Kevin625
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Flower ID

Good morning to all,

My wife and I recently bought our first house and we were in need of some assistance with IDing some flowers of ours the prior owners had planted.

Aside from the flowers I know, hydregenes, and hostas I was hoping to get some help with the two I've attached here within.

Thank you! :eek:
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rainbowgardener
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Re: Flower ID

The orange flowers in front of the top picture are daylilies, aka ditch lilies. The pink ones are oriental lilies and the burgundy ones probably are too.

The bush in the second picture may be spirea, but I'm not too sure. Someone else can check me on that.

Welcome to the Forum and congratulations on your new house! :D
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Re: Flower ID

I agree that photo #2 is definitely Spirea!

The IDs in the first photo sound about right as well.
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Re: Flower ID

I think the orange are Tiger Lily instead of Day Lily.

Agree with with the Asiatic Lily and Spirea! :()
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Re: Flower ID

sorry, but I don't think so, re tiger lily. Tiger lilies are true lilies in the Lilium genus.

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note the leaves all along the flower stalk.


Daylilies are not actually lilies, in the genus Hemerocallis. They have a tuber not a bulb.

They have basal leaves that are separate and send up a flower stalk with no leaves:
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There's probably some confusion because I think some people mistakenly call the common daylily tiger lily.
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Re: Flower ID

We DO call them Tiger Lilies! I was confused when you said Ditch Lilies, because we've always known Ditch lilies as Tiger Lilies here.
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Re: Flower ID

Thanks for the helpful feedback!

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Re: Flower ID

I've heard them called by all 3 names. Hemerocallis is the genus name. The other flowers in the top picture are regular Asiatic lilies. Bush looks like spirea to me too.

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