THE DAYLILY & JAPANESE IRIS CATALOGS ARE UPDATED FOR 2023 and you may now make daylily and Japanese iris orders. We are open for the season at our sales shop and the gardens, and will remain open until Monday, September 4, 2023 We are open for the season daily 9:00-6:00.

Hybridizing Daylilies

I didn't plan to get into hybridizing daylilies, I just wanted to leave that for the experts and I'd content myself with collecting and selling what other hybridizers were developing. Then, international hybridizer Ted Petit and his wife Susan, visited my garden and told me I needed to hybridize. I have been working on a few plants every year and usually get 100 to 200 seeds. Because my property is extremely rocky that's about all I can handle for space to plant new plants because it takes weeks to prepare a new bed. Daylilies are very easy to hybridize.


We expect peak bloom for the Japanese irises to run from the first week of July to the end of July. The extra early daylilies usually begin blooming in June and the early varieities will start around the 2nd week of July.  Peak bloom for daylilies will be the last week of July and the first 2 weeks of August. We hope you'll drop by, maybe even more than once!

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