Summer 2016

Dear Gardeners,

Welcome to the 2016 gardening season. As a Michigan licensed and inspected grower of perennial plant material, I specialize in daylily and hosta cultivars. My 2017 daylily introductions will be posted during the winter of 2016/2017 and available in the spring of 2017.

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.

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I work extensively with my own unique daylily seedlings and introductions developed over 20 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 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 introduction 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 contact me in advance to arrange for a mutually convenient appointment time. Peak daylily blooming season is from late June through July.

Garden PictureHappy digging,


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