University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Daylily (Hemerocallis spp.)

Daylily is a one to three feet high, clumping, herbaceous perennial which may be evergreen or deciduous. Most of the simple, linear leaves emerge from the soil, usually without a stem. The flowers have three petals and three sepals. They are funnel-shaped to bell-shaped, and are born in clusters on long stems. They come in shades of yellows, orange, red and purple, and bloom in the spring and/or summer.