I bought some daylilies 3 yrs ago. They bloomed last year and while I didn't look up their names to make sure the colors were correct, I was pretty sure they were. This year however they seemed a bit "off" to me so I looked them up and sure enough the pictures of the names I have are not what they look like. Baja, Bama Bound, CHICAGO APACHE, and Sunday gloves. Now I know I bought Sunday gloves and I know not only is it supposed to be white but it was most definitely white last year, I remember because it is my favorite one, and it is my only white daylily! But this year it is more of a light lemon/cream with yellow edge, I am sure it is true to name but does this happen every year, change colors back and forth from white to cream/yellow? Also all the others I looked up were solid shades of red I am pretty sure last year they were solid. This year is really strange (now bare with me as I do not know the names of the petals) the "front" three petals are the red color with the "back" three petals being cream with the tips faint red. I still have one more daylily to bloom and I am wondering what is going to come up. I was starting to really like daylilies and there are some really pretty ones with "teeth" but if the ones I have can change then I am not so sure I want to spend $30 and it may or may not come up like they are supposed to. I am beginning to think hybrid daylilies are not necessarily for the great white North.
Even my new daylilies are a bit wonky, although I should really give them more of a chance as how many daylilies still flower right after they have been sliced and diced, shipped in a box, and plunked in the ground like a sack of potatoes.(I received them the week of all that rain/flooding and they were not happy waiting till it slowed down a bit. I am actually really surprised and impressed that they flowered only weeks after I put it in the ground.