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hollie hock

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




Might be Agapanthus.

hollie hock

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


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

hollie hock

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


Woodgreen wonderboy

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.

Shrinking Violet

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?

Deffo looks like hemerocallis to me.

hollie hock

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


Shrinking Violet

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

hollie hock

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



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!

Woodgreen wonderboy

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..


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

 Looks like a match !


Are the roots orange ?

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

hollie hock

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


hollie hock

Turned out to be a day lily

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

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

hollie hock

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

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