Purple Daylily Portrait
A closeup macro view of the inner section of a purple daylily showing the yellow center and reproductive parts as well as the textures and lovely purple-lavender color variations of the petals. The daylily's botanical name, Hemerocallis, means "beauty for a day." Most daylily flowers open in the morning and die by nightfall. Generally, each flower stem (scape) has at least a dozen flower buds, so the plant stays in bloom for several weeks. Whiole the roadside and woodland daylily or tiger lily in native to the USA, flower breeders have created thousands of named cultivars that in many colors, bloom times, height and form and these have become the predominant gardeners choice.