In the neighborhood is a collection of video and photographs gathered here in my own Southern California neighborhood. What’s happening in your neighborhood. Share some of your photos with AGN readers and myself in the comments.
In the neighborhood…June 22, 2013: Daylily (Hemerocallis)
As you can see from these pictures, daylily, in all their varieties are quite popular here in the neighborhood. I am even thinking of planting some myself. I have a few empty beds in the front garden that could benefit from their showy nature. They come in a wide variety of colors, although right now it seems to be the orange and red-orange varieties dominating the bloom right now.
“Daylily is the general nonscientific name of a species, hybrid or cultivar of the genus Hemerocallis /ˌhɛmɨroʊˈkælɪs/. Daylily cultivar flowers are highly diverse in colour and form, as a result of hybridization efforts of gardening enthusiasts and professional horticulturalists. Thousands of registered cultivars are appreciated and studied by local and international Hemerocallis societies. Hemerocallis is now placed in family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoideae, and formerly was part of Liliaceae (which includes true lilies).” — Wikipedia
More information on Daylily (Hemerocallis):
- Daylily on Wikipedia
- Daylilies: The American Hemerocallis Society Home Page
- Caring for Your Hemerocallis (Daylilies) at Garden Crossings