First things first, daylilies are not considered true lilies. They belong to the genus Hemerocallis, from the Greek meaning “beautiful for a day”; each blossom lasts only that long. In France, they are called belle d’un jour. Fortunately, every plant produces many buds, so blooming can be extended for 30 to 40 days. Some older established clumps might produce as many as 500 flowers in a season. Careful selection will allow the aficionado to have flowers throughout the growing months. And what an assortment there is to choose from!