Anyone who gets interested in growing perennials while find themselves also interested in daylilies. These showing perennial bulbs are dramatic, come back year after year and are easy to grow. Red Vols Daylily is a spectacular daylily that was a Better Homes and Gardens winner of the year in 2000 and it’s easy to see why.
If you love garden tours, be sure to check out my post on the Daylilies of Wildwood Farms. It’s a great place to spend the day if you are in Virginia.
I love to spend time researching the names of the various daylilies. There is a lot more to this perennial bulb than just the yellow flowers that we often see by the road side. The named varieties have so much going for them. (See another spectacular daylily earth wind and fire here.)
If you love daylilies, be sure to also check out my daylily gallery for many more named varieties.
Red Vols Daylily – Better Homes and Gardens Winner from 2000
I was so fortunate last year to get an email from a wonderful lady who has since become a good friend of mine. She saw that I am passionate about gardening and offered to send me a daylily from her garden. I was so touched and thankful….
A week or so later, my surprise package arrived. I opened it and set about getting it into my garden right away.
I know that daylilies prefer full sun, but the ones that I have now (here in NC) seem to do a bit better and get bigger blooms if I give them a bit of partial shade during the day. I had the perfect spot in mind. Right near the gate entry to my vegetable garden. I walk through that gate almost every day, so I knew I would often see the lily and admire it (and think of my friend) when I passed by.
That was late last summer. Today, the lily is full of buds and starting to flower and is as beautiful as my friend told me it would be. This daylily is called Red Vols and is a Better Homes and Garden winner from perhaps the year 2000.
See How to Grow great daylilies here.
Red vols Daylily. Better Homes and Garden winner.
Close up of Red Vols Daylily. So many buds to open too!
Thank you to my dear friend for this gorgeous addition to my garden. I appreciate it, and you, so much!
Update for 2014. I ended up moving this day lily to a more sunny part of my garden (my perennial/vegetable garden) and it loves its new home. It did fine where I had it before but I wanted an established plant in my new garden and decided to see how it would compare with a sunnier location. The color of the flower is a bit more muted but the flowers are much more abundant. Here are some updated photos from 2014.
If you would like to learn more about growing daylilies, have a look at Diana Grenfell’s book The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Daylilies. It’s available at amazon.com.