Hemerocallis fulva

Common Names: Orange day-lily, tawny daylily, tiger daylily, fulvous daylily, ditch lily
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Daylily genus

A herbaceous perennial plant growing from a fleshy rhizome with stems 40 to 150 cm tall. The leaves are linear, 50 to 90 cm long and 1 to 2.8 cm broad. The flowers are 5 to 12 cm across, orange-red, with a pale central line; they are produced on spikes of 10 to 20, with the individual flowers opening successively, each one only lasting one day. The fruit is a three-valved capsule 2 to 2.5 cm long and 1.2 to 1.5 cm broad which splits open at maturity to release the seeds.

In Connecticut they are most commonly found in flower gardens and landscaping. Blooms early summer to late autumn.

Primary Flower Color: Red/Orange
Secondary Flower Color: Yellow
Edible Notes: The flowers are reported to be edible. There is however a risk of contaminants from pesticides due to how they are used in landscaping.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.