne's Lace and Blackeyed Susans.
Daylilies are very easy to grow! The old fashion daylilies, the orange ones commonly refered to as ditch lilies would run and take over large areas. Most of the newer varieties form clumps up to about 1 foot in diameter and are easy to contain. They come in a huge variety of colors and heights and prefer mostly sun but will grown in part shade.
I want to plant day lilies, are they easy to grow? Any information will be helpful. I have research them on the web just want to hear from you that have grown them. Thank you! I have tiger lilies now which came from my Grandmother are day lilies easy to care for as them?
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