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day·lil·y

or day lily  (dā′lĭl′ē)
n.
Any of various perennial plants of the genus Hemerocallis, native to Eurasia and widely cultivated for their large colorful flowers, which remain open for only one day. Also called hemerocallis.

day′lil`y

or day′ lil′y,



n.
any lily of the genus Hemerocallis, having short-lived yellow, orange, or red flowers.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daylily - any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a daydaylily - any of numerous perennials having tuberous roots and long narrow bladelike leaves and usually yellow lily-like flowers that bloom for only a day
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Hemerocallis, Hemerocallis - east Asian rhizomatous clump-forming perennial herbs having flowers on long leafless stalks; cosmopolitan in cultivation: day lilies; sometimes placed in subfamily Hemerocallidaceae
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14: "Dazzling, Delightful, Delicious Daylilies," presented by Master Gardener Greg Bartoshuk, at Friendship Park Conservatory, 395 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines.
Tap rooted plants including golden rod and daylilies are also suited to clay because their roots can get deep enough to avoid rotting and break up the soil on their way down.
I also have a vegetable garden and grow hostas and daylilies.
All this material shall be treated as contaminated soils and must be disposed of at the County Sanitary Landfill: 270 CY excavation cut/hauling, 270 SY engineered soil, 22 CY hard wood bark mulch, 1,078 EA cost to purchase and install all daylilies, 4 EA cost to water all installed plant material.
They service home gardeners, collectors and wholesale distributors, and their selection of daylilies is among the best in the country, from new and upcoming hybridizers to big names from recent years past.
If perennials like coreopsis, daylilies, and penstemon are overgrown or not flowering well, dig and divide them.
Hemerocallis are usually known as daylilies because each new flower opening early in the morning will be fading by evening.
Daylilies (Hemerocallis) are wellnamed, as their beautiful flowers seldom last longer than 24 hours, but as blooms fades plenty more will take their place in warm, sunny weather.
For example, they recommend planting butterfly milkweed and orange coneflowers instead of orange daylilies that are naturalized/invasive in the Midwest.
Yet, they are true perennials, hardy as daylilies, but they are frost-tender.