Julie
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Asked on May 24, 2013

Is This a Daylily or Something Else?

IngeBwbakkeAndrea C
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Hi, this is a (bulb) flower that grows out back. The stalks are very tall (3-4 feet?) and the blooms are about 5-6 inches across. They're beautiful! Please help me identify them. Thank you!
is this a daylily or something else, flowers, gardening
is this a daylily or something else, flowers, gardening
26 answers
  • Barb Rosen
    on May 24, 2013

    Julie ~ this is a variety of Asiatic Lily. They grow from bulbs and return every year!

  • Karmen Klug
    on May 24, 2013

    these are asiatic lilies

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 24, 2013

    Definitely an Asiatic lily.

  • Julie
    on May 24, 2013

    Thanks! :) My mother-in-law planted them years ago (she's gone now), we bought the house, and they've shown up the last couple of springs. I'm cross stitching the pic on the left, so I thought I better find out what it is!

  • Julie
    on May 24, 2013

    Will it need to be divided at some point? Do lilies ever need that?

  • Julie
    on May 24, 2013

    Are these (orange & yellows below) the same thing? They're in a different bed. Resemble the pink ones.

    is this a daylily or something else, flowers, gardening, Are these Asiatic lilies too
  • Barb Rosen
    on May 24, 2013

    Yes, they come in different colors. In a few years the lilies will form a clump and you can dig up and separate them - they multiply!

  • Julie
    on May 24, 2013

    Thank you Barb!

  • P
    on May 25, 2013

    They are Asiatic lilies

  • Terresa K
    on May 25, 2013

    It's a Lily

  • Alexandra Arena
    on May 25, 2013

    What a gorgeous flower!

  • Jossi
    on May 26, 2013

    Asiatic Lily. They come in many beautiful colors.

  • Marj
    on May 26, 2013

    Very nice lilies :) If you like fragrant ones, plant some stargazer lily bulbs :) they're pretty and smell great!

    is this a daylily or something else, flowers, gardening
  • Lori J
    on May 26, 2013

    And for the record, what we usually call day lilies are not true lilies--but I love them anyway. As for Asiatics, any suggestions on when is the best time of year to divide?

  • Julie
    on May 26, 2013

    Yes Lori, I have the same question! I've never divided before, but will have to soon with the flower beds here... the lilies, tulips, and the iris'.... Little overwhelming! Are different flowers divided at different times? Thanks Marj --those are LOVELY! I'd pick those if planting them myself (the Asiatics were already here). Always looking for fragrant flowers! Thanks to everybody else!! This is such a great place to ask questions & actually get an educated answer :)

  • Lumen Castaneda
    on May 26, 2013

    I divide my Asiatic lilies in the fall so by winter they will be dormant and come up aggressively in spring. Come to think of it, it will be time to divide mine this fall. The clumps are big now.

  • Lori J
    on May 27, 2013

    Good to know. I have three clumps to divide.

  • Marj
    on May 27, 2013

    Yes, I also divide in the fall once the flowers have been through their cycle. It's easier to remember what colors are where and to decide where you want to put the divides :) Just remember, any tiny bulb you find around the clump will also be a flower some day so don't throw them away! I know Iris' are rhizomes and tend to stay close to the surface. You'll have to look up a tutorial on youtube for those, they usually suggest cleaning them with bleach water when dividing those. Happy gardening!

  • Debby Boyle
    on May 27, 2013

    It is a lily not a Day lily.

  • Julie
    on May 28, 2013

    Thanks on the info about dividing... I'll have to do some of that this fall for sure!

  • Kathy Morling
    on May 28, 2013

    all bulbs and rhizomes need to be divided every 3 to 5 years

  • Julie
    on May 30, 2013

    Thanks Kathy... wow, I'm WAY behind on the tulips and iris' then!

  • Penster47
    on Jun 14, 2013

    I have the same ones in my yard and they are over 5 ft tall this year. the blooms are bigger than my hand.

    is this a daylily or something else, flowers, gardening
  • Andrea C
    on Sep 14, 2013

    My lilies are very tiny after a few years. What do you do to grow them so large? Did you originally plant blubs or get plants from the nursery?

  • Bwbakke
    on Jun 22, 2014

    This is an Asiatic Lily they multiply by new blublets when they get crowded you dig in the fall and transplant..nothing bothers them except Deer.

  • Inge
    on Aug 27, 2016

    Asiatic Lily

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