Vintage Daylilies V Modern Hybrids

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Daylily daylilies growing in my garden

Daylilies are flowers that have been adorning outdoor areas for many centuries. However, it was only in the 1900s that more modern, hybrid versions of these plants were developed. Today, there are tens of thousands of variations enabling gardeners to enjoy a rainbow of colours and forms as well as differing bloom times. These hardy, versatile flowers continue to enjoy huge popularity thanks to their beauty and ease of maintenance. But, which are the best – the traditional older version or the newer hybrids?

Deciding on which daylilies to select

When it comes to deciding which daylilies to have, there are a number of considerations that you will need to take into account. The older, vintage daylilies are known to be tougher than the various hybrids that have been introduced over recent decades. However, you also need to consider the fact that the traditional ones are limited in terms of colour and size. Re-blooming capabilities are also limited and the plants are not quite as robust when it comes to handling extreme weather conditions.

With the new modern hybrid versions of the daylily, you can enjoy a number of benefits. One of the key benefits is the vast array of colours and forms that you can choose from, which means that you can look forward to a rainbow of colour in your outdoor areas. Many have patterns and pigments that make them really stand out. You can also select from a variety of sizes, so whether you want small or large plants you should find exactly what you are looking for.

The high bud count, re-blooming capabilities and thick substance of the more modern varieties have also helped them to become extremely popular with gardeners of all levels. They are able to cope admirably in a range of weather conditions and are able to produce foliage that stays attractive throughout the six weeks long bloom season.

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