Daylilies, or Hemerocallis as they are truly known, are no longer just the tawny-colored beauties lining country roads and old farmsteads. Enthusiasts have worked diligently to breed exciting new colors, flower forms, longer-blooming periods, and even delightful fragrances! And even more exciting is that these modern stunners are clumping and won't overrun your garden in a few years like the ones you dig up from the roadside.
And don't be afraid to cut the flower stems to enjoy inside. Unlike earlier types, most of these flowers do last more than a single day and the scapes (the stems that carry the flowers) continue to put out new blossoms even in the vase!