We have been hybridizing daylilies since 1997. Our goal is to develop high performance daylilies for northern gardens. The key characteristics that are important to us are: hardiness, consistent opening and beautiful faces. Plant evaluation takes place out in our garden. We expect our seedlings not only to survive but thrive. They must have adequate bud count, nice foliage and be consistently beautiful to look at. We are now seeing many wonderful seedlings and are introducing flowers that are great additions to the northern gardens.
For 2013, we have 14 new introductions. There are 10 dormant plants and the other 4 have grown well here without special protection. Many of our introductions have been used in our hybridizing program and are proving to be wonderful parents. Due to the limited number of seedlings we grow, we cannot explore all the hybridizing potential of our introductions. Therefore, other gardeners interested in hybridizing may find new opportunities using our introductions. Where possible, we do show examples of the breeding potential of our introductions.
We have stopped hybridizing in our basement in winter as we now can make all the seed we need outdoors each summer. All our plants are grown outside in our harsh climate. We spread some mulch around our plants for weed suppression but do not put extra mulch on our plants over winter. We recommend treating our evergreen plants just like any other evergreen plant and mulch appropriately in winter for those in northern climates.
New introductions for 2013 will be single fans (although most will be shipped out as double fans). All older plants will be double fans or larger unless specifically stated differently in the plant descriptions. We begin shipping in April depending on the weather. In 2012, we had no snow and mild weather in April - in 2011, we had snow in late April and could not ship until May. Please let us know when you would like shipment.
1861 Pinewood Trail
Suamico, WI 54173
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