During the summer, after the blooming of the irises come the daylilies. I’m not too much of a lily person, but they are in my exiting flower beds so I gotta take what God gives and I need to appreciate all flowers, even those that grow like weeds and crowd out all the other flowers.
They are very hardy and seem to thrive where ever they are planted. I often see them on the roadsides or in the middle of a field where there once was a homestead or house. The farm house may of not survived, but nature still lives on with passion. Someone told me this yellow Day Lily is a Stella de Ora
Day lillies are drought resistant, which make them an ideal landscaping flower for southwestern states and areas with water restrictions.
Facts and Trivia about the Daylily
- The name day lily refers to the fact that the blooms will only lasts one day. (funflowerfacts.com)
- The scientific name for daylily is Hemerocallis (FAQs about the Daylily from Daylily.org)
- Often called the perfect perennial
- Original colors were orange, yellow and red (Daylily.org)
- When is the right time to plant daylillies? Spring in the north, fall in the south ( Daylily.org)
- Daylillies are not true lilies (MN extension department)
- More than 35,000 daylilies have been named, officially registered, and marketed (MN extension department)
- The Day lily is native China, Korea and Japan. (funflowerfacts.com)
- Both the roots and the flowers are edible and often used in Chinese cooking (funflowerfacts.com)
- Some believe that if pregnant women wear daylilies on their waist, they will give birth to a male child. (funflowerfacts.com)
- The Tawny Day lily is considered in some states to be a noxious weed