THE DAYLILY CATALOGS FOR 2024 have now been updated and orders may be placed online at this time. The Japanese iris catalogs have also been updated and you may make Japanese iris orders at this time. (We will be adding more stock and more varieties of Japanese iris in May and June, so you can revisit the catalog at that time.) We will open for the season on Saturday May 11th at our sales shop and the gardens, and will remain open until Monday, September 2, 2024. We will be 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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