Wild populations of H. citrina growing on cliff faces of Mount Tai, Shandong Province, China.

How cool is this?  daylilies growing where almost nothing else could!

A New Day Dawning: Hemerocallis as a Future Model Organism

This is one of the most exciting pieces of research published! The basic gist of it is that Hemerocallis (daylilies) have an incredible genetic diversity and potentially malleable genetics  that might lend itself to botanical and pharmacological benefits.

“Genetic model organisms have revolutionized science, and today, with the rapid advances in technology, there is significant potential to launch many more plant species towards model status. However, these new model organisms will have to be carefully selected. Here, we argue that Hemerocallis (daylily) satisfies multiple criteria for selection and deserves serious consideration as a subject of intensive biological investigation. Several attributes of the genus are of great biological interest.”

A new day dawning: Hemerocallis (daylily) as a future model organism

  1. M. J. Rodriguez-Enriquez1 and
  2. R. T. Grant-Downton2,*

+ Author Affiliations

H. citrina grows well in the spring and seems quite tolerant of frosts

H. flava Major, a supposed variant of H. flava is an extremely good grow with tight light green foliage. H. flava Major seems to tolerate frost very well.



H. hakuensis, suffers some tip damage in the spring do to frost but recovers and blooms fine.
H. sempervirens is only marginally hardy in this climate does not do well. It has a spreading habit much like H . fulva is no where near as vigorous.


This picture is from a 2011 Korean catalog. The plants look to Hem lilioasphedelus. There is a Campanula blooming along with the Hemerocallis which is when one expect it to bloom. This photo was taken at Image

Takamine-kohgen Plateau in the Gunma prefecture. Which appears to be in Japan?


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 May 3 (Monday)

 Shipping begins 

(Weather Permitting) 

We begin shipping as soon as the snow melts, fields dry out and the daylilies begin growing.  

 May 29 (Saturday) 
Daylily Gardens Open: Please check first because of the unusual nature of this season

Thurs-Sun 10-5pm

 June 5-20: Iris Days

This period is when the maximum number of Iris blooms are showing. There is both a large variety of colors as well as a large show of blossoms. Many other perennials in bloom as well.

  July 4-5: Closed for Private Party

(Closed SUNDAY)

Open Saturday July 3

 July 8th (THURSDAY)
Peak Season 
Peak-season hours: Open Wednesday-Monday (closed Tuesdays): 10-5 pm

This is The Time to come and see the field in full bloom. Thousands and thousands of blooms all blooming at once.

Peak Blueberry Season begins: Organic PYO

The Blueberries typically produce an enormous amount of berries, but sometimes because of heavy picking the crop can be in short supply while the next batch ripens

 July 17-July 18
Rock River
Studio Artist Tour

This weekend is a lot of fun! There is art to see, blueberries to pick and acres of daylilies in bloom. 

 August 15th
Peak season ends
post-season hours

Thurs-Sun 10-5 pm

While the mass of blooms is less than peak, there are still thousands of blooms out. It is always amazing to see how the daylilies just keep on blooming.

 September 6th: Last day Open Gardens close 

open by chance or by appointment after this point.


 Early-Mid October: End of 2020 Shipping Season.