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This time of year, hundreds of daylily varieties are blooming at Shelburne Museum and many other locations around the area. There are over 60,000 named varieties all around the country with almost every size, shape, and color. 

Now is the time of year to go to a place where they are blooming and write down all of the names or your favorites and take pictures! 

Here are some of my favorites here! "Siloam Double Classic" is a beautiful, low-growing daylily that has a double flower petals. It has a peach color and a nice, sweet fragrance, which is unusual. Most people don't realize that daylilies have fragrance.

If you want something really unusual in colors, go with "Jungle Beauty." It's black! It's a really jet black, with a yellow throat, blooms mid season, and what's cool about it, is that if you grow it in full sun, it doesn't wash out. It stays that jet black color.

It's not just colors that are unusual with day lilies. There are some that have unusual petal shapes like this "Spider Miracle." It looks like a huge spider, a lime-green spider.

If you want something a little bit daintier, there's "Dragon's Eye" and "Pandora's Box." These are beautiful because they have curved petals going backwards and have that little crest of color in the center, too. They are low growing, so they'll look beautiful in front of your border.

So go out there and look at some daylilies, write them down, and buy them! 

By Charlie Nardozzi

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