Hemerocallis (Daylily)

Let’s tease apart daylilies from true lilies! Daylilies grow from a fountain of strappy leaves. Their flower are produced on a tall “scape” (a leafless flower stalk that comes from the roots). Lilies grow on a tall stem with foliage emerging from the base of it and flowers out of the top. Daylily roots are a fleshy bunch of actual roots– like what it would look like if I tried to make homemade pasta. Lilies come from a bulb. Daylilies are nearly impossible to kill. Lilies can be reliable– or they can be rabbit food. So there’s the difference!

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