Daylily Varieties?

Answer Daylilies, or Hemerocallis, are gorgeous, colorful and very adaptable perennial flowers named for the fact that individual flowers bloom for only one day; in Greek, "hemera" means day and "kallos,"... Read More »

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What are the dangers of replacing old varieties with new varieties using biotechnology?

Opinions on dangers of biotechnology There is a risk of narrowing the genetic pool so plants then become weaker over time. It can increase dependence on artificial fertilizers and pesticides. Some... Read More »

What is the scientific name for a daylily?

The daylily’s scientific name is Hemerocallis, which derives from the Greek words for “beauty” and “day.” Each flower lasts for only one day. But daylily plants have many flowers, so they... Read More »

Is the daylily poisonous?

Daylilies are not toxic to humans. In fact, if they have not been sprayed with pesticides, the leaves, flowers and buds are edible. They can be boiled, pickled, stir-fried, simmered, battered, deep... Read More »

What is the scientific name of a daylily?

The scientific name for a daylily is Hemerocallis. Daylilies aren't true lilies since they belong to a different genus of plants. Their flowers, which come in many different colors, only bloom for ... Read More »