You may think that I exaggerate and that there surely can’t be one thousand different types or cultivars of the daylily. And you are right, there aren’t one thousand. In fact there are 75,000 different named cultivars so to say that you are spoiled for choice is an understatement. To discover more about what has been described as “the perfect perennial” read the article below which comes from the Penn State Extension website.
The daylily offers many different choices for the landscaping or garden at your home. The scientific name of this perennial plant is Hemerocallis. A cultivar is a registered named daylily. There are over 75,000 different registered cultivars. This large number covers cultivars registered from the beginning of record keeping to the present, so many of these cultivars are old and some even lost.Every year hybridizers introduce new cultivars.? In the last ten years there have been around 2,200 new daylilies registered annually.?? The changes in daylilies over the last several years have been dramatic in plant sizes, flower sizes, flower colors, and flower shapes.? Every year new cultivars add to the interest in daylilies.? This variety gives buyers many options to choose from for their gardens.
In the Gettysburg area, daylilies will bloom from June through September, but the peak bloom time is the end of June until the third week in July.?? There are also early daylilies that bloom in June and many late bloomers that extend the season through August and September.?? Planting all three types of blooming time daylilies will provide flowers all summer long.? Take a visit during peak season to a display garden and get familiar with the cultivars in which you are interested.
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