Daylily Colours and Colour Patterns

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Daylily Colours and Colour Patterns

Daylilies are stunning flowers that are not only easy to maintain but can really brighten up your front and backyard gardens. Available in a range of sizes, you can also select from various beautiful colours and colour patterns to suit your needs and preferences. By choosing a combination of colours or an individual colour when buying daylilies, you can help to really enhance your outdoor areas.

Some of the flower colours available

When you purchase from today’s hybrid daylily range, you can select from a huge variety of different flower colours to suit your tastes and preferences. Traditional daylilies used to be very limited in terms of flower colours, but the hybrids that are now available will provide you with many different options.

  • Basic flower colours: This refers to the outer area of the flower, and the options include:
  • Yellows: You can select from all shades of yellow, from pale yellow through to vibrant gold, canary yellow and oranges.
  • Reds: You can also select from a range of reds from scarlet and tomato red through to maroon and wine.
  • Pinks: The variety of pink colours available include elegant pale pink through to bright and rose pink.
  • Purples: A variety of purple colours are also available, including soft lilac and lavender through to vibrant violet.
  • Cream and pale shades: You can also select from cream and pale shades, which offer an elegant and dainty appearance.

Throat colours: This refers to the centre part of the daylily flower. The colour of this part is generally a different colour to the basic flower, with some of the colours including green, gold, yellow, orange, melon, and apricot.

The colour patterns available

There are also a number of different colour patterns to choose from when it comes to daylilies. This includes:

  • Self: This is a simple pattern where the segments of the flowers are all the same, although they may be different variations of the same colour such as pale and darker pink.
  • Blend: This is where the segments of the flowers are a combination of two or more colours.
  • Polychrome: With these flowers, there may be three or more colours combined when it comes to the flower segments.
  • Bitone: These are flowers where the petals are a darker shade and sepals a lighter shade of the same colour. You can also get reverse bitone, which is where the petals are the lighter shade and the sepals darker.
  • Bicolour: A daylily with different coloured petals and sepals.
  • Eyes and bands: You can also get eyed or banded colours, which is where there is a zone of different shading or colour between the throat and flower segment tips.

There are also other variations, which can include dotted, dusted, edged, tipped, and even diamond dusted with fancy edges.

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