Looking for bright colored daylilies

southdakotadaylilyJuly 17, 2007

Hello Everyone, I am new to this site. Wonderful site and great reading.

I am new to daylilies, but the bug has bitten, and I am in love.

I live in Brookings SD, zone 4.

I am looking for the brightest colored daylilies possible. (The opposite of pastel daylilies)

What is the brightest colored daylily for each color that is hardy in zone 4? (That you would recommend)

(I am looking for daylilies that in clumps will grab people's attention 50 or 100 feet away.)I am looking for a good one in each color:


White (yes I know)


Pink -- Hot Pink

Orange -bright orange


Blue (i.e. bold lavender)



White (yes I know)


Pink -- Hot Pink

Orange -bright orange


Blue (i.e. bold lavender)


Also, I am looking for any daylilies that will turn people's heads 50 feet away, and make them say "Wow, what is that?"

Or in your daylily garden, what is the first daylily that visitors are drawn to?

I appreciate your help.

Thanks in advance,


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George,here are a few suggestions,and look at the clumps link,there are many pics there.
purple-Indian Giver
white-Joan Senior
yellow-Butterfly Ballet

red-Red Volunteer
white-Arctic Snow
purple-Strutters Ball
yellow-Golden Prize
pink-Corryton Pink
orange-Rocket City or Primal Scream

Look at pictures,pick what you like. If you have a question about them,we will help you out.You can look up the stats of your choices on Tinkers Database. click on online database and type in the name of the plant in the "cultivar" box.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tinkers Gardens

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 7:35AM
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I have sparkling orange it is a really bright daylily. My husbands favorite one.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 9:06AM
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jkunkel(zone 7)

I have a couple bright Orange ones, the best eye catchers I have! -
this pic is not mine, I didn't get a pic of this one this year, it bloomed while I was away. Outrageous

An oldie but goodie! Frans Hals

Mauna loa

El desperado is not really bright, but it is eye catching!

As for purples this is the brightest one I have mainly because of the green throat, but it is kinda hard to grow, it bloomed for me and is now going to rebloom, but the fans are a bit ratty, and aren't very big. Malachite prism

there are lots of them you could choose, it should be fun for you! Happy hem hunting! -Jessica

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 9:46AM
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gdionelli(z6 WV)

Eye Yi Yi always calls attention to itself.

As does Golden Compass.

Classic Edge, partly because of its tendency to have huge numbers of flowers every day (mine bloomed for over a month straight this season - every day multiple blooms)

Another clump of CE

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 10:35AM
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Here's a few that scream in my garden:

Good luck -- Chris

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 10:40AM
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This was a first bloom and the colors were much brighter than the photo shows:

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 10:44AM
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I just bought 'Going Bananas' and I have to say, it catches my eye everytime I walk anywhere near it. The yellow is SO vibrant. It has a USDA zone rating of 3 -9, but I am in 7 so I don't have zone 4 experience... Mine is fragrant. Here are some of my pics - they have not grown to huge clumps yet, but you get the idea:

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 10:49AM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Here are some of my brightest eye-catchers:

BRIGHT SUNSET (Tet, dormant, 36" tall, 6" blooms, Early-Mid season for me - strong, tall orange)

HEART OF JADE,(Dip, Dormant, 22", 4-5", Early - it blooms larger for me than its listing on Tinker's, which is 3 1/2")

FROZEN JADE (Tet, dormant, 25", 5 1/2", midseason; this color CUTS through the garden, it's really strong)

BREAKAWAY (Tet, dormant, listed as 30", but it's taller for me, closer to 36", with 6" strong orange-peach blooms, midseason; it has scapes like tree trunks, and it multiplies well)

SPELLBINDER (Tet, Dormant, 34", 6-6 1/2", mid-late, darn near NEON in person, this picture doesn't do it justice)

I'm in the upper end of zone 5; I get a zone 4 winter every couple years if you go by low temps. These plants haven't minded the cold at all, and just keep thriving.


    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 12:17PM
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Thanks everyone for your input.
Any suggestions for Bright Lavender daylilies?

    Bookmark   July 17, 2007 at 10:40PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

wow,I injoyed this post with all these beautiful blooms.I love these reds and purples,but that Classic Edge is really gorgeous.I want that one.


    Bookmark   July 18, 2007 at 1:06AM
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vegangirl(z6 VA)

Mary's Gold and Chicago Gold Coast are bright yellows that really show up and catch your eye.

Mauna Loa, Solar Power, and Hot Wire are bright oranges.

Christmas Is is a bright red with a wide yellow-green throat that is eye-catching. Highland Lord is another good red, a double.

Dark purples: Mountain Heights, Nordic Night, Night Beacon

Loved the pictures!!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2007 at 5:54AM
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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

Here are better pictures of 'Bright Sunset' and 'Spellbinder':



Here's a nice, strong pink, too:



    Bookmark   July 18, 2007 at 5:10PM
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the best pink i have is Setting Pink Sun
it is very strong bubblegum pink. not sure how to post pics on here so send me you email and i will send you a pic of it.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2007 at 10:57PM
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