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Daylilies might not be true lilies, but they are certainly one of the most popular flowering perennials you’ll find. That’s likely because they come in all sorts of colors and combinations, while being ultra-reliable and easy to maintain. Better yet, some daylilies—such as the Stella D’Oro—bloom at both the beginning and end of summer.

Daylilies make the perfect container plants. Most prefer full sun (or at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day) and well-drained soil. Follow these simple guidelines, along with mulching before winter, and you can expect your daylilies to bloom again and again.

Did You Know?
The reason daylilies are not technically considered lilies is because they belong to the Hemerocallis genus, while true lilies belong to the Lilium genus.

Other Fun Facts About Daylilies

  • There are 20 species and more than 20,000 hybrids of daylilies.
  • Each daylily flower only lasts one day. Luckily, there are many buds on each of many stalks of a daylily, forming a cluster of lasting color.
  • Daylilies are drought tolerant.
  • In Asia, daylilies are consumed as a vegetable. Your daylily flowers can be eaten raw or cooked.

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