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An unwanted daylily in my Pennsylvania garden border. Can’t get rid of these invasive beauties.

In the United States and Canada, it all started with the original “wild” orange daylily. In fact, no daylily is native to North America; most hail from Asia. But that old orange Asian species, called Hemerocallis fulva, is everywhere. In fact, in its homeland, China and Korea, it’s more than just another pretty flower; the buds have been roasted and eaten as part of the Asian diet for centuries.

Wild Orange Daylily
Compared to most other daylilies, the plants are larger , the stems longer (taller), and once the clumps grow for a few years, they are hard work to divide.

Westward Ho! This old plant arrived on our shores early during the colonial period, and it was so popular, and “passed along” from so many gardeners to their neighbors, it now grows happily from coast to coast, often along roadsides. When the wagon trains went west, the old orange daylily rode along. Many a frontier gardener brought his or her daylily roots along from “back East.”

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daylily, wild lily, wildflower lily, orange lily, orange flower, flower cards, garden

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 1 year ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank You!

    – cclaude

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, I wouldn’t mind these in my garden :)

  • Maybe, maybe not! They spread like wild fire, and you can’t get rid of them. I read that they are edible, which would be a point In their favor!

    – cclaude

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the TOP TEN
    of our “Bold and Beautiful” challenge!!

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 1 year ago

  • Helenvandy
    Helenvandyabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations on your challenge win with this beautiful Day Lilly…

  • Thank you

    – cclaude

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 1 year ago

    Congratulations!! Your image has placed in the
    TOP TEN of our “Orange and Red” challenge!!

  • Xandru
    Xandruabout 1 year ago
  • Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated

    – cclaude

  • MotherNature2
    MotherNature2about 1 year ago

    This, too, is incredibly lovely – the light is awesome!!!!! Congratulations on your feature in 2 CARDS Per Day: The Best of Your Best – FAVE:>)

  • Can’t get rid of the thing…Keeps growing in front of the garage…Just good for pictures (I heard they were edible, but I did not dare try, yet.

    – cclaude

  • Yukondick
    Yukondick7 months ago

    Beautiful composition and balance

  • Thank you for the feature. Always appreciated

    – cclaude

  • EdsMum
    EdsMum7 months ago

    Congratulations – 22nd Jan. 2014 – Shirley & Jean

    Comments welcome HERE

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