New Daylilies

“New Daylilies”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana. 


The daylilies I purchased on my last garden center outing have bloomed.  The first one is a double pink that did not have a label on it.  I did see a label on the ground next to it, but it only said “Pink Daylily”.  I really don’t like it when the correct name is not on a plant.  Even though it has no name, it is a lovely daylily and will fit right in that area of the garden which has mostly pink flowers.  I think with its ruffly edges and chartreuse green throat this is certainly a great addition to my daylily collection.  It was very reasonable considering there were three fans in the container.


Pink Daylily (redu)


The next daylily was labeled (correctly this time, I might add) and also is gorgeous.  It is Mac the Knife, a deep red flower with a bright yellow throat.  This one is going in the entry garden with all the other red flowers.


Mac the Knife (redu)


These seem to be late bloomers.  All my other daylilies have finished blooming, and the repeat bloomers have already started their second flush of flowers.  I won’t mind if these are the latest of all the daylilies to bloom.  It just prolongs the colorful daylily season.



  1. donna said,

    June 27, 2009 at 6:10 am

    I’m developing a fascination with plant names, like Mac the Knife. Who names them? I suppose soon there will be a Michael Jackson Moonflower based on MJ’s moonwalk. All your lilies are pretty, even the one simply named Pink Lily.

    • Jan said,

      June 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm

      Donna, I guess the grower gets to name the flower. Mac the Knife must be because the flower is so red. Jackson Moonflower would be appropriate for a new moonflower.

  2. Janet said,

    June 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

    The pink one is really ruffle-y! I like it. Very pretty.

    • Jan said,

      June 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm

      I liked it, too, Janet. It reminds me of a lady in her Easter finery.

  3. June 27, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Just beautiful Jan.

    Greetings from Tyra in Vaxholm

    • Jan said,

      June 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm

      They are pretty, aren’t they Tyra. It is amazing the varieties of daylilies that are not available. Something for everyone’s taste.

  4. fairegarden said,

    June 27, 2009 at 10:37 am

    Hi Racquel, your unknown double is a beauty, easy to see why you bought it even without the name. The red Mac is a stout fella too. I am not sure about who reblooms around here, it is hard enough to keep track of the names. I do know that Pardon Me is the first open and the last to quit, blooming the whole season.

  5. fairegarden said,

    June 27, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Oh my goodness, please forgive me, I wrote Racquel instead of Jan, knowing full well it was you, but my mind had a hiccup as the thought of daylilies swirled around my brain!

    • Jan said,

      June 27, 2009 at 3:51 pm

      That’s okay, Frances. It happens to all of us. I don’t have too many reblooming daylilies, so I tend to notice the ones that do send out a second flowering. I will say, for me, Plum Tree is the longest and most prolific of the daylilies. It just blooms and blooms, laughing at the heat that has been thrown at it lately.

  6. Sweet Bay said,

    June 28, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I’ve heard of Mac the Knife (memorable name) — it’s beautiful. I love the double pink too.

  7. karen said,

    July 21, 2009 at 9:35 am

    why arent my repeat bloomers (day lillies) doing well this year. Not much blooming this year – first blooms were petty good but i am getting very little now – other years they were great repeat bloomers. I have been pulling out the dry deal leaves and stems. I have added fertilizer and new soil to some of them – dont seem much difference.

    • Jan said,

      July 24, 2009 at 9:22 am

      I have found that some of my repeat bloomers are not doing so this year. I wonder if it is because of the early June heat we had. I guess we will just have to wait until next year.

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