CHARLIE PIERCE MEMORIAL
This yellow daylily has been for ever in my garden.
HEMEROCALLIS; from Greek hemera = day and kalos = beautiful;
Commonly known as daylilies because each flower lasts for just a single day.
This small genus of 15 species of rhizome-rooted perennials from temperate East Asia is the type genus for its own family, the Hemerocallidaceae. The genus name, derived from Greek, also reflects the fleeting nature of the blooms, as it means day-beauty.
Though the individual flowers are short-lived, they are produced in succession from late spring through to autumn, guaranteeing a blaze of color in the garden. There are many thousands of modern hybrid cultivars. All parts of the plant are edible and the buds and flowers make an interesting and colorful addition to salads, or can be used as a garnish.
Flowering Season: Summer, Autum, Spring
Daylilies form clumps of grassy to strap-like leaves from which the flower stems emerge. Like the not so closely related true lilies (Lilium), they bear racemes of lily-like flowers that are produced in succession over a long blooming period.
Hemerocallis plants are hardy and are easily grown in a sunny or partly shaded position with fertile, moist, well-drained soil. The flowers turn to face the sun, which is an important consideration when positioning the plants in the garden.
Excerpts from Gardening Australia
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