Daylilies (Hemerocallis), above left, are common. Cheerful color, unflagging reliability and endless variety make for their popularity. A number of native perennials can match most daylily colors and most have a longer bloom period. Looking for orange? What about butterfly weed (Asclepius tuberosa), above on the right?
Looking for yellows like the daylily on the left? What about cutleaf coneflowers (Rudbeckia laciniata) above on the right?
The range of possible substitutes is huge. This is a substitution where you will easily and immediately see and feel the habitat benefits of native perennials in comparison to the daylilies. I happen to have a small patch of daylilies next to a small patch of native perennials and the difference is really remarkable!
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