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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Aug 18, 2019 12:34 PM CST
[email protected] Glad you mentioned Abundant Daylilies. I could not resist their selection on the LA, but was nervous about what I would receive, first time buying from them. Now I know they are safe, so I may just buy more! Thanks.
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Aug 18, 2019 12:39 PM CST
I only ordered one plant from Abundant Daylilies, but it was used more in my crosses than any other plant this year. I was very well pleased with how it has performed. Of course, they are not that far away from me, so what grows well there (in pots) should grow well here in the garden I think. Tim Bell has the most beautiful daylily garden around this area, I have only bought from him once but those plants are doing great so far. Plan to go back in September and see what I can pick up then.
Name: Heidi
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mom2cjemma
Aug 18, 2019 1:02 PM CST
When buying daylilies, I think it is important to take into consideration the zones in which you are ordering from.

I think that it is more important for those of us up here in the north (I'm personnally in 5A/5B). The furthest south that I normally order from is Virginia. I have found that the ones that have come from further south take a long time to settle in and start to bloom more and bloom when they are supposed to. Some of them have taken 2 years or more to settle in, or just haven't increased much.

I have a large handful of plants that I got in 2016 from places like Oakes which is 7A and Georgia and they really haven't performed. Meanwhile the ones that have come from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Maine and Rhode Island have done well.
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Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Aug 18, 2019 7:52 PM CST
Great point Heidi! I tip my hat to you.

I would recommend connecting with your local daylily club. Mine has been a vast help ( they should be, they got me into this Rolling on the floor laughing ). They can let you know what performs well in your particular area as well as local sources.
Name: Terry
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mystlw
Aug 18, 2019 10:57 PM CST
mom2cjemma said:When buying daylilies, I think it is important to take into consideration the zones in which you are ordering from.

I think that it is more important for those of us up here in the north (I'm personnally in 5A/5B). The furthest south that I normally order from is Virginia. I have found that the ones that have come from further south take a long time to settle in and start to bloom more and bloom when they are supposed to. Some of them have taken 2 years or more to settle in, or just haven't increased much.


I'm in Ohio, and I've found that I can generally order from as far south as Georgia without problems. But, interestingly, I have bought many, many plant from Mark Sattelmeier -- Abundant Daylilies on the Lily Auction, mentioned above -- and all but one has done exceptionally well here. (And, in all fairness, it was one of several plants from various sellers that I lost this past winter, when the polar vortex came through.)


My "I'd-pawn-a-grandchild-for-a-single-fan" list: Absolutely Fantastic, Ambar Sun, Clown Pants, Feathered Serpent, Of Olden Days, Purple Leopard, Rethink Pink.
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Aug 19, 2019 2:08 AM CST
Paul, right now my favorite is Floyd Cove. I really love their intros with the huge green throats from TET ROSE F KENNEDY, and their patterned daylilies are also to die for. They always send huge, beautiful fans and wonderful bonus plants. And I have been ordering from Guidry's Daylily Garden for a few years now, too. But both gardens don't post their spring selections until at least November, and sometimes as late as February.

And, of course, I check the Lily Auction fairly frequently. I just purchased three daylilies from Pete Harry Daylilies (Amazing_daylilies on the auction) for September arrival. And if you'd like to plant seeds, there are seeds from amazing crosses available on the Lily auction too.

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Name: Pat Strong
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Pat236
Aug 19, 2019 8:55 AM CST
@Betja
I love the look of the Floyd Cove intros. They are so large and fancy with eyes, edges, ruffles, and beautiful colors. They also send some of the best bonus plants around.

I've had my eyes on Master and Bold Ruler from the day that it was introduced...maybe it will be affordable in the spring.
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Name: Charley
Arroyo Seco New Mexico (Zone 4b)
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Charlemagne
Aug 19, 2019 12:23 PM CST
Bonnie Nichols at Oakhill Daylilies has always been quick to respond with large healthy plants. She has a lot of hardy daylilies and a great website for browsing.

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Name: Terry
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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mystlw
Aug 19, 2019 4:44 PM CST
A seller that I rarely see mentioned:

http://www.ogdenstationdaylili...

I ordered from Odgen Station for the first time this season, and I was so happy with my plants that I ordered a second time. Great prices, great fans, great roots, and instead of bonuses they send extra fans, which I personally prefer.

I was very impressed, and will continue to order from them!
My "I'd-pawn-a-grandchild-for-a-single-fan" list: Absolutely Fantastic, Ambar Sun, Clown Pants, Feathered Serpent, Of Olden Days, Purple Leopard, Rethink Pink.
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 19, 2019 9:16 PM CST
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Ordered four from Bonnie last week. She said that she has been selling on Facebook and doing ok. That's why she has not been on the LA for the last few years. I bought my selection on her website because I don't do Facebook anymore. Super nice lady as usual.
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Name: Heidi
CT (Zone 5b)
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mom2cjemma
Aug 20, 2019 12:16 PM CST
Oh my Ogden Station has one of their hybrids with the name Ella in it!!!! I need an Ella in my family daylily garden!!!!

Oh know, another slippery slope of trouble!!! I just placed an order from Schreiners the other day.......

Time to figure out where there next garden is going to go!!!!!
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 20, 2019 12:29 PM CST
I'm hoping my garden helpers get here before the end of the month. They have started back to school and time may be limited. I have 15 more coming from Schriener's at the end of the month. The ones I planted a couple of weeks ago look like they are establishing.
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Name: Tina
Greenup, Ky (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
Aug 21, 2019 4:22 AM CST
@mystlw thanks for sharing your experience with Ogden Station. I've wanted a few from them but been afraid to step out of my comfort zone, seller wise. There prices are so low, you wonder about quality. Now I know they're safe. Off to order I go!
Name: Terry
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mystlw
Aug 21, 2019 11:03 AM CST
beenthere said:@mystlw thanks for sharing your experience with Ogden Station. I've wanted a few from them but been afraid to step out of my comfort zone, seller wise. There prices are so low, you wonder about quality. Now I know they're safe. Off to order I go!


When I made my first order, one of the daylilies I wanted was actually sold out; they told me that they could sell me a double fan, but that there wouldn't be enough for a bonus extra fan. That was fine with me, so I accepted, and I was very impressed with it as a double fan.


My "I'd-pawn-a-grandchild-for-a-single-fan" list: Absolutely Fantastic, Ambar Sun, Clown Pants, Feathered Serpent, Of Olden Days, Purple Leopard, Rethink Pink.
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
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Zazinnia
Aug 21, 2019 2:13 PM CST
OT...I live in zone 8, SC. I see a lot of vendors in the cooler zones with lilies that I really like. Would the plants do ok here? Or should I order from some one nearer my own zone?? Shrug!
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Name: Avedon
NE Tex (Zone 8a)
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Avedon
Aug 21, 2019 6:13 PM CST
I live in Zone 8a and tomorrow the check goes out for my first order to Ogden Station. I know I may be taking a chance, but I have northern bred dormants that do just fine. Incidentally, OS has a lot of daylilies from southern breeders so anybody may find something there that will work for them and the prices are very reasonable. I was so thrilled to be able to get the northern bred Christmas Mimosas, a daylily I have coveted since I first saw it three years ago. I had never seen it offered for sell anywhere until I saw it on OS.
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Aug 21, 2019 8:23 PM CST
I agree
The dormants do fine here in 8A, unfortunately that means I often can only look longingly at the others. That's ok though because my limited budget means that most of the time I can only look regardless. Hilarious!
Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Aug 22, 2019 10:26 AM CST

For those who love UFS, here is a picture of Christmas Mimosas from the Plant Data Base.
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
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UncleWill
Aug 22, 2019 8:37 PM CST
Ooo! Pretty! Lovey dubby
Name: Mike
Hazel Crest, IL (Zone 5b)
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Hazelcrestmikeb
Aug 22, 2019 10:29 PM CST
Look a whole lot better than the one for sale.
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