Lovely for only one day, and, oh, so beautiful. This gorgeous crimson daylily, with the lemon yellow throat, came from my aunt Honey. She is the youngest girl in my mother's family. I thought they had been disgarded in the clean-up. It almost made me cry. But, I was so happy when I saw the green stalks appear earlier in the year. Daylilies bloom only once (a year), so I have to enjoy these while they are here.
So, what is a Hemerocallis, or daylily?
The word Hemerocallis is 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.
The really neat thing is that they multiply. One day, hopefully, I will have a full bed of them.