Can you identify this plant?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DFW Area Landscaper, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    Anyone know what this is? I'm talking about the grassy looking plant center front of the picture. It produces a yellow/orange flower.

    Thanks,
    DFW Area Landscaper

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  2. z_clark

    z_clark LawnSite Senior Member
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    Day Lilly. Probably "Stella de Oro" variety.
     
  3. o-so-n-so

    o-so-n-so LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Alabama
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    What z_clark said.......
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
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    yup, looks like a lily.
     
  5. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yup.
     
  6. ElephantNest

    ElephantNest LawnSite Bronze Member
    from La.
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    Or Happy Returns
     
  7. blackberry

    blackberry LawnSite Member
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    That would indeed be a "day lilly"!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Ryan Lightning

    Ryan Lightning LawnSite Senior Member
    from CA
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    Seems like there used in almost every new landscape around here.
     
  9. DFW Area Landscaper

    DFW Area Landscaper LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
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    ++++Seems like there used in almost every new landscape around here++++

    Can't imagine why. Ugly as heck and hard to spray weeds around without getting glyphosphate on the day lilly. I hate 'em.

    Thanks for all the feedback.

    Later,
    DFW Area Landscaper
     
  10. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yah, definitely a daylilly.

    I would be surprised to find out that it was the 'Stella D'oro' variety though. Because the nice thing about the Stella D's is that they bloom pretty much continuously from spring to fall. And I see no blooms there currently. Not one bloom on all of those daylillies. That isn't like Stellas.

    Anyway, as to why they are used - well, first of all, they are very inexpensive. Second, they come back year after year and are very easy to grow. Third, the nice ones (like 'Stella D'oro' and Strawyberry Candy') bloom over and over and over. Very rare to find a perennial flower that blooms more than once. Fourth reason; even when they are not blooming, they look like nice ornamental grasses.

    We use them in almost every planting install. I always show my customer pictures of them and I have yet to find a customer who didn't like them.

    Below is a pic of how a 'Stella D'oro' usually looks this time of year.....

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