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Daylilies are so versatile that they perform under almost all conditions except in heavy water logged soils. They are happiest in soil that is rich and moist. They will flower more profusely in a sunny area but they will tolerate quite a bit of shade. All parts of the daylily plants are edible though the flowers are most often used. Flower buds may be cooked and are said to taste something like green beans. The flower petals can be used in salads and are quite tasty. Daylilies bloom in the summertime. A typical scape/stem of flowers will bloom anywhere between 1 week and 1 ½ months. Daylilies are useful in the perennial flower border, for massing, and groundcover on slopes because they will form a dense mat in just a few years. In early spring remove the dead foliage before the plant begins to green up.