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.

 

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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!)

 

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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?

 

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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!