We have been growing and hybridizing daylilies at our farm in upstate New York for over 20 years and have now registered over 100 plants with the American Hemerocallis Society.
The joy of seeing our new seedlings bloom for the first time, flowers that we had a hand in creating, is a remarkable feeling.
This website showcases our introductions. If you come to the garden you will see that we offer registered daylilies from other hybridizers - northern hardy plants that we hold in high regard. We are open to the public weekends in July and August and weekdays by appointment. We encourage you to come and spend some time in our garden.
Our plants are field grown using organic methods. We are licensed and inspected by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
Daylilies have been called the "perfect perennial" because of their beauty, hardiness and tolerance for a wide range of growing conditions.
Each flower on a daylily scape blooms for only one day but each scape has many buds and each mature plant has many scapes so that plants may flower for several weeks- everyday producing fresh new flowers.
A NOTE ABOUT DAYLILY LEAFMINER
In the spring of 2017 we discovered the fly (Ophiomyia kwansonis Sasakawa) that causes daylily leafminer in our garden beds. Unsure about what that meant in terms of sales we decided to close our business until we could determine the impact it might have for our customers. After discussions with other growers and consultation with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets we decided to reopen late in the season and sell only to people who already had this pest.
We have now learned that daylily leafminer will not be a significant threat to daylily growers as it is considered non-injurious. There is no damage to the flowers or the overall health of the plants. As of 2014 it has been officially detected in all eastern states and most southern and midwestern states.
We are not using pesticides for this problem as we do not want to cause harm to the many pollinators we purposefully attract to our garden. We believe the leafminer can be controlled by careful handling of affected leaves, good composting practices and careful inspection of plants sold to our customers. Please contact us with any questions and also visit the AMERICAN HEMEROCALLIS SOCIETY website for more information.