My daylilies are in full bloom!
So, I've been enjoying their exuberant color and bold form.
My husband asked me, "Do they really only last a day?" which
prompted me to look up some daylily facts.
Did you know?
* Daylilies are part of the genus Hemerocallis, which is a Greek word (hemera)
meaning day and kallos (beauty). That's where we get "beauty for a day".
* There are over 35,000 named and registered daylilies.
* The flowers do only last for a day, but mature plants may carry between 10-40 stems,
with numerous buds per stem.
* Many parts of the daylily are edible - flower buds can be fried or used in soups,
eat the roots as a vegetable - they have an asparagus-like taste,
and flower segments (take light colored segments) give a bitter sweet taste to salads.
sources: a1daylilies.com and about-garden.com
Form without color...