A Gallery of Top Daylilies

Few perennials offer the versatility of daylilies. We've pulled together a gallery of great, easy-to-grow daylily varieties to help you select the best ones for your garden.


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'Bright Sunset'

    This boldly colored daylily is favored for its fragrant, coppery-orange blooms accented with golden yellow tones.
    Bloom season: Early summer
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 3 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Joan Senior'

    About as close to pure white as daylilies come, 'Joan Senior' offers creamy, pale yellow blooms.
    Bloom season: Midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Karen Sue'

    This variety features beautiful pink bicolored blooms; the ruffly petals are rose-pink and the sepals are a contrasting creamy-white.
    Bloom season: Midsummer
    Flower size: 5 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Hyperion'

    An old variety from the 1920s, 'Hyperion' is a classic for its ease of growth and clusters of fragrant, lemon-yellow flowers.
    Bloom season: Midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 5 inches
    Plant size: 40 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Catherine Woodbery'

    An old, time-tested favorite, 'Catherine Woodbery' offers delightfully fragrant, pale-pink flowers.
    Bloom season: Midsummer
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 30 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Country Melody'

    In midsummer, this award-winning variety erupts with fragrant, bright pink blooms that fade to yellow at the throat.
    Bloom season: Midsummer
    Flower size: 5 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 30 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Mormon Spider'

    This variety offers massive brown flowers edged in bright yellow. The large blooms and narrow petals make this a showstopper!
    Bloom season: Midsummer
    Flower size: 8 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 28 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Little Grapette'

    This award-winning miniature daylily offers lots of purple flowers in early and midsummer.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 2 inches
    Plant size: 1 foot tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Charles Johnston'

    'Charles Johnston' offers loads of fragrant, cherry-red blooms (accented with a green throat).
    Bloom season: Midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Iona Pink Promise'

    A top variety, 'Iona Pink Promise' is favored for its large, pink blooms.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 5 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet
    Zones: 3-9

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'Siloam Space Age'

    'Siloam Space Age' offers large, bright yellow blooms over an extended season.
    Bloom season: Midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Creepy Crawler'

    Don't let its name scare you away; 'Creepy Crawler' offers large and fragrant golden-yellow flowers with narrow petals.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 30 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Lady Elizabeth'

    Another old-time variety, it's no wonder 'Lady Elizabeth' is still popular. The pale yellow (near-white) flowers appear in midsummer.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 5 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Fellow'

    It's hard to go wrong with this great variety: The large, purple blooms appear in profusion.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 7 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Raspberry Lehi'

    This great variety offers lots of charming, fuchsia-pink flowers with green throats.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 5 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Lenox'

    'Lenox' offers large beautiful creamy yellow blooms that fade to a creamy green throat.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Rose Swan'

    An award-winning variety, 'Rose Swan' features large, rose-pink flowers in midsummer.
    Bloom season: Midsummer
    Flower size: 6 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Open Hearth'

    For gigantic, eye-catching flowers, grow 'Open Hearth'. Its coppery red flowers will be the centerpiece of your garden.
    Bloom season: Midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 9 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Broadway Magic'

    This rose-pink daylily offers beautiful flowers that fade to a green throat and tend to rebloom.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 5 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 30 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Abluted Pink'

    'Abluted Pink' offers deep pink blooms through the summer on a practically no-maintenance plant.
    Bloom season: Midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 6 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 28 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Wineberry Candy'

    'Wineberry Candy' is one of the most popular daylilies -- and it's no wonder. The orchid-pink petals are accented by a rich purple throat.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 4 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Mary Todd'

    A popular variety among daylily experts, 'Mary Todd' offers large, ruffled, golden-yellow blooms early in the summer.
    Bloom season: Early summer
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 2 feet tall

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'Pat Mercer'

    An eye-catching variety, 'Pat Mercer' offers bright orange flowers that fade to green at the throat.
    Bloom season: Midsummer
    Flower size: 7 inches
    Plant size: 28 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Gentle Shepherd'

    Another top-rated variety, 'Gentle Shepherd' offers near-white flowers in early and midsummer.
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 5 inches
    Plant size: 29 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Cherry Cheeks'

    This award-winning variety features bold, cherry-pink flowers in mid to late summer.
    Bloom season: Mid to late summer
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 28 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Siloam Merle Kent'

    An award-winning variety, 'Siloam Merle Kent' offers orchid-pink blooms with purple throats.
    Bloom season: Midsummer; may rebloom
    Flower size: 3 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 18 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Apple Tart'

    'Apple Tart' offers rich red flowers early in the season. They look as great as they taste!
    Bloom season: Early to midsummer
    Flower size: 6 inches
    Plant size: 28 inches tall
    Zones: 3-9

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'Stella de Oro'

    Perhaps the best-known daylily of all time, 'Stella de Oro' offers masses of golden flowers all through the summer.
    Bloom season: Early to late summer
    Flower size: 2 1/2 inches
    Plant size: 1 foot tall
    Zones: 3-9

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