Doug, Doug, Doug,
Buying local is only as good as you make it. Buying Daylilies (or any
perennial for that matter) from anyone other than a specialty nursery
is an open invitation for problems. Even most of the Garden Centers I
have come in contact with are selling Tissue Cultured plants and it
really isn't that difficult for plant lables to get lost or switched.
Some of the best and nicest Daylilies I have bought have been by mail.
But you do still have to be careful about who you buy from.
I have a rather lager clump of HYPERION in one of my back beds, it is a
lovely old cultivar, registered in 1924 with the American Hemmerocallis
Society. I'd be very happy to share a few fans with you in the
Spring.E-mail me about it and any others you may be looking for. I
will have several cultivars for sale in the Spring.
Some of the Dayliliy growers I have bought plants from include MARIETTA
GARDENS, FAVORITE THINGS DAYLILY GARDENS, as well as a number of other
hobby growers and hybridizers. Both of these mentioned can be found
through a google seach. Be prepared to have your socks blown off! If
you do a general search for Daylily Gardens, you'll get several hundred
See my personal site: http://damselfairsdaylilies.tripod.com/dmslfr /