I dug up three triple ditch lilies from the house my son is renting. Checked with the owner first and she said okay. The place is facing total destruction from the bulldozers whenever it is sold (which we hope is a long time from now) and as soon as I hear the word I am going over there with a truck. Maybe two. The house is surrounded by seven acres all planted with daylilies, irises, tiger lilies and all kinds of other perennials.
What is a stargazer? I dug up a triple ditch lily today from there with a darker eyezone, and the pattern that was formed was like a star. Is that it?
Around here we have old "strip roads" etc. This is where people like to go and "dump" their lawn clippings, old shrubs, anything they yank out of their yard, I often crusie 2 certain roads, and this is why, I have already gotten several shrubs this year as well as Iris, and now this lily.
Blooms...I will add the triple to the Liliy forum, never would have thought about it ;)
Breezy, your single ditch lily is hemerocallis fulva, the doubles and tripples are hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso'. This is the common field daylily. Be careful not to plant it near any of the hybrid daylilies. It will cross pollinate with them and they will not stay true to form.
'Kwanso' or another double-triple daylily is Hemerocallis. These are the orange "ditch" or better "roadside" "lilies": Hemerocallis fulva 'Kwanso' or H. f. 'Flora-Plena'. This would go into the daylily forum.
There is no reason I know of to suspect the "ditch" lilies (Hemerocallis-daylily) of carrying disease, perhaps that is a problen of one of the true lilies. Daylilies are pretty much disease free, with the possible exception of the "rust" problems seen in recent years.
Daylilies are easy to grow, enjoy!
Chances are very good that the orange roadside daylilies, single or double, will NOT cross-pollinate with the hybrids. They are not very fertile, and it would take some effort to cross them.
In any case, they orange daylilies are very vigoroous and also spread by underground runners, which may give the appearance of taking over a bed of hybrids. And eventually crowd them out.
sweetness, I am not sure you will get a response the last date on this thread was in 2004.
However if you would like some daylilies I would be glad to send some your way this spring. I have 20+ clumps of different ones that need dividing .
Those are beautiful! There's an abandoned house up the road owned by the quarry and my fiance knows the owner so i hope to go dig some out, as well as some shrubs and maybe there's more under the overgrown! We'll see!