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Daylilies are so easy to grow you'll often find them growing in ditches and fields, escapees from gardens. And yet they look so delicate, producing glorious trumpet-shape blooms in myriad colors. In fact, there are some 50,000 named hybrid cultivars in a range of flower sizes (the minis are very popular), forms, and plant heights. Some are fragrant.
The flowers are borne on leafless stems. Although each bloom lasts but a single day, superior cultivars carry numerous buds on each scape so bloom time is long, especially if you deadhead daily. The strappy foliage may be evergreen or deciduous.
Shown above: 'Little Grapette' daylily
The upright spikes of bright yellow flowers of 'The Rocket' ligularia add vertical accents to the more horizontal clumps of daylilies and blend particularly well with red, orange, and yellow cultivars.Helenium
The yellow or coppery daisy flowers of helenium contrast well with trumpet-shape daylilies in a similar range of colors. Full-sun positions please both.Yarrow
Yarrow has flattened flower heads in a wide range of colors from pastels to strong golds and yellow. The shape contrasts well with daylily flowers, and you can create interesting color combinations.