Definition of daylily
: any of various Eurasian perennial herbs (genus Hemerocallis) of the lily family that have short-lived flowers resembling lilies and are widespread in cultivation and as escapes
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Among the edibles discussed was the ubiquitous orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), which can be spotted this time of year along roads all over the state.
One low-maintenance strategy is to plant a variety of the same species in an area – for example, daylilies – that bloom at different times of the year for consistent color.
Find everything from common impatiens to rare daylilies to tree seedlings with a special history at Ohio State University.
So my father-in-law has promised me some of his daylilies, and a dear neighbor is teaching me how to propagate hydrangeas.
All parts of the daylily plant are edible, so don't waste the ones that break off in the process.
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Definition of daylily for English Language Learners
: a kind of plant that has long thin leaves and usually yellow or orange flowers that bloom for a short time
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