Whether you are fussy and complicated, straight-up old school or somewhere in the middle, I bet you have a daylily edge preference. It’s probably something you’ve never really even thought about. After all, you see a daylily, you like the way it looks (or don’t) and that’s pretty much it. Right? Some things don’t need to be over-analyzed.
Or do they?
One of the best things about daylilies is their variety. You want simple lines and pure color? There’s a daylily for that. You want bright eyes? There’s a daylily for that. You want one with a crazy name? Boy! Do we have daylilies like that!
In most areas of my life I am a clean line, simple, clutter-free kind of person. “Less is more” is a phrase often heard at my house.
But when it comes to daylilies, I find myself drawn to those with an edge. In the past, I leaned towards those that were complicated, ruffled, and fussy. The more outrageous, fabulous and over-the-top the better.
Check out the fussy ruffles and gorgeous, look-at-me color of ‘Swedish Girl’!
You wanna know a daylily edge that gets me every. single. time? Those with a serrated, or toothed, edge. These have to be seen to be believed (be still my beating heart!)
The toothed edge of ‘Heavenly Crown’ stops me in my tracks every single time I see it.
This year, though, it’s different. I still get a flutter in my chest when I see a toothed, or a particularly flamboyant edge, but this year, for some reason, I find myself being drawn to daylilies with a simple edge. Those with a thin, pure band of color that almost looks like an afterthought. So what does it mean? Why the change in personal preference?
Oh my goodness! ‘Red Thrill’ is stunning and that thin contrasting edge just makes the bloom pop! So crazy beautiful!!
Since Nietzsche never did a study on daylily preferences (at least not to my knowledge), I guess I’m on my own with this question. I suppose this edge-fascination is a good thing; if I must have a ruffled, frilly, super-fussy side, I’d rather it manifest itself in my garden.
Thank goodness there’s a daylily for that!