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Daylilly in Commercial Setting

Posted by plantman56 z6 PA (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 08 at 12:25

This is sort of a design question. I would like to plant daylillies in an island at the entance to a commerical business. I have grown many daylilies at my home, but never had to worry about how long they bloom. Just plant and enjoy. With this planting I would like to extend the bloom as long as possible. Many commercial ladscapes over use Stella. And with my limited knowlege, it really is not a plant and forget type of plant - (correct me if I am mistaken, but I beleive you need to remove old seed heads to really get the most out of the repeat bloom?).
I have seen at a public garden two groups of daylillies (similar colors that have been planted together to give an extended bloom - like Stella and say Butttered Popcorn- (may not be the exact cultivars I saw but works for this example)
Could some one give some examples of a maybe 2 cultivars (that are realivlty easy to get ), does not have to be the same color but that may go good togehter, that could be mass planted - and eventually cared for by landscape maintence guys -

Thanks in advance - Mike
Zone 6

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RE: Daylilly in Commercial Setting

Plantman, I have both Happy Returns and Rosy Returns. Happy is lemon yellow with larger blooms, foilage and increases much faster than Stella.
Rosy Returns is a pinkish red which has the same characteristics as Happy.
Both are very prolific bloomers with at least 3 bloom periods for me here in middle Tennessee and both increase rapidly for me.

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