Daylilies forum: Daylily that smells like lemons

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Oct 28, 2015 6:50 AM CST
I'd like to find this in the db but I don't know its 'real' name. I ran across a dl that the lady said smelled like lemon when it blooms. I assume it is one of the really older ones. She said it is yellow.
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Hemlady
Oct 28, 2015 6:55 AM CST
Isn't that the Lemon Lily??? That is a species lily I think.
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sooby
Oct 28, 2015 7:18 AM CST
The "lemon lily" is Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus. I thought it was called lemon for the colour although it is fragrant.
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Hemlady
Oct 28, 2015 7:20 AM CST
That is probably true Sue but I recall friends that I have saying it smelled like lemons. Mine didn't bloom this year so I can't say for sure.
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Frillylily
Oct 28, 2015 8:41 AM CST
YES!


Thank You!
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sooby
Oct 28, 2015 9:25 AM CST
I wouldn't have said it smelled like lemons, but my first thought was that meant a cut lemon fruit. Then I started to wonder, maybe they mean the flowers of a lemon tree, not the fruit - Googled for that and found a blog that says "Finally, a real spring charmer, earlier than the regular daylilies, Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus, the lemon lily. Rather than smelling like lemons it smells like orange or lemon flowers, and has a nice strong scent unlike regular daylilies."

http://weedingonthewildside.blogspot.ca/2011/06/next-wave-of...
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Oct 29, 2015 4:38 AM CST
Sure hope mine blooms next year. Now I really want to smell it. Smiling
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Gleni
Oct 29, 2015 4:59 AM CST
Mine just finished its first blooms for the season. It reblooms well. I will smell them.

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