Daylilies are one of the most popular domestic flowers and with good reason. They’re easy to grow, have a long bloom, and are considered beautiful and elegant plants. Not to mention, they’re versatile – they can be planted in both ground and container gardens. In this article, we will be listing 21 award-winning daylilies that are sure to please gardeners of all levels of experience. From beginner to experienced flower enthusiasts, these plants will add beauty and elegance to your landscape!
1. Hemerocallis ‘All America Chief’
Hemerocallis ‘All American Chief’ is a vigorous early midseason Daylily that produces an abundance of huge, brilliant scarlet-red flowers that are 9 in. wide (23 cm) with a contrasting lemon-yellow throat. It is a very attractive early midseason Daylily that produces an abundance of huge, brilliant scarlet-red flowers that are 9 in. wide (23 cm). This clump-forming deciduous perennial blooms from early to midsummer and grows up to 32 inches (80 cm) tall, with rhizomes spreading slowly to 18-24 inches (46-51 cm) (45-60 cm). Even though it is dormant (deciduous), this tetraploid Daylily is widely regarded as one of the best red daylilies available.
2. Hemerocallis ‘Always Afternoon’
In the spring, Hemerocallis “Always Afternoon” is a bright, early-season Daylily with many big, perfectly formed, raspberry-pink flowers with a plum eyezone and a green throat. When the sepals are bent, they look elegant. The petals have ruffled edges that make them look more beautiful. ‘Always Afternoon’ has a lot of buds (up to 20!). It has a lot of branches (up to 5). This tetraploid Daylily isn’t very long-lasting. This perennial grows to 22 inches tall (55 cm) and spreads slowly by rhizomes to 18-24 inches wide. It blooms from early summer to fall (45-60 cm).
3. Hemerocallis ‘Anzac’
In the middle of the season, Hemerocallis “Anzac” is a beautiful Daylily that produces a lot of extra-large, crimson-red flowers 7 inches wide (17 cm). They have pale lime-green throats. When the blooms open up in the morning, they last at least 16 hours but not more than 24 hours. The next day, they may be replaced by another flower on the same scape (flower stalk), but it’s not sure. This diploid Daylily blooms from mid to late summer and is dormant (deciduous). It has a good chance of reblooming and is easy to grow.
4. Hemerocallis ‘Charles Johnston’
Fragrant, Daylily “Charles Johnston” is one of the most impressive early midseason Daylilies. It has a lot of big, light ruffled and rounded, rich cherry-red flowers that are 6 in. wide (15 cm) and have bright lemon-yellow throats. This perennial grows to 24 inches tall (60 cm) and spreads by rhizomes to 18-24 inches wide. It blooms in early to mid-summer (45-60 cm). This tetraploid Daylily is semi-evergreen and has a very good reblooming performance.
5. Hemerocallis’ Daring Deception ‘
When the flowers start to bloom again, they look very pretty. Daylily Hemerocallis’ Daring Deception’ is an award winner that produces many pale lavender-pink flowers up to 12 cm wide. They have large, dark purple eye zones that contrast with their green throats and bloom for a very long time. When this clump-forming plant grows up to 24 inches tall (90 cm), it spreads to 18 to 24 inches wide by rhizomes. This plant blooms in early-mid summer and grows 24 inches tall (90 cm) (45-60 cm).
6. Hemerocallis ‘Dragons Eye’
A Daylily called Hemerocallis “Dragon Eye” has a lot of small, 4 in. wide (10 cm) pink flowers with a bright rose-red eye zone and a green throat in the late middle of the season. It looks elegant because the petals are curved with softly ruffled edges. A good thing about this Daylily is that it has a lot of blooms and does well when it comes back. This Daylily is a diploid and has won many awards. It is semi-evergreen. This perennial grows to 24 inches tall (60 cm) and spreads slowly through rhizomes to 18-24 inches wide. It blooms from mid to late summer (45-60 cm).
7. Hemerocallis’ Free Wheelin’
Award-winning Hemerocallis’ Free Wheeling’ is an elegant and eye-catching reblooming Spider Daylily. It has big, creamy-yellow flowers that can grow up to 9 inches long. This flower is 22 cm wide and has red-wine eyes that circle emerald green throats. It blooms for a very long time. It has a lot of branches (up to 6). This means it has a lot of buds (up to 48 buds). This perennial is clump-forming and grows up to 34 inches tall. It blooms in early to mid-summer. Tall (85 cm) and spreads through rhizomes to about 20-30 in length. At least 50-75 cm.
8. Hemerocallis ‘Happy Returns’
Reblooming Daylilies, such as the award-winning Hemerocallis “Happy Returns,” are among the most popular. It’s compact, fragrant, and has a lot of flowers for such a long time of blooming. This Daylily’s rounded, slightly crimped yellow blossoms sit atop mounds of arching, blade-like leaves, giving it a canary yellow appearance. It’s winter for this early-season diploid Daylily (deciduous). It is a clump-forming deciduous perennial bloom from early to late summer and spreads by rhizomes to 18-24 in (45-60 cm).
9. Hemerocallis ‘Indian Giver’
Early midseason, this Daylily is a stunning specimen with large, up to 4.5 in. wide (11 cm) rich purple trumpets with delicate white edges and silvery purple watermarks above the green throat. This semi-evergreen diploid Daylily is a fantastic rebloomer. Perennial: This clump-forming perennial can reach 20 in. tall (50 cm) and spreads slowly via rhizomes to 18-24 in (45-60 cm). Awarded numerous honors, including the American Hemerocallis Society’s Honorable Mention and the Award of Merit in 2000.
10. Hemerocallis’ Janice Brown’
Hemerocallis’ Janice Brown,’ a gorgeous early midseason Daylily with profuse bright pink flowers that measure 4.25 inches wide (11.5 cm) and have a rose pink eyezone and green throats, has a high popularity rating with the American Daylily Society. It’s well-branched, has a lot of blooms, and has a good reblooming ability. When in bloom, this flowering perennial grows to 21 inches tall (53 centimeters) and spreads slowly via rhizomes to 18-24 inches (46-61 centimeters) (45-60 cm). One of the most prestigious Daylilies globally, the Stout Medal (Daylily’s highest award), is a semi-evergreen diploid Daylily.
11. Hemerocallis’ Joan Senior’
It’s an elegant early midseason Daylily with large creamy white flowers 6 in. wide (15 cm) and gently ruffled, recurved petals and soft lime-green throats. It is one of the most popular near whites ever created. This evergreen, multi-award-winning Daylily is diploid. This clump-forming perennial, which blooms from early to mid-summer, can reach a height of 25 inches (62 cm) and spread slowly by rhizomes to 18 to 24 inches (45-60 cm).
12. Hemerocallis ‘Mini Pearl’
Melon pink flowers with a butter yellow watermark, a green lemon throat, and softly ruffled sepals with reversed tips make this early midseason Daylily an eye-catching addition to any garden. This cultivar’s high bud count makes it an excellent reblooming Daylily. Dormant (deciduous), this diploid Daylily is ideal for small gardens or containers. The foliage of this clump-forming deciduous perennial grows up to 16 inches tall (40 cm) and spreads slowly via rhizomes to 18-24 inches tall (45 cm). Early to mid-summer (45-60 cm).
13. Hemerocallis’ Moonlit Masquerade’
There is an abundance of large, 5.5-inch (14-centimeter) cream blooms with purple eye zones and rich purple picotees above their green throats on this lovely early midseason Daylily. It’s well-branched, has a lot of flowers, and does a great job reblooming. Several distinguished awards have been bestowed upon this highly acclaimed semi-evergreen tetraploid Daylily. To 26 in. tall (66 cm), this rhizomatous perennial spreads slowly by rhizomes to 18-24 in. in diameter (45-60 cm).
14. Hemerocallis ‘Night Beacon’
Small, black-purple flowers with a chartreuse center and a green throat are produced by this early midseason Daylily, which is indefatigable. The sepals and petals of this flower are both gracefully recurved. To 27 in. tall (69 cm), this clump-forming perennial spreads slowly via rhizomes to 18-24 in. (46-60 cm) (45-60). Won an Honorable Mention award.
15. Hemerocallis ‘Pardon Me’
‘Pardon Me’ is one of the most sought-after reblooming Daylilies. It’s compact, vigorous, and fragrant, and it puts on a show for a long time. Red-burgundy, velvety flowers with greenish-golden throats fill out mounds of arching blade-like leaves on this Daylily that blooms all summer long. This Hemerocallis is the perfect Daylily to have when it’s dark outside in your garden. This clump-forming deciduous perennial blooms from mid to late summer and may repeat in the fall, grow up to 18 inches tall (45 cm), and spread via rhizomes to 18-24 in (45-60 cm).
16. Hemerocallis’ Pink Damask’
‘Pink Damask’ Hemerocallis, known for its dependable blooms and stunning color, is a midseason Daylily with rosy pink, starry blooms, and narrow petals. The midribs are a lighter shade of pink, and the throats are yellow gold. This perennial grows up to 36 inches and is spread by rhizomes to 24-36 inches (60-90 cm). This dormant (deciduous) diploid Daylily is a favorite among my gardeners. Numerous awards, including the RHS Award of Garden Merit, have been bestowed upon him.
17. Hemerocallis’ Rosy Returns’
Hemerocallis’ Rosy Returns’ is one of the most popular ever-blooming Daylilies. It’s small, fragrant, and blooms for a long time, making it ideal for containers. Beautiful rose-pink flowers with a darker rose eye and a golden throat sit atop mounds of arching, blade-like leaves on this Daylily. This clump-forming deciduous perennial, which blooms from early to mid-summer, can reach a height of 16 inches (40 cm).
18. Hemerocallis ‘Spellbinder’
It is one of the best daylilies for reblooming. Hemerocallis’ Spellbinder’ is a late-midseason Daylily that produces a lot of fragrant, large, 6.5 in. wide (16 cm), tangerine orange flowers with dark green throats, slightly recurved sepals, and petals with tight pie crust edges. It has a lot of buds and blooms for a long time. One of these tetraploid Daylilies is asleep (deciduous). During the middle and end of the summer, this clump-forming deciduous perennial grows up to 34 in. tall (86 cm) and spreads slowly through rhizomes to 18-24 in. wide (45-60 cm).
19. Hemerocallis ‘Spider Man’
An early midseason Daylily with many big, star-shaped, bright red flowers with a golden yellow throat. When this flowering plant grows up to 24 in. tall (60 cm), it forms a clump. It spreads slowly through rhizomes to 18-24 inches (46-61 cm) (45-60 cm). During the dormant season (deciduous), this tetraploid Daylily has an outstanding reblooming performance. It has won many awards, including the Honorable Mention in 1993 and the Award of Merit in 1994 (1998).
20. Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’
Repeat bloomers like Hemerocallis “Stella de Oro,” which has won many awards, are very popular. It is small, strong, fragrant, and blooms for a long time. It is also very fragrant. Miniature Daylilies like this one produce a lot of golden trumpets that are up to 2.75 inches wide (7 cm) and have ruffled edges and small green throats on top of mounds of curved, blade-like leaves. This Daylily, which comprises two parts, is dormant (deciduous). It blooms from early summer to fall (30 cm). Awarded the Silver Stout Award, one of the most prestigious awards.
21. Hemerocallis ‘Strawberry Candy’
Hemerocallis’ Strawberry Candy’ is one of the most popular reblooming Daylilies. It has won many awards. This Daylily has a lot of bright coral-pink flowers that are up to 4.25 in. wide (11 cm) and have red picotee edges and strawberry-red marks around the pale yellow throats. It has a very long blooming period. This early midseason tetraploid Daylily is a little bit more long-lasting. It blooms in early-mid summer (50 cm).