Each blossom still lasts only a day, but reblooming varieties extend the daylily season. Try these favorites from the Robersons' garden:
"LADY ELIZABETH' Five-inch white flowers with emerald-green throats and ruffled petals brighten compact plants 22 to 25 inches tall in midseason, then repeat.
'RASPBERRY LEHI' Fuchsia flowers with green throats bloom on 25-inch stalks. They begin early in the season, then rebloom.
'OPEN HEARTH' Mega-size, 9-inch-wide blossoms flame with red and copper. The plants bloom midseason, reaching 26 inches tall.They rebloom more than twice the number of days of average daylilies.
'SILOAM SPACE AGE' Six-inch blooms are yellow, with ruffled petals and a corduroy texture. They rebloom in late summer.
'STELLA'S PINK VALENTINE' The newest variety from Jack Roberson's daylily breeding program has rich, green arching foliage, scapes (stalks) that are 18 to 22 inches tall and 3-1/2-inch mauve-pink flowers with rosy-red eyes. Jo says this is one of the best pink rebloomers.