By Joyce Arleen Corson
SYRACUSE — It is the symbol to me of Mother embracing our family with flowers. She had a love for fragrance in the garden.
Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus, colloquially known as yellow daylily, is an ornamental perennial herbaceous plant with very fragrant yellow flowers.
Mother planted it at the edge of the drive by the mail box! Driving by necessitated a stop not to just get the mail, but engulf the fragrance. It is commonly cultivated in flower beds, containers and as a ground cover plant.
Due to its dense semi-evergreen leaves and early-blooming flowers, yellow daylily is highly appreciated amongst gardeners.
It provides color and contrast to the perennial border when grown in clumps or when massed over larger areas. The fountain-like leaves provide elegant foliage, color and texture for the garden when the flowers are not in bloom.
Her 20-foot row of white tall fragrant perennial “Easter Lilies” I have yet to find. This fragrance I will give my “picture this” plant identification has not given me much help! The secret is, they always came back making the row grow longer!