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Whether your daylily growing season is just starting, at peak bloom or has ended, you can connect with others globally year round. Make new friends, ask questions, and share your experiences in a community that has a common passion. We specialize in teaching others how to plant, grow and hybridize daylilies, the plant genus Hemerocallis. Our membership is open to anyone and everyone that loves daylilies.

"Get with the Program"

"Get with the Program"

A Twelve Step Program for the Novice Hybridizer

  I have about 25 years' experience growing daylilies; in excess of 15 years as a commercial enterprise.  I’ve learned…

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Hybridizing Daylilies

Hybridizing Daylilies

Hybridizing Daylilies

    So, you've been seriously bitten by the daylily 'bug'. You've collected daylilies and aimlessly dabbed pollen on every…

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Top 100 Daylilies

Top 100 Daylilies

Upload your seedlings today

  Come share your seedlings images with us. We love daylilies and love to see your creations.  

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Dividing Daylilies 101

Dividing Daylilies 101

Dividing daylilies can be a simple project because …

  Dividing daylilies can be a simple project because they're very forgiving. As long as you have a section of…

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  • Sheila replied to the topic 'This is what daylily is blooming today' in the forum.
    This is the 2nd rebloom scape on Scarface. It's smaller than normal, but, it's absolutely perfect!!
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  • KEVIN S. SMITH replied to the topic 'This is what daylily is blooming today' in the forum.
    I love the Tully Mars Sheila very vibrant color. I added a few of my favorites last year from Seifert and they did great.

    Michael Bennet and Popcorn Pete



    I also have discovered another rebloomer while moving it. Flamingo Fantasy and i will post pics when it blooms.
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    2 days ago
  • Sheila replied to the topic 'This is what daylily is blooming today' in the forum.
    No problem, Kevin, I love talking daylilies and looking at photographs! I had to pack a lot of learning into this past year as I didn't even know a diploid from a tetraploid two years ago. It's amazing to see where they've gone with hybridizing these days! I'd like to produce just one beautiful daylily that is graceful, well-balanced and will be passed around in the family for generations and I'd be a very happy lady! :lol: So I'm on that quest to find the right combination of color, form, size and plant habit and when I see that first seedling bloom with all of it having come together I'll be doing the happy dance!! :laugh: It'll be years down the road before that happens, so, I'm in it for the long haul. No place for impatience in the world of daylilies. It's best to enjoy the whole process from beginning to end and everything in between because you can't rush mother nature and you never know what those seedlings will look like until they open for the first time! I figured if I make a good match to begin with, my chances of having a keeper should be realistically good.

    I read somewhere that the odds are pretty low for getting that one daylily you hope to. That's why those who are serious about it plant 100's of seedlings, and others 1000's and the big guys plant upwards of 10,000 seedlings a year. I don't see myself selling them commercially so, I think I'll keep it down to a reasonable 50 a year the first go around and see how it works out. :whistle:

    Follow what you're passionate about doing and you can't help but enjoy ever aspect of it along the way! The first time out is solely for learning. If you produce something fantastic, great, if not, you had fun getting there so dust yourself off and try again!! That's the advice I've determined to follow for myself and I'm going to love every day working towards my goal. What else would I be doing? Sure there's other thing I could be doing but not that brings me the amount of pleasure I get working and being around daylilies!

    Feel free to holler at me anytime at all as my husband certainly could care less about our daylilies...poor soul doesn't know what he's missing! :silly:

    Here's a photo of Tully Mars when it rebloomed. Gorgeous!

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    Bye!
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    7 days ago
  • KEVIN S. SMITH replied to the topic 'This is what daylily is blooming today' in the forum.
    Oops i double clicked. Thanks for replying Sheila i know my wife probably gets tired of hearing about daylilys from me so another ear can be helpful and i am always open to what others are growing and buying these days.
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    7 days ago
  • KEVIN S. SMITH replied to the topic 'This is what daylily is blooming today' in the forum.
    Hi Sheila. Love the coloring on that one. Reminds me of the one i just bought Momentum. I will have to post it on here. The local daylily farm where i buy most of mine is getting rid of some registered ones in late summer for free or else they will be tilled under so i am making a new bed(lol) at the front side of my house where i can't grow grass anyway because the downspout keeps washing it away. I will run the rainwater right through the bed and farther out in to my side yard and thats where the freebees will go. Good thing i held onto my little tiller as i will be adding lots of peat and composted cow manure.
    Stargate Portal has smaller blooms but my supplier said it was a great multiplier and she had a very large clump of it.
    Yes this is kinda sad time of the year with every thing winding down. I have maybe 7 out of 110 plants yet in bloom with Mighty Chestnut reblooming and taking the longevity prize.
    Here it is below with Mystical Rainbow in the background.
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    7 days ago
  • Edward Kimball added 1 new photo in 2014 Seedlings.
    7 days ago
  • Edward Kimball replied to the topic 'Show us your 'Family'' in the forum.
    7 days ago
  • Brad Best replied to the topic 'The 'Bearded' Daylily - "A Cinderella story..."' in the forum.
    Dear Becki & Thomas,

    Finally, things are beginning to slow down! The last 4-weeks or so have been a whirl-wind with our hybridizing efforts since early June. Now, all we have to do is wait and listen for the ripening seed pods! Yes, they sound like hundreds of maracas in the wind as they ripen - LOL! :)

    FYI - As per your questions about our next wave of 'Bearded' daylily offerings - we will be offering three 'Bearded' daylilies for spring 2015! DAN PATCH, LADY PATCH and MICHAEL'S SWORD will be available for a limited time only for spring delivery. Quantity is limited!

    This puppy dog (the 'Bearded' daylily) is already off and running at break-neck speeds and has already surpasssed the number of 100% stable Poly 'registrations' by more than ten-fold here at Rainbow Hill Daylily Farm - "Home of the 'Bearded' Daylily!" To this day we have well over one-hundred 'Bearded' daylilies with 100% stable 'Bearded' plant habit with barbed appendages growing on all three petals! Today there are actually only "12 daylilies found" in the AHS cultivar search engine for polymerous daylilies registered at 100% poly. I project we will have approx. 150-200 stable 100% 'Bearded' daylillies in bloom for summer of 2015! A hundred of which could be registered in 2015 if we so choose to do so. This year we actually held off registering over 50 stable 'Bearded' cultivars simply to keep the genetics locked and loaded (w/safety off) for more seed production going into spring 2016!

    While some thought there were only a handful of 'Bearded' pacers casually trotting around town, little did they know how 100% stable genetics can work in tandem when you cross two like forms combined with nearly two decades of hybridizing effort! The trotting pace ended years ago. Now they are galloping down the stretch!

    Thanks for all the compliments and encouraging remarks everyone!

    Sincerely, Brad Best & family :)
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    7 days ago
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