Is This a Daylily or Something Else?

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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
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  • Barb Rosen Barb Rosen on May 24, 2013
    Julie ~ this is a variety of Asiatic Lily. They grow from bulbs and return every year!

  • Karmen Klug Karmen Klug on May 24, 2013
    these are asiatic lilies

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on May 24, 2013
    Definitely an Asiatic lily.

  • Julie 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 Julie on May 24, 2013
    Will it need to be divided at some point? Do lilies ever need that?

  • Julie Julie on May 24, 2013
    Are these (orange & yellows below) the same thing? They're in a different bed. Resemble the pink ones.

  • Barb Rosen 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 Julie on May 24, 2013
    Thank you Barb!

  • P P on May 25, 2013
    They are Asiatic lilies

  • Terresa K Terresa K on May 25, 2013
    It's a Lily

  • Alexandra Arena Alexandra Arena on May 25, 2013
    What a gorgeous flower!

  • Jossi Jossi on May 25, 2013
    Asiatic Lily. They come in many beautiful colors.

  • Marj Marj on May 26, 2013
    Very nice lilies :) If you like fragrant ones, plant some stargazer lily bulbs :) they're pretty and smell great!

  • Lori J 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 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 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 Lori J on May 26, 2013
    Good to know. I have three clumps to divide.

  • Marj 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 Debby Boyle on May 27, 2013
    It is a lily not a Day lily.

  • Julie 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 Kathy Morling on May 28, 2013
    all bulbs and rhizomes need to be divided every 3 to 5 years

  • Julie Julie on May 30, 2013
    Thanks Kathy... wow, I'm WAY behind on the tulips and iris' then!

  • Penster47 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.

  • Andrea C 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 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 Inge on Aug 27, 2016
    Asiatic Lily