Daylilies

Daylilies

I am a big fan of daylilies. They’re one of those plants that works hard, looks pretty most of the season and blooms and blooms. I have only one daylily in my desert backyard, but it lives in what I call my ‘furnace’ zone. This angled portion of the garden doesn’t yet have enough shade so that June through July, the poor daylily gets fried then vanishes only to reemerge the following spring. The first time it showed up after months of having ‘disappeared’, I was so surprised. I thought it was long dead. But after doing a little research on the daylily, I have a new goal to buy more plants and put them in areas where I know they’ll get a good portion of shade during the hottest times of the day then we’ll see how they do.

This 7-minute video showcases all kinds of daylilies as well as lovely classical music. Here’s a 2-minute video on planting daylilies. Here’s a 4-minute video featuring Nebraska-grown daylilies and good information on care and propagation. 

FunFacts about Daylilies: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: A daylily is a flowering plant in the genus Hemerocallis. Gardening enthusiasts and professional horticulturalists have long bred daylily species for their attractive flowers. Thousands of cultivars have been registered by local and international Hemerocallis societies. Hemerocallis is now placed in family Asphodelaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, but used to be part of Liliaceae (which includes true lilies). (Source)
  • Daylilies are perennials.
  • Each blossom lasts for only one day, withers at night and often the next day will be replaced by another bloom on the stalk.
  • Some species of daylilies are night-blooming.
  • Daylilies are native to eastern Asia, including China, Korea and Japan.
  • There are over 80,000 registered cultivars.
  • Some daylilies are considered invasive in North America.
  • The daylily is hardy, drought tolerant and can thrive in many growing zones.
  • Most daylily flowers are edible and are used frequently in Chinese cuisine. But, some cultivars are poisonous, so be careful.
  • This blog had lots of interesting information about daylilies in nutrition, medicine and food. 

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