Sammy Russell, an old landscape favorite because of its tendency to bloom for a long time. Little Sammy was mis-labeled when I bought him. He was supposed to be something big and showy.
This larger darker red, probably a relative of Sammy was here before me. MIL called it 'my red Daylily' which is a good garden name. I call it 'Old Red' but it isn't a dog.
Little Business is as near to the color of Knockout Roses as I've found in a Daylily and a perfect size for edging.
Siloam Ury Winniford. I call it by a garden name of 'Miss Winnie' in honor of my dear friend Winifred. I am quite sure of my identification; something yellow was listed on the tag when I bought it.
Two views of Salmon Sheen. It must be only a few generations away from the ditch lily or H. fulva but is a well-behaved evergreen prolific grower. Registered in 1950, it won the Stout Medal in 1959. I plant Salmon Sheen with Hydrangeas for contrast with blue and with Echinacea where the golden centers of Coneflowers pick up the color of the Daylily.
My favorite yellow, Brocaded Gown. Another favorite yellow, Elysian Fields, has already bloomed and I failed to make a pic. Elysian Fields is fragrant.
A true Lily just to point up the difference. True Lilies grow from a bulb, a single stalk with leaves up the length of the stem and buds at the top. The blooms last for days, rather than opening for only a day. The stamens are bigger and more prominent. Not all lilies are fragrant but some have a very pronounced scent.
The season is just beginning here for both Lilies and Daylilies. I look forward to every blossom. Lilies have a shorter season, extended by planting different types: Asiatic Lilies, Longiflorum/Asiatic hybrids, Oriental, Regale and Oriental/Trumpet lily Hybrids. Somehow some of the LA Lilies beat the Asiatics.
Inner View Daylily.
These are the early season bloomers. Most will rebloom and put on new scapes all summer.
I want to see and hear about your Daylilies, True Lilies, too.