Once someone gave me a clump of daylily roots and bulbs. I never got around to planting it, so it sat in a bucket all winter. The next spring it sprouted. I was amazed about that. It had frozen hard as a rock, but stayed alive still.
Then I began to notice that there were more and more daylilies along all the roads around here. Here’s what I figure is happening. The snowplows come through in the winter and pick up little clumps of lilies and carry them down the road and drop them off. They grow there and then the plow takes a clump of that patch and moves it on down further. and so on…
What a wonderful powerful plant! The young shoots are delicious. So are the buds of the flowers.