Naming daylilies is a big deal. A 9-page PDF resides on the AHS site with the official do's and don'ts for daylily registration. So with each daylily name there is much research and thought given. A chosen name goes through a registration committee for approval. To date, there are over 81,000 registered daylilies, each one with a different name!
Cheddar Cheese, the daylily, is very striking. The waxy texture of the 6+inch ruffly flowers keep it looking fresh from sunup to sundown. The vibrant cheesy-colored blooms on this big, tall plant command your attention from a distance, especially in a large clump. The deep green foliage accentuates the cheddar-hued flowers, setting off the dainty olive green throat. And it's an early bloomer, usually in full bloom by the end of June or beginning of July depending on the season. Cheddar Cheese was hybridized in Ohio by John Benz. Keeper!