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Old 05-27-2015, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I don't mind daylilies and have an entire bed of them, plus a handful elsewhere. I'm in Illinois, and they bloom all summer for me. That's really why I chose them. I wanted perennials that would bloom a significant amount of the summer, require little care, and not be too fussy about being in bright shade for part of the day. My search for long-blooming perennials didn't turn up a lot of plants I liked.

I'm sure the author turns her nose up at them in part because she's an avid gardener who has seen many well-planned and complex gardens (and probably done on a much larger budget than I have). I don't have the time, money, space, or know-how to garden on that level, so a lot of my plants are basic, cheap, and easy to plant and care for.
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Old 03-26-2017, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Land of Free Johnson-Weld-2016
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The link no longer works. Did she get backlash. Daylilies are common and easy grow and divide. Maybe that is why some people get snobbish about them.
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I really like them. They are wonderful, carefree plants. They are the bones of my garden. Many gardeners might not know that you can buy evergreen or deciduous, reblooming or once blooming daylilies in any height and any color. If you think daylilies are a one trick pony, you should try choosing one or two for their specific characteristics.

I have about 30 Stella Doros surrounding a palm tree in my yard. They are repeat bloomers which die back completely in the winter. This allows me to hit the area with weed killer and completely clean out the bed before they start to emerge. I also have a dozen tall, evergreen daylilies on the south side of my house. The leaves look good alll winter, and it is so hot and sunny there, that few other things do well.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I lined the whole east side of my house with daylillies. I love them when they are in bloom but by late summer the foliage looks really bad.
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