Spring 2017

Dear Gardeners,

Welcome to the 2017 gardening season. As a Michigan licensed and inspected grower of perennial plant material, I specialize in daylily and hosta cultivars. My 2017 daylily introductions are now available for spring shipment.

My daylily hybridizing objective is to create very hardy, robust, and northern reblooming tetraploid daylilies with large flowers of great color, substance, and form displayed as a minimum of 20 buds per well-branched scape. I strive for overall plant performance to ensure a beautiful garden presence as well as valuable hybridizing genetics. I firmly believe northern daylily gardeners should expect the same extended weeks of bloom performance from individual cultivars that southern daylily growers commonly enjoy. It is through my work with reliable northern rebloom, under average growing conditions, in tandem with high branching and bud counts that this ideal is achieved.

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I work extensively with my own unique daylily introductions and seedlings developed over 21 years of hybridizing. Those who follow my work or have heard me speak about my program know that high bud counts, excellent branching, plus rebloom are major hallmarks of my efforts. Since my introductions are registered with northern grown statistics, I would expect increased performance in warmer zones for the evergreen and semi-evergreen varieties. I sell plants, seedlings, and seeds through the Lily Auction under the alias Floragin in the spring and late summer/fall. (A daylily seedling is a full-sized regular daylily plant that has been grown from a seed which was intentionally created through selective breeding but has not been formally named through the registration process with the American Hemerocallis Society.)

While I ship bareroot daylilies by United States Priority Mail Service within the United States, the remaining perennials are primarily sold to local mid-West Michigan zone 5 gardeners. Many are freshly dug as bareroot material from my established landscaping. Some are potted. Customers are assured excellent value as I offer top quality plants at reasonable prices. If there is something special growing in my garden that you would like to put on a wish list, please let me know. You will be the first to be notified when that plant is to be divided in the future. Your visits are welcome, but please Happy digging,


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