began as a simple interest in pretty flowers soon blossomed into a
full-blown daylily addiction. So I began selling extras to finance
the purchase of more. I have met many new wonderful friends
through daylilies and you will too. After all, "you come for the
daylilies and stay for the people."
we send strong plants
A typical order ready for shipment
We are located in far western Kansas, about one hour's drive from
the Colorado line and one and a half hours from Oklahoma.
Officially we are in USDA zone 5. However, the weather here is
ever-changing, totally unpredictable, and HARSH! We often have
summer temperatures over 100ºF with 30mph+ winds, the occasional
thunderstorm with wind gusts to 80mph or more, and the bane of
gardeners & farmers- HAIL. Winters are usually dry and open (no
snow cover), with nigh-time temps well below freezing (sometimes
below zero) and daytime temps in the 60's. We do have the most
beautiful spring season, even if it only lasts a week or two! With
all these extremes in weather, daylilies that thrive here have to
be REALLY hardy. No prissy greenhouse grown, raised bed coddled
prima donnas here- it's get tough or die!
All our plants are
field-grown in full sun with no wind protection. In the summer of
2005, I moved the entire collection to a new location with
wonderful, rich, loamy soil. This is the best soil I have ever had
the pleasure to work and the daylilies are LOVING it!
The big, strong,
healthy plants I ship are due entirely to the soil, as I grow
them as Nature intended- no extra fertilizers needed. I try to
garden as environmentally-friendly as I can, so I do not use any
pesticides and use as little weed killer as possible. Mostly I
rely on the "Santa Clause method'- hoe, hoe, hoe.
I am very proud of the
plants I send, and if there are ever any problems I will work
with you to correct them. I want you to be happy! Visitors are
always welcome, a call ahead will ensure I will be there to
greet you & show you around.
Earlybird Daylilies was established in 1995. I take great pride
in providing customers with the strongest, healthiest plants
available. I sell only daylilies that are registered with the
American Hemerocallis Society. Beware of companies that sell
daylilies that are NOT registered with the AHS, as those plants
may not be what you think you are buying. For more information
on the AHS, visit
To find the
registration information of a daylily go here:
http://www.daylilydatabase.org and type in the plant's name.
Gardening here the
past 6 years has been challenging to say the least. Five years
with almost no precipitation, a well gone dry, extreme heat for
weeks at a time, relentless drying winds both summer & winter,
sub-zero winter temps- anything that survived that is DEFINITELY
hardy. The losses have been staggering.
Please have a look at the new registrations for 2015. These plants
have been through the worst Nature has to offer, yet have thrived.
I am trying to sell completely out. I can no longer fight the
elements. Water has become too scarce and too precious here in the
west to continue growing daylilies.
I am selling seedlings. Watch for them on the Lily Auction under
seller name ‘earlybird’. A good way to put hardiness into your
lines. Seedlings will be sold as ‘buyer gets all’ including
registration rights. Keepers that I had lined out prior to the
drought are being registered by me. Eleven this spring, there will
be more this fall and next spring.
Plants will be reserved ONLY upon receipt of payment. To assure
reservation use Paypal when you place your order.
Many of the varieties listed are in very short supply. They will be removed from the site as they sell out, but you still may want to check with me before finalizing your order. Please read the ordering information as there have been a few changes.
Please browse this
site and enjoy the flowers! I will be happy to answer any
questions you may have, or if you just feel a need to 'talk
daylilies', drop me a line at
email@example.com or give me a
call at 620-640-7788. Enjoy & happy gardening!