daylily

noun
day·​lily | \ˈdā-ˌli-lē \

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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Be sure to dispose of these invasive daylilies to prevent introducing them into other gardens and natural spaces. Melinda Myers, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Replace privet hedge with a mix of plants," 26 Jan. 2018 The original daylilies were orange or yellow, but in my lifetime fabulous whites, pinks, reds and, yes, purples have come into the market. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "Passionate about purple? Here are Neil's favorite ways to add it to the landscape | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 20 Apr. 2018 Hostas and daylilies are great container gardening plants, but many other perennials work as well. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Container Gardening," 1 June 2017 Get into the spring spirit at this wonderful outdoor event amid 14 acres of daylilies and demonstration gardens in the heart of Amador wine country. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "Flower farm hosts wine country Spring Fling | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Mar. 2018 Divide hostas and daylilies if spreading is desired. idahostatesman, "A gardening to do list for March and April | Idaho Statesman," 21 Mar. 2018 So my father-in-law has promised me some of his daylilies, and a dear neighbor is teaching me how to propagate hydrangeas. Valerie Fraser Luesse, Southern Living, "Once I Was a Clueless Gardener," 17 Oct. 2016 So my father-in-law has promised me some of his daylilies, and a dear neighbor is teaching me how to propagate hydrangeas. Valerie Fraser Luesse, Southern Living, "Once I Was a Clueless Gardener," 17 Oct. 2016 Perennials that are dormant over the winter, such as daylilies, ajuga, daisy, rudbeckia, coreopsis, yarrow and others, can be divided and transplanted now through February. NOLA.com, "This week's gardening tips: how to control caterpillars, scale, whitefly," 28 Oct. 2017

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1597, in the meaning defined above

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daylily

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daylily

: 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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