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13450 Willandale Road | Rogers, MN 55374-9585 | 763-428-7601

Field Trial Program

We pride ourselves on hardy and floriferous daylilies for the northern gardener and breeder. We grow some of the most beautiful flowers available today. Every year we acquire many of the newest and best cultivars available from daylily breeders. These new cultivars enter our two year Northstar Daylily Field Trial Programsm to test their winter hardiness and ability to bloom in Minnesota's weather. We do not use winter mulch on any cultivar except for those newly acquired and planted in early fall. 'Tough Love" on modem daylilies will assure that the daylilies we grow and hybridize are hardy, floriferous and vigorous. This is the only way to have cultivars genuinely adapted to our short but beautiful Minnesota summer and dreadfully long cold winter. Many new cultivars die or do not perform to acceptable standards. Those cultivars that survive are propagated in one of our display beds. Those we judge to be superior daylilies are used in our breeding program or the breeding program of a local daylily breeder. We grow approximately one thousand cultivars. Daylilies used to be landscape plants used simply for a splash of summer color. Now they have flowers so beautiful, they complement any gardeners' artistic dreams for color and composition in the garden.

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