Today’s Flowers/Orange Daylily

During the day

At dusk

One of the perennials I planted in my garden years ago faithfully blooms every summer.

Orange daylily is a popular ornamental that has escaped and is invaded natural and disturbed areas throughout the United States. Leaves are long, grass-like, and bright green in color. Flowers are large, showy, and orange in color. Flowers may have spots or stripes. Daylilies are clump forming perennials with arching, grasslike or straplike leaves 10-40 in long, depending on the cultivar. All the leaves arise from the base of the plant in two opposing ranks, resulting in a fanlike appearance which becomes obscured as the clump enlarges. A leafless stalk, called a scape, extends above the leaves and bears the flowers. Most scapes have two or more branches, each with several flower buds. In most varieties the flowers open one at a time, and last only one day, but the blooming period may extend for weeks, even months. Source.

To see other lovely images head over to Today’s Flowers.

My thanks to the TF team: Santilli-Pupo-Denise-Sandy Carlson

I’m taking a short blog break. I’ll visit you all in once I get back to blogdom. Have a lovely weekend!

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About Kanak Hagjer

Hello from north-east India! I love to blog about all things floral and foliar and sharing the beauty of my region is what I am most passionate about!
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15 Responses to Today’s Flowers/Orange Daylily

  1. lotusleaf says:

    What a pretty flower! My daylilies are only growing vegetatively, without putting out blooms:(

  2. Bernieh says:

    Such an eye-catching Daylily! I’m still waiting on mine to flower.

  3. We have these in our yard, and your picture is just beautiful!!! I hope you are alright and nothing is wrong…it always makes me nervous when a blogger announces a sudden break without explanation. Wishing you good health and a good break while you are away!

  4. Jama says:

    Stunning beauty!

  5. Ditto… mine too faithfully bloom every summer and such a delight. Beautiful shots. Enjoy your break n have a happy wkend.

  6. Luna Miranda says:

    i love the luscious, vibrant orange color.

  7. Stephanie says:

    Gorgeous! Orange is always my favourite colour for flowers and especially bright orange ones.

  8. Sharmila says:

    Awesome colors …. i wish i had that lily in my garden too but sad that it bloom for a day !!

    p.s. why taking a break – are u going out of town or just having a busy week ahead … enjoy ur break 🙂

  9. Denise says:

    Outstanding shots, your daylilies are perfection. Thank you for sharing them.

  10. Shantana says:

    Hey Kanak,

    Your Daylilies are very beautiful and great shots.How have u been?

    Ruby

  11. Anita says:

    Beautiful flower! It’s amazing how some flowers bloom and wither in the course of half a day.

  12. wendy says:

    I love the rich colours of your lily. So beautiful!

  13. radha says:

    Lovely flower. Enjoy the break.

  14. radha says:

    Beautiful. How long since you planted them?

  15. arati says:

    nice. any reason why it is called the ‘day’ lily?

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