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Here you’ll find our VERY rarest bulbs along with late finds and others we simply couldn’t squeeze into our print catalog.

Those marked “Web-Only & Rarest” are sometimes in such short supply that they sell out within days — and some years we can’t offer them at all — so if you see one you like, we recommend you order it now!


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CLASSIC DAYLILIESWeb-Only & Sampler

With cottage-garden grace and surprising diversity, antique daylilies are waiting to be rediscovered by modern gardeners. Sample their old-fashioned charms with 3 of our favorites, all different, labeled, and great for your area. (Several possibilities are pictured.) For zones 4a-8b(9aWC).

For more of each variety, order additional samplers. Daylily care.

COS-31
1/$24
2/$45.50
3/$65
4/$81.50
5/$96

BLACK FRIAR, 1951Web-Only & It’s Back!

With its velvety, wine-dark petals, chartreuse throat, and graceful, lily-like form, ‘Black Friar’ is one of the best of the mid-century “black” daylilies. Tall and vigorous, it was bred by the first woman to win the AHS’s top award for hybridizing, “Sun-Proof” Mary Lester of Georgia. 32-38”, mid-to-late, deciduous, 2 fans, zones 4a-8b(10aWC), from Michigan & Missouri. Chart and care.

HM-21
1/$9.50
3/$27
5/$42.50
Almost gone! Limit 5.

CHALLENGER, 1949Web-Only & It’s Back!

This dramatically tall, colorful daylily will draw your eye from the farthest reaches of your garden. It gets its height – five feet or more here – from H. altissima, native to the mountains of Nanjing, and with 25-30 buds per stem, its striking red flowers will entertain you from mid-summer into fall. By A.B. Stout, 48-72”, deciduous, 3-4 fans, zones 4a-8b(10bWC), from from Missouri. Chart, care, and learn more.

HM-22
1/$8
3/$23
5/$36
10/$68
Limit 10, please.

CIRCE, 1937Web-Only & It’s Back!

With charming, not-so-big flowers of a lemon yellow that’s both soft and bright, this rarely offered Depression-era beauty mingles easily with other perennials and adds a cooling note to the mid-summer garden. It was bred by the master A.B. Stout himself who liked it so well that he named it for Odysseus’s enchantress, the “loveliest of all immortals.” Long-blooming, 32-36”, mid-summer blooming, deciduous, 2 fans, zones 4a-8b(9bWC), from Ann Arbor. Chart and care.

HM-16
1/$7
3/$20
5/$31.50
10/$59.50
Limit 10, please.

MIKADO, 1929Web-Only & It’s Back!

This striking daylily was one of Stout’s first and favorite introductions. Over the years its bold mango-and-mahogany coloring and graceful star-like form have won it many fans, including the great Elizabeth Lawrence who praised it as one of her “15 Best.” Vigorously multiplying and floriferous, it often reblooms in the fall in warm areas. 30-36”, early-mid season, semi-evergreen, 2 fans, zones 4a-8a(10aWC), from our Ann Arbor micro-farm. Chart and care.

HM-28
1/$8
3/$23
5/$36
10/$68
25/$160

PRINCESS IRENE, 1952Web-Only & It’s Back!

One of the latest, longest-blooming, and brightest daylilies we grow, ‘Princess Irene’ will draw you from across the garden with its joyful brilliance, from mid-summer well into fall. With its star-like form and almost wriggling petals, it’s the only daylily ever introduced by H. A. Zager of Des Moines – but he sure picked a winner. 28-34”, late-mid to late, deciduous, 2 fans, zones 4a-8a(10aWC), from our Ann Arbor micro-farm. Chart and care.

HM-29
1/$9.50
3/$27
5/$42.50
10/$80.50
Limit 10, please.

Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus, LEMON LILY, 1570Rarest & Web-Only

It’s back! True stock! Many daylilies are mistakenly called lemon lily, but ours is the true original. For centuries, this and the single orange “ditch lily” were the only daylilies common in gardens. Always the more prized, lemon lily is smaller, much more graceful, and early blooming, with a sweet scent that led one botanist in 1733 to call it the “Yellow Tuberose.” Best in cool climates and moist soils. We ship single fans of this great rarity. Formerly H. flava, 30-34”, deciduous, zones 3a-7a(9aWC), from Vermont and Ann Arbor. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

HM-03 1/$16.50 3/$47 5/$74 10/$140 25/$330 SOLD OUT

LIBBY FINCH, 1949Rarest & Web-Only

New! The “rich, lustrous, velvety black cherry color” of this old daylily (in the words of the 1949 Schreiner’s catalog) would be great no matter what, but it’s the creamy white line down the center of each petal that makes it so striking and unforgettable. You’ll find yourself drawn to it from across the garden – and looking forward to it every summer. 34-36”, mid-season, dormant, 2 fans, zones 4a-8a(10aWC), from our Ann Arbor micro-farm. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

HM-40 1/$11.50 3/$33 5/$51.50 10/$97.50 25/$230 SOLD OUT

NEYRON ROSE, 1950Web-Only & New

We’re thrilled to finally offer this dramatic beauty, after years of building up stock. It’s a deep raspberry-rose highlighted by an orange throat and ivory midrib lines that really make it pop. And its name? Artists may recognize it as the name of the color of the celebrated old rose ‘Paul Neyron’ of 1869. RHS AGM, 30-32”, mid, 2 fans, zones 4a-8a(10aWC), from our Ann Arbor farm. Chart and care. If you’d like to be notified when it’s back in stock, sign up for an email alert.

HM-39 1/$12.50 3/$35.50 5/$56 10/$106 25/$250 SOLD OUT

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