This easy-to-use glossary will help you translate and define some of the botanical, horticultural and landscaping terms used on this site.
Click on a letter to view terms & definitions.
The darker colored area of a daylily flower that is positioned just above the watermark on the petals only.
A plant or plan division not in a field or container, generally with the soil removed from its roots.
A plant that lives for two years or growing seasons, producing leaves the first season and flowers and seeds the second.
A daylily blossom with petals and sepals that are distinctly different shades or tints of the same basic color, for example, light rose and dark rose.
A daylily blossom is referred to as a 'blend' if it contains an intermingling of two or more colors.
A daylily blossom with a distinctly different color along the edges of the blossom segments. The edge color may appear on the petals, sepals, or both. Recent hybrids with distinctly colored blossom edges are often referred to as having picotee edges.
Standard, universal names that allow you to purchase the plant you want. Some variation occurs in catalogs due to more recent studies of these plants and their origins. It is best to shop by botanical names as common names can apply to more than one plant.
A small, modified leaf, with or without a stem.
Unexpanded leaf, stem, or flower that will develop at a later time.
A reference used to describe a daylily that continues to form new buds at the terminals of scape branches after the scape has begun blooming. Bud building is a highly desirable daylily attribute that prolongs the bloom season.
Encased leaf or flower bud, as an onion or tulip.