Strawberry Candy

Strawberry Candy Daylily, Fairfield Glade.  June, 2008.

Strawberry Candy Daylily, Fairfield Glade. June, 2008.

Several days ago my friend Mildred posted about strawberries on her site, http://nalleyvalley.blogspot.com/.  You can read her strawberry post HERE.

In her blog Mildred talked about eating strawberries and she gave a couple of recipes.  But at the end of her post she had a picture of a daylily, “Strawberry Fields Forever”.  With a name like that, it certainly fit the theme of her post.  But we have another daylily that would fit Mildred’s theme — Strawberry Candy, pictured above.

We have several daylilies in our yard and we really enjoy them.  In many ways daylilies are a perfect perennial because they are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes.  They are also very easy to grow and require very little care.

Each blossom on a daylily lasts for a single day (hence the name).  But there are usually many flower buds on each daylily flower stalk, and  many stalks in each clump of plants.  So the flowering period of any one clump is often several weeks.  In addition to this daylilies are vigorous growers growers and multiply quite quickly.

We only had one clump of Strawberry Candy last summer.  We’re looking forward to many more in the years ahead.

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30 Responses to “Strawberry Candy”

  1. Mildred Says:

    Good Morning George: The Strawberry Candy daylily is so very pretty!
    Like you, I love that daylilies are easy to grow, even in the drought of the last few years. In one of my very first posts, I mention that mother and I spent hours purchasing daylily varieties that carried the name of beloved ancestors. It was a lot of fun pouring through catalogs looking for names like, Ida & Lassie! I even found a “Sister Mildred!” You and Betsy should search for two with your names. Thanks for the link to my post – I appreciate it and hope you and Betsy have a great weekend.

    • seniorhiker Says:

      Mildred, I think I’ll take you up on that idea about looking for daylilies that have our name. But I must say that I found Betsy an iris named ‘Tennessee Vol’ and got that for her.

  2. Carla Says:

    That’s beautiful! I love daylilies also.

  3. Suzanne Says:

    Just beautiful. I love them…too bad they only have ONE day to shine.

  4. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Very nice capture of the daylily.

  5. theArthurClan Says:

    So very pretty! That’s neat that it fit right in with her strawberry theme.

  6. NCMountainwoman Says:

    My husband loves daylilys. We always had yellow ones and they were all over the place. Yours are lovely.

  7. SandyCarlson Says:

    I too love day lilies. They are so bright, like a splash of optimism in the garden or along the road.

  8. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    That is a ‘candy’ I could handle lots of.I love daylilies for all the smae reasons you mention.
    Blessings,Ruth

  9. baba's blog Says:

    Hi George, your Strawberry Candy daylily is beautiful..I may have to try growing some this spring..have a great week-end. Baba

  10. Mary Says:

    Oooooo….this is a lovely one! I love daylilies and would like to have a lot more. They are very popular in this area and you see lots of them as well as the nice wild ones growing along the ditches. My favorite is a double petaled one.

  11. Shelley Says:

    This is such a gorgeous flower! I would love to have a bouquet of these!

  12. JLS Hall Says:

    How pretty! I love daylilies. Here in Northern Virginia they’ve got them planted all along the roads leading into DC, and when they bloom every year, it’s really a gorgeous sight. I didn’t realize that the blooms only last a day – always wondered why they were called “daylily.” Thanks for the botany lesson. And have a great weekend!

  13. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    That is a beautiful flower. Too bad it only lasts one day.

  14. Rose Says:

    That is a real beauty….I do not have any day lilies and need to get some. My boss had them and I loved them.

  15. happilyretired Says:

    BEAUTIFUL colors here! I’m still waiting for my Day Lilies to bloom one of these days to see what color they are. A friend gave me bulbs a year or so ago and I planted them on faith.
    Hugs and blessings,

  16. sharon Says:

    My favorite is strawberry shortcake…yum:) Very pretty flower!

  17. Susie Says:

    That is certainly a pretty daylily George. I do love how low maintenance daylilies are.

  18. imac Says:

    Tis a real beauty George.

    Thanks for your visit and your kind comments.

  19. Readerwil Says:

    Thank you George for showing us this beautiful flower.

  20. Your EG Tour Guide Says:

    I love daylilies too. This one is very pretty.

  21. Tootie Says:

    That’s a beautiful lily George.

  22. david mcmahon Says:

    Beautiful shot, George, and very informative. I see from your earlier post that your kindling is dwindling – your wife might like the warmth of the Aussie summer at the moment!

  23. Carletta Says:

    Lilies are some of my favorite flowers.
    This one is very nice.
    I’ll be singing Strawberry Fields Forever all evening. 🙂
    Nice shot.

  24. Tina Says:

    George,
    You and Betsy must have some wonderful gardens…all your flower pictures are beautful!!

  25. Leedra Says:

    I also have Strawberry Candy, along with about 70 more varieties of daylilies. I even have one named Leedra’s Delight, it started in my garden so I could name it whatever…I liked the name Leedra’s Delight. It is such a great bloomer I have thought about registering it.

    Leedra’s Photos For Fun
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  26. Rambling Woods Says:

    I didn’t know they only last a day..but gardening is not one of my strong suits at all…

  27. Tammie Says:

    I can see why that lily is named after two yummy things…. delicious eye candy!

  28. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    That’s a great name for that one. It’s so pretty. I bought some day lily bulbs but never planted them.

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