Wednesday, July 25, 2012

COMMON DITCH LILY - photo update

I just love this flower.  I love that it naturalizes freely, I love its colours and I love that it will be available to me in Zone 3. 
 I also really love its doubles.
Sometimes I don't love doubles, they can be too frilly where simple would serve well, but in this case the more petals the more robust and intriguing I find it.

 Compare side-to-side with another daylily I got from Veseys. 
There is nothing wrong with it, and I like variety in the garden, but these simple reds don't hold a candle to the more complex orange for me. 

They also come in singles of course - check out the top left hand corner of the pic above - but I find a have more doubles than singles with these. 
Is that common or have I lucked out?  I am not sure.

Another shot that allows us to compare the 'double ditch' to its simpler neighbour.

To think these beauties grow wild at the side of the highway.

Sharing with Wildflower Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday


  1. I love this shade of colour and the daylily is gorgeous!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I agree, they are just lovely, aren't they?

  2. Love your doubles, my Kwanso is more orange. I have a big bed of seedling daylilies I grew myself that I may post about soon.

    1. Thanks for the info - I had never heard the term "Kwanso" before, and now I have of course checked it out online where many people talk about it being very aggressive. While mine are very robust they don't seem to be pushing out the other plants, at least not yet...