Question: What should I look for in buying my daylilies? What makes the best plants for my garden?

Answer: Unless you’re looking for novelty plants that have odd colors or flower forms, “short” and “cheerful” would be the best two guidewords. Types that grow to 24 inches or less at flowering usually work into the landscape most easily. You can use taller types, too, but you’ll need to position them behind other, shorter perennials and shrubs. Hopefully they will have multitudes of flowers, and usually the bright yellows, oranges, reds and pinks show up best.

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