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Daylilies belong in the plant family Hemerocallidaceae, native to Asia. They are not members or the Liliaceae family, such as Lilium (true lilies).

Orange daylily-Hemerocallis fulva is the most common daylily, often seen along roadsides.
The scientific name for daylily is Hemerocallis, derived from two Greek words meaning "beauty" and "day," referring to the fact that each flower lasts only one day. To make up for this, there are many flower buds on each daylily flower stalk, and many stalks in each clump of plants, so, the flowering period of a clump is usually several weeks long.
Daylily with raindrops-macro
Hybridizers have made great improvements in daylilies obtaining colors ranging from near-whites, pastels, yellows, oranges, pinks, vivid reds, crimson, purple, nearly true-blue, and fabulous blends. Many cultivars have more than one flowering period and are known to bloom from late spring until autumn.
Raindrop on daylily-macro
These daylilies are cultivated forms of the wild types of daylilies which are growing as if they are wild, being able to survive with very little care.
Daylilies on the sidewalk
Though they are beautiful perennial plants, suitable for all types of landscapes, my favorites are still the true lilies like Regal lily, Fire lily and Oriental lily.


Roan said...

I enjoy all kinds of lilies, too. This lily is a very nice color. Like the raindrops.

Indrani said...

You have such gorgeous shots!

Indrani said...

You have such gorgeous shots!

Rosie Nixon Fluerty said...

Day lillies are one of my favourite plants at this time of year - there are so many new cultivars to choose from though my climate isn't that suitable for all of them.

I never see wild ones growing here Maia. Thats a lovely one growing along that pedestrian footpath.

I bought 3 new varieties this year for the garden so it will take them a year or two to produce flowers, some others are going to flower for the first time this year - so I'm looking forward to that. I've my eye on one called "Cookie" as its got dark stems with small yellow flowers - so far I haven't made up my mind if its going to be bought for the garden.......... I'm running out of space!

Anonymous said...

The center shot with the water drop is STUNNING.

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