I've been trying to spend a little bit of time each day since I got home trying to reclaim my poor, sad flower beds. Between poor soil, moles, and neglect, things have to be tough to survive here! The day lilies are always a success. The first picture is my drop-dead favorite lily, usually called a "lemon lily." They are old-fashioned, and grow in profusion, quickly! I love the clear yellow color, and how long they bloom. Although each blossom on a day lily lasts only one day, they produce so many buds that the blooming period is a couple of weeks.
Here's another old-fashioned lily that most people can get a hold of for free by hunting near abandoned houses or in ditches. I don't know that it has a specific name. As you can see, it's a deep maroon with a golden throat. I like it a LOT too. It does not spread nearly as quickly as the lemon lily though. I just have two little patches. On the other hand, I have so many lemon lilies that I'll gladly send you some for postage money if you want.
A few years ago I actually bought two varieties to complement the other two. This one is called "Young Love." I wish the yellow were a little more yellow and less gold, but I like how it's the opposite of the one above.
Finally, I chose this one called "Revolution," for its dark red color. It fills out nicely, and I think I can split it this fall.
So which ones do you like? The old or the new, or a mix and match selection? I'm working on the Hosta bed this week. It's a mess.