Premium Daylilies

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    What makes a Daylily 'Premium'?

    What makes a Daylily 'Premium'?

    There is no clear line to cross for a daylily to qualify as premium. This list is based off our decades of experience growing and observing the many daylily cultivars. We evaluate a daylily for a variety of characteristics such as exceptional rebloom, garden vigor, consistency of flower form, and many more. Each daylily marked premium is evaluated for 6-10 years before getting that distinction and must be exceptional against current market standards.

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    Hemerocallis 'Adorable Tiger'

    Displaying clear, vibrant colors, this daylily produces golden orange flowers with a very prominent, sienna red eye. The eye covers half of the petals and is accompanied by an extra wide red picotee edge. This daylily makes quite a statement.

    Height: 26in | Bloom Size: 4-5in

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    Hemerocallis 'Baby Moon Cafe'

    Similar in appearance to the highly regarded 'Custard Candy' but with a higher bud count on more well branched scapes, fragrant blossoms, and perfect flower form. Creamy butter yellow, diamond dusted flowers have a narrow wine-purple eye.

    Height: 22in | Bloom Size: 3in

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    Hemerocallis 'Bela Lugosi'

    Widely regarded as one of the best purple daylilies on the market. Outstanding saturated true purple blooms with a lime green throat. Very sunfast for such a dark color. Out of this world!

    Height: 33in | Bloom Size: 6in

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    Hemerocallis 'Blackthorne'

    One of the very best! Very light creamy yellow blossoms have a hint of peach, displaying a prominent wine-purple eye and matching picotee edge half way up the petals. Chartreuse throat and ruffled petals add interest. Rebloomer as well!

    Height: 26in | Bloom Size: 4½-5in

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    Hemerocallis 'Cherokee Star'

    Incredibly impressive, huge 7in flowers are a true cherry red with a prominent yellow throat that radiates out onto the softly recurved petals. Excellent impulse appeal and very showy in the landscape.

    Height: 32in | Bloom Size: 7in

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    Hemerocallis 'Collier'

    Considered a polychrome daylily or a blend of colors, including pink, gold, cream and yellow. Golden yellow color is concentrated in the center of the petals. Attractive ruffling. Very good rebloom in our fields although not registered as such.

    Height: 28in | Bloom Size: 6in

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    Hemerocallis 'Desert Flame'

    Large, flaming red-orange blossoms are ablaze in color twice per season. Beautifully ruffled flowers with a lime green throat are of excellent substance, produced on very strong, well-budded and branched scapes. Foliage stays nice all season.

    Height: 36in | Bloom Size: 5½in

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    Hemerocallis 'Early Snow'

    “Supremely beautiful and flawless” per daylily expert Arthur Kroll. Giant 7in, creamy ruffled flowers of incredible substance with a glowing yellow-green throat are presented atop sturdy, 4-5 way branched scapes.

    Height: 29in | Bloom Size: 7in

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    Hemerocallis 'El Desperado'

    This popular daylily is absolutely stunning when planted en masse. In late summer, it produces masses of large, light mustard to butter yellow flowers with a wine purple eye and matching picotee edge half way up the petals.

    Height: 28in | Bloom Size: 5in

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    Hemerocallis 'Erin Lea'

    You will be incredibly impressed by the cookie cutter perfect flower form and consistent rebloom of this daylily. Large, broad, golden yellow blossoms edged in frilly ruffles are borne on very strong, well-branched, heavily budded scapes.

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 5½-6in

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    Hemerocallis 'Fooled Me'

    This popular, award-winning variety performs admirably in climates nationwide. The large flowers are golden yellow with a striking deep red eye and matching picotee, pie crust edge. This one is sure to turn some heads!

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 5½in

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Going Bananas' PP17164

    An improved ‘Happy Returns' with larger flowers and nearly continuous bloom right into early fall. Lemon yellow flowers open fully just above the foliage, typically 10-15 per scape. Not recommended for overwintering in containers.

    Height: 19-22in | Bloom Size: 4in

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    Hemerocallis 'Handwriting on the Wall'

    Another beautiful daylily from renowned daylily breeder Karol Emmerich! 6in triangular shaped flowers are peach with a wine purple eye. Like watercolor paint, the purple color blends to lavender purple toward the yellow throat for a stunning display. A thin, purple picotee edge frames the edge of the blooms.

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 6in

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    Hemerocallis 'Holiday Song'

    Officially classified as a pink-coral-red blend. Overall look is coral-orange with a scarlet red eye and unusual orange colored throat. Pie crust ruffled, diamond dusted petals. A relatively short selection.

    Height: 22in | Bloom Size: 4-5in

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    Hemerocallis 'Judy Judy'

    6in, lavender flowers are strongly fragrant, with a frilly, ruffled yellow picotee edge and a prominent creamy yellow throat with lighter color midribs. Similar to ‘Ida's Magic' but a stronger grower, according to Arthur Kroll.

    Height: 28in | Bloom Size: 6in

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    Hemerocallis 'Lavender Blue Baby'

    We've been eyeing this one-of-a-kind beauty for many years as we built up stock, and we're pleased to finally be able to offer it to you. 5½in, incredibly recurved lavender purple petals have a pronounced lavender blue eye. The two colors complement each other beautifully, and they practically glow in the sun.

    Height: 28in | Bloom Size: 5½in

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    Hemerocallis 'Magic Amethyst'

    5½in, amethyst lavender flowers have a light lemon yellow throat with a soft and sweet fragrance. Each flower has a slightly deeper lavender purple halo. Thick scapes with three-way branching possess lots of buds.

    Height: 27in | Bloom Size: 5½in

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    Hemerocallis 'Marque Moon'

    One of our very best! This daylily sets the new standard for white daylilies. Extravagantly ruffled, fragrant, cream colored blossoms with a radiating yellow throat and matching picotee edge. Heavy bloomer.

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 5-5½in

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    Hemerocallis 'Midnight Raider'

    Tremendous performer; best in its color class. Thick, exceptionally well-budded scapes carry large, deep reddish purple flowers with a prominent citron yellow halo and green throat. Fragrant, ruffled, diamond dusted petals. Rebloomer.

    Height: 30in | Bloom Size: 6½in

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    Hemerocallis 'Mighty Chestnut'

    Totally unique color, guaranteed to stand out from the crowd. Aptly named, it produces russet red-orange (some call it chestnut), fragrant blossoms with a deep burgundy eye and gold throat. Majestic flower form. Strong, well-branched and budded scapes.

    Height: 30in | Bloom Size: 5-5½in

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    Hemerocallis 'Monterrey Jack'

    Large flowers of perfect form are light yellow with a well-defined, raspberry red eye. The broad, rounded, ruffled petals open wide and flat. Strong grower with candelabra-branched scapes. Early bloomer.

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 5½in

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    Hemerocallis 'New Tangerine Twist'

    Uniquely shaped long petals form a triangular shaped blossom. Light tangerine orange flowers have a slight rose tone overall and a faint rose halo with a golden orange throat. The “twist” of the name references the pie crust-edged petals.

    Height: 33in | Bloom Size: 6½in

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Nosferatu'

    This daylily is similar to ‘Bela Lugosi' but is shorter and has fragrant blossoms with prominent dark purple veining. Very large, shimmering dark purple, very sunfast flowers with a chartreuse throat and ruffled petals. Heavy bloomer on well-branched scapes.

    Height: 26in | Bloom Size: 6in

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® 'Orange Smoothie' PP28643

    4in wide, orange mango petals with a light rose band, pink mid-rib, and green throat. Well-branched, 4-way flower scapes have upwards of 32 buds per scape. Flowers are cookie-cutter consistent in form and color with excellent rebloom.

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 4in

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    Hemerocallis 'Passion for Red'

    An advancement in red daylily breeding. Very sunfast, extremely vibrant red flowers have a contrasting yellow eye/throat zone visible on all 6 tepals. Very large, fragrant blossoms are carried on thick, 3-4 way branched scapes atop vigorously growing plants.

    Height: 27in | Bloom Size: 6¾in

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    Hemerocallis 'Passionate Returns' PP20002

    What Darrel Apps considers his best overall quality rebloomer to date. 4in, rosy red, ruffled flowers have perfect form. Branched scapes and lots of blooms. Blooms all summer and into fall.

    Height: 17in | Bloom Size: 4in

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Primal Scream'

    Nothing comes close to this spectacular award winner! Enormous, glimmering tangerine orange, gold dusted blossoms have narrow, twisted, ruffled petals. This one just screams “Buy me!” Steals the show when in bloom.

    Height: 34in | Bloom Size: 8in

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    Hemerocallis 'Red Hot Returns' PP13499

    From Dr. Apps comes the first red, continuous blooming daylily. Cherry red blossoms have a bright yellow halo, apple green throat, and ruffled petals. Vigorous grower; produces several flower scapes per fan. Blooms all summer and into fall.

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 5in

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    Hemerocallis 'Red Razzmatazz'

    Incredibly impressive selection with the best foliage of any red daylily we offer. Big, strong, vigorous plant with well-branched, heavily budded scapes. Clear fire engine red flowers with a yellow throat and pie crust ruffled tepals. Very sunfast for a red.

    Height: 32in | Bloom Size: 5½in

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    Hemerocallis 'Romantic Returns' PP13481

    Another standout reblooming daylily from Dr. Darrel Apps! Deep rose pink flowers have ruffled petals with notably large flowers for a continuous bloomer at 5in wide. Compared to ‘Passionate Returns', this is a deeper pink with larger flowers.

    Height: 25in | Bloom Size: 5in

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Ruby Spider'

    A must-have for retailers; incredible impulse appeal. Gigantic 9in, ruby red flowers with a radiating golden yellow throat have long petals that open wide. Planted singly or in groups, this extraordinary daylily is sure to make a huge visual impact!

    Height: 34in | Bloom Size: 9in

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Siloam Peony Display'

    Produces an elegant display of large, consistently fully double, fragrant flowers with ruffled petals in midsummer; rebloomer. Peach, diamond dusted blossoms with a rose blush near the center.

    Height: 18in | Bloom Size: 6in

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    Hemerocallis 'Stolen Treasure'

    Charming romantic pink bitone; blossoms are a unique blend of light and dark rose pink tones with a prominent yellow halo. Very large 6½in flowers have beautifully ruffled, diamond dusted petals. One of a kind!

    Height: 26in | Bloom Size: 6½

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® 'Storm Shelter'

    A high quality tetraploid daylily. Mauve colored blossoms have enormous eggplant purple eyes and matching pie crust edges. Flower petals are elegantly rounded and made of heavy substance.

    Height: 24in | Bloom Size: 5in

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    Hemerocallis 'Sun Dried Tomatoes'

    Consistently one of our most outstanding red daylilies. Large, rich red, sunfast, glimmering diamond dusted flowers have a golden green throat and perfect pie crust ruffled petals. Heavily budded, thick scapes carry loads of blossoms for many weeks.

    Height: 32-36in | Bloom Size: 6in

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    Hemerocallis 'Sweet Tart'

    Delightful pie crust ruffles line the edges of this large flowered, diamond dusted, light pinkish peach daylily with a radiant gold throat. Broad, rounded petals open flat for best display. A durable, vigorous selection.

    Height: 26in | Bloom Size: 5in

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    Hemerocallis RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Tiger Swirl'

    Huge, 6½in triangular-shaped flowers are light golden yellow with a pronounced raspberry red eye. Its bottom sepals are smooth, often twisting or curling into a “swirling” motion. A perfect companion to ‘Primal Scream' and ‘Ruby Spider'.

    Height: 32in | Bloom Size: 6½

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