Companion Planting: Daylily.
Plants that assist each other to grow well, repel insects or even other plants when grown next to each other is called companion planting and can be a sustainable and eco-friendly way to improve and protect your garden against unwanted pests and disease.
Chromatography has been used to explain why some plants like or dislike being planted with other plants. It is possible to make a specific chromatographic test to find out why, or if at all, a plant is helping or hindering its neighbors. Chromatography has also been used to prove that plants do significantly better with compost than without.
One little known fact about daylilies is that they are edible. Buds and blossoms can be sautéed in butter, added to squash dishes or tomato dishes. They can also be dipped in batter and deep fried like squash blossoms.
As a companion plant, they are good to plant on a hill to prevent erosion or on a slope that is too steep to mow.
Also read about Best Harvest Festivals in the U.S and China Asters in this month’s archived articles.