Daylilies are a staple pick in today’s gardens. The wide array of color options and beautiful blooms makes them an enticing choice of plant. While the individual flowers last only for a day, the plant will flower several times during the blooming season. They’re incredibly forgiving for beginner gardeners as well. The genus Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words ‘hemera kallos,’ meaning ‘day beauty.’ There’s no question why these flowers have become popular centerpieces in the landscape.

Botanical Background:

  • Hemerocallis belongs to the family Hemerocallidaceae and encompasses over 80 species.
  • These perennial plants are characterized by their strap-like leaves and striking trumpet-shaped flowers, which typically last for only one day.
  • Despite their name, daylilies aren’t actually lilies.

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