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I (think) these are deformed 'Ditch Lilies'. (triple petals!)

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chickiemama

Thank you Kathy.

kathygoog

Beautiful picture of triple headed orange day lilies.
I Just got back from vacation & have to add my 2 cents worth! :o
A 'ditch lily' has 6 petals, a double has 12 & a triple has 18!! I have both the wild (ditch) daylily & the triple in my yard as well. I wonder why I have no doubles?? How can I not love something that requires no special care & just keeps spreading?

chickiemama

Thank you Celeste and Li.

joyfulli

Full and colorful, Sandy. I like them. A lot!

CelesteH

They are really cool looking Chickie :)

chickiemama

Thank you RetiredJan, wigma, roseheather and mimi.

mipahollo1

They are very pretty Chickie, no matter what they're called. Thanks!

roseheather

As I thought, Chickiemama. No doubt the same lily in the SE county in MI is also a "ditch" lily. ; )

wigma

We call them tiger lilies, (probably because of the orange color).

RetiredJan

That's so funny - I've never heard of ditch lilies before and thought it was a typo for Dutch lilies! (Like Dutch iris?). He He. Very nice, chickie!

chickiemama

I feel the same way Dave. I KNOW I have left a comment and SAW it, but came back and it was gone.

We call roadsides in the country, ditches around here roseheather. Were I live the soil is clay, so they are deep for runoff water.

roseheather

I've been intrigued with the term "ditch" lily. We have lilies along the road ways, but call them road-side lilies. Maybe the term "ditch" lily is used where there are more obvious ditches?

A lower tier county in Michigan, Lenewee, has some pretty steep ditches in the southeast corner of that county. I would guess this lily growing there would be a "ditch" lily.

warbler

I became convinced some time ago that I was leaving comments, saw them left, came back later and they were gone. I've been watching for some time now and I'm sure of it! There has to be a program glitch!

chickiemama

Thank you eyes, morris,shirley, Graciela and young man.

photogent

Nice one young lady and these are something great to have in a ditch.

eyespies

Morris, a haha is a turfed ditch between a garden area and a field. It has a vertical side retained by a wall, and a sloped side. It stops cattle coming into the garden, it's deep enough to be invisible when you look across the land. It gives the impression the owner's land goes clear to the horizon.
My pun was a joke - like, 'ha-ha'. Sorry, it's late and I'm a tired girlie now.

Graciela

Not deformed, just beautiful!

shirley68

Wow, triple petals, I'll have these beauties in my garden any day regardless of their name, gorgeous chickiemama, Thank you.

morris186

Never noticed the difference, chickie.
Great minds think a like, Suzy.
Ya gotta tell me, eyes. When?

eyespies

When it's a haha. This kind of a pun...

eyespies

They are splendid - I've never seen them before. Here's a riddle - when is a ditch not a ditch? Answer coming up in ten minutes.

warbler

It has some to do with the capitol V,D, and L, Suzy!! :-)))

chickiemama

LOL Suzy.

pumpkinhead

Victorian Ditch Lilies. Kind of give a bit of class to the word "ditch".

chickiemama

Thank you javasage, elf75, Dave, Hanne and JiggyBelle.

Thank you for all the insight javasage and Dave. I guess it's better than saying they are deformed. LOL I thinks it's kinda neat that it is in historic Victorian gardens.

JiggyBelle

They are fantastic! and need a more beautiful name. Thanks, Chickie!

Elfie

They are awfully pretty, Sandy! Thanks so very much!!

warbler

They are an old time natural cultivar. I've seen them in historic Victorian gardens. They are around here, too. I think they bloom later tho than regular ditch lilys.

jcarroll

Pretty flowers, chickie! Thanks!

Yes, I also have these it my yard. They add so much color I really like them

javasage

Not sure, but I have the same kind in my yard...they may be a hybrid or vintage type, chickiemama. Will be curious to see if someone knows! Thanks ;-)