Daylilies that win in the West – our list overall and for 5 individual regions
November 19, 2004
| Updated February 8, 2019
Wherever you garden, there’s a daylily that’s just right for you. Some daylilies perform well in all climates. The most notable example is ‘Bitsy’, a variety with lemon yellow flowers, that outblooms any other daylily yet on the market, flowering up to 290days a year in mild areas like Southern California and Hawaii.
Other daylilies, though, only put on their best show in certain climates. ‘Stella de Oro’, a deciduous variety, is an excellent choice for gardeners in colder areas like Colorado or Montana, but it doesn’t perform well in Southern California.
We surveyed Western growers, landscape architects, nursery staff, and daylily society members to find out the star players in their areas
WINNERS FOR ALL WESTERN REGIONS
‘Bitsy’. Lemon yellow. 2-inch flowers, 26-inch stems (technically known as scapes), 20-inch leaves; evergreen. 2002 All-American Daylily.