|Statement||by Jeanie Oliver Smith.|
|LC Classifications||PS2869 .S25|
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|Pagination||3 p. l., v-x, 321 p.|
|Number of Pages||321|
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Tag: Day Lilies Posted on Aug Aug by lyricpowerpub — Leave a comment Self-Editing: Removing the Excessive, the Repetitive, the . Hiyaa, My birthday is coming up and my sister wants to get me a book. I've seen lots of nice looking daylily books on and amazon, but can't decide which to ask her for. I want something with good pictures, good seed starting/growing advice . All About Our Daylilies 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. Daylilies appreciate being mulched with shredded bark, shredded leaves or other organic materials. It’s an easy way to control weeds and also helps keep the soil moist. Daylilies will grow for many years without any attention, but the plants will produce more flowers if they are divided about every 5 years.
Daylilies offer a wide range of bloom sizes, scape height and bloom time. By carefully selecting plants, daylilies will show off in the garden from early May to late October, depending on zone. Some blooms can reach 15” across, while some daylilies grow to be over 60” tall. Their botanical name Hemerocallis means “beauty for a day” because each blossom lasts for only one day. Unlike true lilies which grow from bulbs, daylilies grow from fleshy roots and the flowers form on leafless scapes which rise above the foliage. Each scape has buds on it, one opening every other day. Growing daylilies from seed is easy and can be sown directly in the ground in most climates. In moist soil with lots of incorporated organic matter, sow the seeds at a depth of ½ to ¾ of an inch ( cm.). Keep the soil moist until seedlings emerge, which should take 1 to 2 weeks. If starting the seeds indoors, don’t transplant them out. 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.
Flower breeders have had a field day with daylilies and there are now thousands of named cultivars. These cultivars can be grouped in a variety of ways: by bloom time (early, mid-, and late), flower color (white to yellow, pink and purple), scape height (6 inches to 3 feet tall), and flower form (trumpet, double, ruffled, recurved). There is also the released "Landscaping with Daylilies" daylily-specific book that has up to date photos and information. Its also on Amazon and also eligible for Prime under "Landscaping with Daylilies." And you can always pass hours looking at images of recently registered daylily cultivars at the American Hemerocallis Society website. Daylilies produce numerous flower buds that are showy over a long period (‘May Colvin’) Growing daylilies in Minnesota. Daylilies belong to the genus Hemerocallis and are not true lilies. This Greek word is made up of two parts: hemera meaning day and kallos meaning beauty. The name is appropriate, since each flower lasts only one day. Learning starts here! The following daylily questions and answers have been summarized from The Illustrated Guide to Daylilies, a publication of the American Daylily Society, available now on Amazon. The Daylily Dictionary, found from a link on our Home Page, is also a great resource for learning.