Daylilies are easy-to-grow perennials
Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp. and hybrids) are some of the easiest perennials you can grow. But if you think they’re overused and passé, think again! With thousands of varieties (and counting), there’s bound to be a tantalizing option or two. You can find a rainbow of colors, many with unique flower forms, and even ones that are really tall or super small.
Daylilies are perfect for novice gardeners and green thumbs alike and grow well in any well-drained soil. And if you want, you can have some flowering from late spring through fall by choosing early, mid- and late-season bloomers, as well as rebloomers. I hope these unique varieties will inspire you to seek out some unusual, unique daylilies for a full sun to part shade spot in your garden.
Where to find unique daylilies
You can find unusual daylilies locally, but for those really out-of-the-ordinary ones, try the mail-order sources below. Take a look at “Anatomy of a daylily” above to familiarize yourself with some of the terms you’ll see when you’re choosing cultivars.