Edible Daylily – Delicious and Pretty!
This variety of daylily is totally edible! That’s right – you can eat the young shoots, flowers and tuber roots. The young shoots in spring are great for stir fries. Cut the foliage flat to the ground when about 5 inches tall and they will regenerate more. Harvest the young tubers before the plant flowers, scrub them up and cook ‘em like taters! Leave a few tubers in the ground and they will multiply. The beautiful orange flowers and buds can be used fresh in salads, cooked in stir-fries, or fried whole. Hemerocallis fulva is of the original strain of daylily that was brought to this country in the 1600’s. A true survivor, it is excellent for naturalizing. Zones 5-10.