Hemerocallis Or Daylily

The name Hemerocallis comes from the Greek words hemera "day" and kalos "beautiful" or Beauty for a day. This name alludes to the attractive flowers of this genus which typically last no more than 24 hours. Hemerocallis are native to Eurasia, including China, Korea, and Japan, there are over 60,000 registered cultivars, and are popular worldwide because of their spectacular showy flowers and hardiness. The flowers of most species open in early morning and wither during the following night, possibly replaced by another one on the same scape (flower stalk) the next day, some species are night-blooming. Daylilies are not commonly used as cut flowers for formal flower arranging, yet they make good cut flowers as new flowers continue to open on cut stems over several days.


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