Southern Gardening: Daylilies are excellent landscape performers
If you are looking for an easy landscape plant that is guaranteed to please, the daylily is the plant for you.
Daylilies come in just about any color, shape or size you could want for your landscape. The colors are a kaleidoscope of red, peach, white and yellow. Aside from the stunning array of colors, the flowers themselves are not boring. Shapes include vibrant double flowers, petite flowers, flowers with gold-edged ruffles and spidery blooms with long, linear petals.
Believe it or not, all the daylilies we enjoy today come from the orange ditch lilies known scientifically as Hemerocallis fulva and Hemerocallis flava. At least 30,000 named selections have come from this original variety.