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As for my first post after months of lurking... Anyone growing/eating daylilys?

I ate some at the beginning of the summer and found them to be excellent. We all know they are one of the most low maintenance perennial flowers available. It seems a lot of permaculture people neglect this awesome plant as a perennial food. There are varieties suited from zones 2-11. Seems like a lot of potential. My initial interest came from the write up in Perennial Vegetables by Eric Toensmeier.

I would love to hear some experiences with Daylily. What zone are you growing them in? I will be moving back to zone 9 for school in a few days and I am hoping to find some good for Central FL when I get there.
 
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im not growing any... yet
but now that i knwo they're adapatable, edible and easy, i may just be getting some here eventually....
 
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I don't have enough to eat the tubers yet, but I've heard those are quite tasty. I have eaten the flowers, but didn't find them worthwhile for eating -- mostly tasteless. They make a great garnish, though. I hear the flower buds are better, but I haven't tried them yet.

For Florida you'll need an evergreen or semi-evergreen variety.
 
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We eat the buds...usually while still firm and green...steamed then a little olive oil and salt...very good. I didn't like the open flowers although they look good in a salad. Our ground is too rocky to dig tubers so I have not tried them.
We have a ridiculously large patch of them at an old house site on our land. I sometimes mow and bag the leaves for mulch. This year it was dry so early they didn't bloom much.
 
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I ate the unopened buds sauteed with a little soy sauce. That was totally delicious. I would eat all the buds every year if I had them growing. I am planning on using daylily for guerrilla gardening in my city.
 
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