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22/05/2013 at 20:36

Hi everyone, this turned up today. Could some one tell me what it is?



22/05/2013 at 20:41

Might be Agapanthus.

22/05/2013 at 20:51

Thanks for the sugestion, it was growing in a border in amongst a lot of stuff

22/05/2013 at 20:57

If the roots were fat and white, it probably is agapanthus as KEF says. 

22/05/2013 at 21:13

Thanks sounds like it's an agapanthus, I'm happy

22/05/2013 at 23:18

They do have the habit of seeding around easily altho' I am a little surprised at how big this one is . If it is an Agapanthus it is definitely more than 1 year old.

22/05/2013 at 23:22

My agapanthus leaves are sort of fleshier and more rounded at the tips.  This, however, does rather look like Hemerocallis - Day Lily.  Is that a possibility?

22/05/2013 at 23:57

Yes, Shrinking Vi....

01/06/2013 at 02:23

Deffo looks like hemerocallis to me.

01/06/2013 at 09:36

Thanks for your replies, yes a hermerocallis is more of a possibility. It was dug up out of a neighbours garden, she didn't want it anymore and she called it the lily

I thought agapanthus & hemerocallis were the same thing


01/06/2013 at 19:10

Hollie:  Agapanthus and hemerocallis are not the same!  Agapanthus has large heads of blue (sometimes white) flowers later in the seaon;  Hemerocallis have lily-like flowers, each of which blooms for a day (hence "day lily") and are preominantly in the yellow/orange spectrum.  Let us know how this plant performs - and if you can, post a picture:  my money's on Day Lily

01/06/2013 at 23:00

I think I know the ones you mean Violet, I hadn't thought of that. When I first got it I did think Agapanthus, based on some pictures I'd seen, I looked it up in Dr Hessayon and other name for it is African Lily. Will post some pics when it flowers


01/06/2013 at 23:25

not agapanthus, the leaves grow very particularly from the crown, almost regimented, they are also belt-like, and as I say grow very uniformly. But, amazingly they do seem to seed, I have two babies growing in pots (of something else) a good 20 yards away, bizarre as there isn't even soil or turf between them all paving etc. Wasn't sure when they sprouted, but gave them food and yes they are the same as the parents, always nice to increase stock, especially when it's completely unexpected!

02/06/2013 at 08:25

Mine are in pots stood on gravel... they seed readily in the gravel and it is easy to tease out the mini plants and pot them up..

02/06/2013 at 09:54

Like others, pretty sure its a hemerocallis - here's a photo of what mine looks like at the moment:

 Looks like a match !

03/06/2013 at 18:03

Are the roots orange ?

I have a peach day lily  , the roots are orange .

03/06/2013 at 18:29

Think it might be a hermerocallis now. It does look exactly like yours chicky. I did have a look at the roots before it went into the ground, the roots weren't fat and white, more stringy if anything

I'm still happy with it, looking forward to it flowering and seeing what colour it is, peach one sounds good

Thanks everyone


04/07/2013 at 20:56

Turned out to be a day lily

Orange/apricot in colour, looks lovely, especially as it was a freebie

05/07/2013 at 10:08

Love to see a pic'i now it has flowered, these lilies are beautiful and are not named daylillies for nothing - remember to deadhead !

05/07/2013 at 21:35

 Hi lucky, will take one tomorrow and thanks for the tip re deadheading

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